Seema Biswas to perform-direct Hindi adaptation of Tagore`s play

Noted theatre person and Bollywood actress, Seema Biswas will perform a one act play `Streer Patra`, a Hindi adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore`s drama, on August 27 here.

Goa government to invite Big B for IFFI inauguration

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said that the state government will formally invite Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan to inaugurate the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) scheduled to take place in Goa this November.

Goa church wants IFFI not to clash with St Francis` exposition

Goa Church wants the dates of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2014 to be revised so that it does not clash with the decennial exposition of St Francis Xavier`s relics.

Amitabh Bachchan being invited for IFFI 2014

The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) will invite Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan to attend the upcoming edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here, which is scheduled in November.

Can`t make 100 cr film with newcomers: Rohit Shetty

Rohit Shetty, one of the most successful directors of Bollywood and known for working with stars like Ajay Devgn and Shah Rukh Khan, says he will consider new faces when he will find the combination of a right script and fitting budget.

Portuguese film `Beatriz`s War` wins Golden Peacock

A Portuguese film `Beatriz`s War`, set in East Timor, won the prestigious Golden Peacock award at the 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which came to a close Saturday.

Keen to star in Asian films: `Hangover` actor

Thai actor Vithaya Pansringarm, who has starred in films like `Hangover II`, `Only God Forgives`, expressed his desire to work in Asia which is closer to his home and people.

Glad to give people two hours of happiness: Rohit Shetty

Bollywood filmmaker Rohit Shetty, best known for his high-grossing masala entertainers, says he will continue to make such movies as he wants to give the audience a stress free two hours in theatres.

India, South Africa film collaboration can be of great significance

India and South Africa collaborating in the field of cinema could be of great significance for the art of filmmaking, a South African director said here Monday.

FCCI holds first annual meet at IFFI

Film-critics should not mock at filmmakers and rather help and guide them with their reviews, feels director-producer Subhash Ghai, who inaugurated the first AGM of the Film Critics Circle of India (FCCI) at the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

Want to cast Farhan Akhtar in one of my films: Sudhir Mishra

After delivering a brilliant performance in `Bhaag Milkha Bhaag`, director-turned-actor Farhan Akhtar has found a fan in filmmaker Sudhir Mishra, who wants to work with him in the future.

I believe in characters, not celebrities: `Fandry` director

Character and not celebrities are more important for Nagraj Manjule, director of the critically acclaimed Marathi movie `Fandry` that has already won several awards at renowned film festivals even before its theatrical release.

Rude of people to criticise `The Good Road`: Gyan Correa

Director Gyan Correa, whose debut Gujarati film `The Good Road` is India`s official entry to the Oscars this year, feels the criticism about the movie`s selection was rude and people should have been more respectful.

Amitabh Bachchan, `3 Idiots` iconic in Japan too: Japanese director

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Rajkumar Hirani`s `3 Idiots` are not just popular icons in India, but in Japan too, says Korean-born Japanese filmmaker Lee Sang-il.

Good films transcend language, boundary: Assamese actress

Assamese singer-actress Tarulata Kutum, whose film `Ko:Yad` was screened at the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI), feels that a good movie is appreciated irrespective of the language it is made in.

I have no issues with Anushka: Rajkummar Rao

`Kai Po Che` actor Rajkummar Rao has cleared the air about recent casting controversy that he has been ousted from upcoming film `NH 10` on the insistence of actress and co-producer Anushka Sharma.

Films Division keeps away from IFFI; busy with museum project

The final preparation to launch the national museum of Indian Cinema has kept the Films Division away from having their annual display at the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa, a senior official said today.

Susan Sarandon feels Obama didn`t deserve Nobel Peace Prize

US President Barack Obama should not have been given the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon has said citing his "not so great" record on civil liberty and that he took too long to pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Miss Lovely gearing up for India release

Ashim Ahluwalia`s `Miss Lovely` is set for release in India, a report said Sunday.

Would love to commit to North-East films: Seema and Adil

Film actors Seema Biswas and Adil Hussain, who are part of the North Eastern package at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here, today said they would love to work in movies made in that part of the country regularly, provided that scripts appeal to them.