FILMING

  • BJP leader Sadhvi Prachi sparks controversy, says Hindus should boycott films by 3 Khans 10 hours 25 minutes ago

    Dehradun: In the wake of the 'ghar vapsi' controversy and love jihad campaigns, another Bharatiya Janata Party leader has sparked a controversy. Party leader Sadhvi Prachi on Sunday said that Hindus should boycott movies by the three Khans of Bollywood as they promote love jihad. She also said that Congress Vice...
  • Oscar winner Patricia Arquette has a wardrobe malfunction 17 hours 16 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: Oscar winner Patricia Arquette suffered a wardrobe malfunction when returning from an errand run in Beverly Hills. In some photos, the 46-year-old 'Boyhood' actress was seen wearing unbuttoned jeans and her underwear was exposed, reported Ace Showbiz. Wearing no make-up, Arquette sported a loose white tee, a black-and-white striped cardigan...
  • SRK hopes Union Budget 2015 will benefit film industry 4 days ago

    Mumbai: As Arun Jaitley is set to present the Union Budget on February 28, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan hopes that the film industry will be taken into consideration by the Finance Minister. "It is weird when people ask an actor about budget. Please do not ask me about it....
  • 'Yennai Arindhaal' : Director Gautham Vasudev Menon says he discovered his commercial side with the Ajith Kumar-starrer 5 days ago

    Chennai: Filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon, who is basking in the success of his latest Tamil release 'Yennai Arindhaal', says he realised he can also make commercial films through his experience of working in the film. "The initial response to 'Yennai Arindhaal' was that it didn't have all the quintessential commercial elements,...
  • 'Ida' wins Oscar for best foreign language film 1 week ago

    Los Angeles: The black-and-white Polish film "Ida" has won the Academy Award for best foreign language film. The win marks the first foreign language Oscar for Poland despite nine previous nominations and a rich history of filmmaking, including by renowned directors like Andrzej Wajda and Roman Polanski. But the tautly made...
  • Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' film set for Christmas release February 21, 2015

    Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone's big-screen dramatization of U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden's mass surveillance revelations will be released on Dec. 25, distributor Open Road Films said on Friday. "Snowden" will star Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details of U.S. and British surveillance and electronic...
  • 'Birdman', 'Boyhood' to battle it out at Oscars for top honours February 21, 2015

    Los Angeles: In one of the most fiercely contested years in the Oscars' history, Alejandro G Inarritu's 'Birdman' and Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' have emerged front-runners as the Academy rolls out the red carpet to honour the best in cinema this Sunday here. Both 'Birdman' and Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'...
  • 'Two Days, One Night' review: Marion Cotillard's portrayal of a Belgian working woman is real yet empathetic February 20, 2015

    Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Actors: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione Language: French (Deux jour, une nuit) It is the first time Derdenne brothers have taken an A-list star to play the lead in their movie. The decision to cast the French actress Marion Cotillard was a great one and it is proved...
  • Highlights of the first day of Berlin film festival February 20, 2015

    CNN-IBN brings to you the highlights of the first day of Berlin film festival. ...
  • Three Indian films selected for 65th Berlin International Film Festival February 20, 2015

    CNN-IBN's Film Critic Meenakshi Shedde talks about three Indian films that have been selected at the Berlin this year. The three films are "Dhanak" by Nagesh Kukunoor, "Chitrashala" by Amit Dutta and "Kamakshi" by Satinder Singh Bedi. ...
  • 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' leading lady Bhumi Pednekar asked to keep a low profile before the release of the film February 18, 2015

    Mumbai: There's a lot that went behind bringing Bhumi Pednekar from behind the scenes of filmmaking on to the big screen with 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha'. But her journey will be kept under wraps until the film's release. In fact, the movie's production banner Yash Raj Films (YRF) has instructed Bhumi,...
  • Actress Kajol all set to return to big screen after a gap of 5 years February 17, 2015

    Bollywood actress Kajol is all set to return to the big screen after a gap of five years. When asked whether she is making a comeback with Ajay Devgn, Kajol said, "We are starting a film on Ajay Devgn Films' which will start rolling around August, I hope. That script...
  • Restoration and preservation of old films is like preservation of our culture: Gulzar February 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Praising Viacom18 and Film Heritage Foundation's initiative to save India's cinematic heritage, veteran writer-lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar says film restoration, which has been neglected for a long time in India, equals preservation of culture. "Handling old films, restoring them and preserving them is like preserving your culture," Gulzar said. The Film Heritage Foundation...
  • Nagesh Kukunoor's 'Dhanak' honoured at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival February 15, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor's film "Dhanak" has bagged The Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury for the best feature-length film and also received a special mention at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. He was also endowed with euro 7,500. The awards were announced Saturday. "@Dhanakthefilm wins grand Prix for...
  • Iranian film 'Taxi' wins Golden Bear top prize at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival February 15, 2015

    Berlin: "Taxi" by Iranian director Jafar Panahi won the Golden Bear prize for best film at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday. The award for best director was shared by Radu Jude of Romania for "Aferimi" and Polish director Malgorzata Szumowksa for "Body". Tom Courtenay received the award for best...
  • Watch these five short films on the most celebrated four-lettered word in this world: Love February 14, 2015

    Love is a weird thing. It is a weird emotion that lets loose a whole lot of other emotions and feelings. There is so much that we do for this tiny four-letter word and there is so much that we wish, was not associated with it. This Valentine's Day, Terribly...
  • What the beep! The Central Board of Film Certification won't let you hear the following words in movies from now on February 13, 2015

    After the debacle about the word Bombay being used in Indian films, the Censor Board has now released a full list of "offensive" words. The list was first published by the Caravan magazine. ...
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' draws unscripted laughs at the Berlin International Film Festival February 12, 2015

    The movie "Fifty Shades of Grey" is about the serious business of sadomasochism and bondage, but you might not have gathered that from the laughter in the audience at a press screening on Wednesday before the world premiere. Dakota Johnson, who plays Anastasia Steele, generally won praise from those at the...
  • Snapshot: Sunny Leone shares photos from the sets of 'Kuch Kuch Locha Hai' on Instagram February 12, 2015

    Sunny Leone is usually photographed while holidaying or promoting her films. The actress, who will soon be seen in 'Kuch Kuch Locha Hai' can't hide her excitement about her forthcoming film. That's why she has been posting photos from the sets. Directed by Devang Dholakia the film also features Ram...
  • e Lounge: Chaitanya Tamhane's debut Marathi film ‘Court’ is an outstanding film February 10, 2015

    Meenkashi Shedde in her new section 'India Indie Club' talks about outstanding films by standards of world cinema. Chaitanya Tamhane's debut Marathi film 'Court' is one such film. We also take a look at Sonam Kapoor's journey to stardom along with a look at the much controversial AIB Knockout. ...
  • India's '175 Grams' wins at Sundance film fest February 4, 2015

    Washington: '175 Grams', directed by Bharat Mirle and Aravind Iyer, is one of the five Short Film Challenge winning films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Sundance Institute Jan 28 premiered the Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge, a program of nine international short films, at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival held...
  • Brahmanandam on doing 1000 films: It's just a number for me; hope to do many more February 2, 2015

    Chennai: Popular Telugu comedian Brahmanandam believes he has crossed the rare milestone of acting in 1,000 feature films, but isn't sure which film in particular marks that feat in his career. "Till the beginning of last year, I kept track of my films. I remember till 997th film, but after that...
  • Dilip Kumar, Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi get the lifetime achievement award at Jaipur International Film Festival February 2, 2015

    Jaipur: Padam Vibhushan and tragedy king of Bollywood Dilip Kumar was today conferred 'Lifetime Achievement Award' for his contribution to Indian cinema. Actor Anumpam Kher received the award carrying a citation, shawl and srifal (coconut) by the Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF) organising team, led by its founder chairman Honu Roz,...
  • Taapsee Pannu set to play a 'subdued and delicate girl' in 'Agra Ka Daabra'; says it's a good change after playing a spy in 'Baby' February 1, 2015

    Mumbai: After her brief role in 'Baby' as Akshay Kumar's accomplice in Nepal who beats the hell out of Sushant Singh, Taapsee Pannu has got the kind of attention that her debut film 'Chashme Baddoor' didn't. She is now gearing up for an image change with her next film 'Agra...
  • Dia Mirza: Why has Vidya Balan's performance in 'Bobby Jasoos' been ignored this award season January 31, 2015

    Mumbai: Vidya Balan finds it "sweet" on producer Dia Mirza's part to question why the actress' performance in 'Bobby Jasoos' was not nominated for any leading film awards. However, the National Award winner says she has no regrets about it. Vidya's 2014 film 'Bobby Jasoos' received a fair response from the...
  • Amitabh Bachchan talks about his famous dialogues from his films January 28, 2015

    Here is an excerpt from a special show 'The Bachchan Dialogues' where actor Amitabh Bachchan talks about some of his famous dialogues. The entire show will be aired on January 28. ...
  • Leela Samson should welcome Tribunal's decision: MSG filmmaker January 21, 2015

    Chennai: Dera Sachcha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, whose film MSG: Messenger of God's clearance has snowballed into a major controversy, on Wednesday rejected charges that he used political pressure to get the green signal from Film Certification Appellate Tribunal. "I did not exert any pressure. I only pray...
  • Coen Brothers: Presiding over the Cannes Film Festival Jury is a special honour January 20, 2015

    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...