Technicians should get recognition, says Zoya (IIFA Diary)

June 8th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Dia Mirza Singapore, June 8 (IANS) No film is possible without technicians, says Zoya Akhtar who is sad about these behind-scene people not getting recognition for their work.

“I hope all my technical nominees win. It is ridiculous that the work of technicians is not talked about,” Akhtar, who is leading this year’s IIFA awards nominations with her film “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”, told IANS.

She is here to attend the 13th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) weekend and awards. The award ceremony will take place Saturday.

“If I win the best director, then I am almost representing my crew in that award,” she added.

“I don’t think any director can work alone, you are as good as your crew and if you don’t acknowledge that you can’t make better films. You are not going to make a good film without your crew,” she added.

After “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”, she is now working on a short film to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema and also writing a new script.

“I was doing a short film. It’s a fiction short film for 100 years of Indian cinema. Other than that, I have just started writing a script with co-writer Reema Kagti. We have started ideating,” she said.

There were reports that Zoya has signed Kapoor cousins Kareena and Ranbir for her film, but she denied it.

“I have not signed anyone,” she said.


I’m proud my family served Indian cinema for 80 years: Rishi

The Indian film industry is gearing up for its centenary celebration and actor Rishi Kapoor says he takes pride in saying that his family has served it for 80 years.

“Indian cinema is completing 100 years and I am proud to say that my family has been part of the industry for 80 years, starting from Prithviraj Kapoor, to Shammi Kapoor and Raj Kapoor. Then me and Randhir and now our kids Ranbir, Kareena and Karisma. Hope our family continues to be part of it,” said Rishi.

Ranbir, who is also nominated for best actor category will be performing at the IIFA awards.


Dia working on new scripts

After her debut production venture “Love Breakups Zindagi”, actress Dia Mirza has started working on new scripts and reveals that she might act in one of them.

“We are toiling with new ideas and burning the midnight oil very hard. We are developing a couple of projects. Sahil Sangha is writing a script.

“We are working with three other scriptwriters. By August something will happen. I will be acting in one of them,” Dia, who along with her beau Sahil is here to be part of IIFA weekend and awards, told IANS.

Meanwhile, the actress has wrapped up her first Bengali project “Panch Adhyay” and is looking forward to its release.

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