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From director to actor, role reversal is in


August 30th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) From behind the camera to in front of it, all for the love of cinema. Indian directors are increasingly donning the greasepaint and taking on ... Read more...

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B-Town wishes Happy Rakhi, demands women’s safety


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Bollywood beauties like Mallika Sherawat and Preity Zinta wished Happy Rakshabandhan to their fans, while filmmakers like Onir and Ken Ghosh hope the values of the ... Read more...

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Thanks to censor, tough time for filmmakers: Sanjay Suri


July 30th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) With the censor board becoming more strict with the kind of content being shown on big as well as small screen, actor-producer Sanjay Suri feels ... Read more...

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My chest has become blouse: Sujoy Ghosh (Movie Snippets)


July 16th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Bollywood films come and go, but even after over four months since "Kahaani" hit the screens, Sujoy Ghosh is still receiving praise galore for the ... Read more...

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Nandita to direct play (Movie Snippets)


July 10th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) After making short films and a movie, actress Nandita Das is now directing a play that focuses on inequalities in the society."At the moment I am ... Read more...

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‘I AM’ telecast on DD only after U-certificate; Onir upset


July 6th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Filmmaker Onir is upset with the censor board for not giving his National Award-winning-film "I AM" a U-certificate, without which it cannot be telecast on ... Read more...

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‘Shab’ my first love story: Onir


June 5th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 5 (IANS) After bringing up sensitive issues like HIV/AIDS and homosexuality through his films "My Brother Nikhil" and "I Am", filmmaker Onir is now working on a new ... 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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Bollywood beckons its married heroines


May 2nd, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Publicity for Karisma Kapoor's comeback film "Dangerous Ishq" is on a roll. And then there will be a slew of movies marking the ... Read more...

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‘Barfi!’ not getting delayed because of Priyanka: Anurag Basu


April 27th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Director Anurag Basu has denied reports that his forthcoming film "Barfi!" is being delayed because of Priyanka Chopra, who is playing the female lead in ... Read more...

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Onir’s airline woes! (Movie Snippets)


April 1st, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Filmmaker Onir was upset after his flight to Shimla was cancelled without prior intimation."#Kingfisher Airlines sucks. Made the mistake of trusting. Reach the airport to ... Read more...

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Cannes invites Onir to attend Producers Network


March 20th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Onir couldn't have asked for more. First he won the National Award for "I AM" and now the director has received an official invitation from Cannes ... Read more...

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We want good scripts, chants Bollywood


March 19th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) After biggies misfired at the box office and economical movies hit the bull's eye, Bollywood has woken up to the importance of a well-written script. ... 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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Regional talent wins top honours at 59th National film awards (Roundup)


March 7th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Regional actors and filmmakers swept the top honours, including best feature film, best direction and best actor titles, at the 59th National Film Awards ... Read more...

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Honoured and humbled, says Amitabh Bhattacharya


March 7th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya says he is honoured after being conferred with the National Award for best lyrics for penning the song "Agar zindagi" in "I AM"."It ... 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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Chitrangada happy with move to commercial cinema


December 17th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Dusky actress Chitrangada, who started her career with off-beat film "Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi" in 2003, is glad she finally tried her hand at some commercial cinema ... Read more...

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Juhi flattered by ‘idol’ Lata’s compliment (Movie Snippets)


November 17th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Actress Juhi Chawla felt ecstatic when her idol, melody queen Lata Mangeshkar, complimented her during a casual conversation."And this evening I happened to speak ... Read more...

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Secret behind Ranveer’s six-pack (Movie Snippets)


November 15th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) After the Khans and Ajay Devgn, Ranveer Singh of "Band Baaja Baaraat" famehas toned himself with six-pack abs for his next release "Ladies Vs ... Read more...

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Bhupen Da an incredible voice: Onir


November 6th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Director Onir, who started his film career with Bhupen Hazarika, says he will always remember the late singer-composer for his incredible voice."Very sad to hear ... Read more...

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Bollywood shifts from formula films, explores dark realities


July 19th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Whether it is gigolos in the fashion industry, the illegal arms trade or the dark secrets of a film actress, Bollywood seems to be ... Read more...

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Mani Kaul passes away


July 6th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Filmmaker Mani Kaul, a believer in "new and bold cinema", passed away here following prolonged illness. He was 66.A Film and Television Institute of India ... Read more...

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Bollywood celebs slam Azad’s comments on MSM


July 5th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Celina Jaitley and Onir, who are quite vocal about supporting India's gay community, are shocked at Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad's comment ... Read more...

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Oh mother! How she’s been edited out of Bollywood (Mother’s Day is on May 8)


May 7th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The always tired woman in white slaving over a sewing machine, the sacrificing one wracked by coughs but lifting load after load at a ... Read more...

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‘Challo Dilli’ scores over ‘Shor in..’, ‘I AM’


May 4th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) It was a dull weekend at the box office as four new releases saw weak openings, but word of mouth publicity seems to be ... Read more...

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Child abuse victim conveys his trauma through Onir’s ‘I AM’


May 1st, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) Hyderabad-based designer Ganesh Nallari's personal life has inspired a segment in gay filmmaker Onir's film "I Am" and he praises the director for conveying the message ... Read more...

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Two films can’t bring change, 20 can: Rahul Bose (Interview)


April 29th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Actor Rahul Bose, known for his meaningful cinema as well as social activism, believes a handful of films cannot bring change in society. For that, ... Read more...

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We’ve crossed the stage of insecurity: Juhi Chawla (Interview)


April 26th, 2011 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) She competed with other "really pretty" girls for the best roles, songs and the maximum box office hits in her prime, but 43-year-old Juhi Chawla ... Read more...

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I aim to bring powerful subjects on screen: Nandita Das


April 22nd, 2011 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Award-winning actor-filmmaker Nandita Das believes in bringing strong, powerful subjects on screen. She says her next acting venture "I AM" fits the bill as ... Read more...

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‘I AM’ music strikes a chord with listeners (IANS Music Review)


April 18th, 2011 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Film: "I Am"; Music Directors: Amit Trivedi, Vivek Philip and Rajiv Bhalla; Lyricists: Amitabh Varma and Amitabh Bhattacharya; Singers: KK, Karthik, Rekha Bhardwaj, Mame Khan, Kavita Seth, Paroma Das Gupta, Mohan ... Read more...

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Onir’s ‘I Am’ to open London Asian Film Festival (Movie Snippets


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Director Onir's "I Am", a tale of four stories woven together that takes audiences through issues and dilemmas that bruise modern Indian society, will open ... Read more...

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Playboy covergirl makes Bollywood debut with ‘Aazaan’ (Movie Snippets)


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Playboy covergirl Candice Boucher will make her Bollywood debut as a sand artist in director Prashant Chadha's "Aazaan".Acclaimed sand artist Alexandra Konofalskaya was flown down from Belarus ... Read more...

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Chitrangada Singh Plays An Aspiring Singer In ‘Yeh Saali Zindagi’


January 31st, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
. She will be seen playing an aspiring singer in Delhi, who comes to Mumbai to earn name and fame with money.However, the poor girl falls prey of a mistaken identity ... Read more...

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Filmmakers Worried To Meet Aspiring Actors At Home!


January 24th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Filmmakers in India have become very cautious these days to meet the new aspiring actors at their homes. This fear has a good reason behind to support the directors’ stand. ... Read more...

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