Bhanu Athaiya News
Mahabharat promos: The show will cream it’s competition!
The oldest story told using today’s best technology
Siddharth Kumar Tewary of Swastik Productions is going all out to make the epic mythological story, Mahabharat a legendary one with all the modern technology available to him. Click here to read more
Designer Bhanu Athaiya: The look of Mahabharat will revive Indian handicrafts
The Oscar-winning costume designer has been roped in as a consulting faculty for the look of the upcoming mythological show Mahabharat
Bhanu Athaiya believes the mythological show will help in the revival of Indian handicrafts and traditional weaves. Click here to read more
Laadli Media Awards 2013: Gauri Shinde, Bhanu Athaiya honoured
The English Vinglish director and the Oscar-winning costume designer won at the fourth Laadli Media Awards for Gender Sensitivity
Filmmaker Gauri Shinde received the Laadli award for the Best Mainline Hindi Film for her directorial debut English Vinglish, while Oscar-winning costume designer Bhanu Athaiya got honoured for lifetime achievement.
Shinde says she will keep making films that showcase emotions which both men and women can relate to. Click here to read more
Oscar-winner Bhanu Athaiya to be honoured with Laadli Lifetime Achievement Award
English Vinglish director Gauri Shinde will also be awarded at the event on February 5
Oscar-winning costume designer Bhanu Athaiya will receive the lifetime achievement honour at the Laadli National Media Awards for Gender Sensitivity. Athaiya, who had won an Oscar for Best Costume Design for British filmmaker Richard Attenborough’s 1982 film Gandhi Click here to read more
India goes to the Oscars!
From Bhanu Athaiya to Anil Kapoor…it may not have happened this year, but the Academy Awards has seen the presence of a strong desi contingent in the fairly recent past
Winning an Oscar has been a coveted dream for the likes of AR Rahman, Aamir Khan, Anil Kapoor and others. Some won, some didn’t. Dewy fresh in our memories is the phenomenon of Slumdog Millionaire that made it big at the Oscars in 2008. But the Indian presence at the Academy Awards dates back to 1957. Click here to read more
‘The Dirty Picture’, ‘Don 2’, ‘Players’: Style is the new script in Bollywood
Style and fashion in Bollywood have undergone a sea change
When did styling become a substitute for script? I wondered that as I watched Abbas-Mustan’s Players, and found myself marvelling more at the sequined jackets and cool ripped jeans than the incoherent script. This is happening to me more often—in Don 2, Aisha, Anjaana Anjaani, Pyaar Impossible! or Main Aurr Mrs Khanna, I followed the clothes more closely than the plot. Shahrukh Khan’s superbly styled outfits, Sonam Kapoor’s nail colour and Kareena Kapoor’s jackets made a bigger impression. British costume designer Sandy Powell, who has eight Oscar nominations and three wins, was once asked what is key to the art of costume design for film. She replied: “What you are doing is helping create a character. You’re hoping to make a character believable. I think it’s equally important that costumes don’t distract. It would be wrong if someone went to a film and all they could remember were the costumes.” Click here to read more