Nandita Das

  • Yale World Fellows: Nandita Das and Parmesh Shahani honoured with the Ivy league degree April 8, 2014

    Washington: Award-winning Indian actress and director Nandita Das and head of Godrej India Culture Lab Parmesh Shahani have been named 2014 Yale World Fellows, taking the number of Indian fellows to 15. With the addition of Das and Shahani, India has more fellows in the global Yale World Fellows network than...
  • I am not a 'woman' director when I'm directing: Nandita Das March 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Activist and actor Nandita Das, noted for voicing women's issues, feels that females are still marginalised and face stereotypes in their daily lives. While directing the Hindi political thriller 'Firaaq' in 2008, the actor said she had encountered the "typical mindset" which a woman faces when she "tries...
  • Power of 49: Women are multi-taskers, says Nandita Das February 24, 2014

    The Power of 49 campaign has been designed to encourage women to vote this election. CNN IBN joins hands with Tatas and their latest 'jaago re' campaign to put the woman voter on the political centrestage. ...
  • Power of 49: Women are multi-taskers, says Nandita Das February 14, 2014

    Bollywood actress Nandita Das said that women intrinsically are more empathetic. Power of 49 is a campaign launched by CNN-IBN and IBN7 have partnered with the Tata Group on Tuesday in Mumbai. ...
  • Nandita Das finds it tough to perform Saroj Khan's moves December 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Nandita Das, who will be seen with husband Subodh Maskara in upcoming Spanish film 'Traces of Sandalwood', finds it tough to keep pace with ace choreographer Saroj Khan for one of the songs of the film. After 23 years in the film industry, Nandita has finally got a chance...
  • Nandita Das to soon start shooting for a Spanish project October 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Nandita Das, who will be seen with husband Subodh Maskara in upcoming Spanish film 'Traces of Sandalwood', will start shooting in a month's time. The film will be shot here and in Barcelona. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of Mumbai Film Mart (MFF), which endeavors to find completed and...
  • Filmmaking getting frighteningly expensive: Mukesh Bhatt October 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Besides exhibition of movies, film festivals also serve as a platform for aspiring filmmakers to "showcase their talent" and "understand monetization", said Bollywood filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt Friday at the 15th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival (MFF). He was speaking at the opening ceremony of Mumbai Film Mart (MFM), an...
  • CJ Show: Dark is Beautiful September 2, 2013

    Dark is Beautiful is an awareness campaign that seeks to draw attention to the unjust effects of skin colour bias and also celebrates the beauty and diversity of all skin tones. ...
  • CJ Show: Nandita Das on Dark is Beautiful Campaign September 2, 2013

    Actor Nandita Das talks about the obsession with fair skin and why she is part of 'Dark is beautiful' campaign- an initiative against the belief that a person's worth is measured by their skin tone. She wants people to shun their fascination for skin lightening products and feel comfortable in...
  • FTP: Is the Indian preference for fair skin becoming an obsession? August 21, 2013

    'Dark is Beautiful' is the name of a new campaign launched to campaign against the Indian obsession with fair skin. It was the second most shared article last week. The article has once again has once again reignited the debate on whether the Indian preference for fair skin is now...
  • Tamil actor Vijay to start working for 'Jilla' in May April 25, 2013

    Ilayathalapathy Vijay's Tamil movie 'Jilla' is expected to kick start from May second week and reports are that the actor has almost completed A L Vijay's 'Thalaaiva' and the film's post production is in full swing. 'Thalaaiva's audio launch and movie release date will soon be out as well. The...
  • Vidya Balan in Cannes Film Festival's jury April 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Vidya Balan and 'Life of Pi' director Ang Lee are part of the prestigious 66th Cannes Film Festival's nine-member jury, headed by Hollywood director Steven Spielberg. Balan, 35, one of the most respected performers in India, is best known for her path-breaking roles in films like 'The...
  • Nandita Das: Death sentence can't stop rapes January 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Social activist and actress Nandita Das believes that death sentence cannot act as a deterrence against a crime like rape. "I don't believe that death sentence is a solution to stop this because the conviction rate in our country is so low," the 43-year-old said here Monday at the...
  • Nandita Das: Death sentence can't stop rapes January 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Social activist and actress Nandita Das believes that death sentence cannot act as a deterrence against a crime like rape. "I don't believe that death sentence is a solution to stop this because the conviction rate in our country is so low," the 43-year-old said here Monday at the...
  • 'Neerparavai' Review: The film is well drafted December 1, 2012

    Filmmaker Seenu Ramasamy proved his mettle with 'Thenmerkku Paruvakattru' a few years ago that eventually made its presence felt at the National awards. Now the man who loves to traverse the topic of human relationship is back with 'Neerparavai'. Quite appropriate to the title, the movie is set in the...
  • Saif-Kareena's Dawat-e-Walima: A grand affair October 19, 2012

    New Delhi: From Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's wife Gursharan Kaur to Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi to celebrities like Nandita Das and Imtiaz Ali, the Dawat-e-Walima (wedding reception) of star couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor here Thursday saw the who's who from politics and Bollywood in their finery. Dressed...
  • 'Ammavin Kaipesi' revolves around abandoned mother October 5, 2012

    Southern filmmaker Thangar Bachan, known for his artistic and emotional Tamil films such as 'Azhagi' and 'Thendral', says his upcoming movie 'Ammavin Kaipesi' will shake up those who've disowned their mothers. "My film is about a mother, who is abandoned by her son. Those, who have done something similar in their...
  • Nandita Das leaves CFSI, to direct her second film July 24, 2012

    Mumbai: The past two years have been rather hectic for actor-director Nandita Das. She has been serving as the chairperson of Children's Film Society of India (CFSI) and will continue to do so till the end of this month. Nandita says she opted for CFSI because she wanted to ‘be...
  • Friday Release: 'Gattu', a boy obsessed with kites July 19, 2012

    Mumbai: Directed by Rajan Khosa, 'Gattu' is the Children's Film Society of India's first movie to be released theatrically. It hits the theatres this Friday. Meanwhile, filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, who made the children's film 'Makdee', believes that lack of theatrical releases has kept kids away from entertainment created for them....
  • Neerparavai: Vishnu-Sunaina shares 100 plus kisses July 15, 2012

    Vishnu and Sunaina have both been seen in conventional roles than contemporary ones. The duo are getting together for the first time in Seenuramasamy's Neerparavai. In a particular song they have shared 100 plus kisses which is now being promoted as the maximum number of kisses in Tamil cinema! "We shot...
  • 'Gattu' 1st CFSI film to be released commercially July 6, 2012

    Mumbai: Nandita Das says that 'Gattu' is the first work by Children's Film Society, India to be released commercially. "Gattu is the first film that CFSI is releasing commercially. We also have a Kannada and an animation film coming up. 'Gattu' will be a gate opener for all of them," Nandita...
  • Mrinal Sen turns 90, says he has not yet retired May 14, 2012

    Kolkata: Far from calling it quits, legendary filmmaker Mrinal Sen on his 90th birthday today said that he might just come up with another new film. "Everyday I feel like making a new film. Ideas pop up out of my head. Let's see when I can act on them," Sen,...
  • Nandita Das returns to movies with a Tamil film April 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Arthouse actress Nandita Das, who is back after her maternity break, is all set to wow the audience with her acting chops in a Tamil and Hindi venture this year. Nandita, who was last seen on silver screen in Onir's national award winning film 'I Am' (2011), will now...
  • 'Gattu' gets two awards at Los Angeles film fest April 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Children's Film Society of India's (CFSI) movie 'Gattu' received two awards at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles. Directed by Rajan Khosa, the children's film won the Audience Award and the Honorable Mention Award at the prestigious gala Sunday evening in Los Angeles. The film is based in...
  • India's largest kids film fest comes to a close November 21, 2011

    Hyderabad: The nation's biggest and one of the largest in the world, The Golden Elephant 17th International Children's Film Festival, came to a close Sunday amidst much fanfare in this historic city of Hyderabad. Over six days, close to 154 films from 38 countries were screened across 13 theatres in the...
  • 17th Children's Film Fest starts in Hyderabad November 15, 2011

    Hyderabad: The 17th International Children's Film Festival (ICFF) got off to a colourful start here tonight, offering an exciting mix of movies for the tiny tots. About 150 children's films from 40 countries would be screened during the festival that will go on till November 20. Organised jointly by the...
  • Hyderabad: Excitement over movies made by kids November 15, 2011

    HYDERABAD: It was an inner peace of an altogether different kind. The Global Peace Foundation Auditorium here, venue for seminars on spirituality, wellness and motivation, vibrated with the innocence of hundreds of children right from tiny tots to the more chic teen crowd. What united them on a cool Monday...
  • Kareena to play a schizophrenic in 'Heroine' October 31, 2011

    Mumbai: After shooting simultaneously for do, teen picture ek saath, Kareena Kapoor has decided that for Heroine she will not juggle any dates. She will shoot exclusively for the project as Bebo feels essaying a schizophrenic character will be pretty taxing. And with no Khan as her co-star, Kareena wants...
  • African, South American films at kids film fest October 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Films from Africa and South America will be screened at the 17th International Children's Film Festival to be held Nov 14-20 in Hyderabad. "We received 741 films from various countries of which 160 films from 40 countries will be screened along with our Indian films," actress Nandita Das, chairperson...