indian film industry

Bhandarkar unhappy with bar on ‘A’ films on TV


August 28th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 28 (IANS) Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar is disappointed with the censor board's decision to ban screening of adult films on television. He feels the producers will lose a ... Read more...

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Proving yourself biggest challenge: Suraj Jagan (Movie Snippets)


August 24th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Singer Suraj Jagan says having contacts in the industry helps getting an easy entry, but to stay put, it is important to prove your ... Read more...

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Independent films can help tackle issues: Dhulia


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia, who is riding high on the success of "Paan Singh Tomar", feels independent filmmaking can help tackle socially relevant issues in a ... Read more...

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India to soon get a film commission (Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Inddia will soon get a film commission offering single window clearances to filmmakers to shoot in this country, Nirupama Kotru, director (Films) in the information ... Read more...

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India to get its film commission soon


August 1st, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The country will soon have a film commission offering a single window clearances to filmmakers to shoot in India, Nirupama Kotru, director, Information and Broadcasting ... Read more...

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Kareena shows different shades of Bollywood ‘heroine’ (With Images)


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) A picture is worth a thousand words and the first look of Madhur Bhandarkar's "Heroine", with Kareena Kapoor lying upside down, wearing a ... Read more...

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President, PM mourn Rajesh Khanna’s death (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi were among the host of political leaders who mourned the death of ... Read more...

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Political leaders pay tribute to Rajesh Khanna


July 18th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Wednesday said Rajesh Khanna was a superstar and will remain so in the hearts of his fans.In a tribute, he said: ... Read more...

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‘Heroine’ gets A-certificate (Movie Snippets)


July 14th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) Madhur Bhandarkar's ambitious project "Heroine" has been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) with an A-certificate. The filmmaker isn't surprised."As expected ... Read more...

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Now Bollywood floats bold, uncut version online


July 13th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Bollywood is perhaps in its boldest phase ever, but the censor board often plays a spoilsport. To combat that, filmmakers have found another way ... Read more...

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Website to celebrate 100 years of Indian Cinema


July 12th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, July 12 (IANS) The National Film Archive of India, a unit of the union information and broadcasting ministry, will Friday launch a website to celebrate 100 years of Indian ... Read more...

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Indian film industry ignores children: Nandita Das (Interview)


July 9th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) Are you keen to take your young one to see a children's film and are finding your choices limited? That is because, says actress Nandita Das, ... Read more...

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‘Eega’ exceptionally innovative, technically brilliant (Telugu Movie Review)


July 7th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Eega"; Cast: Sudeep, Naani, Samantha, Toogubothu Ramesh, Sreenivasa Reddy, Karthick; Producer: Suresh Babu; Writer and Director: S.S.Rajamouli; Camera: Senthil Kumar; Music: M.M.Keervani; Rating ****After the phenomenal success of his previous ... Read more...

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Bipasha’s dubbing woes! (Movie Snippets)


July 3rd, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Actress Bipasha Basu is nervous about dubbing for her film "Raaz 3"."Getting goose flesh as I head to dub for Raaz 3! It's going to ... Read more...

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I liked Hrithik as actor, dancer in ‘Kites’: Hollywood director


June 29th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Indian film industry's song and dance culture has found a fan in "Step Up Revolution" director Scott Speer, who is also impressed with Bollywood ... Read more...

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‘Pancham drew inspiration from sounds made by beggars, shepherds’


June 28th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) Very few know that legendary music composer R.D. Burman, who is credited with revolutionising Indian film music by bledning classical and western scores, had even ... Read more...

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Gear up for Shriya’s item number


June 13th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Everybody is doing item song in Bollyhwood these days and the latest to join the list is Shriya Saran. The actress will groove to ... Read more...

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Veteran director K.S.R. Doss dead


June 9th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 9 (IANS) Well-known south Indian filmmaker-editor K.S.R. Doss, credited with successful movies in all southern languages, died in Chennai Friday evening. He was 75.He died at the ... Read more...

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Technicians should get recognition, says Zoya (IIFA Diary)


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

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Time to take Indian cinema to global audience: Shabana


June 7th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 7 (IANS) The Indian film industry completes 100 years in 2013 and veteran actress Shabana Azmi says it's time to take it on to the global platform and ... Read more...

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Kareena calls Kiaan the most good looking guy!


June 6th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor describes Kiaan as the best looking guy and says she likes to keep her nephew's picture as a wallpaper on her desktop."It ... Read more...

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First South Asian film fest concludes in Washington (Lead)


June 4th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) The first edition of annual DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) came to an end with the screening of Dev Anand's "Hum Dono", fully restored in ... Read more...

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Washington hosts first South Asian film festival


June 4th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) The curtain came down on the first annual DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) with the screening of Dev Anand's "Hum Dono", fully restored in colour.Attended ... Read more...

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We won’t make ‘Awaara’ again: Randhir Kapoor


June 3rd, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 2 (IANS) Brothers Randhir Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor are strictly against remaking any of Bollywood legend Raj Kapoor's films. "We don't want to touch any of Raj Kapoor's ... Read more...

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Zohra Segal, Ramesh Sippy to get lifetime honours


May 29th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Veteran actress Zohra Segal, who turned 100 years old last month, and filmmaker Ramesh Sippy will be honoured for their outstanding contribution to Indian cinema ... Read more...

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Want to combat piracy? Go for John Doe order


May 25th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Piracy is one of the major roadblocks in the growth of the Indian film industry - Bollywood itself loses Rs.4,000 crore every year because of ... Read more...

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‘Gulabi Aaina’ would’ve released if made today: Sridhar Rangayan


May 24th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Back in 2003, he brought transsexuality out of the closet with his film "Gulabi Aaina", but the Indian censor board banned the controversial movie. Almost ... Read more...

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Time magazine honour for ‘Devdas’ timed well: Bhansali


May 21st, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 2002 film "Devdas" is the only Indian film to feature in Time magazine's list of the millenium's 10 greatest movies, and the ... Read more...

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‘Kahaani’ to be remade in Tamil, Telugu


May 16th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Vidya Balan-starrer "Kahaani" is set to be remade in Tamil and Telugu. The TV production company Endemol India, now set to foray into movie making ... Read more...

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First South Asian film festival in Washington next month


May 8th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The three-day first Annual Washington DC South Asian Film Festival from June 1-3 will include a Shyam Bengal retrospective, acting and filmmaking workshops and short films ... Read more...

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‘Shanghai’ to be premiered at IIFA


May 6th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Dibakar Banerjee's much-awaited "Shanghai" will be premiered at the 13th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) event starting June 7 in Singapore.The movie, ... Read more...

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Bollywood friends made it easy for me to work here: Ali Zafar


May 4th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Pakistani actor-singer-composer Ali Zafar, who received the best new talent trophy at the 143rd Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards, says the support of his co-actors has made ... Read more...

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Indian cinema to turn 100, celebs applaud its accomplishments


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) The Indian film industry will celebrate 100 years of its existence in 2013. Celebrities are excited and say that the progress and growth of the ... Read more...

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Zohra Sehgal still child like: Amitabh


April 26th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Theatre doyenne Zohra Sehgal turns 100 Friday and Amitabh Bachchan has wished her good health. Big B says he knows her since he was ... Read more...

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Indian film industry has withstood Hollywood storm: Javed Akhtar


April 25th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar, who has been part of the Indian film industry for more than four decades, says so far only Bollywood has not suffered at ... Read more...

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