Veteran actor Om Puri's sudden demise after massive heart attack

Bollywood celebrities including Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Karan Johar and Javed Akhtar expressed their shock over veteran actor Om Puri's sudden demise, calling it a big  loss to Indian cinema. He was 66. The actor, who gave countless memorable performances in movies of diverse genres, died at his residence here this morning after a massive heart attack.

Johar’s film ADHM to release as planned on October 28, after Bollywood assured won’t work with Pak actors

The row over Karan Johar’s  Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM) film’s issue, which stars Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, was finally resolved on Saturday with the intervention of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, according to Hindustan Times report. According to report the Filmmaker Johar, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president Raj Thackeray and president of the Film Producer’s Guild Mukesh Bhatt held a meeting with Fadnavis after which Bhatt announced that Johar’s movie will have a tribute message for soldiers killed in militants attack on Uri brigade headquarter.

Review of ‘Santa Banta Private Limited’ film

This film is accused of hurting a certain community’s sentiments, and one wonders why. I’ll tell you why: Because it’s so lethargic and unfunny that the audience cannot wait for it to end.

Punjab bans screening of ‘Santa Banta Private Limited’ film

The Punjab government banned ‘Santa Banta Private Limited’ on Saturday, claiming that the movie portrays the Sikh community in a denigrating and defamatory manner.

Padma Vibhushan conferred upon Dalip Kumar

Punjab Khabar Bureau
MUMBAI: Legendary actor Dilip Kumar was on Sunday honoured with Padma Vibhushan, the country's second highest civilian award, by Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Pakistani Qawwal Sabri to take legal action against ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ makers for song "Bhar Do Jholi "

Salman Khan's film 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' was being eagerly anticipated by not only Indians but by countless fans of his as well in Pakistan. However, a controversial matter has arisen over the film's song sung by Adnan Sami Khan "Bhar Do Jholi".

Salman Khan hit-and-run case takes new turn after his driver claimed he was at the wheels

Salman khan’s hit-and run case takes new turn. His driver Ashok Singh said he was at the wheel when accepdent took place. Appearing before a Mumbai court in connection with the 2002 hit-and-run case, Bollywood star Salman Khan's driver said on Monday he was at the driver's wheel when the actor's white Toyota Land Cruiser mowed down a pavement dweller.

Media requires adhering to ethical norms for fair trial

There is nothing new about crime fiction or, for that matter, recreating a crime on screen by interviewing a convict.When filmed this is nor mally done in the form of a `documentary'. In today's context, there is a flourishing market for these documentaries.However, such documentaries have normally been made after there has been a final closure to the case.

Editors Guild: Revoke ban on BBC film India’s Daughter

The Editors Guild of India on Friday urged the government to revoke the ban on the film India’s Daughter to enable people to view “what is a positive and powerful documentary touching on the freedom, dignity and safety” of women.

REVIEW - BBC Documentary 'Nirbhaya India's Daughter': neither vulgar nor offensive

aucous uninformed cries for a ban contrast starkly with a restrained yet powerful and harrowing film. India’s Daughter directed by Leslee Udwin—widely available on YouTube despite that futile and shortsighted ban on its telecast—on a case that has become a turning point in the struggle for gender justice in India, the Nirbhaya case. The film spares no effort in tracking down and interviewing almost all participants in the tragedy, its relentless legwork resulting in a portrait never seen before, one that chills us to the bone and yet also shows just how wide-ranging Indian civil society’s fight back has been.

Banning BBC Documentary 'Nirbhaya India's Daughter': Modi govt. is committing a mistake as did Congress after Dec 16

Yes, Leslee Udwin’s documentary has shamed us. Not on the point made by Meenakshi Lekhi in Parliament where she said the film will affect tourism. Definitely not. But, it has shamed Indian journalism — that is, us. Why did none of us do it? Why, when all the material is right under our envy-ridden noses, did we not pick up the potential of putting it together to tell the full story?

Censor board’s unusual authority to cut must be challenged

Film producer Pahlaj Nihalani, a self-confessed Narendra Modi fan, is in the news again after a list of 28 cuss words devised by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) was leaked on social media. This list of 13 English and 15 Hindi words embarrassed the government, and Bollywood filmmakers saw in it another version of Swacch Bharat Abhiyan.


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