Kamal Haasan: No Indian filmmaker has had full freedom of speech as compared to the rest of the world
FTII students demand censor board’s chairman Pahlaj Nihalani’s resignation
FTII students raise their voice against Pahlaj Nihalani, after he made a very insensitive remark about the students participating in the protests…
FTII students on Tuesday branded censor board chairman Pahlaj Nihalani as the “propaganda machine” of the BJP-led government and urged Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore to seek his resignation. Click here to read more
Zoya Akhtar supports ‘award waapsi’, says would have given up National award if she had it!
Bollywood is divided on returning awards
Bollywood director Zoya Akhtar said that if she had a national award to her credit she would have returned it given the current atmosphere in the country. “If I had the national award, I would have returned it. Click here to read more
Award Wapsi: After Vidya Balan, Kamal Haasan declares he will not return his National Award!
The versatile actor called the entire award returning exercise as futile
After noted writers returned their Sahitya Akademi Awards, it’s now the turn of film personalities to return their National Awards. Click here to read more
What does Vidya Balan have to say about returning her National Award?
Vidya Balan giver her opinion on returning the National Award like many other artists recently…
Indian Bollywood star Vidya Balan on Thursday said she will not give back her national award as it was an honour bestowed on her by the country and not the government. Click here to read more
FTII row: Anupam Kher slams filmmakers for returning National Award
The controversies over FTII row just don’t seem to stop even after students have shut down the strike…
Veteran actor Anupam Kher has slammed the directors, who returned their National Awards in solidarity with the protesting FTII students, calling it a move motivated by “agenda”. Click here to read more
FTII row: Dibakar Banerjee, Nishtha Jain and eleven other filmmakers return national awards
Thirteen filmmakers have appealed to the government in a dramatic fashion urging them take due action on the FTII row…
In a dramatic development, 10 prominent filmmakers on Wednesday returned to the government various awards and honours they had received, protesting impediments to freedom of speech and expression and showing solidarity with the agitating FTII students here. Click here to read more
Urgent press conference called by Hansal Mehta, Dibaker Banerjee, Resul Pookutty to address the FTII crisis
Regional and mainstream members of film fraternity to come together will interact with journalists tomorrow
Several filmmakers including Adoor Gopalakrishnan (DadaSaheb Phalke award-winner), National award-winning film-makers Kundan Shah, Dibakar Bannerjee, Hansal Mehta and Resul Pookutty (also a Padmashri and Oscar award-winner) along with several others will gather at Mumbai press club Click here to read more
Rajkumar Hirani TO NOT replace Gajendra Chauhan as the FTII head!
Read on to get all the details about the latest developments…
Recently reports suggested that the government may change its mind and replace Gajendra Chauhan from the post of FTII head with filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani. While many celebrated this report, a few were still skeptical as no official confirmation came their way. However, today we can confirm that the PK director was never going to replace Chauhan as the academic council head.
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FTII director Prashant Pathrabe on students’ arrest: I was forced to file an FIR
The director claims that he was forced to file an FIR against the students who vandalised his office. Read on to know more!
FTII director Prashant Pathrabe on Wednesday said that he was forced to file an FIR against the agitating students as they vandalised his office and pushed him around. Click here to read more
Gajendra Chauhan FTII controversy making academics ‘political’, allege striking students!
FTII students who are on strike, on Monday condemned the facility’s administrative officials for its “irrational” decision of assessing incomplete diploma films.
The Film and Television Institute of India students find it a “political” rather than “academic” activity that they are being assessed during the ongoing strike. The strike reached Day 60 on yesterday in protest of the appointment of actor and BJP member Gajendra Chauhan as chairman of the FTII. And it seems that the institute has now issued notice to some of its students for over-staying in FTII hostels in spite of the completion of their courses.Click here to read more
Delhi Chief Minister offers help to FTII students!
CM promises to do something….
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal assured all help to the striking students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) who met him on Tuesday. Click here to read more
BJP protests while Rahul Gandhi meets students at FTII
The young Gandhi wants to make a difference…
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi arrived in Pune on Friday morning to address and express support to the striking students of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) amidst strong protests launched by local BJP activists here. Click here to read more
FTII chairman Gajendra Chauhan now faces opposition from Soumitra Chatterjee, Mrinal Sen, Buddhadeb Dasgupta
The veterans have come in support of the students…
Indian cinema veterans Mrinal Sen, Buddhadeb Dasgupta and Soumitra Chatterjee have come out in support of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) students who are protesting against the appointment of actor Gajendra Chauhan as its chairman. Click here to read more
Dibakar Banerjee: The FTII issue is not only about Gajendra Chauhan!
The ace filmmaker opens up about the recent controversies…
The protest of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) students has crossed 35 days now but is not only targeted at chairperson Gajendra Chauhan for “lack of qualifications” but against other crucial appointments too, says director Dibakar Banerjee. Click here to read more