Scripts

  • 'Process of writing a script is not as lonely as writing a novel,' says Chetan Bhagat about his scripting experience with 'Kick' 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Investment banker turned wildly successful novelist Chetan Bhagat is now taking a career turn in Bollywood, with a screenplay he says will tackle social issues in the same vein as the books that made him a youth icon. Bhagat shot to fame with his coming-of-age tale 'Five Point Someone' in...
  • India signs treaty to facilitate published works for blind May 1, 2014

    Geneva: India has signed the "Marrakesh Treaty" to facilitate access to published works for blind, visually impaired or print disabled persons. The treaty was signed on Wednesday at a ceremony organised by World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) during the 27th session of Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). Veena Ish,...
  • Now, a notice board in Braille to teach Taj Mahal's history to visually challenged March 7, 2014

    Blind tourists can now read the history of the Taj Mahal in the complex. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has provided a notice board in Braille script for their convenience. Agra District Magistrate ManishaTrighatia unveiled the notice board, which some visually handicapped students and their teachers read -- and expressed...
  • Waiting for the right project to make a comeback, says Aishwarya October 10, 2013

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has said that she is ready to make a comeback to films after her long maternity leave but is still waiting for the right project. "There have genuinely been a couple of ideas, script ideas, but depending on which ever is ready at a certain point in...
  • Just a good script is not enough, says R Madhavan September 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The script is not the only thing that R Madhavan looks at while deciding a film. The producer and cast are equally important for him. "I used to only look at the script. Now, I look at the set up, producer and rest of the team," Madhavan told IANS...
  • NFDC announces names of 9 scripts for National Script Lab September 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) has announced the names of nine scripts that will be a part of the National Script Lab. These scripts will be mentored by Marten Rabarts (Senior Consultant, Training and Development, NFDC), Olivia Stewart (Script Advisor, Binger Filmlab) and Ritesh Batra (Director of...
  • When in dilemma, I run my scripts through dad: Naga Chaitanya August 29, 2013

    Chennai: Akkineni Naga Chaitanya, son of Akkineni Nagarjuna, admits that he doesn't mind consulting his father about film projects whenever he is in doubt. However, he says he signs a film only once he is truly convinced about it. "Dad has been my guiding force. Whenever I am confused about choosing...
  • Visually impaired student memorises Quran through Braille July 15, 2013

    Malappuram: In a remarkable feat, a visually challenged student in an Islamic studies centre here has memorised the Holy Quran entirely using the Braille script. Twaha Mahboob, a 21-year-old student of the College of Tahfeelul Quran under Ma'din Academy, came in for praise from a gathering scholars and students when he...
  • Banner and script both are equally important: Arunoday Singh July 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Arunoday Singh joined filmdom with a mindset that scripts are the most important thing, but now he feels banners are eually essential. "When I came, I thought that script is the most important. But after facing a lot of struggle, I have realised that banner and script both are equally...
  • Amitabh: Want good cinema? Educate your people September 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan feels unequal level of education is responsible for lack of good quality scripts in the Indian film industry. "Lack of education. The level of education is not equal or universal. That's one of the tragedies of the country," he told reporters when asked about the reason for...
  • No good scripts to make films: Subhash Ghai March 12, 2012

    Mumbai: Lamenting the degradation of poetry and story in Bollywood films, eminent filmmaker Subhash Ghai has said it is one of the primary reasons he has stopped making movies. "It is true that Mukta Arts does not make movies of late because there are no good scripts. But, it is...
  • Play, book, script - all in a single day December 5, 2011

    Kolkata: His mornings begin with penning a play, in the afternoon he switches to writing a book and in the evening he concentrates on scriptwriting. This is how Anuvab Pal, an internationally-acclaimed playwright, divides his time during a day as he loves to transverse the boundaries of various mediums. He has...
  • 'Shakespeare In Love' to become play October 23, 2011

    London: British playwright Tom Stoppard has teamed up with Disney studio bosses to adapt his Oscar-winning 1998 romantic comedy 'Shakespeare in Love' script into a play. Stoppard, who shared the best screenplay Oscar award with Marc Norman for 'Shakespeare In Love', will revamp the screenplay for the stage, reports Variety magazine. No...
  • 'Balika Vadhu' co-writer pens first novel April 11, 2011

    Mumbai: TV script-writer Gajra Kottary, who has written screenplays of popular serials like "Astitva", "Balika Vadhu" and "Jyoti", has now come out with her maiden English novel titled "Broken Melodies", about the life of an adolescent girl and the struggles of living in a dysfunctional family. "I had already done short...
  • IIT entrance exam answer scripts to go online April 5, 2011

    New Delhi/Kanpur: In a bid to ensure transparency and enable students to have a proper assessment of themselves, answer scripts of the IIT entrance test this year will be made available online after the declaration of results. "Scanned copies of the answer scripts will be posted on Internet after the results...
  • Munnabhai booked! Now read about the cult hero December 9, 2009

    Some good news for all you Munnabhai fans. The sequel to Raj Kumar Hirani's cult film Munnabhai MBBS, Lage Raho Munnabhai will be now available in all the leading bookstores as the entire starcast of the film got together to launch a script book on the film on Monday evening....
  • Kamal Haasan's scripting workshop, a success May 29, 2009

    New Delhi: The best names in Indian filmmaking including the likes of Vishal Bhardwaj, Shekhar Kapur, Rajiv Menon and Gulzar are teaming up for a one of a kind screenwriting workshop. Kamal Haasan, Hariharan, Atul Tiwari and Anjum Rajabali teamed up with the Indian Institute of Technology to announce a...
  • Write stuff: Bollywood scripts a new success story July 10, 2008

    Mumbai: Subhash Ghai along with Tanuja Chandra and others got together to find a budding writer on Tuesday evening. A writer’s contest conducted by buzz18.com and Whistling Woods aimed at doing so for these 10 finalists. “A writer is a prized commodity,” says director, Tanuja Chandra. The final contest was a...
  • Big B tries hand at script writing September 6, 2006

    Mumbai: Bollwywood icon Amitabh Bachchan is helping write the script of one of his new films, a rare career move for the superstar traditionally known as a director's actor, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. Bachchan, 63, is assisting in developing the script of Johnny Walker, the first film he signed...