Enough is enough, says Vidya Balan on Pakistani artiste ban

Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) With the Hindi film industry condemning the Pulwana terror attack and not releasing films in Pakistan besides banning all Pakistani artistes from working in India, National award-winning actress Vidya... Read more »

Manisha Koirala “It’s my second innings to everything”

By Sugandha Rawal New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) From being a wife trapped in an unhappy marriage in “Lust Stories” to her portrayal as Nargis Dutt in “Sanju”, Manisha Koirala is back with... Read more »

Fashion designers, actors celebrate 100 years of Khadi

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Fashion designers such as Rohit Bal, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Rina Dhaka along with Bollywood actors Arjun Rampal and Aditi Rao Hydari celebrated the centennial of Khadi and... Read more »

Films ‘provoke our thoughts’ to bring change, says ‘Son Rise’ filmmaker

By Arundhuti Banerjee Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Vibha Bakshi, whose documentary “Son Rise” emphasises on the involvement of men in ensuring gender equality, says that a movie or a moving... Read more »

Would like to explore all avenues of film making: Arjun Rampal

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Actor Arjun Rampal, who is also set to make his debut on a digital platform with a web series titled “The Final Call”, said that he would like to... Read more »

Not releasing ‘Total Dhamaal’ in Pakistan our way of protest

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Indra Kumar says it was his team’s decision to prevent the release of “Total Dhamaal” in Pakistan. On Monday, the cast of the third installment of ‘Dhamaal’... Read more »

‘Nagarkirtan’ a masterly melancholic meditation on dysfunctionalism

By Subhash K. Jha Film: “Nagarkirtan” (Bengali); Writer and Director: Kaushik Ganguly; Starring: Riddhi Sen, Ritwick Chakraborty; Rating: *****(5 stars) There are passages in this profoundly melancholic study of gender disorientation where... Read more »

Big B to give Rs 5 lakh to each slain CRPF trooper’s family

Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be donating Rs 5 lakh each to the families of 49 CRPF troppers who died in the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.... Read more »

Hansal Mehta “Pakistan’s complicity in business of terrorism must end”

Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Disturbed after the deadly Pulwama attack, filmmaker Hansal Mehta says Pakistan’s complicity in the business of terrorism should come to an end. Hansal on Saturday took to Twitter to... Read more »

Berlin film fest offers feedback from broader spectrum, says ‘Dust’ director

By Arundhuti Banerjee Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Debutant director Udita Bhargava’s film “Dust” had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this month. She says it is a great start... Read more »

Irom Sharmila “I dream of a world without caste, discrimination”

Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Manipur’s legendary human rights activist Irom Sharmila, who continued a fast-unto-death protest for 16 years demanding repeal of an Act, on Friday said she dreams of a world without... Read more »

Vicky Kaushal “I want to set my journey as an example to others”

By Nivedita New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Riding high on the success of “Uri: The Surgical Strike”, actor Vicky Kaushal says he has never cared about following the norms in the film world... Read more »