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Quality TV has improved Hollywood movies, says Hugh Jackman

Quality TV has improved Hollywood movies, says Hugh Jackman

The Greatest Showman actor said the TV industry is going through a rapid change with high-quality writing and acting.

Dec 31, 2017, 11:37 AM IST
Priyanka Chopra wants to back filmmakers to put out good stories

Priyanka Chopra wants to back filmmakers to put out good stories

Priyanka Chopra says she wants to produce content-driven films by providing a platform to filmmakers, who want to tell stories but do not get the desired backing.

Apr 26, 2017, 16:07 PM IST
Filmmakers grab too much from real life: Mani Ratnam

Filmmakers grab too much from real life: Mani Ratnam

Mani Ratnam feels filmmakers at times take too much from the real life and says his upcoming release "Kaatru Veliyidai" is also inspired from people he has come across.

Apr 06, 2017, 12:55 PM IST
'Udta Punjab' controversy: Filmmakers seek apology from Pahlaj Nihalani

'Udta Punjab' controversy: Filmmakers seek apology from Pahlaj Nihalani

The Association, led by president Ashoke Pandit, demanded the apology after Nihalani.

Jun 08, 2016, 16:54 PM IST
'Baahubali' deserves best film National Award: Filmmakers

'Baahubali' deserves best film National Award: Filmmakers

Filmmakers including Hansal Mehta, Remo D'Souza and Ronnie Lahiri have supported the jury's decision of honouring "Baahubali" with the best feature film National Award after "Chauthi Koot" director Gurvinder Singh questioned its win.

Mar 29, 2016, 20:43 PM IST
Filmmakers like Prakash Jha responsible for Bihar's negative image: Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav

Filmmakers like Prakash Jha responsible for Bihar's negative image: Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav

 Bihar's Deputy CM Tejashwi Prasad Yadav believes that Bollywood filmmakers such as Prakash Jha are responsible for the negative image of the state.

Feb 21, 2016, 19:29 PM IST
Censor board is a curse to filmmakers: Bikas Ranjan

Censor board is a curse to filmmakers: Bikas Ranjan

Writer-director Bikas Ranjan is disheartened with the cuts in his debut movie "Chauranga" and feels that the censor board played a spoilsport by chopping off scenes.

Jan 04, 2016, 14:32 PM IST
Watch: Arundhati Roy's 'intolerance' exposed!

Watch: Arundhati Roy's 'intolerance' exposed!

Booker prize winner Arundhati Roy says she is ‘so ashamed of what is going on’ in India that she is pleased to return her national screenplay award.

Nov 07, 2015, 00:12 AM IST
Kiran Rao appreciates filmmakers' move of returning awards

Kiran Rao appreciates filmmakers' move of returning awards

Director Kiran Rao respects the decision of filmmakers to return their National Awards in solidarity with FTII students and to raise awareness about "growing intolerance".

Nov 06, 2015, 13:00 PM IST

DNA: 10 filmmakers return National Awards

After writers, artists and scientists it is the turn of filmmakers.

Oct 29, 2015, 23:38 PM IST

FFI, FWICE extend support to filmmakers, not to attend IFFI

Alleging "step-motherly" treatment by the government, a film body which decides India's official entry to the Oscars every year has joined the protesting writers and filmmakers by announcing that it will not attend the upcoming IFFI this year.

Oct 29, 2015, 20:39 PM IST
Modi govt, RSS trying to dictate what we eat and do: Scientist Bhargava

Modi govt, RSS trying to dictate what we eat and do: Scientist Bhargava

Top scientist PM Bhargava said that the Modi government and RSS “are trying to dictate what we eat and do”.

Oct 29, 2015, 12:40 PM IST
After writers and filmmakers, top scientist to return Padma Bhushan to protest intolerance

After writers and filmmakers, top scientist to return Padma Bhushan to protest intolerance

PM Bhargava will return his Padma Bhushan to protest against "the government's attack on rationalism, reasoning and science".

Oct 29, 2015, 09:45 AM IST
FTII row: 10 filmmakers voice solidarity with students, return National Awards

FTII row: 10 filmmakers voice solidarity with students, return National Awards

Eminent filmmakers eturned their National Awards supporting the FTII students.

Oct 28, 2015, 19:22 PM IST

Film city on radar as Arvind Kejriwal looks to make Delhi a film-making hub

Looking to make Delhi the "most-favoured" destination for film-makers, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has expressed a desire to open a film city and a film institute here even as he offered help to the film industry in doing business in the state.

Aug 07, 2015, 21:41 PM IST
Mandawa: Rajasthan town turns hotspot for Bollywood filmmakers

Mandawa: Rajasthan town turns hotspot for Bollywood filmmakers

 Away from fancy foreign locales, this small but culturally rich town in Rajasthan is attracting Bollywood filmmakers with its rustic essence, quaint surroundings, havelis exuding old-world charm and intriguing maze-like bylanes. For Salman Khan's "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", parts of Mandawa were used to give a 'look' of Pakistan.

Jul 18, 2015, 13:27 PM IST
Haven't shown B-town filmmakers what I am capable of: Madhavan

Haven't shown B-town filmmakers what I am capable of: Madhavan

 Actor R Madhavan, who is basking in the box-office success of "Tanu Weds Manu Returns", has managed to carve a niche for himself both in Kollywood and Bollywood, but feels that he has still not shown his real potential to Hindi filmmakers.

Jun 06, 2015, 10:15 AM IST

'Cannes nomination big boost for independent filmmakers'

 Chennai-based filmmaker Thamizhz Thiyagarajan, whose short film "Donna" has been selected for screening at the forthcoming Cannes International Film Festival, believes the coveted nomination is a big boost for independent filmmakers.

May 10, 2015, 15:08 PM IST
Filmmakers changing hero of Indian cinema: Ranbir Kapoor

Filmmakers changing hero of Indian cinema: Ranbir Kapoor

A coming-of-age role in "Wake Up Sid", a troubled musician in "Rockstar", a deaf and mute prankster in "Barfi!" and an aggressive man of great ambitions in "Bombay Velvet" -- clearly, Bollywood's quintessential 'heroism' does not match actor Ranbir Kapoor's sensibilities. He says it's possible thanks to filmmakers who are out to redefine the 'hero' of Indian cinema.

May 07, 2015, 18:27 PM IST
Filmmakers should make movies showcasing Indian heritage: Subhash Ghai

Filmmakers should make movies showcasing Indian heritage: Subhash Ghai

'Showman' Subhash Ghai says he would like to see directors making more films that showcase Indian heritage to the international audience.

Mar 20, 2015, 10:22 AM IST

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