V Shantaram

  • Shooting at Rajkamal Studio makes Amitabh Bachchan nostalgic December 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan got nostalgic when he returned to late filmmaker V Shantaram's Rajkamal Studios, where he had shot many important sequences for his blockbuster movie 'Deewar', for an advertisement shoot. "At work. At the iconic Rajkamal Studios after ages. The great V. Shantaram still lives among this creation of...
  • 100 Years of Indian Cinema: How we got our first English film March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The mainstream Indian filmmaking has always enjoyed the abundance of people whose sensibilities find an inspiration in the western way of thinking. It was inevitable because the art of cinema was developed in the West and when Indians started to purchase equipment they also bought the ideas. Filmmaking...
  • 100 Years of Indian Cinema: The founding fathers March 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Hrishikesh Mukherjee made the surname Bhatavdekar memorable in his 1983 film 'Rang Birangi' in which the legendary Utpal Dutt played the character of inspector Dhurandar Bhatavdekar, but there was another Bhatavdekar who made a name for himself in the nascent era of Indian cinema. The forefathers: Harishchandra Sakharam Bhatavdekar...
  • South cinema is worth Rs 21,190 crore: Kamal Haasan October 16, 2012

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on October 16 said that the south Indian film industry is worth Rs 21,190 crore and accounts to 65-70 percent of total movies produced in the country. "I may sound like I'm bragging, but it's true. National cinema resides in the south because filmmakers there are not...
  • Mumtaz: Many big heroes refused to work with me August 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Yesteryears star Mumtaz started her career as a supporting actress and it was L.V. Prasad who elevated her to the rank of main lead. But her journey was not easy as initially many lead actors refused to pair up with her. "I started my career on the wrong note as...
  • Benegal, Madhuri bag Raj Kapoor awards April 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Bollywood veterans, director Shyam Benegal and actress Madhuri Dixit will receive this year's Raj Kapoor awards constituted by the Maharashtra government, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan announced here. While Benegal shall be conferred the Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement Award-2012, Dixit will be honoured with the Raj Kapoor Special Contribution Award-2012, Chavan...
  • Bollywood sweeps V Shantaram awards December 28, 2008

    Mumbai: The prestigious V Shantaram Awards saw the whose who of tinsel town gracing the occasion. Though the awards felicitate cinema on a national level, Bollywood took the lead by bagging almost all the awards. The man of the moment was director Neeraj Pandey, who apart from winning the Best...
  • Taare Zameen Par wins 4 V Shantaram Awards December 27, 2008

    Mumbai: There's no stopping Aamir Khan. In the midst of encouraging reports of his latest starrer Ghajini, his directorial debut Taare Zameen Par bagged as many as four V Shantaram Awards, including the Best Film Gold Award. The actor-director, however, was not present Friday night to receive the coveted awards named...
  • A Marathi-Bihari mixed family bonds over Chhath November 6, 2008

    Mumbai: Even as the locals versus outsiders stand off rages on in Maharashtra, there are families which have embraced the very factors that set divisions for many. Celebrated legendary filmmaker V Shantaram's grandson Rahul Shantaram is wedded to a Bihari girl named Anita. The duo were seen at Mumbai's Shivaji Park,...
  • SRK wins V Shantaram award, credits '16 girls' November 19, 2007

    Mumbai: While it might be sometime before the awards season begins in Bollywood, the V Shantaram Awards is quite the early bird in this. The nominations are valid for films released between September 2006 to August this year. But it certainly took its tagline of Uniting India cinematically very seriously...