Film Industry

Suffocating environment in West Bengal film industry, political colour attached to platform: Babul Supriyo

During the launch of his ‘Khola Hawa’ initiative in Kolkata, Supriyo said that technicians or others in the industry have no say unlike the South Indian industry and Bollywood industry. He cited the other industries saying that those have no affiliation with any ruling party or any political party and questioned its prevalence in West Bengal.

Sep 26, 2019, 14:53 PM IST

Film industry demands 'special court' to curb piracy

Members of the Film Federation of India (FFI) here on Tuesday urged the government to pay attention to issues ailing the film industry and sought creation of "special courts" for the industry.

Feb 13, 2019, 00:20 AM IST

Not just film industry, Parliament also not immune to casting couch: Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury

Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan said on Tuesday that the film industry at least provided jobs and did not abandon women after raping them.

Apr 24, 2018, 15:44 PM IST

Ayushmann Khurrana says nothing is safe in the film industry

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who has featured in films on sperm donation and erectile dysfunction, says being offbeat and experimenting with new roles is always a good idea as nothing is "safe" in the film industry, and the audience is always looking out for something new.

Feb 10, 2018, 19:29 PM IST

Some producers are killing film industry, says Ronnie Screwvala

Ronnie Screwvala says producers are "killing the industry" by adopting this business model, as it is a big threat to the existence of theatres in India.

Jan 15, 2018, 16:08 PM IST

Bollywood is globally famous: Sundar Pichai

"Bollywood is globally famous. Everyone knows Shah Rukh, but people started to know me after my interview with him in 2014 for his film Happy New Year. I must say his job is really cool, but he's cooler," Pichai said.

Dec 28, 2017, 18:02 PM IST

Film industry plans 15-minute 'blackout' in support of 'Padmavati'

Amid protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming film "Padmavati", the Indian Films and TV Directors' Association (IFTDA), along with 20 other bodies of the film and television industry, is planning a 15-minute blackout in support of the film and "to protect the right to freedom of expression of creative individuals".

Nov 25, 2017, 11:29 AM IST

Sexual exploitation not confined to film industry: Irrfan Khan

Actor Irrfan Khan, who has worked in international projects as well, says sexual exploitation is not confined just to showbiz.

Oct 25, 2017, 19:48 PM IST

Fantastic time for women actors in film industry, says Sushmita Sen

Actress and former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen says the change in the roles essayed by women in the Hindi film industry is fantastic.

Feb 07, 2017, 18:16 PM IST

Surviving in film industry is difficult: Saqib Saleem

Actor Saqib Saleem feels that being an outsider, making his space in the film industry is more tough than getting good work.

Jun 23, 2016, 10:47 AM IST

Bollywood vs cricketers football match end in draw, Abhishek Bachchan says cause wins

The match, entitled `Celebrity Classico 2016`, between cricketers` team `All Heart` and the filmstars` team `All Stars` took place at the Mumbai Football Arena in Andheri Sports Complex on Saturday.

Jun 05, 2016, 05:38 AM IST

Rekha conferred with 3rd National Yash Chopra Memorial Award

Veteran actress Rekha was honoured with the Yash Chopra Memorial Award on Monday evening in Mumbai for her contribution to the film industry.

Jan 26, 2016, 07:42 AM IST

Raksha Bandhan special: Meet the famous Bollywood siblings!

This Raksha Bandhan, let’s take a look at the famous brothers and sisters of the film industry.

Aug 30, 2015, 19:17 PM IST

I was considered jinxed in film industry: Vidya Balan

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan said she was labelled as jinxed in the industry as her projects were getting shelved.

May 11, 2015, 09:50 AM IST

MP from film industry should hold I&B portfolio: Ashoke Pandit

Filmmaker and censor board member Ashoke Pandit today said an MP from the film industry should be the information and broadcasting minister.

May 08, 2015, 19:36 PM IST

Film workers' body to have unofficial meet with producers

The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), which has decided to go on an indefinite strike from May 6, is likely to have an unofficial meeting with film producers later Wednesday to discuss a hike in the daily wages of workers and technicians, an official said.

Apr 29, 2015, 14:52 PM IST

Would like to pen book on film industry: Karan Johar

Director-producer Karan Johar says the stories that happen behind the scenes are far more interesting than movies and he would love to narrate them some day in a book.

Apr 08, 2015, 17:12 PM IST

Constant pressure by industry demotivates me: Gina Rodriguez

‘Jane the Virgin’ star Gina Rodriguez says she is always at the receiving end in the film industry.

Mar 23, 2015, 08:43 AM IST

Child actors under too much pressure, says Olivia Williams

Actress Olivia Williams doesn't think children should act in films because there is too much pressure put on them to do a good job.

Feb 05, 2015, 19:51 PM IST

Will ensure positive bond between film industry, CBFC: Pahlaj Nihalani

As the new chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification, producer Pahlaj Nihalani says he will try to facilitate a healthy relationship with the film industry to "hold up a mirror to societal maladies and ensure that our society is free of undesirable values".

Jan 21, 2015, 17:14 PM IST