FILM

  • Coen Brothers: Presiding over the Cannes Film Festival Jury is a special honour 5 days ago

    Los Angeles: Filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen have been announced as the co-presidents of the 68th Cannes Film Festival jury. The official line-up and jury of the 2015 festival will be announced in April, reports variety.com. "We look forward to returning to Cannes this year. We welcome as always the opportunity to...
  • Filmmaker Pahlaj Nihalani apppointed the new Censor Board chief 5 days ago

    The government has appointed a new Central Board for Film Certification chief and filled other posts in the committee. Filmmaker Pahlaj Nihalani has been apppointed to the top post. ...
  • Anupam Kher: Claims of government interference in CBFC are baseless and ridiculous 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Former CBFC chairperson Anupam Kher today disagreed with the claims of government interference in the statutory body under the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, saying they are "baseless and ridiculous". "All such claims are baseless and ridiculous. Why these people are pointing out government's interference now? Why didn't they say...
  • Jaipur International Film Fest: Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi to be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award 6 days ago

    Jaipur: Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi is set to be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award at the 5th Jaipur International Film Festival to be held here from February 1. Majidi is best known for his films like 'The Song of Sparrows', 'Children of Heaven', 'Baran', 'The Willow Tree' among others. Besides...
  • Legendary Marathi actress Baby Shakuntala passes away at 82 6 days ago

    Kolhapur: Noted actress Baby Shakuntala passed away at a private hospital here on Sunday following old-age related illness, family sources said. She was 82. She is survived by son, daughter and grandchildren. Umadevi Nadgonde, popularly known as Baby Shakuntala, began acting at the age of six and made her silver screen debut...
  • Here's Rajit Kapur's advice on portraying Byomkesh Bakshi on the big screen 1 week ago

    New Delhi: National award wining actor Rajit Kapur became a household name when he portrayed Byomkesh Bakshi, a literary sleuth created by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. The series, aired on Doordarshan, lasted two seasons and ran from 1993 to 1997 and resulted in the actor loosing his real identity to his onscreen...
  • Censor Board not autonomous, Leela Samson took right decision, says member Pankaj Sharma January 17, 2015

    A day after Censor Board chief Leela Samson quit alleging interference from the government, Censor Board member Pankaj Sharma said that the government has ignored appeals of CBFC members to empower the panel. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Sharma said on Saturday, "The board has not met for the past one year....
  • Nine CBFC members resign citing interference, corruption in I&B Ministry January 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Nine members of the Central Board of Film Certification have sent their resignation letters to the Information and Broadcasting Minister on Saturday citing interference and corruption in the ministry. The resignations came a day after Censor Board chief Leela Samson quit alleging interference from the government. In their letter to...
  • Ira Bhaskar quits Censor Board to protest certification to 'MSG' January 17, 2015

    After Censor board chief Leela Samson quit from her post citing corruption in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, another Censor board member Ira Bhaskar also decided to quit. Samson mentioned "interference, coercion and corruption of panel members and officers of the organisation appointed by the Ministry" as reasons for...
  • Censor Board is the last word, we dont interfere: Government January 17, 2015

    The Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore slammed Leela Samson saying that the tribunal was doing it's job and was an independent body. He also said that if she had allegations of co-ercion she should present evidence that there was interference. ...
  • Censor Board members up in arms, Leela Samson resigns January 16, 2015

    Just three days after the Censor Board refused certification to Dera Saccha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's controversial film Messenger of God, the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal overturned that decision. Hours later, Censor board Chief Leela Samson resigned, terming the Tribunal's decision "a mockery" of the Censor Board. ...
  • Leela Samson resigns: Is it time to scrap the Censor Board? January 16, 2015

    The Censor Board is up in arms after the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal cleared the release of the controversial movie 'Messenger of God' despite the board having said no to the film. Censor Board Chief Leela Samson resigned in protest and more members of the board have followed suit. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 16, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • I am not trying to play god in the movie: Dera Chief January 16, 2015

    Ram Rahim Singh denied playing god in the movie and urged protesters to see the movie for themselves before passing judgement. He also denied putting any pressure on the censor board. Dera supporters are celebrating the clearance of the film by the apellate tribunal. ...
  • This is a serious charge by the Censor board chief: Congress January 16, 2015

    Leela Samson's resignation is one among many in the recent past. The style of the Modi government is that of a dictatorial style of functioning. Independently, their work was not allowed to be carried out. That is a serious charge she has made. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 16, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Nothing objectionable in the film 'MSG - Messenger of God', says Dera chief January 16, 2015

    There has been a big controversy over the film 'MSG - Messenger of God' by Dera Saccha Sauda Chief Ram Rahim Singh. Censor board chief Leela Samson has resigned citing interference by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. ...
  • I have not called myself God in 'MSG - Messenger of God', says Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim January 16, 2015

    Gurgaon: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on Friday denied that he had called himself God in the film 'MSG - Messenger of God'. He said there was nothing objectionable in his film and that the Censor Board has muted just two words. Speaking with mediapersons in Gurgaon after...
  • Roman Polanski, sought by US, says will cooperate with Polish prosecutors January 13, 2015

    Warsaw: Filmmaker Roman Polanski, who is in Poland to make a new film, has said he will cooperate with Polish authorities as part of a U.S. request for his extradition over a 1977 child sex crime conviction. The Polish prosecutor-general's office said last week it planned to question Polanski, who was...
  • Mahesh Bhatts sign up 'Khamoshiyan' actors for multiple films January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Vishesh Films' production 'Khamoshiyan' is yet to hit the screens, but its actors Gurmeet Choudhary, Ali Fazal and Sapna Pabbi have already been signed up by the banner for future projects. The movie has been produced by Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt under their Vishesh Films banner and they are...
  • Jithin Raj: 'Vaanavil Vaazhkai' will be a musical treat January 12, 2015

    Chennai: Debutant actor Jithin Raj, also a popular vocalist and guitarist, says upcoming Tamil drama 'Vaanavil Vaazhkai' will be a musical treat for viewers. "The film will give Tamil audiences their first experience of a musical. It has 17 songs and I'm sure it will be a musical treat for audiences,"...
  • Jayasudha's son set for cinematic launch January 12, 2015

    Chennai: Yesteryear actress Jayasudha's younger son Shreayan Kapoor is set for his cinematic debut in upcoming but yet-untitled Telugu film, which will be helmed by entrepreneur-turned-filmmaker Vasu Manthena. "Everything almost finalised. The film should be officially launched in a couple of weeks," a source close to Jayasudha told IANS. Jayasudha went through...
  • Period films a big idea for 2015 in Bollywood January 10, 2015

    Period films escalate cost of production and are more often than not an expensive risk for their makers. But they also seem to be the big idea of 2015 in Bollywood, with many filmmakers going back in time with their upcoming releases. ...
  • I don't do film for awards, do it for characters: Sonam Kapoor January 7, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress Sonam Kapoor says she chooses her projects based on the character she gets, and not by judging whether it would get her an award or not. Asked about her expectations from her forthcoming project 'Dolly Ki Doli", she said: "I don't do films for awards. I do it for...
  • It's a big thing to be launched under the Bhatt camp: Gurmeet Choudhary on debuting with 'Khamoshiyan' January 6, 2015

    Mumbai: Popular TV actor Gurmeet Choudhary, who is making his big screen debut with erotic supernatural thriller 'Khamoshiyan', says he is lucky that he is being launched by Vishesh Films. 'Khamoshiyan', which also marks the debut of actress Sapna Pabbi, is being produced by Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt under their Vishesh...
  • 'Goodbye to Language' top pick of NYC film critics January 4, 2015

    New York: The National Society of Film Critics has chosen the 3-D movie 'Goodbye to Language' as the best picture of 2014 in their 49th annual awards meeting in New York City. Society members gathered at Lincoln Center in Manhattan on Saturday to vote, choosing French director Jean-Luc Godard's 70-minute film...
  • It's Pawan Kalyan and Venkatesh's 'Gopala Gopala' next; VHP now urges censor board to not clear the film January 4, 2015

    Hyderabad: Even as protests continued over Aamir Khan's film 'PK', Hindu groups Wednesday urged the censor board not to clear upcoming Telugu movie 'Gopala Gopala' saying it also hurts religious sentiments of Hindus. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bhagyanagar Ganesh Utsav Samithi (BGUS) have urged the Central Board of...
  • 'Bajirao Mastani' to 'Bombay Velvet': Watch out for epic costume dramas in 2015 January 4, 2015

    Mumbai: From 'Bajirao Mastani' to 'Mohenjo Daro' -- it looks like 2015 will be an epic year for Bollywood. Several filmmakers have lined up big budget spectacles that go back in time. Here's looking at the big budget epics of 2015: 'Bajirao Mastani': Set in the 17th century, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's...