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Ritesh Batra apologises to Film Federation of India letter; demands transparent jury

The Lunchbox’s Ritesh Batra apologises to Film Federation of India; demands transparent jury for Oscar nomination

3 years ago 1
The Lunchbox director responds to the scathing letter sent by the FFI to him. Read more And the war continues. Ritesh Batra, director of The Lunchbox, sends his response to the letter he received from the Film Federation of India (FFI) criticising him for his reaction to the rejection of his film and selection of […] Read Article ▶
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The Lunchbox Film Federation of India letter

Read: Film Federation of India’s letter to The Lunchbox director

3 years ago 1
Here’s the full text of the letter sent by the FFI to Ritesh Batra Update: Ritesh Batra has replied to the FFI with a letter. Read it here The controversy around the rejection of The Lunchbox as India’s official Oscar entry continues. Three days ago, the Film Federation of India sent a letter to The […] Read Article ▶
The Lunchbox: Film Federation of India lashes out at director Ritesh Batra through letter!

The Lunchbox: Film Federation of India lashes out at director Ritesh Batra through letter!

3 years ago 0
The FFI asks Batra, “Are you suggesting that the Oscar is rigged?” Upset with director Ritesh Batra and producer Anurag Kashyap’s vocal disapproval of the selection of Gyan Correa’s The Good Road as India’s Oscar entry over Batra’s The Lunchbox, the Film Federation of India (FFI) has sent a scathing letter (a copy of which […] Read Article ▶
AR Rahman

AR Rahman turns Bollywood filmmaker!

3 years ago 0
Those of whom have witnessed or experienced the magic of the Mozart of Madras’ music will now get to witness his writing skills too! AR Rahman has turned a film producer and from what we hear, the debut project of the musical maestro will go on floors late this year. Read Article ▶
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John Abraham in Madras Cafe

John Abraham does a Tom Hanks for Madras Cafe!

3 years ago 0
The actor-producer borrowed the look of Hollywood actor Tom Hanks from his film Cast Away For his next release, Madras Cafe, John Abraham transformed himself so much that he became unrecognisable. He appears in a dishelleved look, unruly hair and overgrown beard. It took him a few months to grow into this character. He didn’t […] Read Article ▶
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Helen Mirren and Manish Dayal

Helen Mirren to take The Hundred-Foot Journey to an Indian restaurant with Manish Dayal

3 years ago 0
Oscar Award-winning Hollywood actor Helen Mirren will star in DreamWorks’ latest film India is clearly the flavour of the year in international cinema and Indian food is at the heart of Steven Spielberg’s company DreamWorks’ latest production. Oscar-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen) will be the lead in The Hundred-Foot Journey and Oscar nominee Lasse Hallstrom […] Read Article ▶
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AR Rahman’s book Reflections dedicated to singers who have influenced his music

3 years ago 1
The musical genius reminisces golden moments through this coffee table book authored by photographer T Selvakumar In a new coffee table book Reflections, double Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman looks back at memorable moments spent with those who have worked with him through the years. The book also shares singers’ tributes to the Mozart of Madras. Read Article ▶

Anurag Kashyap puts on his shorts

3 years ago 0
Cineswami talks about the Gangs of Wasseypur director’s short films initiative with Viacom18 Sadly, we mean the film variety and not half pants. Short films in India are more usually than not given short shrift. At best they are seen as calling cards for emerging filmmakers who are out to prove that they can make […] Read Article ▶
Yogen Shah
I don’t know AR Rahman as a great musician, but as a very close friend: Bharatbala

I don’t know AR Rahman as a great musician, but as a very close friend: Bharatbala

3 years ago 0
The director feels that his friendship with the composer has resulted in some great work over the years Tamil director Bharatbala says that friendship is the pillar of the relationship he shares with Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman, with whom he has teamed up again in forthcoming Tamil romantic-drama Mariyaan. Read Article ▶
AR Rahman feels Kochadaiyaan animation effects are ‘epic’

AR Rahman feels Kochadaiyaan animation effects are ‘epic’

3 years ago 1
The music maestro says that the animation effects in one of the songs he saw was truly EPIC! Even as millions of Rajinikanth fans eagerly await the release of Kochadaiyaan, AR Rahman has watched some important scenes from the movie and is all praise for it. Read Article ▶
Priya Rai is not jealous of Sunny Leone!

Priya Rai is not jealous of Sunny Leone!

3 years ago 5
The newest adult star to enter Indian cinema revealed that she is not envious of pornstar-turned-actor Sunny Leone’s success It’s official, pornstar Priya Rai is not jealous of Sunny Leone and has confirmed this on her Twitter feed. When asked by a fan if she was, her response was a succinct: “Ummm no.” That settles […] Read Article ▶
AR Rahman completes writing his first movie script; a popular director to helm the project

AR Rahman completes writing his first movie script; a popular director to helm the project

3 years ago 1
The music maestro’s dream finally comes true as he finds time to pen his first script, and has even got a producer excited about the venture Putting an end to the industry buzz that he would soon wield the megaphone for a movie, AR Rahman has said that he will not direct a film, but […] Read Article ▶
Suriya to start shooting for Gautham Vasudev Menon’s Dhruva Natchathiram by June

Suriya to start shooting for Gautham Vasudev Menon’s Dhruva Natchathiram by June

3 years ago 0
The actor and the director team up for the third time after delivering two super hits – Kaakha Kaakha and Vaaranam Aayiram Suriya Sivakumar, busy shooting for upcoming Tamil action-drama Singam 2, is expected to join the sets of his new film Dhruva Natchathiram in June. Read Article ▶
Satyajit Ray’s 92nd birth anniversary: Google Doodle honours the Indian filmmaker

Satyajit Ray’s 92nd birth anniversary: Google Doodle honours the Indian filmmaker

3 years ago 1
The Bharat Ratna and Oscar Award-winning Indian filmmaker is highly respected and revered in international cinema Born on May 2, 1921, in Calcutta, Satyajit Ray was one of India’s precious gifts to world cinema. The prolific filmmaker, who received an honorary Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement almost on his deathbed in 1992, inspired many acclaimed […] Read Article ▶
Aamir Khan at TIME magazine gala with Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis and Christina Aguilera

Aamir Khan at TIME magazine gala with Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis and Christina Aguilera

3 years ago 1
The Bollywood thespian dined with the Lincoln actor and the popular American singer in New York at the TIME 100 Cocktail Gala. Singer Justin Timberlake was also present with wife Jessica Biel Aamir Khan featured on TIME Magazine’s Asian edition cover again recently. This time, the actor-director was selected in the 100 Most Influential People of […] Read Article ▶