Mumbai: Film and Television Producers Guild (FTPG) has sought the Centre's intervention to discourage frivolous litigation challenging the content of films that have been certified for exhibition by the CBFC. In a letter to the new Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tiwari on November 9, Guild president Mukesh Bhatt said the judicial process has been ill-treated by political parties and fake interest groups to achieve self advertisement.
"Even kickstarting a procedure by initiating litigation and summoning the CBFC, producers, directors, actors, distributors of the films is sufficient to give
mammoth publicity to the litigant on one hand and cause undue harassment to those associated with the film on the other hand," Bhatt wrote.
The filmmaker noted that a film scheduled for release is therefore perceived as a potential wage for undue gains in terms of money, fame, publicity and it has become a preferred tendency to approach courts at the last minute before the...more
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Los Angeles: Salma Hayek has been many things: movie star, director, producer, wife and mother. On Friday, she adds clawless and lawless to that list as the fierce, female heroine Kitty Softpaws in new animated film, 'Puss in Boots'. The movie stars Antonio Banderas as the swashbuckling cat Puss with the sexy voice and keen ability to make sad eyes who was first introduced to movie fans in 2004's 'Shrek...
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New Delhi: Blaft Publications founded by Rakesh Kumar Khanna. Formerly a totally independent publishing house based in Chennai, is going to co-publish titles with the Tata Group's Westland/Tranquebar imprints from now on. The publishing house repackages major Tamil pulp fiction as mainstream literature with English translations. It provides wider range of bestselling Indian crime novels, experimental fiction, pulp art, and graphic novels etc. Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction grabbed...
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