Information and Broadcasting Ministry News
If not Amitabh Bachchan, who was paid Rs 6.3 crore for DD Kisan promotions? I&B ministry to investigate!
Controversy around DD Kisan promotion is soon turning out to be like a Bollywood thriller…
Amitabh Bachchan yesterday in a statement declared that he did NOT charge Rs 6.3 crores for DD Kisan endorsement. Click here to read more
Film festivals gallore in the northeast!
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry will hold a series of film festivals in the northeast with a view to promote cinema in the region and to popularise the states as film destinations
The first among these festivals will be held at Meghalaya capital Shillong from March 3 to 6. Similar events have been planned at Aizawl, Mizoram and Sikkim’s capital Gangtok, officials said, adding, plans to hold film festivals in other northeastern states would be chalked out soon. Click here to read more
Yash Chopra Memorial Award: Lata Mangeshkar is the first recipient
The veteran singer was honoured on the eve of the filmmaker’s first death anniversary
In a tribute to the legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra on the eve of his first death anniversary, melody queen Lata Mangeshkar was conferred the first Yash Chopra Memorial Award at a glittering function. Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari presented the award late Saturday to the legendary singer. Click here to read more
Heroine makers move court on smoking scene rider
It would kill the creativity of the film, feel the producers of the Kareena Kapoor film
The makers of Bollywood film Heroine, starring Kareena Kapoor, on Monday moved the Delhi High Court against the Information and Broadcasting Ministry’s order to display anti-smoking messages during smoking scenes in the movie. Click here to read more
12th Osian’s Cine-fan Film Festival: I&B Ministry announces India’s film commission
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry will work with the Ministry of Tourism to make the commission functional soon
The country will soon have a film commission offering a single window clearance to filmmakers to shoot in India, Nirupama Kotru, Director (Films), Information and Broadcasting Ministry, said Wednesday at the ongoing 12th Osian’s Cine-fan Film Festival in New Delhi. She was speaking at a panel discussion on ‘Filmmaking in India’. Click here to read more
IFFI Goa’s new award to celebrate 100th year of Indian cinema
The I&B Ministry to honour path-breaking films every year starting with IFFI 2012
There will be a new award given away at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa every year. Instituted by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry of India, the award will be handed over for the first time at this year’s IFFI Click here to read more
‘The Dirty Picture’ should be aired after 11pm: I&B Ministry tells Sony TV
The Vidya Balan film will not be allowed to broadcast during prime time, even after going through 58 cuts
Sony was scheduled to air The Dirty Picture at 12pm and 8pm on Sunday, but a last minute verdict by the Information and Broadcast Ministry of India has stalled the broadcast of the Vidya Balan film. This move came after the High Court had already cleared the 2011 hit after 58 cuts and issued a U/A certificate. Click here to read more
Ramesh Sippy appointed new NFDC Chairperson
Well-known filmmaker Ramesh Sippy has been appointed chairperson of the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC). “Yes, Mr Sippy has been appointed the new chairperson of NFDC. The order came out yesterday (Monday),” an Information and Broadcasting ministry source confirmed. He will take charge from the outgoing chairperson, veteran actor Om Puri. Sixty-five-year-old Sippy, who has been part of the Hindi film industry for the past four decades, is known for making successful films like Andaz, Seeta Aur Geeta, Sholay and Shakti. Let’s see if he is able to bring about positive changes in his tenure at NFDC.
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Amitabh Bachchan touched by media’s restraint regarding Aishwarya’s pregnancy
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is touched by the electronic media’s self-imposed restraint on the coverage of his daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai’s child birth. “I am also most touched by the decision taken by the electronic media on the coverage issue for Aishwarya’s delivery… humbled!!” Amitabh posted on his Twitter page. According to media reports, the Broadcast Editors Association (BEA) has issued a 10-point advisory to its members on coverage of the birth of the veteran’s grandchild. When the 69-year-old veteran was being asked whether he approached the Information and Broadcasting Ministry (I&B) to ban TV channels from placing reporters and cameras outside the hospital, Bachchan took to the microblogging site to clarify. “I&B and media matter! Firstly, I have no such intention ever, secondly do you really think I&B would listen to me!?? No way baby,” he wrote. Aishwarya is expected to give birth in mid-November.
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