Karan Johar announces trilogy with Amitabh Bachchan

Mumbai, Oct 11 : On Amitabh Bachchan’s 75th birthday on Wednesday, filmmaker Karan Johar announced that he is collaborating with the megastar and actors Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt for a fantasy adventure trilogy called “Brahmastra”. Its first part will release on Independence Day, 2019. “A trilogy… A fantasy adventure… A labour of love… ‘Brahmastra’,” […]

‘Aiyaary’ release pushed to February 9, 2018

Mumbai, Oct 11 : Filmmaker Neeraj Pandey’s next movie “Aiyaary”, which was due to release on January 26, 2018, will now hit the screens on February 9, 2018, the makers announced on Wednesday. It features Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee in the lead roles. Its last schedule was shot in Cairo. The film, set in […]

Cinema can create dialogue on gender dynamics: Alankrita Shrivastava

Mumbai, Oct 11 : “Lipstick Under My Burkha” director Alankrita Shrivastava, who won the inaugural edition of the Oxfam Best Film on Gender Equality Award at the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival last year, will judge the films shortlisted for this year’s award. She says the movie industry is not acknowledging gender issues enough. “I […]

Veteran Anupam Kher is new FTII Chairman

New Delhi, Oct 11 : Anupam Kher, who has acted in over 500 movies and is a vocal supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was on Wednesday named Chairman of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune. The film industry hailed the move. Anupam himself said he will give his best […]

We don’t appreciate great talent when they’re alive: Manoj Bajpayee

Mumbai, Oct 11 : Actor Manoj Bajpayee says the Indian film industry appreciates “great talent” only after experiencing its loss. “I think it’s something that always happens in Bollywood… We don’t appreciate great talent when they are alive, but we say great things after they have passed away,” Manoj said here. His comment comes in […]

PETA US praises ‘Blade Runner 2049’ costume designer

Los Angeles, Oct 11 : PETA US sent a box of sheep-shaped vegan chocolates to “Blade Runner 2049” costume designer Renee April for using faux shearling on its lead actor Ryan Gosling’s knee-length coat. April used laminated painted cotton to make the Hollywood actor’s knee-length shearling-look coat, which is why the animal rights organisation People […]