Shyam Benegal

Khabar 20-20: Supreme Court rejects 32 new interim petitions in Ayodhya dispute case

Supreme Court rejects 32 new interim pleas in Ayodhya dispute case.

Mar 14, 2018, 20:39 PM IST
Deep-rooted political conspiracy behind 'Padmaavat' protests: Shyam Benegal

Deep-rooted political conspiracy behind 'Padmaavat' protests: Shyam Benegal

The amazingly prolific and fearless Shyam Benegal definitely sees a deep-rooted political conspiracy in what is happening to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat".

Jan 26, 2018, 12:07 PM IST
Honour to receive ANR award: SS Rajamouli

Honour to receive ANR award: SS Rajamouli

Filmmaker SS Rajamouli considers it an honour to be chosen for the prestigious Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR) award for 2017. It will be conferred on him in Chennai on September 17 at a glittering ceremony.

Sep 09, 2017, 14:02 PM IST
Shabana Azmi shares throwback pictures from Cannes, when it was not about 'clothes' but 'films'!

Shabana Azmi shares throwback pictures from Cannes, when it was not about 'clothes' but 'films'!

Veteran Hindi film actress Shabana Azmi is an avid social media user and often shares old, vintage photos on her Twitter handle, keeping the fans happy.

May 23, 2017, 11:31 AM IST
Benegal committee recommends abolishment of censorship: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Benegal committee recommends abolishment of censorship: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra said the report submitted to the Information and Broadcasting ministry by Shyam Benegal committee, which was formed to solve the censorship issue, assures that freedom of expression will be "preserved".

Mar 21, 2017, 15:43 PM IST
'Lipstick Under My Burkha' controversy: Shyam Benegal finds CBFC 'ban' on films unacceptable

'Lipstick Under My Burkha' controversy: Shyam Benegal finds CBFC 'ban' on films unacceptable

In the wake of controversy surrounding 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' getting stalled by the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC), veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal has slammed the decision of banning or stalling a film.

Feb 25, 2017, 14:28 PM IST
Bollywood celebrities attend Om Puri's prayer meet

Bollywood celebrities attend Om Puri's prayer meet

Several stars from the film industry including Amitabh Bachchan, Naseerudin Shah and Randhir Kapoor, along with their family members, attended actor Om Puri's prayer meet.

Jan 09, 2017, 20:01 PM IST
Fawad Khan to do a film with THIS National Award winning filmmaker?

Fawad Khan to do a film with THIS National Award winning filmmaker?

Fawad Khan will essay the role of a musician in the National Award winning filmmaker’s movie, report suggests.

Oct 12, 2016, 13:16 PM IST
Hope Shyam ​Benegal's recommendations are implemented soon: Manoj Bajpayee

Hope Shyam ​Benegal's recommendations are implemented soon: Manoj Bajpayee

Acclaimed filmmaker Benegal had reccomened that there should be two categories of U/A, one plus 12 years of age and one plus 15 years of age and two categories of adult--one normal adult and another adult with caution.

Sep 20, 2016, 17:45 PM IST
For Shyam Benegal, 'Udta Punjab' is 'courageous' subject

For Shyam Benegal, 'Udta Punjab' is 'courageous' subject

The movie 'Udta Punjab' may have come under the scanner of the censor board, but for veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal, it is a flick made with a certain level of courage.

Jun 09, 2016, 15:10 PM IST
Don't censor A-rated movies: Change.org petition

Don't censor A-rated movies: Change.org petition

A plea to release A-rated movies without any cuts, has been started by Change.org to submit before the Shyam Benegal Committee on censorship.  

Feb 21, 2016, 21:07 PM IST
See pic: Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil at Cannes in 1976!

See pic: Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil at Cannes in 1976!

Veteran talent-- Shyam Benegal, Smita Patil and Shabana Azmi ruled their era with much flair.

Feb 12, 2016, 17:43 PM IST
Cinema focuses on entertainment, later education: Shyam Benegal

Cinema focuses on entertainment, later education: Shyam Benegal

Eminent filmmaker Shyam Benegal says when you make a film, the process is entertainment first followed by information and education.

Feb 09, 2016, 15:23 PM IST
Artistic creativity, freedom should not be curtailed: Arun Jaitley on CBFC revamp

Artistic creativity, freedom should not be curtailed: Arun Jaitley on CBFC revamp

Stating that the film certification guidelines needed contemporary interpretation, Jaitley, who is also the union finance minister, said these should be made as non discretionary as possible.
 

Jan 09, 2016, 19:07 PM IST
Panel meets Arun Jaitley to look into censor board's revamp

Panel meets Arun Jaitley to look into censor board's revamp

Apart from Jaitley, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was also present at the meeting.

Jan 09, 2016, 16:31 PM IST
Shyam Benegal-headed committee a relief: Kabir Khan

Shyam Benegal-headed committee a relief: Kabir Khan

 Director Kabir Khan says the new Shyam Benegal-led panel, formed to revamp the controversy-stricken censor board, is a "relief" for the film industry.

Jan 09, 2016, 11:04 AM IST
Mahesh Bhatt eager for freedom from 'CBFC stranglehold'

Mahesh Bhatt eager for freedom from 'CBFC stranglehold'

Mahesh Bhatt hopes for artistic freedom in the Indian film industry.

Jan 01, 2016, 20:29 PM IST
Censor Board revamp: Shyam Benegal to head panel

Censor Board revamp: Shyam Benegal to head panel

The Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) found itself in the midst of many controversies last year.

Jan 01, 2016, 17:27 PM IST
Camera loved Smita Patil: Shyam Benegal

Camera loved Smita Patil: Shyam Benegal

The fimmaker's other frequent collaborator was another acting great -- Shabana Azmi. 

Nov 28, 2015, 10:17 AM IST

Abolish censorship, says Shyam Benegal

Shyam Benegal personally does not believe in censorship of creativity and says it should be abolished.

Nov 24, 2015, 09:45 AM IST