Singapore has banned a documentary on political exiles who have lived abroad for decades, saying the film undermines national security, highlighting the wealthy city-state`s uneasiness over public debate on politics.
The release of an 80-minute documentary on Kanpur`s electricity hassles against a big banner Bollywood film didn`t seem an alien concept to the makers of `Katiyabaaz`, who were confident of "challenging the mainstream".
Nisha Pahuja, whose acclaimed documentary `The World Before Her`, has been nominated for the Emmy awards after creating ripples internationally, hopes the honour will help strengthen the documentary community in India.
P S Bharathi, who made her directorial debut with `Ru Ba Ru`, a documentary based on `Rang De Basanti` impact, says her filmmaker-husband Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra thought she was the best person to direct it.
At the Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF), filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is ready to launch two projects close to his heart - a book, which is a screenplay of his 2006 film `Rang De Basanti`, and `Ru Ba Ru`, a documentary film on the effect and impact of the Aamir Khan-starrer.