Film industry plans 15-minute ‘blackout’ in support of ‘Padmavati’

Mumbai, Nov 25 : Amid protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film “Padmavati”, the Indian Films and TV Directors’ Association (IFTDA), along with 20 other bodies of the film and television industry, is planning a 15-minute blackout in support of the film and “to protect the right to freedom of expression of creative individuals”. Confirming […]

‘Padmavati’ should be released after necessary cuts: Athawale

New Delhi, Nov 24 : Amid the raging controversy over Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama “Padmavati”, Union Minister of State (MoS) for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale on Friday said the movie should be released after deletion of “objectionable scenes”. Athawale told the media here: “Bhansali has made many great films and didn’t have the intention […]

We know about Rajkummar’s APSA, not Manipur’s Haobam Paban Kumar: Adil Hussain

Kolkata, Nov 24 : Critically acclaimed actor Adil Hussain says role models are slowly emerging from the northeast states but it would take time. He drew attention to the absence of awareness about filmmaker Haobam Paban Kumar’s special mention at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards for the Manipuri movie “Lady of the Lake”. “He (Kumar) […]

Writers being denied due value: Anjum Rajabali

Mumbai, Nov 24 : Screenwriter Anjum Rajabali believes writers in Indian cinema are still denied their due value, position and respect. Rajabali will along with superstar Aamir Khan, filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani and writer Juhi Chaturvedi judge the upcoming Cinestaan India’s Storytellers Script Contest by Cinestaan Digital Pvt Ltd (CDPL). Talking about whether writers have been […]

Govind Nihalani pays homage to Om Puri

Panaji, Nov 24 : Filmmaker Govind Nihalani, who has worked with Om Puri in films like “Aakrosh” and “Tamas”, on Friday paid homage to the late actor at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Their film “Ardh Satya” was screened here. Commenting on Om Puri’s rise, Nihalani said: “I would actually like to correct […]

Amid ‘Padmavati’ row, man found hanging in Jaipur

Jaipur/New Delhi, Nov 24 : The body of a man was found hanging at Jaipur’s Nahargarh Fort on Friday with messages denouncing “Padmavati” scribbled on rocks nearby even as passions for and against the controversial film continued to rage. While National Award winning actor Prosenjit Chatterjee and actress Rani Mukerji voiced distress over the violent […]