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First Indian casino game training course centre in Goa

Panaji, Nov 24 (IANS) Delta Corp Limited on Friday claimed to have set up the first casino game training courses in India. The casino game training courses were set up in 2013 as a part of the company's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) here. We had the courses set up since 2013, earlier we did not have a fixed rule to who can apply for it, Anil Malani, President Delta Corp ...

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Goa set to host second World Gaming Festival

Panaji, Nov 24 (IANS) The second edition of World Gaming Festival (casino) will be held here from November 30 to December 4, the organisers Delta Corp announced here on Friday. The first edition of the festival was held in 2011. The upcoming edition will be held on three ships -- Deltin Jaqk, Deltin Royale and Deltin Caravela. Most of the participants will be Indians; we...

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Netflix's 'Mighty Little Bheem' to be sans dialogues

Panaji, Nov 24 (IANS) Mighty Little Bheem, American internet entertainment company Netflix's first kids' original series from India, will not include any dialogues, but music will play an integral role in weaving together the story. The move has been made to add a global twist to the story, and give it a dimension which resonates with the universal audience. Based on Chhota Bheem...

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Seems we're living in a 'jungli' country: 'Haraamkhor' director

Panaji, Nov 24 (IANS) India seems like a jungli country amidst the unending row over Padmavati, says Haraamkhor director Shlok Sharma, whose own movie had run into trouble with the censor board for showing a romantic relationship between a teacher and a student. Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama Padmavati narrates the story of Rajput queen Padmavati. A Bharatiya Janata Par...

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Atmosphere of fear in India today, says 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron' writer

Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Claiming there was an atmosphere of fear prevalent in India, Ranjit Kapoor, dialogue writer for one of Indian cinema's iconic masterpieces Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, on Thursday said that if the low-budget cult film were to be made today, its makers would be beaten up. The situation is such now, that if Kundan was alive and we had decided that we will make another 'JBDY',...

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Selective outrage over films is wrong, says Bhandarkar

Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Selective outrage over films is wrong, National Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar said on Thursday, claiming that those who are backing Sanjay Leela Bhansali over his controversy-marred film Padmavati did not support him when his Indu Sarkar came under fire. I said very often that when it came to my film, the selective outrage attitude of people over films i...

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IFFI: No clarity over screening frustrates 'S... Durga' crew

Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Two days after the Kerala High Court directed the organisers of the 48th IFFI to screen S Durga, the cast of the Sanal Kumar Sasidharan directorial continues to wallow in uncertainty over whether the film will be screened at all. The movie's lead actress Rajshri Deshpande told IANS on the sidelines of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that it was frust...

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Responsibility of IFFI to screen 'S Durga': Anand Gandhi

Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Calling Malayalam film S Durga one of the best Indian films of the year, IFFI Steering Committee member Anand Gandhi on Thursday said that it was the responsibility of the festival authorities to screen the controversial film. Even though some films cause anxiety, discomfort and challenge privileges, they hold a window to the future and must be acknowledged, Gandhi,...

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Everybody entitled to an opinion: Vani Tripathi

Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Nothing on 'Padmavati', that's what IFFI steering committee and censor board member Vani Tripathi Tikoo said as she sat down for an interview, in which she disclosed how the film extravaganza is poised to be for the people and by the people. The ongoing 48th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has made headlines not only for the films and star...

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'Padmavati' issue scary for all of us: Vinod Kapri

Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) As protests against Padmavati gather steam all across India, Pihu director Vinod Kapri finds the issue scary for a citizen as well as a filmmaker. He says the government needs to take a stand and protect freedom of expression. The 'Padmavati' issue is really concerning. It is scary for all of us, as a citizen and as a filmmaker also. If we as a nation treat a legend...

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India can become the global powerhouse of children's films: Prasoon Joshi

Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Prasoon Joshi says India has the potential to become global powerhouse for children's films as there are many stories waiting to be told. I feel we have got so many beautiful stories in the country. There is so much global content. We are a land of storytellers. We have so much stories (to tell). If we put our heads t...

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Prasoon Joshi, Nitesh Tiwari hopes for gender sensitivity in children's films

Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Gone are the days of creating a project about a damsel in distress waiting for her prince to come and rescue her. Instead, it is time to usher in gender sensitivity, and allow women to take charge and fight for themselves in the narrative of projects under children's films genre, say industry experts. Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Prasoon Joshi fe...

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'Kaccha Limbu' very close to my heart: Sonali Kulkarni

Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) Actress Sonali Kulkarni says Marathi film Kaccha Limbu, which narrates story of a middle-class couple trying to come to terms with a life-changing situation, is a very special project. 'Kaccha Limbu' is very close to my heart. My role in it was one of the most challenging ones I've played, Sonali said in a statement. In the film, Sonali essays role of a moth...

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Stick to WHO guidelines while reporting suicides, says Goa child panel

Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) Taking exception to media reportage of suicides by minors in the state, the Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Wednesday asked media houses to stick to WHO guidelines while reporting on suicide by students. The Commission has taken suo-moto action of the news item regarding suicide of a student from Bicholim which has appeared today. We are distu...

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Unfortunate that film's budget depends on star not script: Nitesh Tiwari

Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) Dangal fame director Nitesh Tiwari, who has worked with A-list actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan, says the trend of deciding a film's budget on the basis of the star rather than a script is an unfortunate scenario. It is an unfortunate scenario in our country that the film's budget is decided not on the basis of the script but on the basis of ...

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No direction from I&B Ministry yet on 'S Durga': IFFI Director

Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) IFFI Director Sunit Tandon on Wednesday said there was no direction yet from the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry on the screening of Sanal Kumar Sasidharan's film S Durga at the festival, as ordered by the Kerala High Court on Tuesday. In a dramatic moment on the sidelines of the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which is underway in Pana...

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IFFI, Indian Panorama must be beyond politics: Ruchi Narain

Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) Film director and screenplay writer Ruchi Narain, a jury member of the Indian Panorama of the 48th International Film Festival of India (IIFI), says negativity around the gala -- which celebrates diversity of cinema -- makes her upset. It should be beyond politics, she believes. Firstly, I am very upset if there is negativity around it (the film festival) because it...

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Failure has been the 'biggest asset' for me: Subhash Ghai

Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Subhash Ghai says failure is a blessing in disguise as they make one push boundaries and perform better. In my journey of 45 years as a filmmaker, failure has been the biggest asset for me. You should treat failure as a blessing because it gives you a different energy all together, Ghai said here during his masterclass at the ongoing 48th International Fil...

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Ups and downs are part of life: Shraddha Kapoor

Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) Shraddha Kapoor's last few releases, including OK Jaanu, Half Girlfriend and Haseena Parkar, failed to elicit expected response. But the actress is not worried about failure and says ups and downs are part of life. She says her aim is to make everyone proud with her work. Shraddha began her Bollywood journey with films like Teen Patti and Luv Ka The End, bu...

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Don't judge film without seeing it: Subhash Ghai on 'Padmavati'

Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Bollywood's 'showman' Subhash Ghai has extended support to Sanjay Leela Bhansali, saying he is entitled to cinematic liberty and that it is wrong for his detractors to pass an opinion without seeing a film. I will not comment about the 'Padmavati' issue because I am not a politician. I respect my filmmakers. You have to understand one thing that you cannot judge som...

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