Filmmaker Rohan Sippy denies he chose Goa to shoot his forthcoming Dum Maro Dum - which delves into the narcotics mafia and sex trade - to show the pretty coastal state in bad light. Goa is brought in "as a fictional character", he says.
"It could have been any place...It could have been Mumbai. Goa has been brought in just as a fictional character. Goa has not been chosen to show it in a bad light," Sippy told IANS in an interview.
When Dum Maro Dum promos hit the screens two months ago, Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) was unhappy as it felt that the film could have bad repercussion for tourism in the state.
Rohan, who has directed two films in the past, Kuch Na Kaho (2003) and Bluffmaster (2005), says after exploring Mumbai in his last film he wanted to explore a new place....more
11:49 AM, Mar 28, 2011
It was a tearful moment for actress Shabana Azmi, as she walked across the Wagah border into Pakistan and had an emotional reunion with famed Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz's two daughters. Shabana and husband Javed Akhtar went across the border this week along with 10 theatre artists including MS Sathyu, Shama Zaidi, Atul Tiwari, Rajendra Gupta and Lubna Arif on an invitation from the Faiz Foundation for the Faiz...
11:30 AM, Feb 27, 2011
After Madhuri Dixit backed out from the project on personal grounds, Indian origin US filmmaker Krishna Shah is now considering casting Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra in the lead role in a biopic on late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Titled ‘Mother:The Indira Gandhi Story’, it will be a big-budget two-part movie on the life of the Indian leader who was known as ‘Iron Lady’. Shah is working on the casting of...
01:10 PM, Aug 21, 2010