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Wave of patriotic films is worth it: John Abraham

Wave of patriotic films is worth it: John Abraham

There’s a thin line that divides patriotism from jingoism. But as Bollywood is riding on a high tide of films with nationalistic themes, actor John Abraham, who plays a spy in thriller “RAW”, says it’s totally worth it to have a stream of movies on what people need to see in the current socio-political environment.”

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793 films banned in 16 years

A maximum number of 153 films were banned during 2015-16, followed by 152 films in 2014-15, 119 in 2013-14 and 82 films in 2012-13 T he Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) banned a total of 793 films in 16 years, an RTI response has revealed. Nutan Thakur, a city-based activist, has been told that

Wherever the industry grows, it is good for everyone, says Gippy Grewal

Actor-singer Gippy Grewal, who has dabbled in both Hindi and Punjabi films, says he is happy about the growth of the regional film industries. Asked how he feels about the growth of Punjabi and regional film industry, Gippy told IANS over phone from Mumbai: “It feels good. It is our bread and butter… We have

Biggest star of Bhojpuri films once lived in Chawl, now earns in crores

There is hardly anybody in the present day who don’t knows Ravikishan, everyone is convinced of his superb acting talent. He is the king of Bhojpuri films, where people of his films eagerly wait. In his ten year journey of Bhojpuri cinema, he is still firmly on his feet. Ravi has acted in Bollywood movies

I am not dying to work in films: Raveena Tandon

Mumbai: Actress Raveena Tandon says she has now reached a stage in her career where she can be choosy about work as she does not crave to be in the limelight. “Films are not my life. They are part of my life. I have children, husband, home, parents, shows and endorsements. I have a lot

Haven’t signed any films post ‘M.S. Dhoni…’: Sushant

Mumbai: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput says has not signed any films post the release of the biopic “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story” but he is reading a few scripts. Sushant on Tuesday shared that he is going through some “really interesting stuff” and will keep everyone updated about it. “I have been reading some really

I do theatre for timepass, films for passion and money: Ranvir Shorey

Mumbai: Actor Ranvir Shorey, who also spends a lot of time pursuing theatre, says he explores the medium to pass time, but films is something he does not just for money, but passion too. “I do theatre for timepass and I do films for my passion and money. I believe that in theatre, people work

On Kamal Haasan’s 62nd birthday, his most underrated films

Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who turned 62 on Monday, needs no special introduction, but some of his best performances have gone unnoticed in numerous underrated films. IANS lists a few such films from the career of the multi-faceted hero: “Aval Appadithan”: Arguably one of the masterpieces of Tamil cinema, this film may have been a

Marathi films capable of giving competition to Bollywood: Raveena Tandon

Mumbai: Actress Raveena Tandon says the Marathi film industry is doing better than Hindi films in terms of business. “I feel proud to see the high point where the Marathi film industry has reached. The kind of business Marathi films are doing is not only capable of giving competition to Bollywood, but is much more

Won’t screen films with Pakistani artistes, say cinema owners

Mumbai: The Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association of India (COEAI) on Friday announced that movies featuring Pakistani actors won’t be screened in theatres in the country. The decision comes ahead of the scheduled release of Karan Johar’s “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”, which stars Pakistani actor Fawad Khan. While it was slated to hit the screens

Not prepared for films yet: Adaa Khan

Mumbai: Actress Adaa Khan, who is seen as Shesha in TV show “Naagin 2”, says film offers have come her way but she is not prepared to tread that path yet. “I have been getting quite a number of film offers, but I am not prepared to enter such a big industry yet. Whenever I

We hardly make films for children in Bollywood: Ketan Mehta

Mumbai: Director Ketan Mehta feels film maker shave shied away from making films for children and says it is high time Bollywood comes out with more movies keeping the young audience in mind. The “Manjhi” helmer says kids constitute an important section of the audience which should not be neglected. When asked if Bollywood does

Department of Science and Technology sanctions Project to Vet Varsity on Biodegradable Packaging Films

Ludhiana: Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India has sanctioned a project worth Rs.78 lakhs to GADVASU for the development of nano-composite bio active biodegradable films for the preservation of milk, meat and fish products. This project is sanctioned for 3 years and in this project, the films with the attributes of bio-compatibility, seal-ability, free

Pakistani cinemas stop screening of Indian films

Karachi: Pakistan’s theatre owners have decided to withdraw and ban screening of Indian movies until bilateral tensions between the two countries subside. However, the Pakistani government has not yet issued an official directive in this regard. The decision emerged on Thursday after the Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) announced that it was imposing a

Pakistani cinemas stop screening of Indian films

Karachi: Pakistan’s theatre owners have decided to withdraw and ban screening of Indian movies until bilateral tensions between the two countries subside. However, the Pakistani government has not yet issued an official directive in this regard. The decision emerged on Thursday after the Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) announced that it was imposing a

Not choosy about acting in Bollywood films: Prabhudheva

Mumbai: Multi-faceted artist Prabhudhevasays he is not intentionally picky about acting in Hindi films but wants to do good movies. While he has directed quite a few Hindi films, like “Wanted”, “Rowdy Rathore” and “Singh is Bliing”, Prabhudheva’s acting appearances have been less, restricted to “ABCD” franchise. On the other hand, he has acted in many

Denzel Washington never watched cowboy films

Los Angeles: “The Magnificent Seven” actor Denzel Washington never watched cowboy movies when he was younger. The 61-year-old may be one of the stars of the Western remake, but he never saw the original and being brought up by a Pentecostal minister father meant he didn’t really watch many movies apart from religious epics, reports

Films from Romania, Algeria to be screened at Jagran Film Fest

Mumbai: The seventh edition of Jagran Film Festival in Mumbai will showcase award-winning films from across the globe like Algerian film “Road to Istanbul” and “Sieranevada” from Romania. The festival, which began in New Delhi on July 1, travelled to several cities including Lucknow and Kanpur. It will culminate in Mumbai in October, a press

Not planned to act in films: Tulsi Kumar

New Delhi: Singer Tulsi Kumar, who has sung a string of popular numbers like “Mere humsafar” and “Soch na sake”, says she hasn’t planned to try her hands into acting in films. “Nowadays a lot of actors are trying their hands in the singing field and yes singers too have ventured into acting, as far

Women getting more importance in films and society: Bachchan

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says women are getting more importance in society and that is reflected in the contemporary cinema as well. The veteran actor said a few decades ago, on-screen heroes fought for heroines but today things have just got better in terms of the latter’s portrayal and roles. “I think during 1970s, the