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Never thought of Hindi films: Nagarjuna


September 21st, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Southern superstar Nagarjuna Akkineni, son of veteran actor Nageswara Rao Akkineni, says he was never keen on entering Bollywood."I never had a Hindi cinema dream. ... Read more...

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I am not gender-biased: Bhandarkar


August 29th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Madhur Bhandarkar is popular for making women-oriented films like "Chandni Bar", "Page 3" and "Fashion" and the filmmaker clarifies that this doesn't mean he ... Read more...

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Regional cinema doesn’t get media attention: Award-winning Punjabi director (With Images)


August 11th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) His realistic take on farmers in "Anhey Ghorey Da Daan" has done the global festival circuit and even won three National Awards. But Punjabi ... Read more...

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Veteran film maker accuses Bengal government of favouritism


July 15th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 15 (IANS) Accusing the West Bengal government of ffavouring artistes close to the ruling Trinamool Congress, National Award winning film maker Tarun Majumdar said Sunday such a biased ... Read more...

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Global exposure has made Gulshan Grover more confident


June 15th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Actor Gulshan Grover, who has featured in over 400 films so far, says that exposure to international cinema has helped him hone his skills."I believe that ... Read more...

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Media awards on gender sensitivity


May 21st, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Population First, a Mumbai-based NGO working on women's rights, health and population issues, has invited media houses to send entries for the fourth "Laadli" media ... Read more...

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You cannot cheat today’s audiences: Revathy (Interview)


May 4th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Actress Revathy, who has wielded the megaphone for films like "Mitr: My Friend" and "Phir Milenge", feels it's difficult to deceive the audience with ... Read more...

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Mainstream cinema not my cup of tea: Nandita Das


April 24th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Critically acclaimed actress-director Nandita Das, who took a sabbatical to take care of her baby, is set to be back with a bang - but says ... Read more...

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Sikkkim wins top rural development award


April 24th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Sikkim has won the 'best state' award for strengthening its panchayati raj institutions.Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh and Union Minister of Panchayati Raj and ... Read more...

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‘Dirty Picture’ TV premiere stalled, Tusshar upset


April 22nd, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) The much-awaited television premiere Sunday of "The Dirty Picture", which has an adult certification, has been stalled, one of the actors in the film has ... Read more...

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Court notice to government over Assamese film


April 18th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the government and chairperson of the 59th National Film Awards on a plea seeking quashing the ... Read more...

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Tourism sector to create 2.5 crore more jobs


April 4th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The tourism sector will generate an additional 2.5 crore jobs, both direct and indirect, during the 12th Five year Plan, Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai ... Read more...

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‘Regional cinema, regional parties rule India’


March 21st, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) "Office Office" fame actor Sanjay Mishra draws a parallel between regional movies and regional political parties, saying both are doing well in their respective ... Read more...

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Shonali Bose focuses lens on taboo subject - again


March 20th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Once bitten twice shy is a proverb you cannot apply to filmmaker Shonali Bose. For the second time in her life, she is trying to make ... Read more...

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Victor Banerjee upset with National Awards jury


March 19th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Victor Banerjee is upset with this year's National Awards jury for rejecting Assamese director Bidyut Kotoki's film "As The River Flows" for not being Assamese.Victor, who ... Read more...

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India erupts with joy as Sachin hits 100th ton (Roundup)


March 16th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Fans of Sachin Tendulkar all around the country were euphoric in their celebrations as the maestro completed his much awaited 100th international century against ... Read more...

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Delhi fans delighted at Sachin’s feat


March 16th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar's fans in Delhi could not help but jump with joy as their cricketing idol finally scored completed the elusive 100th international hundred ... Read more...

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Filmmakers don’t trust new writers: Onir


March 12th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 12 (IANS) Filmmaker Onir, who has made some powerful films like "My Brother Nikhil" and "I Am", says there is no dearth of talented writers but filmmakers like ... Read more...

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Designing for Vidya was refreshing: National Award winner Niharika Khan


March 12th, 2012 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) A tight budget, a difficult theme and a curvy actress to dress! Stylist Niharika Khan worked with all odds in "The Dirty Picture", but ... Read more...

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Jamia alumni bags National Film Awards


March 9th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Iram Ghufran, an alumni of the Jamia Millia Islamia university, has won the National Award for best direction and best editing in the non-feature section ... Read more...

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Malayalam films fail to impress at National Awards; Malayalees do


March 7th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 7 (IANS) Malayalam films drew a virtual blank at the 59th National Film Awards annoucned Wednesday in the capital, but Malayalees Vidya Balan, K.B. Suveeran and Mallika ... Read more...

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UTV thanks Salman, Ranbir for ‘Chillar Party’ buzz


March 7th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) UTV Motion Pictures' Siddharth Roy Kapur not only thanks the cast and crew of "Chillar Party" after it won three National Awards Wednesday but ... Read more...

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Overwhelming to win award for Marathi film: Neeta Lulla


March 7th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Designer Neeta Lulla, who was jointly named best costume designer with Niharika Khan at the 59th National Awards announced here Wednesday, says it was very ... Read more...

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‘I Am’ was most difficult to make: Onir


March 7th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Onir faced such tough times convincing Bollywood studios to finance his "I Am" that he resorted to crowd-funding to make it. But now with the best ... Read more...

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‘Inshallah’, ‘Mindscape’ share National Award for best film on social issues


March 7th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Ashvin Kumar's "Inshallah" on football and Arun Chadha's "Mindscape" about the differently abled's need for intimacy were jointly named the best film on social issues ... Read more...

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‘Chillar party’ wins National Award for best children’s film


March 7th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Nitesh Tiwari and Vikas Bahl directed "Chillar Party" was named the best children's film at the 59th National Awards announced here Wednesday. The nine child ... Read more...

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Gurvinder Singh wins best director National Award


March 7th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhie, March 7 (IANS) Gurvinder Singh was named the best director for his debut film "Anhe Ghorey Da Daan" at the 59th National Awards announced here Wednesday.Based on Gurdial ... Read more...

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‘Deool’, ‘Byari’ named best feature films at 59th National Awards


March 7th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Marathi film "Deeol", about the dilemma of educated youth in villages, and Kannada movie "Byari", about Muslim girls trials and tribulations of in the Beary ... Read more...

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I want to believe it, says Vidya on first National Award


March 7th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan, who was declared the best actress for playing a sex symbol in "The Dirty Picture" at the 59th National Awards Wednesday, ... Read more...

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‘RA.One’ gets National Award for best special effects


March 7th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan's superhero film "RA.One" was named for best special effects at the the 59th National Awards announced here Wednesday.Harry Hingorani and Keitan ... Read more...

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‘Marina’ feel-good movie with strong message (Tamil Movie Review)


February 5th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Marina"; Cast: Siva Karthikeyan , Oviya, 'Pakada' Pandian, Sundararajan, Jitan Mohan, Attakati Aarumugam, Jayashree; Director: Pandiraj; Cinematographer: Vijay; Composer: Girish G; Rating: ***National award winning director Pandiraj has tried to ... Read more...

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Kalam, Dhoni to urge young voters to register


January 24th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam along with cricketer M.S. Dhoni will urge the youths in the country to get registered as voters and participate ... Read more...

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‘Ishqiya 2′ will be cult: Arshad Warsi (Movie Snippets)


January 5th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Arshad Warsi, whose performance in "Ishqiya" won him critical acclaim, says the movie's sequel is going to be a cult film."Spent New Year's (eve) ... Read more...

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Village handicrafts go on show at Dilli Haat


December 3rd, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) If you are fond of art work and handicrafts, the Dilli Haat is the place to visit these days. The village craftsmen's mart is hosting ... Read more...

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National award winner Pinjani keen to tell real life stories


November 14th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) After bagging three national awards for his debut film "Baboo Band Baaja", Marathi filmmaker Rajesh Pinjani plans to narrate stories close to human heart and says ... Read more...

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