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Marathi film Samhita- The Script nominated for 4 Screen Awards!
Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukthankar’s Marathi film Samhita – The Script cast and crew can celebrate
Marathi film Samhita- The Script nominated for 4 Screen Awards! Sukthankar who is known for making films on off-beat subjects has created a record of sorts by winning two national awards and 20 other awards. The national award winning film is released all over Maharashtra on October 11, 2013. Click here to read more
‘Kahaani’ box office report: Rs 7.45 crore on Friday-Saturday
Vidya Balan’s Kahaani has recovered its money and is on its way to being declared a hit
After being appreciated for her performance in female-centric Ishqiya, No One Killed Jessica and The Dirty Picture, actor Vidya Balan carries forwards the legacy of hits with Kahaani, which has reportedly collected Rs 2.95 crore on its opening day. Released Friday, the drama-thriller made at a shoestring budget of Rs 8 crore is receiving positive response from both the critics and audiences. “The film has opened very well. The collection in India on Friday was Rs 2.95 crore and on Saturday it earned Rs 4.5 crore. A full-pack show is expected on Sunday. The film will definitely survive for over a week,” Taran Adarsh told IANS.
The Thursday paid preview collections were 00.85 crore, while the expected Sunday collections are close to Rs 7 crore, reports Boxofficecapsule. Click here to read more
Subhash Ghai asked to pay up Rs 79 crore rent for Whistling Woods
In a huge setback to filmmaker Subhash Ghai, the Maharashtra government has reclaimed 14.5 acres of the land of Whistling Woods International. Moreover, the filmmaker has been asked to pay up rent for the last 12 years, amounting to a whopping Rs 79 crore. The film and media school stands on a 20-acre property in Film City, Goregaon, of which 14.5 acres is now with the government and 5.5 acres shall remain with Whistling Woods. Ghai had gathered film industry folk in order to stop the government from taking over the land, as the school would’ve shut down – leaving the students worried about their future. As a result of the support, the school building will now stand till 2014. After the two-year period, Ghai might have to shift it someplace else or buy out.
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Subhash Ghai: Please protect the students of Whistling Woods
Subhash Ghai’s film institute fell into trouble after a judgement issued by Supreme Court asking him return the land on which it stands. But on Wednesday the filmmaker urged everyone to protect its students as they were the “real asset” of the nation
“Subhash Ghai is a liability by name and not an asset. The asset is the children who are the future of the film industry so please protect them,” Ghai said at a press conference. He was accompanied by the students of his film academy, Whistling Woods International and few supporters from the film fraternity. “We have strength, courage and honesty. We don’t know what will be the future. Film industry and media should think and talk about it and take this forward. I am sure the doors will open again,” he added. Click here to read more