Robust film promotions and elaborate publicity strategies are accepted ways of driving a movie to the audience, but the viewers are smart enough to "gauge" and "read through" it all, says megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
Dibakar Banerjee says that decisions regarding a movie's content should be left to the filmmakers and the audience, and that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) should only be entrusted with certifying movies appropriately.
The Supreme Court today rapped the Cine Costume and Make-up Artist Association (Mumbai) for "misconstruing" its judgement on female make-up artists that they will be registered only as female make-up artists but not as hair dressers.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao, Union Minister Y S Chowdary and several other leaders and Telugu film personalities condoled the death of veteran film-maker K Balachander in Chennai today.
We Indians are a hypocritical lot. At one end, we shout our hearts out for equal rights for women, we want to be respected and taken seriously but at the other end, we let the film industry define feminine stature.
Noting that the visual representation of women has changed dramatically over the past two decades, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan Monday saluted the way contemporary Indian films portray multi-hued female characters which have moved away from the pre-set stereotypes of wife, vamp or the sacrificing mother.
Adored as the "son-in-law" of Bengal, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan Monday struck a deep chord with the audience here twice invoking Rabindranath Tagore - the most revered name in this part of the world.
All keyed up for being present at the opening of the 20th Kolkata International film festival, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan Monday urged Australian filmmaker Paul Cox and other international dignitaries to relish the experiences that Kolkata has to offer, including the variety of sweets.