When will Indian cinema stop objectifying women?

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.

Won't produce regional cinema: Karan Johar
Won't produce regional cinema: Karan Johar

Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar said that regional cinema is not his cup of tea because he doesn't understand the dynamics involved in vernacular movies.

Filmmakers can't change society: Vishal Bhardwaj

 Director Vishal Bhardwaj says filmmakers express their experience on the big screen, but they can't transform society.

Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone speak on changes in Indian cinema with KJo
Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone speak on changes in Indian cinema with KJo

Actors Aamir Khan and Deepika Padukone along with filmmaker Karan Johar descended here Friday to speak about the changes in Indian cinema.

Why is Amitabh Bachchan being untruthful to himself?
Why is Amitabh Bachchan being untruthful to himself?

 Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he is being untruthful to himself as he broke his promise by munching in on a chocolate.

Women in our films have moved away from stereotypes: Amitabh Bachchan
Women in our films have moved away from stereotypes: Amitabh Bachchan

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.

Amitabh Bachchan evokes Rabindranath Tagore, reaches out to Bengal
Amitabh Bachchan evokes Rabindranath Tagore, reaches out to Bengal

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.

Shah Rukh Khan urges international filmmakers to experience Kolkata
Shah Rukh Khan urges international filmmakers to experience Kolkata

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.

'Mamta' to 'Mary Kom': The changing face of women in India

Bollywood's woman – an entity of glamour, beauty, ideals, values and much more. The woman in Bollywood has changed over the century of filmmaking this country has seen.

Aamir Khan to donate Rs.1.1 mn for Mumbai film fest
Aamir Khan to donate Rs.1.1 mn for Mumbai film fest

Bollywood actor-producer Aamir Khan Thursday said he is donating Rs.1.1 million towards supporting the Mumbai Film Festival, which is facing a funds crunch for its forthcoming 16th edition this year.

Censor board CEO held in bribery case

Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) CEO Rakesh Kumar was arrested Monday in a bribery case, the CBI said.

The industry can make you insecure: Bipasha Basu

Bipasha Basu feels that the competition in filmdom is so cut throat that a feeling of insecurity creeps in.

Doing Bengali film is like homecoming: Sushmita Sen

Sushmita Sen, who is set to shoot her first Bengali film ‘Nirbaak’, feels it’s like "homecoming" for her.

Celebrities pay tribute to Zohra Sehgal

Tributes poured in for veteran actress Zohra Sehgal, who died on Thursday here, from all quarters.

Govind Nihalani to head LIFF 2014 jury

Filmmaker Govind Nihalani will head the jury of the forthcoming three-day Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF) 2014 to be held from June 27 in Leh in the Jammu and Kashmir region.

Take risks to produce global content: Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan, who led the Indian delegation at the ongoing 67th Cannes International Film Festival, said it is vital for Indian filmmakers to take risks to be able to produce "truly global content".

Brazil issues stamps to honour Indian Cinema

Brazil issues stamps to honour Indian Cinema

Jodhpur to host European Union Film Festival

Jodhpur to host European Union Film Festival

President confers National Awards on best of Indian cinema

President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday honoured cinematic talent from around the country at the 61st National Film Awards ceremony here. Veteran lyricist Gulzar was present to receive the coveted Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2013.

Gulzar receives Dadasaheb Phalke Award, overwhelmed

Veteran lyricist Gulzar received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest honour in cinema given annually by the Government of India for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema, here Saturday. The 77-year-old was overwhelmed and thanked a string of "gurus" and musical geniuses of the past and current generation for contributing to his success story.