Kerala HC fails to stay 'S Durga' screening at IFFI

KOCHI: The Centre on Friday suffered a setback when a division bench of the Kerala High Court failed to stay the single bench order earlier this week that directed the screening of the certified copy of Malayalam film "S Durga" at the 48th IFFI.

After 8 months, 'Modi Ka Gaon' film cleared for release in India

MUMBAI:  Eight months after it was denied a censor certificate on various grounds, the producers of the Hindi feature film "Modi Ka Gaon", loosely inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's development agenda, has finally cleared all hurdles for release.

Richa almost lost Bholi Punjaban role

Actress Richa Chadha, who played Bholi Punjaban in "Fukrey", says she had almost lost the role due to some miscommunication.

I'm more famous in India than my country: Majid Majidi

Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi always wanted to tell an Indian story and admires the work done by Satyajit Ray. Majidi says he feels he is more famous in India than his country.

SC rejects plea to block 'Padmavati' release

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea seeking to restrain the release of controversial film "Padmavati", saying that that it is premature and would amount to pre-judging the matter.

Prasoon Joshi criticises Bhansali for screening "Padmavati" without certificate

MUMBAI: Disappointed that Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati" was screened to selected individuals, CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi has said this "sets an opportunistic precedent" and attempts "to subvert the existing norm of film certification".

Amid controversy 48th IFFI gets underway on Monday

PANAJI: Even as the controversy surrounding the dropping of two films "Nude" and "S. Durga" from the screening schedule of the 48th IFFI continues, India's largest film event gets underway on Monday, with over 195 films from 82 countries scheduled for screening over 10 days.

Kapil Sharma promotes his film Firangi in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: The star cast of film Firangi is in Chandigarh to promote the film. The film lead actor Kapil Sharma and lead heroine Monica Gill interactd with media at Hotel Hyatt here.

Taapsee trolled for wearing short dress, replies strongly

MUMBAI: Actress Taapsee Pannu, a keen supporter of women's empowerment, on Saturday poked fun at a few social media users who trolled her online for wearing a short dress.

'Padmavati' row intensifies; Karni Sena threatens to cut Deepika's nose

MUMBAI: The row over filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansalis "Padmavati" intensified on Thursday after a Shri Rajput Karni Sena member threatened to chop off actress Deepika Padukones nose amid a call for "Bharat Bandh" (shutdown) on December 1 when the film is slated for pan-India release.

Filmmakers, writers should be allowed freedom of speech and expression: SC

NEW DELHI:  Filmmakers and writers should be allowed to enjoy freedom of speech and expression and there can't be curbs put on this, the Supreme Court said on Thursday as it rejected a petition seeking to block the release of film 'An Insignificant Man' based on Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal.

Mukesh Bhatt sets the record straight - Clears the air on the sexual harassment controversy

MUMBAI: Setting the record straight, veteran Producer Mukesh Bhatt clears the air on the sexual harassment controversy that has been plaguing the world. He explains that he was misquoted and misinterpreted by selected media portals with regards to his quote on women being cunning and exploitative.

Catch the never-seen-before avatar of the versatile Parineeti Chopra in Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar

CHANDIGARH: Dibakar Banerjee is known for creating looks for his characters that stand out incredibly and become the talking point. The maverick director is presenting Parineeti Chopra in an all-new, never-seen-before avatar. Parineeti, who is riding high with the blockbuster of the year - Golmaal Again, is seen as a fierce, ambitious girl from the corporate world. Parineeti is known for her versatility, having boldly experimented with content right from her first film and it looks like she is pushing the envelope again with Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar.

Satisfied with the films I'm doing: Katrina Kaif

NEW DELHI: She has been a part of some of Bollywood's biggest hits like "Namastey London", "Dhoom 3" and "Ek Tha Tiger", but her last few films, including "Baar Baar Dekho" and "Jagga Jasoos", didn't get an impressive response at the box office. But actress Katrina Kaif says she is "extremely happy and satisfied with the kind of films" she is doing.

Treasure all movies I've done till date: Parul Yadav

NEW DELHI: Actress Parul Yadav, who is all set to be seen in the Kannada remake of the 2014 Bollywood film "Queen", says she treasures all the movies she has done till date.

Karan Oberoi recreates the old classic with a romancesual, erotic approach

MUMBAI: Time and again, singers and musicians have come up to play with one of the hit numbers of 60s Chaudavin ka Chand. The inescapable charm of this old classic manages to allure the audience everytime.

SC refuses plea to ban release of 'Padmavati'

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday refused a plea seeking to ban the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversial "Padmavati" epic drama featuring Deepika Padukone as a Rajput queen.

AAP supports 'banned' Punjabi film 'Ik Onkar'

NEW DELHI:  Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders on Thursday slammed the censor bodies and supported the controversial Punjabi film "Ik Onkar", which has been "banned" for release in India for "provoking communal disharmony".

Vidya is star performer: Ayushmann

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who will make a cameo appearance in the forthcoming film "Tumhari Sulu", has praised actress Vidya Balan, calling her a star performer.

Former royal family of Jaipur threatens to oppose 'Padmavati' release

JAIPUR: With the release date of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati" approaching, its troubles seem to be mounting as well. After protests by the Karni Sena and also a Brahmin group, now the former royal family of Jaipur has opposed release of the film "if historical facts are distorted".