Comparison of Indian cinema with international is common. To discuss the issue, a conclave was held here Wednesday, with actor Anupam Kher calling the comparison unfair and Nawazuddin Siddiqui stressing the need to try out new subjects.
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has shared screen space with big names like Aamir Khan and Irrfan Khan, but he says he has never been intimidated by their star power. Had he been awestruck, he says he would not have been honest with his characters.
Filmmaker Ashim Ahluwalia is happy that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has let his film `Miss Lovely`, which explores the world of sleazy C-grade Indian movies, release with a few cuts and an `A` certificate, in the country.
In a year when big-budget, star-studded Bollywood films and the Rs.100 crore club made headlines, there were some small-budget independent films too, which managed to attract eyeballs, with their strong storylines and visual appeal, without any backing from studios or actors.
Come May and Cannes film festival fever grips film aficionados from the across the world. The annual event is widely known for film producers to launch their new films and attempt to sell their works to the distributors who come from all over the globe.