New Delhi: Recently concluded Mumbai International Film Festival had seen heated discussions over a variety of subjects from bad screenwriting to the role of cinema in nation building.
One such debate was about the role of film critics. The director of Bheja Fry and Bheja Fry 2, Sagar Ballary was not happy with the way film critics rejected his latest film Hum Tum Shabana.
He was of the opinion that the critics too should have a kind of formal training before writing or giving a review. Ballary also expressed doubts about the producer-critic nexus and raised questions about the involvement of money in the whole business.
Basically he was speaking on behalf of every filmmaker whose film is trashed by the critics. Noted critics present at the venue vehemently opposed Ballary but this outburst raises some questions....more
05:59 PM, Oct 23, 2011
Mumbai: Actress Minissha Lamba has shot down reports that she walked the ramp in a bikini in her forthcoming comedy 'Hum Tum Shabana', saying there was such a scene in the script but she refused to do it. "I put my foot down and didn't wear a bikini in the film. A scene was planned likewise but I refused to do it," Minissha, who slipped into a bikini for her...
02:06 PM, Sep 12, 2011
Mumbai: Minissha Lamba is miffed with Sagar Ballary, the director of "Bheja Fry 2" and her forthcoming "Hum Tum Aur Shabana", who has been reportedly bad-mouthing her. Shocked and hurt, Minissha feels it is Ballary's attempt to publicise his films. "I used to consider Ballary a friend. But if by maligning me he is trying to get publicity, then he's hardly a friend," she says. Minissha also feels this is...
08:42 PM, Jul 30, 2011
Mumbai: Tusshar Kapoor, known as mellowed good boy, picked up a fight with director Sagar Ballary at a shopping mall and the shooting of Hum Tum Aur Shabana soon turned into a full-blooded pow-wow. The incident happened on Sunday evening in full public view at the shopping mall in Bhandup in suburban Mumbai and shocked everyone who was there. Apparently, Tusshar was heard screaming loudly at Ballary. The director not...
03:17 PM, Mar 24, 2011