FILMING

  • Kolkata International Children's Film Festival begins Sunday Yesterday

    Kolkata: Workshops, quizzes and over 200 films for children from 25 countries, in addition to India, will be the highlights at the fourth edition of Kolkata International Children's Film Festival beginning here Sunday. As many as 180 films from India will be screened at the fest which concludes Dec 28, said...
  • Nagesh Kukunoor says that being invited to the Berlin International Film Festival 2015 is like 'a balm on his soul' Yesterday

    Mumbai: Indian filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor, whose new film 'Dhanak' has been invited for the Generation Kplus programme of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival 2015, where it will also have its world premiere, says it's a great validation for a project made with passion. "One makes all of one's films with...
  • Nine films advance in Oscars shortlist for Best Foreign Film Yesterday

    Los Angeles: The list of contenders for best foreign film got a bit smaller Friday as the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced the nine features that will advance to the next round of voting. Included are Ruben Ostlund's patriarchy-skewering avalanche film "Force Majeure" from Sweden, Andrey Zvyagintsev's "Leviathan,"...
  • Argentinian movie 'Refugiado' bags the prestigious Suvarna Chakoram award at the International Film Festival of Kerala Yesterday

    Thiruvananthapuram: Argentine movie 'Refugiado' has bagged the coveted 'Suvarna Chakoram' (Golden Crow Pheasant Award) for the Best Feature Film in the 19th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala, which concluded here today. The movie's director-producer Diego Lerman and co-producer Nicolas Avruj would share the prize money of Rs 15...
  • 'Mary Kom' director Omung Kumar to turn producer with a sports-based film 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Omung Kumar, who made a successful directorial debut in Bollywood with 'Mary Kom' earlier this year, says he will turn producer with his next movie, which is also a sports-based tale. "I'm turning producer with my next film, which I won't be directing but only be producing. "As a creative person,...
  • Bangladeshi film industry seeks India's support 4 days ago

    Kolkata: The Bangladeshi film industry needs India's expertise in digitising the filmmaking process in their country and cooperation to facilitate screening of their films in both the neighbouring countries simultaneously, a film industry official said Wednesday. According to Bangladeshi film exhibition committee joint secretary Sudipta Kumar Das, 'Ma Amar Swarga' ('My...
  • Nagarjuna's son Akhil's debut film launched 4 days ago

    Hyderabad: Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna's second son Akhil is making his acting debut in a yet-untitled Telugu film that was officially launched here Wednesday. "On this lovely morning I would like announce that my debut film is on the go. With none other than V.V.VINAYAK! Just got done with a small informal...
  • Telugu music director Chakri passes away 6 days ago

    Hyderabad: Popular Telugu music composer Chakradhar Gilla aka Chakri died here Monday, said a family source. He was 40. "He returned home late last night from his studio. In the morning, when his wife couldn't wake him up, he was rushed to Apollo Hospital. He was declared dead on arrival," the...
  • Hackers vs James Bond: 'Spectre' script stolen in Sony attack 1 week ago

    Los Angeles: Early villains have emerged in the next James Bond film 'Spectre': hackers who stole a version of the screenplay as part of a devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures. Producers of the James Bond films said they learned on Saturday morning that an early version of the 'Spectre' script...
  • Ed Sheeran: I just wasn't born with the James Bond voice December 13, 2014

    London: Singer Ed Sheeran says he would love to record the 'James Bond' theme but feels his voice will not suit the song. The 23-year-old singer said he is hopeful of getting ready to sing for the 'Bond' film in another 10 years, reported Contactmusic. "I'd love to do a James...
  • Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Hollywood film 'Broken Horses' to release on April 10 December 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Director-producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Hollywood film 'Broken Horses' is all set to release on April 10, next year. hopra, who has produced 'Munnabhai' series, '3 Idiots' and 'PK' besides directing 'Mission Kashmir' and 'Parinda', said it was challenging to make a film in Hollywood. "Making a film in Hollywood was extremely...
  • Not doing nor looking at doing any South projects currently: Asin Thottumkal rubbishes rumours on Twitter December 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Asin Thottumkal has rubbished rumours that she is returning to South films. The actress, whose last Bollywood release was 'Khiladi 786', clarified that she had no plans to return to South after the news was posted on a fake handle in Asin's name on Twitter. "I am not on Twitter and...
  • Dark showbiz comedy 'Birdman' leads SAG film award nominations December 11, 2014

    Reuters: The cast of dark existential comedy "Birdman" led the Screen Actors Guild film award nominations on Wednesday, earning four nods from its peers in the kick-off of the Hollywood awards season. "Birdman" was followed by coming-of-age chronicle "Boyhood," biographical drama "The Theory of Everything" and World War Two drama "The...
  • Makers of 'Shandaar' have cleared dues: Workers union December 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The makers of upcoming movie 'Shandaar', which stars Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, have cleared the dues of the workers associated with the film, said the workers union General Secretary Gangeshwar Shrivastav. Director Vikas Bahl's 'Shandaar' shooting was put on hold after the members of The Film Studio Setting and...
  • It's fine if you call me horror queen as long as you watch my films and get entertained: Bipasha Basu December 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Bipasha Basu, who has done a string of horror and supernatural films, is happy with the tag of "horror queen" as long as audiences watch her films and get entertained. "I think I have done 60 films and almost equal number in horror genre but off late I have...
  • HC asks Censor Board to review documentary film 'En Dino Muzaffarnagar' again December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to review 'En Dino Muzaffarnagar', a documentary film, again and pass its order. Its maker Meera Chaudhary had filed a plea challenging the CBFC's refusal to grant it a certificate on the grounds that the film...
  • Rakul Preet Singh shoots for a special episode of 'Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu' with Nagarjuna December 9, 2014

    Rakul Preet Singh is one of the most happening heroines in Tollywood at the moment. She has delivered back to back hits starting from 'Venkatadri Express' to her recent release 'Rough'. The busy actress who is currently shooting for 'Kick 2' opposite Ravi Teja and 'Pandaga Chesko' opposite Ram,...
  • Is Kannada superstar Upendra playing a double role in his next film 'Shivam'? December 9, 2014

    Director Srinivas Raju's film has been in the news for the wrong reason. The director's new film has been facing flak for its title. The director had initially planned to name his film 'Brahmana' but objections were raised from several quarters. Eventually the director titled the film as 'Shivam' which will...
  • James Bond new film 'Spectre' starts filming, first pic from set revealed December 9, 2014

    London: The first picture from the set of new James Bond movie 'Spectre' has been unveiled. M's porcelain dog from 'Skyfall' makes a reappearance in the photograph, which was taken on the first day of filming yesterday, reported Digital Spy. Superstar Daniel Craig returns as the British Secret Service agent for...
  • 'Boyhood' wins four awards at 2014 LA Film Critics Awards December 8, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Boyhood' was a big winner at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards after sweeping four trophies. The movie was awarded with the best picture, best director for Richard Linklater, best actress for Patricia Arquette and best editing for Sandra Adair at the event, reported Ace Showbiz. Other movies...
  • Akkineni Nagarjuna will be back with the second season of Telugu 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' on December 8 December 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: The second season of 'Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu' (MEK), the Telugu version of popular game show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' hosted by Telugu actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, will start Dec 8 on Maa TV. "It will be telecast at 9.30 p.m. from Monday to Friday," said a statement from the channel. The first season...
  • Asha Bhosle to be honoured at the Dubai International Film Festival December 6, 2014

    Dubai: Legendary Indian singer Asha Bhosle will be awarded with the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to Indian cinema. Bhosle, 81, has recorded more than 12,000 songs and is known for her versatility as a singer be it folk songs, Indian classical music, pop songs, ghazals...
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival: Reese Witherspoon to be conferred Chairman's Award at for 'Wild' December 6, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Reese Witherspoon is to receive the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) Chairman's Award. The 38-yea-old actress is being recognised for her role as Cheryl Strayed in 'Wild' an adaptation of Strayed's memoir about hiking 1,100 miles up the Pacific Crest Trail following the death of her mother,...
  • Mumbai Women's International Film Festival: Ila Arun, Charu Khurana to be felicitated December 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai Women's International Film Festival (MWIFF) will honour actress and singer Ila Arun and make-up artist Charu Khurana with MWIFF Excellence Award. Film editor Namrata Rao will also be felicitated at the closing ceremony of the festival here Dec 13. The eight-day festival aims to promote female filmmakers and provide...
  • Actress Trisha Krishnan volunteers to clean an animal home; kick starts 'Swachh Bharat campaign' December 3, 2014

    Chennai: Southern film actress Trisha Krishnan Wednesday volunteered to clean an upcoming animal home of Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) as part of her Clean India campaign. "Bcomin that 'somebody' for India n her environment by cleaning an upcoming animal home wit EFI tomm as I kik start my Swachh Bharath...
  • 'Hera Pheri' filmmaker Priyadarshan files a divorce from his wife Lissy December 2, 2014

    Chennai: Malayalam filmmaker Priyadarshan and his wife Lissy have decided to end their marriage. Lissy filed for divorce Monday here. "It is with profound sadness that I am announcing that I and Priyadarshan have decided to get separated after 24 years of marriage. I have filed for divorce today (Monday) in...