Aligarh director Hansal Mehta calls the city homophobic!
Aligarh director Hansal Mehta calls the city Aligarh a homophic one as he thinks they are just proving his point when banning the film. Click here to read more
5 movies that the five judge bench should watch before re-examining the Section 377 verdict!
These films evoke certain empathy inside every viewer and can help look at the LGBT community as a bigger part of our society than a “miniscule fraction of country’s population”. Click here to read more
Sunny Leone not the first actor to kiss a girl onscreen!
While Sunny Leone and Sandhya Mridul’s kiss might have grabbed eyeballs, there are more female actors who have kissed a female co-star onscreen. Read on
Sunny Leone and Sandhya Mridul’s kiss in Ragini MMS 2 was talked about for a long time. In fact, it was one of the hottest scenes in the movie. But the sexy Sunny Leone isn’t the only B-town diva to have kissed another female co-star onscreen. Here’s a list of those who have done it before! Click here to read more
Sridevi’s home partly doused in flames
The Hawa hawaii actor’s house was burnt down partly although there were no casualties but there was some loss of property
Boney Kapoor and Sridevi‘s house caught fire because of a short circuit. It was found out that the short circuit happened in the English Vinglish actor’s room. The bedroom has been completely doused in flames but the good news is that there were no casualties. The Chandani star was at her abode with her daughters and her mother-in-law, when there was a short circuit in the air conditioner occurred. That short circuit in turn led to a small fire, which very soon spread to the entire room thanks to the silk ware in the room. Click here to read more
Inside story: A hit Bollywood director’s gay love story with Pakistani writer revealed!
Cineswami takes a closer look at Bollywood’s reel and real gay love stories
We live in liberal times. 2014 is almost upon us and we like to believe that we are free of prejudice. Which is why we applaud fearlessly and openly a gay love story that we witnessed with our own eyes at the Click here to read more
Shabana Azmi to be felicitated at Mumbai Women’s International Film Festival
The veteran Bollywood actor, who will be seen on TV show 24, will be honoured at the first edition of the fest
Veteran actor Shabana Azmi will be felicitated at the inaugural Mumbai Women’s International Film Festival (MWIFF) 2013 starting in Mumbai on October 8. The week-long event, organised by Oculus Creations with the support of the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), aims to give women filmmakers an international platform to showcase their talent. Click here to read more
Javed Jaffrey: It is wrong to equate Indian cinema with Bollywood
Excerpts from an interview with Javed Jaffrey
You have done a variety of films. Is there a particular genre that you feel more challenging than others?
I don’t feel many things I do are challenging. I am not talking about physical challenges here. Doing a film like Boom was challenging. It was a quirky role and I feel doing a completely mad character like that was extremely challenging. The way I walked, I talked, my posture, my accent, my tone in that film, everything was so unusual for me and that was a big challenge. I did 8 by 10 Tasveer with Nagesh Kukunoor. The film tanked at the box office, but I enjoyed doing it. I loved doing Dhamaal too. It was loud and over-the-top, but I enjoyed working in that film. Click here to read more
Cannes 2013: Nandita Das, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Tejaswini Kolhapure unimpressive on the red carpet
The ‘indie’ brigade were spotted at the prestigious film festival on the weekend
High heels, beautiful faces and blinding glitz – Cannes Film Festival may look like a never-ending fashion parade, but just like the way Indian cinema is not limited to Bollywood alone, the prestigious Cannes is not just about walking the red carpet in designer outfits and getting some glossy pictures clicked! Click here to read more
Trouble begins for Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children
Political parties protest after the Indian premier of Midnight’s Children saying that the movie hurts their sentiments
Bollywood it seems just can’t get rid of some political party or the other meddling in its affairs. And director Deepa Mehta, who premiered Click here to read more
Javed Jaffrey: Overt sexuality makes me uncomfortable
Excited about his forthcoming release The Forest, Javed Jaffrey is confident that the film will thrill the audiences and make people think about pressing environmental issues. In a candid chat the powerhouse of talent talks about the film, his other creative pursuits and why he thinks the big stars of Bollywood should dare to be different
He’s a rare talent, an eclectic mix of spontaneity, creativity and inventiveness. It would be unfair to define Javed Jaffrey as an actor and even more difficult it is to coldly categorise him as just a performer. Click here to read more