Maqbool Fida Husain News
Barkha Roy, actor Reena Roy’s sister, to make MF Husain biopic
The author-filmmaker wants the world to see the late painter’s personal side through her film My Friend Hussain
Actor Reena Roy’s sister Barkha Roy, a movie producer, has plans to bring late Indian painter MF Husain‘s (Maqbool Fida Husain) colourful life on to the film canvas. Barkha, who had produced the 1982 film Sanam Teri Kasam, says she had met Husain around 10 years ago in Bandra. She claims he had expressed his wish to work with her someday. Click here to read more
Brad Pitt comes to Mumbai!
The MAMI Film Festival will open with the Hollywood actor’s latest film, Moneyball
So the 13th annual Mumbai film festival (October 13-20) will open with Moneyball starring Brad Pitt and close with Dolphin Tale, starring Morgan Freeman. The move shows festival backer Reliance’s keen desire to get further into bed with Hollywood, though how a baseball themed film like Moneyball will fare with cricket-obsessed Indian delegates who are clueless (like most of the world) about the American sport is anybody’s guess. Cineswami’s guess is that they’ll hang around the opening speeches hoping that Pitt makes an appearance and then sneak off to the bar at the opening night gala party then minutes into the film. Click here to read more
MF Husain: India’s lost talent
It is with great sadness that Cineswami notes the passing of India’s greatest ever artist, and occasional Bollywood filmmaker Maqbool Fida Husain, who died in distant London on June 9. Several obits will no doubt refer to the great man as the ‘Picasso of India’ but I beg to differ. He was, simply put, the Husain of India
I had occasion to meet the man twice; once when he unveiled his Madhuri obsessive paintings in Delhi, the series that led to Gaja Gamini; and again a couple of years later where the film was screened at London’s Tate Modern museum as part of their Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis exhibition. The late painter delivered a riveting oration on the relationship between painting and cinema. Click here to read more
Madhuri, Anushka, Vidya: MF Husain’s B’wood obsessions!
Know about the late artist’s many muses from B-town
Artist MF Husain, who died on June 9, 2011 in London, might have irked some people for his paintings of nude Hindu deities, but our Bollywood ‘devis’ only reciprocated his love for them by being overwhelmed by his work, his talent and his adoration. His first Bollywood muse was Madhuri Dixit. So besotted was he by her, that he watched her superhit film Hum Aapke Hain Koun…! 70 times! Click here to read more