FILMING

  • Goa Film Festival runs into controversy as Opposition calls it 'anti-minority' for organising it in 'Holy Week' 16 hours 48 minutes ago

    Panaji: The upcoming Goa State Film Festival has run into controversy with Opposition parties terming the BJP-led government as 'anti-minority' for holding it in the 'Holy Week'. The festival which will showcase 27 films made by Goan producers is scheduled to be held from April 3-5. It would be inaugurated on...
  • Most of the dwarfs working in the film industry do not get due respect: Kaushik Ganguly on his film 'Chotoder Chobi' Yesterday

    There is something very unassuming about two time National Award winning director Kaushik Ganguly. Ganguly's latest film 'Chotoder Chobi' has just won award for being the best film with social message at the 62 National Film Awards and Ganguly very humbly says he did his part to narrate the story...
  • Film on homosexuality 'Un-Freedom' banned in India Yesterday

    New Delhi: Florida-based director Raj Amit Kumar's debut film "Un-Freedom", starring Adil Hussain and Victor Banerjee in key roles espousing homosexuality, has been banned in India. The 36-year-old director is the latest who has hit out at the certification process in recent times. Disappointed, at being unable to get the required...
  • Suriya showers love on National Award winners 4 days ago

    Chennai: Tamil superstar Suriya, who was delighted with his fraternity bagging eight honours at the 62nd National Film Awards, congratulated and surprised the winners with bouquets. "Suriya sir sent each winner a bouquet of flowers. He personally met and congratulated them on their victory," a source close to the actor told...
  • Virat Kohli's 'love' Anushka Sharma turns bride for a commercial 5 days ago

    New Delhi: 'Band Baaja Baaraat' actress Anushka Sharma, who was spotted at the India-Australia cricket match in Sydney on Thursday, had decked up as a bride before she left -- this, for a wedding-themed advertisement for beverage brand 7UP! Anushka, who endorses the brand, shot for the ad under the direction...
  • Have been misquoted many times when it comes to Priyanka Chopra, it hasn't changed our equation: Kangana Ranaut 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Kangana Ranaut and Priyanka Chopra were pitted against each other at the 62nd National Film Awards but the 'Queen' star, who was declared the best actress, today said they have no professional rivalry. Kangana, 28, won her second national award for the Vikas Bahl-directed film. "It's been...
  • 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns': The first day of the shoot was freaky, says R Madhavan 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The makers and the stars of the upcoming sequel of the 2011 film 'Tanu weds Manu' flew down to New Delhi to launch the motion poster of the much-awaited 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns'. The lead actor R Madhavan, who plays the shy and tamed Manu, while interacting with...
  • Shraddha Kapoor: Every actor wants to get a National Award for one of his films in a lifetime 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Shraddha Kapoor, the lead actress of 'Haider', feels proud that the film has bagged five National Film Awards -- and even she hopes to get one some day. "It will be nice to get a National Award. Every actor wants to get a National Award for one of his or...
  • After 'Queen' I look up to myself: Kangana Ranaut 1 week ago

    In an interaction with CNN-IBN, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut talks about National Film awards, Queen and her career in the Hindi film industry. ...
  • Winning National Film Awards in five categories a big achievement: Vishal Bhardwaj 1 week ago

    Bollywood director Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' won five awards at the 62nd National Film Awards. The director said, "We couldn't believe we got five awards. It's a big achievement. I didn't get awards in the popular category. I don't respect those Bollywood awards and only respect the national award." ...
  • 'Chotushkone' is one of my well crafted films, quite proud of it: Srijit Mukherji on his National Award win 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Having bagged three prestigious awards for his film 'Chotushkone', director Srijit Mukherji said the film was difficult to make but he is quite proud of it. "I knew the film was sent to the jury but the news of winning the Best Director award came out of the...
  • I hate losing but can take a backseat for Kangana Ranaut: Priyanka Chopra on National-award snub 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra on Tuesday congratulated her 'Fashion' co-star Kangana Ranaut for winning the best actress honour at the 62nd National Film Awards but said she hated being on the losing side. The former Miss World, who is currently shooting in LA for her maiden American show, said was pitted...
  • Dhanush 'proud' of winning two National Awards for his production 'Kaaka Muttai' 1 week ago

    Chennai: Tamil superstar Dhanush is proud that his production venture 'Kaaka Muttai' has won best child artist and children movie award at the 62nd National Film Awards. The film's leading child artists -- J Vignesh and Ramesh -- bagged the honour for their poignant portrayal of inseparable siblings living in a...
  • Mamata Banerjee takes to Twitter to congratulate the 62nd National Film Award winners 1 week ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday congratulated the 62nd National Film Award winners from her state and other parts of India. "Congratulations to all the winners of 62nd #NationalFilmAwards. So many talented artistes across India and Bengal. Congratulations to all," Banerjee tweeted. The Best Direction award went to Bengali...
  • Muthukumar dedicates National Award to 'Saivam' team 1 week ago

    Chennai: Lyricist Na Muthukumar on Tuesday said he would like to dedicate the best lyricist National Award for the Tamil song 'Azhage' to the team of 'Saivam'. This was his second award in a row. Last year, he pocked an award for his work in Tamil drama "Thangameengal". "I'm very happy. The...
  • 'Mary Kom' Priyanka congratulates king of 'Queen' Vikas Bahl 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Joyous over the victory of her own film 'Mary Kom' at the 62nd National Film Awards, actress Priyanka Chopra has reached out to other winners like Vikas Bahl of 'Queen' and Vishal Bhardwaj of 'Haider' to congratulate them. "Yay! Kabhi Kisi ko itna Bhi mat Darao ki darr hi khatm...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob March 24, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: SC axes Section 66A of IT Act, calls it unconstitutional March 24, 2015

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...
  • Winning National Award biggest high: 'Mary Kom' director Omung Kumar March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Sitting miles away in Kuala Lumpur, Omung Kumar sprang with surprise and excitement upon hearing that his debut directorial venture 'Mary Kom', a film on the life of boxing champion M.C. Mary Kom, had won a National Film Award on Tuesday. He says it's the "biggest high" for...
  • 'Court' gets feature film National Award, director 'hugely surprised' March 24, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane, whose film 'Court' was on Tuesday named the National Film Award winner in the best feature film category, was surprised at the news. "I didn't know National Award was getting announced today. It came as a big surprise for me and my entire team," Tamhane told IANS. "Our...
  • Kangana Ranaut: Could relate to Rani from 'Queen' as that's how I was when I came to Mumbai to realise my dreams March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: It was not just another promotional event for just another Bollywood film. It was a celebration for the return of Tanu and Manu who married, after much ado, in the year 2011 in 'Tanu weds Manu' starring Kangana Ranaut and R. Madhavan. The stage decorated as if at...
  • Sukhwinder Singh wins National Award for 'Bismil', says song deserved it March 24, 2015

    Mumbai: Singer Sukhwinder Singh was on Tuesday named for the National Film Award for best playback singing for the song 'Bismil' from 'Haider'. He's happy as he feels the track truly deserved the honour. "It's an amazing feeling. Vishal Bhardwaj is a fabulous person and a good musician. 'Bismil' deserves this...
  • 62nd National Film Awards: Complete list of winners March 24, 2015

    We get you the complete list of winners Feature Films Best Hindi Film: Queen Best Assamese Film: Othello Best Bengali Film: Nirbashito Best Kannada Film: Harivu Best Konkani Film: Nachom - IA Kumpasar Best Malayalam Film: Ain Best Marathi Film: Killa Best Odiya Film: Aadim Vichar Best Punjabi Film: Punjab 1984 Best Tamil Film:...
  • Bookmark, save, listen: The award winning soundtrack of Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' March 24, 2015

    Vishal Bhardwaj's poignant film 'Haider' may have missed out awards in direction, acting and screenplay category at the just announced '62nd National Film Awards' but the film won major awards in music department. The film's composer (and director) Vishal Bhardwaj won Best Music and Sukhwinder Singh was awarded Best Playback...
  • Banks issue notices to Nagarjuna's studio to recover loans March 24, 2015

    Hyderabad: Two public sector banks have issued notices to leading Telugu actor Akkineni Nagarjuna's film studio to recover loans amounting to Rs.62 crore. The actor is hopeful of resolving the issue in a few days. Nagarjuna has denied reports that Andhra Bank and Indian Bank have seized the 7 Acre Studio...
  • Today on Martyr's Day, watch this short film that pays a beautiful tribute to Bhagat Singh's sacrifice March 23, 2015

    '23rd March is not just a date. It is a day when every Indian needs to think how important freedom is.'On 23rd March 1931, freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, Sukhdev Thapar where executed. And though India lost three of her bravest sons on that day, their legacy has since...
  • Om Puri: Abusive language has become a fashion in movies March 21, 2015

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Om Puri, a former chairman of the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), says he's against the use of abuses in Indian movies. The actor, who will be seen in a political comedy film "Jai Ho Democracy", was asked if the Central Board of Film Certification is becoming too...
  • Vishal Bhardwaj: The Censor Board is behaving like Taliban; it should be chopped off March 21, 2015

    Mumbai: His unabashed use of abuses and rustic lingo in his films has always added to the power of his cinema. National Award winning filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj has reacted strongly to diktats on film content, saying that the Central Board of Film Certification is behaving like the Taliban and that...
  • Censor representative claims use of fake certificates, money trail March 18, 2015

    Mumbai: In a stunning claim, Censor Board representative Pravin Mohare, the man who helped Central Bureau of Investigation in nabbing former Central Board of Film Certification chairman Rakesh Kumar for taking bribe, has unearthed the whistle on an alleged scam which gives regional movies fake Censor Board certificates for release. Mohare...
  • Musician Bombay S Kamal passes away at 85 March 18, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Yesteryear singer-composer Bombay S Kamal, who scored music for many movies, passed away at a private hospital here. The 85-year-old musician was suffering from respiratory ailments and passed away late last night, family sources said. He is survived by his wife and three children. Though he...