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Reality is cautionary, not scary: Deepa Mehta

Mehta, the creative executive producer and one of the three directors behind the series, says most dystopian films she has seen recently are extremely real.

Jun 14, 2019, 19:45 PM IST

'Fire' to 'Made In Heaven': Shabana lauds change

From 1996 when her film "Fire" showcased a homosexual relationship to 2019 when a web series like "Made In Heaven" has tackled the LGBTQ subject with deft, veteran actress Shabana Azmi has witnessed a change worth applauding.

Mar 17, 2019, 13:39 PM IST

Deepa Mehta to be feted with Lifetime Achievement Award

The Canadian Screen Awards are awards given annually by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.

Feb 08, 2019, 20:44 PM IST

The rise of stories on lesbians casts shine on Indian screens

It is a new and sexually liberated India, say those bringing lesbian stories to the screen.

Feb 07, 2019, 18:02 PM IST

Huma Qureshi 'over the moon' to be directed by Deepa Mehta

Actress Huma Qureshi can't contain her excitement about being directed by acclaimed filmmaker Deepa Mehta for the "Leila" web series.

Nov 10, 2018, 14:47 PM IST

Artistes will always fight for freedom of expression, says Deepa Mehta

Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta swears by Tony Morrison's famous quote, "All art is political" and says artistes across the world will always fight for freedom of expression, trying not to succumb to "self-censorship."

Sep 11, 2018, 20:45 PM IST

'Soorma' vs 'Sanju': Why do films on anti-heroes attract larger crowds?

For all its flaws, Reema Kagti's "Gold" must be applauded in the loudest possible way, for bringing to the screen lives of unsung heroes involved in a sport that lacks the glamorous appeal of cricket and football.

Aug 18, 2018, 14:39 PM IST

As Padmavati row rages, let's remember the film that had to be shot in secret

The filmmakers had to continue shooting in a different country.

Dec 02, 2017, 16:05 PM IST

Sharmila Tagore, Deepa Mehta among Oscar Academy's new members

Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, "Slumdog Millionaire" star Freida Pinto and director Deepa Mehta feature among Indian-origin film personalities invited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to be part of its new class of members.

Jun 30, 2016, 17:46 PM IST

I explored women in every situation: Deepa Mehta

Her 1996 controversial film "Fire" has recently cemented a place at the top 10 female content film by British Film Institute. 

Nov 20, 2015, 19:06 PM IST

What's the right length?: Shabana Azmi on Bond censorship

 Shabana Azmi today said that the censor board's decision to shorten the kissing scenes in James Bond movie "Spectre" was arbitrary

Nov 20, 2015, 16:25 PM IST

Growing intolerance cause for concern: Shabana Azmi

 Shabana Azmi said the growing intolerance in the country was a worrying factor

Nov 20, 2015, 16:22 PM IST

People don't take a stand in Bollywood: Nandita Das

Nandita Das feels people in Bollywood still shy away from voicing opinion

Nov 20, 2015, 16:04 PM IST

'Beeba Boys' about Indo-Canadian boys' love for guns: Gulshan Grover

Gulshan Grover, the "Badman" of Bollywood, says the upcoming Indo-Canadian gangster movie "Beeba Boys" focuses on the fascination with "crime and guns" in the youth.

Aug 28, 2015, 12:13 PM IST

Top 5 women directors in Bollywood

Women are getting involved in the process of filmmaking more than ever before. Women directors are taking over the industry by storm giving us some of the most memorable films in the past decade.

May 28, 2015, 15:20 PM IST

Deepa Mehta, Mira Nair heap praise on Shahid's 'Haider'

Renowned filmmakers like Deepa Mehta, Mira Nair and Hansal Mehta among others have hailed Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' as a must watch.

Sep 30, 2014, 15:48 PM IST

Deepa Mehta to `Secret Daughter` for film

After `Midnight`s Children`, Indo-Canadian director Deepa Mehta is bringing Shilpi Somaya Gowda`s novel `Secret Daughter` to the big screen.

May 16, 2013, 14:51 PM IST

`Midnight`s Children` - A very collaborative affair, says Salman Rushdie

Celebrated writer Salman Rushdie is all over the film version of his acclaimed novel ‘Midnight`s Children’. He has himself done the screenplay and also serves as the film`s all-knowing narrator.

Apr 21, 2013, 13:51 PM IST

`Midnight`s Children` to kick off New York Indian Film Festival

The 13th Annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) will kick off April 10 with an exclusive screening of acclaimed director Deepa Mehta`s ‘Midnight`s Children’.

Mar 15, 2013, 11:15 AM IST

I felt very safe in Deepa Mehta`s hands: Shriya Saran

Actress Shriya Saran, who features in Deepa Mehta`s "Midnight`s Children", says she had a "brilliant" experience working with the Canada-based Indian filmmaker, who played a perfect guide to her.

Feb 03, 2013, 15:07 PM IST