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Anupam Kher is lying. NDA govt banned ‘Final Solution’. He was Censor Chief: Director Rakesh Sharma
Polarisation within the Hindi film industry on the issue of Narendra Modi as Prime Ministerial candidate has intensified. The latest controversy erupted with the director of ‘Final Solution’, Rakesh Sharma tweeting against former Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chair and pro-Modi Bollywood actor Anupam Kher’s claim that he was mainly responsible for clearing the film under NDA rule. The film was based on the 2002 Gujarat Riots. Click here to read more
Is Mani Shankar making a documentary on LK Advani?
The Knock Out director had plans to make a film on the senior BJP leader, but will now make do with a documentary
Though director Mani Shankar hasn’t made any hugely popular films, his debut crime thriller 16 December was liked by film buffs. Click here to read more
Ali Zafar: Proud that a woman got Pakistan’s first Oscar
The London Paris New York artiste thinks it’s a great achievement
Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar is happy that Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, a woman, picked up the first Oscar for his country. He describes it as a great feat for all his countrymen. “We are very proud of the fact that a woman has got the first Oscar for Pakistan. Sharmeen got the first Oscar and I have personally had the pleasure of meeting her. What a great achievement for all of us,” the 31-year-old said at the Lavasa Women’s Drive awards. Sharmeen, a Pakistani journalist and documentary filmmaker, won the Oscar for her documentary film Saving Face, which uncovers the story of hundreds of people, mostly women who become acid attack victims in her country. The movie won the best documentary (short) at the 84th Academy Awards. Click here to read more
Brazilian director Oscar Marron Filho passes away at IFFI Goa
In a tragic incident, Brazilian documentary director Oscar Marron Filho suffered a cardiac arrest during an interactive session Sunday afternoon and died later at a local hospital. IFFI director Shankar Mohan said that as a mark of respect for the Brazilian director, the film parties scheduled Sunday would be cancelled and the playing of loud music would be stopped. Filho, 56, whose film Mario Filho: A Creator of Crowds – based on famed Brazilian journalist and writer Mario Filho was screened as a part of a special package on soccer films – was speaking during Open Forum, an interactive session with delegates on Sunday when he suddenly suffered a heart attack. After a few minutes of chaos, the ailing Filho was rushed to the Goa Medical College and hospital located some distance from Panaji, where he succumbed. “We are suspending festivities for today. Two minutes’ silence will be observed at all theatres at 8pm today. His relatives have been informed,” Mohan said.
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