'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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

DNA: 10 filmmakers return National Awards

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

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.

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”.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

Ramesh Sippy, Aamir discuss censorship issues with Rathore

Ramesh Sippy, Aamir discuss censorship issues with Rathore

Top Bollywood producers, including veteran Ramesh Sippy, Gulzar and Mukesh Bhatt, met Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore to improve the process of movie certification in wake of recent controversies.

Govt should make release of Guj films mandatory for theatres

 Gujarati filmmaker Vijay K Patel here said filmmakers from the state have urged the government to make mandatory for theatres to release Gujarati films in order to promote and save "dying Gujarati cinema".

Popular filmmakers on jury of Vishnu Manchu Short Film Contest

Well-known Telugu filmmakers such as Ram Gopal Varma, Deva Katta, BVS Ravi and Dasarath are on the jury for the Vishnu Manchu Short Film Contest for aspiring filmmakers.

Wonderful: Jaya Bachchan on filmmakers' fancy for literature

Veteran actress Jaya Bachchan said it's a "wonderful" trend in Indian cinema that filmmakers are going for subjects based on published literature and said this augurs well for women in cinema.