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.  

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.

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.

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.
 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Camera loved Smita Patil: Shyam Benegal

Camera loved Smita Patil: Shyam Benegal

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

Abolish censorship, says Shyam Benegal

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

Filmmaker Shyam Benegal slams 'award wapsi'

Filmmaker Shyam Benegal slams 'award wapsi'

Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal has expressed his views on the 'intolerance issue' and the 'award wapsi' trend that seems to have become nothing short of an 'epidemic' now.

How not-good-looking Naseer got his first film 'Nishant'

How not-good-looking Naseer got his first film 'Nishant'

It was not merely for his acting prowess that the Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah got his first role in ‘Nishant’. Not being a good-looking actor had instantly struck a chord with the film's director, Shyam Benegal, who cast him for a pivotal role.

Shyam Benegal has shaped my choices: Shabana Azmi

Shyam Benegal has shaped my choices: Shabana Azmi

 On the 80th birthday of director Shyam Benegal Sunday, veteran actress-social activist Shabana Azmi says the “reluctant guru” has influenced her choices.

There'll be no second part of my memoir: Naseeruddin Shah

Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, who has chronicled his journey in "And Then One Day - A Memoir", says the book is a mirror reflection of his life and that he has no plans to come out with a second part of the publication.

Shyam Benegal's 'Junoon' inspired me to be filmmaker: Imtiaz Ali

Shyam Benegal's 'Junoon' inspired me to be filmmaker: Imtiaz Ali

Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali Monday said Shyam Benegal's critically acclaimed film 'Junoon' inspired him to be a director.

One cannot separate social essence from entertainment: Shyam Benegal

Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who was recently spotted in the city on the third day of the Jagran Film Festival here at Siri Fort auditorium, said that one cannot separate social essence from entertainment.

Pia Benegal makes `realistic costumes` for `Samvidhaan`

Pia Benegal, who has designed costumes for `Samvidhaan`, a 10-part TV series directed by her father Shyam Benegal, says creating "period specific" costumes for it has been a painstaking process.

Correct time to bring `Samvidhaan`: Shyam Benegal

Shyam Benegal’s TV show `The Story of the Making of the Constitution of India - Samvidhaan` will depict the difference between the way debates were conducted in the parliament post Independence, and the way they take place now. He says “it is something to learn from”.

Zee Classic pays an ode to Shyam Benegal with ‘Benegal @ Work’

Launched in April 2004, Zee Classic is India`s only Hindi movie channel that shows films from the classic era of Hindi cinema.

Popularity no indication of a good film: Shyam Benegal

Towering box office collections are not the right parameter to declare that a movie is good, says filmmaker Shyam Benegal, known for his masterpieces like `Ankur` and `Mandi`.