Onir

  • 'What does not affect you today, might knock at your door tomorrow': Bollywood celebrities ask citizens to vote wisely 17-04-2014 01:07 PM

    The Indian film industry, which prides itself on its secular image, appears to be taking sides for the first time during this Lok Sabha elections with several Bollywood A-listers asking people to vote "smart" and choose wisely. Here are some of the top tweets: ...
  • I have become a criminal now, openly gay filmmaker Onir tells Chief Justice P Sathasivam 14-01-2014 03:25 PM

    Kolkata: Protesting against a recent ruling by the Supreme Court which criminalises gay sex under IPC Section 377, maverick filmmaker Onir has written a letter to the Chief Justice of India saying he is a criminal now. "I am a proud law abiding citizen, but with the ruling of the...
  • Sec 377 not about Indian culture, was brought by the British: Onir 12-12-2013 03:27 PM

    Filmmaker Onir, known for his film 'My Brother Nikhil' reacts to the Supreme Court ruling that upheld Section 377 criminalising homosexuality. ...
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Javed Akhtar disturbed about Uttarakhand tragedy 21-06-2013 05:58 PM

    Mumbai: Members of the Hindi film fraternity, including megastar Amitabh Bachchan and writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar, have mourned the current situation in Uttarakhand where hundreds have died and thousands gone missing in unprecedented flash-floods and landslides. The celebrities took to Twitter after media reports said that many people from Chhattisgarh, travelling...
  • Onir unhappy with DD, says late night slot won't help indie films 03-05-2013 03:35 PM

    New Delhi: National-award winning filmmaker Onir says Doordarshan's decision to screen independent movies in the late night slot will not help indie films in getting more eyeballs. The filmmaker, who was here Thursday to participate in Save Indie Cinema campaign along with several other filmmakers, also pointed out that the...
  • Doordarshan to telecast award winning indie films 19-04-2013 01:18 PM

    New Delhi: Prasar Bharati, the statutory body to govern Doodarshan's broadcast policy, has agreed to telecast independent films after 10 PM. As per this decision, the films that have been already shown on the small screen will get Rs 15 lakh while the films that will be aired for the...
  • I started my career with Bhupen Da: Onir 06-11-2011 06:39 PM

    New Delhi: 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 about the demise of Bhupenda. I started my career in the Hindi film industry by working in Daman with Kalpana Lajmi and...
  • Shaan has a tryst with acting 27-10-2011 10:49 AM

    Mumbai: Singer Shaan showcased his acting skills when he donned different get-ups to represent some popular characters from Hindi movies at the 2nd Chevrolet Global Indian Music Awards (GIMA) recently. The melodious crooner played characters like Hrithik Roshan in 'Kaho Naa...Pyaar Hai', Shah Rukh Khan in 'Main Hoon Na', Aamir...
  • 'I AM' to be screened in Spain film fest 24-10-2011 02:22 PM

    Mumbai: Director Onir's 'I AM', a film that strings four different stories, has been selected for screening in the competition section at the ongoing international film festival in Spain. "'I AM' has been selected to be screened at the 56th Valladolid International Film Festival in competition section," Sanjay Suri, who...
  • To get actors, composers, Onir eyes social media 18-10-2011 11:45 AM

    Mumbai: Onir, known to bring taboo subjects like homosexuality into the mainstream, says his next film 'Shab' will tell the love story of a gigolo and a prostitute. Also, he is planning to take the use of social networking sites in filmmaking to the next level. "I will be directing...
  • Bollywood directors explore dark realities 19-07-2011 03:43 PM

    New Delhi: Whether it is gigolos in the fashion industry, the illegal arms trade or the dark secrets of a film actress, Bollywood seems to be moving away from formula movies to explore relatively unknown and realistic aspects of society. Fashion choreographer-turned-filmmaker Kaushik Ghosh is set to spotlight how male...
  • Bollywood pays tribute to Director Mani Kaul 06-07-2011 02:42 PM

    Mumbai: Bollywood personalities have condoled the death of noted filmmaker Mani Kaul, who passed away on Wednesday after a prolonged illness. Kaul (66) was considered one of the pioneers of new Indian cinema with critically acclaimed films like 'Uski Roti', 'Ashad Ka ek Din', 'Duvidha' and 'Idiot'. "One of India's...
  • Bollywood celebs slam Azad's comments on MSM 05-07-2011 04:36 PM

    New Delhi: 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 that men having sex with men (MSM) is a "disease" and "unnatural". They feel he is "regressive". "Dear honourable Mr.Health Minister the World...
  • 'I Am' heads for Kandy film festival 19-06-2011 02:28 PM

    New Delhi: Director Onir's "I Am" has been selected for the feature film line-up at the Kandy International Film Festival starting Wednesday in Sri Lanka. "Congratulations to all of US #I AM selected at the KANDY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, SRI LANKA @Purab_Kohli @mathurarjun(sic)," Onir posted on his micro-blogging site twitter....
  • Nepal gays seek inspiration from B-wood's 'I Am' 31-05-2011 02:00 PM

    Kathmandu: Still portrayed as buffoons, aliens and despicable people by their own silver screen story-tellers, Nepal's burgeoning gay community is now hoping Bollywood's path-breaking films like I Am and My Brother Nikhil will give Nepali filmmakers the right perspective one day. Bollywood film director Anirban Dhar, whose I Am, starring...
  • CJ: Filmmaker Onir speaks up for gay rights 30-04-2011 12:12 PM

    Filmmaker Onir turns Citizen Journalist to talk about article 377 and importance of gay rights. ...
  • Onir is back to his heart with 'I Am': Purab 29-04-2011 03:15 PM

    New Delhi: He made his Bollywood debut opposite Nandita Das in Bas Yun Hi in 2003, but after that Purab Kohli lost touch with his co-star. But their communication gap came in handy when seven years later they got together for Onir's I Am, in which the two share an...
  • Music launch of Onir's forthcoming film 'I Am' 18-04-2011 02:05 PM

    Mumbai: The music launch of Onir's forthcoming film 'I Am' was held on Saturday evening. The film deals with subjects ranging from child abuse to homosexuality. Apart from touching upon sensitive issues, film maker Onir's latest offering 'I Am' has packed in quite a punch with its music as well....
  • Onir talks of his sexual preference 13-03-2011 10:38 AM

    Mumbai: Gay director Onir is quite upright about his alternative sexual preference and asserts that it didn't create obstacles in his career. He says that he loves telling stories no one dares to bring on the big screen and that his next will be a political thriller. "No, I never...
  • Onir's 'I Am' to open London Asian Film Festival 02-03-2011 12:47 PM

    Mumbai: 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 the 13th London Asian Film Festival, starting on March 18th. Touching upon subjects like sperm donation, child sexual abuse and homosexuality, the film, starring...
  • Homosexuals wrongly portrayed in films: Onir 12-01-2011 07:29 PM

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Onir, who once again explores homosexuality in his upcoming film I Am, is upset with the way homosexuals are portrayed in Bollywood, making them objects of laughter. "The community of homosexuals is presented in such a way that people laugh at them. That's not fair; they are...
  • 'I AM' based on real life incidents: Onir 02-05-2010 12:41 PM

    His forthcoming movie, I Am, comprises of five short stories based on true stories and real life incidents. ...
  • Sorry Bhai is all set to tickle your funny bone 07-02-2008 01:20 AM

    Colombo: Cash-strapped Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has slashed its budget for Australia's tour in August-September, with the security bill being trimmed from USD 445,000 to just USD 81,000. Sri Lanka Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has asked the board to cut down the cost but assured that security won't be compromised....
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