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Kamal Haasan: No Indian filmmaker has had full freedom of speech as compared to the rest of the world

8 months ago 0
The versatile actor spoke on freedom, politics, ideals and Chennai floods Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan has revealed that he “has never had” his freedom while making films. Read Article ▶

FTII students demand censor board’s chairman Pahlaj Nihalani’s resignation

11 months ago 0
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 […] Read Article ▶

Zoya Akhtar supports ‘award waapsi’, says would have given up National award if she had it!

11 months ago 0
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. Read Article ▶

Award Wapsi: After Vidya Balan, Kamal Haasan declares he will not return his National Award!

11 months ago 0
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. Read Article ▶

What does Vidya Balan have to say about returning her National Award?

11 months ago 0
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. Read Article ▶

FTII row: Anupam Kher slams filmmakers for returning National Award

11 months ago 0
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”. Read Article ▶

FTII row: Dibakar Banerjee, Nishtha Jain and eleven other filmmakers return national awards

11 months ago 0
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 […] Read Article ▶

Urgent press conference called by Hansal Mehta, Dibaker Banerjee, Resul Pookutty to address the FTII crisis

1 year ago 0
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 Read Article ▶

Rajkumar Hirani TO NOT replace Gajendra Chauhan as the FTII head!

1 year ago 0
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 […] Read Article ▶

FTII director Prashant Pathrabe on students’ arrest: I was forced to file an FIR

1 year ago 0
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. Read Article ▶

Gajendra Chauhan FTII controversy making academics ‘political’, allege striking students!

1 year ago 0
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 […] Read Article ▶

Delhi Chief Minister offers help to FTII students!

1 year ago 0
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. Read Article ▶

BJP protests while Rahul Gandhi meets students at FTII

1 year ago 0
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.  Read Article ▶

FTII chairman Gajendra Chauhan now faces opposition from Soumitra Chatterjee, Mrinal Sen, Buddhadeb Dasgupta

1 year ago 0
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. Read Article ▶

Dibakar Banerjee: The FTII issue is not only about Gajendra Chauhan!

1 year ago 0
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. Read Article ▶