Hindi cinema News
Shekhar Kapur: Hindi cinema is heading towards collapse
Mr India‘s Director talks about the set backs that Hindi film industry may have to face
Director Shekhar Kapur feels that the business of Hindi cinema will collapse soon as more and more Bollywood films are being released in large numbers to reach the Rs 100 crore mark quickly. The 68-year-old Elizabeth helmer said people called him ‘mad’ when he released 350 prints of his 1987 blockbuster ‘Mr India’. Click here to read more
44th International Film Festival of India: Why is Bollywood getting a raw deal?
New wave Hindi cinema may get a thumbs down at this year’s IFFI, say organisers
Bollywood movies may get a thumbs down at the 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), an organiser said Tuesday. “IFFI is for serious films and not for new Bollywood films,” Vishnu Wagh, Vice-Chairman of the Entertainment Society of Goa, one of the two government agencies organising the International Film Festival of India, told reporters after a meeting with Directorate of Film Festivals officials in Panaji. Click here to read more
Chitrangda Singh and Karan Johar to host first ever Times of India Film Awards in Canada
Since the IIFA Awards 2013 will not be held in Vancouver, the Canadian government will now host the Times of India Film Awards, informs Cineswami
The International Indian Film Academy Awards or the IIFAs are representative of Bollywood – big, bright, colourful, and like the awards handed out every year, ultimately irrelevant. Who won the IIFAs last year? Don’t remember? Not to worry, nobody does, unlike say, the Filmfare Awards. Click here to read more
Where will IIFA Awards 2013 be held?
Wizcraft International confirms the IIFA Awards team is not heading to Vancouver this year. Bids are still open for a host country for the 2013 awards ceremony
The 14th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards will not be held in Vancouver, as was announced earlier. The bid from the British Columbia government on behalf of Vancouver was rejected for 2013 Click here to read more
Karisma, Madhuri, Sridevi: The comeback girls
Bollywood no longer sees a heroine’s advancing years as a liability. This should let older actresses break the glamour mould and take on edgier roles
This month, Madhuri Dixit was the cover girl for Vogue and Sridevi for Marie Claire. These are somewhat unusual choices for fashion magazines—both women are over 40 and neither has had a successful film in almost a decade; in fact, Sridevi’s last major release was in 1997. But both were the Number One actresses of their time. They continue to be sparkling and attractive, and are now on the comeback trail. Sridevi is returning to films with English Vinglish. Madhuri is judging reality shows, endorsing products and a food channel, and presumably scouting for a film that can do justice to her talent. Click here to read more