INDIAN FILMS

  • Tamil actors Vishal Krishna Reddy, Arya, Karthi, Jiiva and Jeyam Ravi to work together in a film for a good cause October 10, 2014

    Chennai: Popular Tamil film actors like Vishal Krishna Reddy, Arya, Karthi, Jiiva and Jeyam Ravi will join hands to work in a yet-untitled Tamil film free of cost. The profits earned through the film will be invested in the construction of a new building for South Indian Film Artistes Association...
  • e Lounge: Indian film actors remember Richard Attenborough August 26, 2014

    Richard Attenborough was a lord, an Oscarwinning director for the muchlauded 'Gandhi' and an unflagging pillar to British cinema. But Attenborough, who died Sunday at 90, was best known as Dickie. ...
  • Nana Patekar to attend London Indian Film Festival July 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Nana Patekar, known for his brilliant performances in 'The Pool', 'Parinda' and 'Ab Tak Chappan', is all set to be a part of the ongoing London Indian Film Festival. Patekar, 63, will be one of the main guests at the World Premiere of director Samruddhi Porey's 'Hemalkasa' on...
  • 'India Film Guide' to be launched at Cannes gala May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The information and broadcasting ministry will launch a firstofitskind resource guide at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival, aiming to position India as a prime filming destination. The guide has catalogued information on film policies and movies for sales and distribution. The guide has exhaustive descriptions of the policy initiatives...
  • Farhan Akhtar honoured at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, Australia May 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Actorfilmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who recently received the best actor award from the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy here, has been honoured at the ongoing Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM)."Thank you to the jury and Government of Victoria, Australia for honouring me with best actor at the Indian Film Festival of...
  • John Travolta, Kevin Spacey up the star quotient at IIFA 2014 April 29, 2014

    Hollywood actors John Travolta and Kevin Spacey tried some trademark Bollywood moves at the 15th International Indian film Academy Awards on Saturday evening at Tampa Bay in Florida. ...
  • I was extremely disappointed; it was a complete lie: Abhay Deol on reports of bankruptcy April 27, 2014

    Tampa Bay: Actorproducer Abhay Deol, who graced the Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards here, says it's good to celebrate cinema but when there are excessive number of awards, one tends to lose credibility. "I think to celebrate cinema is great but sometimes when there are too many then you...
  • Shatrughan Sinha feels thrilled to receive IIFA film reward April 13, 2014

    Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who would be bestowed with a special award at the upcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA), said he was thrilled with the honour. The 67-year-old veteran actor will be honoured for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema at the IIFA awards this year, which is set to take...
  • Rajat Kapoor's 'Ankhon Dekhi' to be screened at Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles April 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Rajat Kapoor's "Ankhon Dekhi" will be shown as part of the 12th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), and the actor-filmmaker is upbeat about it. IFFLA will begin Tuesday. "If you are in LA - watch 'Ankhon Dekhi' on April 9 as part of IFFLA 2014," Rajat tweeted Monday. The...
  • Anurag Kashyap's 'Ugly' to open New York Indian Film Festival April 2, 2014

    New York: The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) will open with Anurag Kashyap's 'Ugly', a sensational tale of corruption, indifference, and systemic violence that begins with the disappearance of an aspiring actor's 10-year-old daughter. Celebrating its 14th year, NYIFF, widely recognised as the oldest, most prestigious Indian film festival in...
  • I don't have a political bent of mind: Vidya Balan March 30, 2014

    Melbourne: National award-winning actress Vidya Balan, who is on a mini break from her hectic career, says she has no plans to join politics and will stick to her acting career. "I don't have a political bent of mind except that I will cast my vote like a responsible citizen of...
  • New York Indian Film Festival to spotlight Gurinder Chadha March 18, 2014

    New York: The 14th Annual New York Indian Film Festival will put the spotlight on British filmmaker Gurinder Chadha to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of her acclaimed film 'Bhaji On The Beach'. The six-day festivities at the oldest and most prestigious film festival for Indian cinema in North America from...
  • Want to shake a leg with Ranveer Singh? Here's your chance February 27, 2014

    Mumbai: If you're a die-hard fan of Ranveer Singh, here's your chance to not just meet the young actor, but also shake leg a with him during the upcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards in Tampa Bay, Florida, in April. Tata Motors, in association with IIFA Thursday announced...
  • IIFA 2014: Will Shahid and Farhan's collaboration make the ceremony interesting? February 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The film fraternity is ecstatic about the upcoming 15th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards to be held in the US, which they feel will provide a great opportunity for Hollywood and Bollywood to come together and put the Indian cinema on the global level. "The IIFA awards is a...
  • US now aware of Indian cinema, its reach: Anil Kapoor February 15, 2014

    Tampa Bay: The fact that the US has opened its doors to host the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards is testimony to the growing awareness about Indian cinema in that side of the world, says veteran actor Anil Kapoor, who has wide experience of both Bollywood and...
  • Bollywood, Hollywood to lend glamour at IIFA in US February 2, 2014

    Tampa Bay: The 15th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards and weekend will see a host of Hollywood celebrities as well as biggies from the Hindi film industry rubbing shoulders at the event that is to be held for the first time in the US. The IIFA weekend, which promotes Indian...
  • I have quit showbiz industry, won't do Indian films: Veena Malik January 28, 2014

    Lahore/Karachi: Pakistani actress Veena Malik has announced she is quitting commercial films and will only take part in projects with religious and social messages as an Islamic cleric has changed her life completely. "I have quit the showbiz industry. From now onwards, I will not perform in Pakistani and Indian...
  • Don't certify Indian films, says Pakistani court December 21, 2013

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Friday restrained the censor board from issuing certificates for the exhibition of Indian films in the country, a media report said. Lahore High Court justice Khalid Mahmood Khan issued the order saying that the Federal Film Censor Board should stop issuing certificates to films made in...
  • Sharmila Tagore calls SC verdict on homosexuality shameful December 13, 2013

    Agra: Veteran actress and former Indian Film Censor Board chief Sharmila Tagore has described the Supreme Court verdict on homosexuality as "shameful". The SC on Wednesday had upheld the constitutional validity of the penal provision making gay sex a punishable offence. A bench of justices G S Singhvi and...
  • Special screening of 'Naiyaandi' for Nazriya October 10, 2013

    Chennai: Southern actress Nazriya, who accused director A Sarkunam of using a body double to shoot intimate scenes in Tamil romanticcomedy 'Naiyaandi', will watch it at a private screening Wednesday with her father and advocate to decide her next course of action. On Tuesday, Nazriya filed a police complaint against director...
  • Kannada film 'Lucia' wins at London Indian Film Festival August 20, 2013

    London: Director Pawan Kumar's Kannada film, Lucia, has won the coveted Audience Award at the fourth London Indian Film Festival (LIFF). The inventive crowdfunded film, powered by UKbased online outfit Distrify, delighted soldout audiences across the city. The 10day festival concluded on July 25. "To win this award in the face of...
  • IIFA 2013 introduced the talents to look out for in future July 7, 2013

    Macau: The 14th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards and weekend not only celebrated 100 years of Indian cinema but also showcased talent which form the future of Bollywood as well. The awards focused on a lot of new talent which has emerged in the last few years in the industry,...
  • Abhishek, Deepika to attend IIFA: Sabbas Joseph June 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Returning to Macau, the Las Vegas of the East, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards and weekend will be a "party" celebrating the magic of Indian movies across different domains, says Sabbas Joseph of Wizcraft International Entertainment, the organisers of the event. He promises many surprises in the forthcoming...
  • Indian movie makers eye worldwide sales May 25, 2013

    Cannes: When actor Eliyas Qureshi swapped Bollywood for Hollywood 15 years ago, the only roles for Indian actors were 'cab drivers, doctors and terrorists'. Since then, the 42yearold New Yorkbased actor says he has played every south Asian stereotype in the book, from a wouldbe suicide attacker in Sacha Baron Cohen's...
  • Cannes Film Festival: Vidya Balan shares her experience May 17, 2013

    Actor Vidya Balan is a part of the Cannes Film Festival's ninemember jury that hands out the prestigious Palme d'Or trophy. ...
  • 'Anumati' tops at New York Indian Film Festival May 8, 2013

    New York: 'Anumati' directed by Gajendra Ahire has won the Best Feature Film award at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) with Vikram Gokhale getting the Best Actor award for his role as a desperate husband. The winners were chosen from 18 narrative, 10 documentaries (feature length or shorter) and...
  • Movies are good or bad and rest is all about packaging: Salim Ahamed May 6, 2013

    Salim Ahamed's critically acclaimed debut feature 'Adaminte Makan Abu' picked up four national awards in 2011 and was India's official entry into the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars that year. Screened at every major international film festivals, it went on to win accolades from the national and international...
  • Anurag Basu's 'Barfi!' leads IIFA 2013 nominations April 22, 2013

    Anurag Basu's critically acclaimed and commercially successful movie 'Barfi!' leads the nominations for the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2013. Movies like 'Vicky Donor', 'Gangs Of Wasseypur' and 'Agneepath' have scored major nominations too. The IIFA Voting Weekend was held in March, and the resultant nominations list reflects the diverse...
  • Tamil film industry unites for Sri Lankan Tamils April 1, 2013

    Chennai: For a second time within two weeks, the Tamil film industry will join hands to observe a day long fast on Tuesday against the reported genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka. The first fast was observed March 19 here. While the Tamil Nadu Film Directors Association (TANTIS) and Film Employees'...
  • 'Dekh Tamasha Dekh' to open NY Indian film fest March 26, 2013

    New York: Feroz Abbas Khan's 'Dekh Tamasha Dekh' will open the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) April 30, while debut director Nitin Kakkar's 'Filmistaan' will be screened as the May 4 closing night film. Both will premiere at the New York University's celebrated Skirball Centre, organisers of the oldest, most...