Whistling Woods International News
Subhash Ghai’s film institute Whistling Woods collaborates with YouTube!
The veteran filmmaker is going digital with his institute
Online video community YouTube has announced the opening of YouTube Space Mumbai at filmmaker Subhash Ghai‘s Whistling Woods International (WWI). It’s a collaboration and production facility for YouTube video creators. Click here to read more
Hansal Mehta’s next on Article 377?
At the Celebrate Cinema festival organised by Subhash Ghai’s Whistling Woods International. the national award winning film-maker Hansal Mehta revealed something. Read on to find out…
The director who was recently bestowed upon with a National award for his stirring film Shahid, spoke at a panel discussion on socially responsible film-making at the ongoing festival Celebrate Cinema Click here to read more
Whistling Woods International’s Celebrate Cinema opens!
Veteran actor Rekha inaugurated the two-day festival thus beginning the celebration of cinema. Read on to know what happened on the first day…
A resplendent Rekha graced the Whistling Woods International’s Celebrate Cinema festival with her presence as she inaugurated India’s largest film, entertainment and education festival. The one of its kind festival opened for its third year. Click here to read more
What can you expect at Whistling Woods International’s Celebrate Cinema festival?
Movie enthusiasts have a great opportunity to get quick tips on dance, direction and acting
The Whistling Woods International Celebrate Cinema festival this year has some thing for movie enthusiasts. So you are a wannabe filmmaker or then actor or love to dance like Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor Khan or then Deepika Padukone this is a place to be. Click here to read more
Subhash Ghai’s Whistling Woods International brings Rekha and Gulzar together!
Here’s everything you want to know about India’s largest film, entertainment and education festival
Whistling Woods International has organised an event to celebrate cinema. Said to be India’s largest festival of its kind, it will take place on May 17 and 18. A little birdie tells us that apart from Subhash Ghai, Gulzar and Rekha will be inaugurating this festival which aims to celebrate the 100+ years journey of Indian Cinema. Click here to read more
Tigmanshu Dhulia attends 7th Filmsaaz festival and promises to shoot at Aligarh Muslim University
The ace actor-director went to attend the valedictory function of the annual international film festival
The Valedictory function of the 7th Filmsaaz 2014, an annual International Film Festival of documentaries and short films, organized by University Film Club, Aligarh Muslim University, concluded last Wednesday. The film festival (March 9-March 12), which saw a huge participation (150 entries), ended with a grand award ceremony. Click here to read more
Subhash Ghai: I’m not competing with Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee or Karan Johar!
In an exclusive chat with BollywoodLife, the Showman explains why he’s still the best and discusses his under-production movie Kaanchi, his old and new discoveries and his fascination with them, an action film with Salman Khan, working with Madhuri Dixit, friendship, rivalries, his banner Mukta Arts’ new strategy, Whistling Woods International, legal trouble and much more…
The Kingmaker is long past issues – whether it’s renaming his heroines, his blatant passion for them, superstars like Shahrukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan moving away from him or experimenting with films like Black & White and Yuvvraaj. Questions have been asked about whether Midas had lost his touch. These and many more questions riddled my mind as I caught up with the Showman aka Subhash Ghai Click here to read more
Whistling Woods to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema with the screening of Bombay Talkies, Sholay 3D and Raja Harishchandra
The alumni of Subhash Ghai’s acting institute are all set to host a two-day film festival to earmark the centenary celebrations of Indian cinema including special screenings of Sholay 3D and Bombay Talkies, along with workshops, panel discussions and much more
The unique annual initiative of Whistling Woods International (WWI) is poised to get bigger and better. This year, instead of looking back at the glorious past, WWI looks ahead at the golden future of Indian cinema Click here to read more
Mithun Chakraborty to play special character in Subhash Ghai’s Kaanchi
Director-producer Subhash Ghai ropes in the original disco dancer to play an important character in his first film in many years
After the 1999 hit Taal, the original showman of Bollywood Subhash Ghai has not managed to rock the box office or pacify his fans and critics with the magic of his movies. That aside, Ghai is currently is facing legal issues over his film school, Whistling Woods International. Click here to read more
Subhash Ghai: I see Mukta coming back to its shining glory soon
Bollywood’s ‘Showman’ strikes back four years after he directed his last film Yuvvraaj; announces three films to be made under the Mukta Arts banner, which begins its 35th year of existence.
For years October 24, the foundation day of Mukta Arts, has always been celebrated in a grand way and with the launch of a new film. But this time Click here to read more
Is Subhash Ghai imitating Yash Chopra in Kaanchi?
The veteran filmmaker has released the teaser of his forthcoming film Kaanchi, just like the Jab Tak Hai Jaan teaser that was launched with Ek Tha Tiger
It has been over a decade that director Subhah Ghai came up with a hit. Many in the industry had already written him off. Click here to read more
Rishi Kapoor to be bad man in Subhash Ghai’s new Karz?
The hit pair of Rishi Kapoor – the man who is so good at being bad- and Subhash Ghai will get together to make a film on a similar themes after almost three decades
Subhash Ghai made his first film, Karz with Rishi Kapoor. Three decades later the duo is coming back together in a film that eerily reminds us of that same Karz. Click here to read more
Cinematographer Rajen Kothari passes away – Bollywood tweets
Kothari had worked on movies like Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Ghayal, Zubeidaa and the more recent one, Tukaram
Ace cameraperson Rajen Kothari, also head of Cinematography at Subhash Ghai’s Whistling Woods International film school, died in Mumbai on Wednesday (September 26) due to cardiac arrest. He was 60. People from Bollywood and the media associated with Kothari tweeted condolence messages, including Ghai and Shabana Azmi. Click here to read more
Ashok Mehta tribute at Whistling Woods International
Subhash Ghai to pay homage to the late cinematographer-filmmaker with seminars and screenings on August 27
Filmmaker Subhash Ghai is set to organise a day-long tribute here in honour of late cinematographer Ashok Mehta, who passed away recently. Click here to read more
Court stays Subhash Ghai’s Haryana land deal
The Punjab and Haryana High Court Tuesday stayed Bollywood filmmaker Subhash Ghai‘s Mukta Arts from performing any activity on a 20-acre plot purchased from a gram panchayat in Haryana, a lawyer said. Ghai planned to set up a film institute on the land bought in October 2010 in Badhsa village in Jhajjar district, some 25km from Gurgaon. Hearing a plea filed by Nafe Singh and others from the village, Acting Chief Justice MM Kumar ordered status quo on the land and the execution of the sale deed by the gram panchayat. The petitioners’ lawyer Deepak Balyan said, “We told the court that according to the Punjab Village Common Lands (Regulation) Rules, the government could only auction such land.” The petitioners claimed that the land belonged to the village community and the gram panchayat and the state government had no right to sell it to a private firm. The Badhsa Gram Panchayat had sent a resolution to the Haryana government January 6, 2010 to permit them to sell land to Mukta Arts. On September 22, 2010, the government allowed the panchayat to sell 20 acres of land at the rate of Rs 24,09,000 per acre. The deal was sealed October 11, 2010. A court at Bahadurgarh in Jhajjar district earlier dismissed a public suit filed by villagers against Ghai acquiring the land.
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