SCRIPTWRITER

  • Arrest warrant issued against Telugu scriptwriter May 30, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: A local court today issued a nonbailable arrest warrant against screenwriter and Telugu movie director K V Vijayendra Prasad, father of noted film director S S Rajamouli, in connection with a cheque bounce case. Additional Judicial Magistrate First Class at Elamanchili today issued a nonbailable arrest warrant against Prasad. The...
  • Aspiring scriptwriter held for murder March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: He was aspiring to be a script writer for movies, tried to implement one and landed in jail for murder. An alumni of the prestigious Pune Film Institute, Shanti Deep Verma (31), was apprehended on Saturday from UP's Bahraich for allegedly murdering an aspiring actor Sumit Tiwari (21)...
  • Delhi: Aspiring model found murdered at friend's place February 23, 2013

    New Delhi: A 21-year-old youth, aspiring to become a model and a TV actor, was found murdered at his friend's house here Saturday evening, police said. He was abducted two days ago. The body of Sumit Tiwari was stuffed in a large plastic bag and was found at his friend and...
  • Thousands bid tearful adieu to T Damodaran April 2, 2012

    Kozhikode: Thousands turned up to bid adieu to eminent scriptwriter T Damodaran, who passed away on Wednesday, at the Town Hall on Thursday. Damodaran's body was later cremated with state honours at the crematorium on Mavoor Road. Earlier, personalities from social, political, literary and film spheres came to pay their...
  • Malayalam scriptwriter T Damodaran dead March 28, 2012

    Kozhikode: T Damodaran, known for scripting successful films like "Angaadi", "Ee Nadu" and "Avanazhi", died on Wednesday at his residence here, according to family sources. He was 77. He is survived by three daughters, including Deedi Damodaran, an upcoming scriptwriter. In a career spanning more than three decades, he scripted...
  • 'Balika Vadhu' cowriter pens first novel April 11, 2011

    Mumbai: TV scriptwriter 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...
  • IFFI: Rajkumar Hirani talks about script writing November 26, 2010

    Panaji: The film bazaar, organised by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), had Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi speaking about script writing. A delightful session by Raj Kumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi as they spoke about the art and science of script writing to an audience that comprised of media...
  • Write on: Bollywoods few celebrated scriptwriters February 4, 2009

    Mumbai: Scripts are the backbone of a good film, a reason why a no frills, low on star quotient, small budget film like Khosla Ka Ghosla and Welcome to Sajjanpur, managed to make a mark at the box office and garner critical praise as well. But good scriptwriters are tough to...
  • Bollywood has very talented scriptwriters: Shekhar Kapur July 30, 2008

    Mumbai: Whoever said that the Indian film industry is devoid of writers should talk to filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. The filmmaker was seen in a scriptwriting workshop organised by the Bitish Council and Sa Re Ga Ma and blamed corporates for not investing in new talent. "We have immense talent, but we...
  • They are the write women for B'wood December 5, 2006

    Mumbai: Imagine singing in a seedy ladies bars into the wee hours of the night just to chase a dream. Tough isn't it? Well, that's exactly what Shagufta Rafique did till she finally got a chance to write her first film and probably that's why the anguish of the protagonist...
  • FTII wants to get right with writing August 20, 2006

    Pune: The Film and Televison Institute of India is known for churning out many Bollywood stars and directors. But the institute shifted its focus to screen writers recently. On Saturday and Sunday the FTII held its firstever conference of screenwriters to discuss issues plaguing 'the art' of scriptwriting in the Indian...