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6 days ago
Nihalani hits out at 'Babumoshai Bandookbaaz' makers

Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) A day after filmmakers from the Indian Film and Television Directors Association (IFTDA) gathered together in support of Kushan Nandys Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, which has been ordered many major verbal and visual cuts, censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani has hit out at the movie's supporters for defaming the CBFC. Nihalani claims the brouhaha with the IFTDA has been pla...

7 days ago
Kids also watch 'A' films: CBFC argues for cuts in 'Babumoshai...'

Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) In its latest demand for cuts in a film, the censor board has asked the makers of Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Babumoshai Bandookbaaz to make 48 snips. The movie's producer Kiran Shroff says the CBFC members argued that the cuts are needed as even children watch films that are given 'A' certification. Shroff was present along with the actors and director of Babumoshai...

2 months ago
Would like to direct again, says Konkona Sen Sharma

Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) Konkona Sen Sharma, who has made her directorial debut with A Death in a Gunj, says she would definitely like to direct again if she gets interesting stories. This film ('A Death...') has gone to many film festivals including that in Busan and Toronto. We have mostly got a positive response, so I hope the audience will also like the film. The most fun part w...

4 months ago
I don't want to be remembered as an individual: Rahul Bose

Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Actor-turned-director Rahul Bose, who is very excited for his upcoming directorial venture Poorna: Courage Has No Limit, says people should remember his essence rather than him as an individual. I do not want to be remembered as an individual. I will be more than happy to know that people are remembering me as an actor who acted really well to create an impact in ...

4 months ago
'Padmavati' set torched in Maharashtra, costumes damaged

Kohlapur, March 15 (IANS) In a fresh setback for filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, a huge outdoor set of his historic period drama Padmavati here was reduced to ashes after two dozen unidentified persons torched it early on Wednesday. Since the fire brigade could not reach the disaster site quickly after the flames were noticed at 1 a.m., villagers helped douse the fire and helped to move...

4 months ago
'Padmavati' set torched in Maharashtra, costumes damaged

Kohlapur, March 15 (IANS) In a fresh setback for filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, a huge outdoor set of his historic period drama Padmavati here was reduced to ashes after two dozen unidentified persons torched it early on Wednesday. Since the fire brigade could not reach the disaster site quickly after the flames were noticed at 1 a.m., villagers helped douse the fire and helped to move...

4 months ago
On Holi, B-Town sends out colourful wishes to fans

Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) Bollywood actors including Amitabh Bachchan, Anushka Sharma and Sonakshi Sinha on Monday sent Holi wishes to their fans, urging them to enjoy a safe and happy festival of colours. Some celebrities even urged their fans to avoid throwing Holi colours on animals. They took to Twitter to reach out to their loved ones. Here's what they had to say: Amitabh Bach...

5 months ago
India test-fires BrahMos missile with 450 km range

New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) India on Saturday successfully test-fired the BrahMos missile with an extended range of 450 km, with officials calling it a text book launch. The enhanced version of the supersonic cruise missile was test-fired from the Integrated Test Range off the Odisha coast at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday, a statement said. In a historical first, the formidable missile s...

5 months ago
Karan Johar to discuss love beyond boundaries at conclave

Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, who is in news for becoming a father to twins via surrogacy, will speak on 'Love Beyond Boundaries' at the the 16th India Today Conclave here. A popular filmmaker, TV show host and now also an author, Karan will, be on the other side of the coffee table. The session, Love Beyond Boundaries, is likely to be interesting given Karan's fa...

5 months ago
Nicolas Sarkozy to attend conclave in Mumbai

Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy will later this month take to the India Today Conclave stage, where President Pranab Mukherjee along with some politicians, titans of the corporate world, stars from the glamour, sports and literary worlds will converge to discuss global issues. The India Today conclave explores the concept of 'The Great Disruption' for its 1...

5 months ago
With pastures shrinking, India may be importing milk by 2021

Bengaluru, Feb 24 (IANS) India may have to import milk in four years, if it cannot increase fodder supply for its 299 million cattle, as rising pressure on land reduces pastures nationwide. Spurred by rising incomes, a growing population and changing food preferences, the demand for milk and milk products will grow to at least 210 million tonnes by 2021-22, a rise of 36 per cent over fiv...

6 months ago
Bhansali incident in Jaipur big blow to Rajasthan's tourism: Nihalani

Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) CBFC Chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani says filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has done so much for Indian tourism through his films. Condemning the recent attack on the filmmaker in Jaipur, Nihalani said the incident is a big blow to Rajasthan's tourism. Activists of Shree Rajput Karni Sena misbehaved with the crew of Bhansali's upcoming film Padmavati and vandalised the se...

6 months ago
Celebrities 'appalled' over Bhansali attack

Mumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities including Priyanka Chopra, Mahesh Bhatt and Anurag Kashyap are appalled after ace filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali was attacked on the sets of his upcoming film Padmavati in Jaipur. Activists of a Rajput organisation, Shree Rajput Karni Sena, assaulted Bhansali, on Friday, slapped him and tore up his shirt. The protesters also misbehave...

9 months ago
Chitrangada to start 'Band Of Maharajas' shoot by November end

Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) Actress Chitrangada Singh confirms that she will begin the shoot for her next film, Band of Maharajas by end of November. I have a film coming next, that is 'Band of Maharajas', we are going for its schedule by the end of November, said Chitrangada at a fashion event here. We are starting its 2nd schedule. I am playing a character of a singer-musician.The na...

11 months ago
Saif has fantastic comic timing: Akshat Verma

Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) Delhi Belly director Akshat Verma says actor-producer Saif Ali Khan has a fantastic comic timing. Verma was present at the screening of his new short film Mama's Boy, released by Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films. I had written the movie (a dark comedy) with Saif in mind and had approached him two years back. He finally said yes. He has a fantastic c...

11 months ago
Working in 'Mama's Boys' was an absolute fun, says Aditi Rao Hydari

Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) Bollywood actress Aditi Rao Hydari says playing Draupadi in Akshat Vermas short film Mamas Boys, a modern take on Mahabharata, was a great fun. We all have read Mahabharata. When I read the script, it was like a spicy spin on the story and portrayed Draupadi in a very funky way. Normally we see Draupadi as a strong courageous woman. Here she is funny and playing a ch...

11 months ago
LIFFI: Movie fiesta to woo tourists, residents in Lonavla

Lonavla, Aug 31 (IANS) With as many as 52 films -- full length features as well as well as short films -- slated to be screened for movie buffs in this quaint hill station near Mumbai, the debut edition of the Lonavla International Film Festival India (LIFFI), which gets underway here from Thursday, is poised to bring some industry veterans on a common platform to share insights on filmmaking.

1 year ago
SU-30 to test drop BrahMos this month, target firing by December

New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The final tests for firing a nuclear-capable Indo-Russian BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a Sukhoi SU-30 jet -- seen as a major force-multiplier for the Indian Air Force (IAF) -- is expected to take place by December. A drop test is scheduled for later this month, its manufacturer has said. We hope to conduct the drop test by 24th of this month (August), Br...

1 year ago
'UnIndian', 'Toba Tek Singh' to be screened at Lonavla fest

Lonavla, Aug 1 (IANS) Brett Lee starrer UnIndian and Pankaj Kapur's much-talked-about drama Toba Tek Singh are among the over 45 films to be screened at the debut edition of the Lonavla International Film Festival, to be held here next month. The offerings at the gala will be a mix of short films by Indian and international filmmakers as well as student filmmakers. There is also ...

1 year ago
Budget a bigger concern than censorship for Pakistani filmmakers

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) At a time when Pakistan's cinema industry is undergoing a resurgence, some of the country's filmmakers feel that unlike Indian cinema -- which awaits a long-awaited change in its film certification process -- budgets are currently a bigger constraint for them. Filmmakers like Khalid Ahmed, Sabiha Sumar and Shahbaz Sumar from Pakistan shared their concerns in a t...

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