You can’t have ego while making films: R Balki

You can’t have ego while making films: R Balki Mumbai, Feb 5 : Director R Balki, who has directed films with such high-profile stars as Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Akshay Kumar, says that cinema should be an ego-free process. In an interview with PTI, Balki talks about the ease of working with stars, as long as communication is clear and the director and actor are open to accepting and rejecting everyone’s suggestion. “In cinema, you can not have an ego, everyone is a worker, suggestions can…

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I’m a hoarder: Kareena on fashion

I’m a hoarder: Kareena on fashion Mumbai, Feb 5 : Actress Kareena Kapoor said she would not want to make any changes to her wardrobe because she considers herself a “hoarder”. The actor, who came back to the ramp at the grand finale of the Lakme Fashion Week Summer / Resort 2018 yesterday, said it would not be possible for her to get rid of the hobby of collecting things from so early. When asked if she wanted to change her personal collection, Kareena told reporters, “I do not think…

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Bengali movie ‘Jonaki’ premiered at Rotterdam film festival

Bengali movie ‘Jonaki’ premiered at Rotterdam film festival Kolkata, Feb 5 :’Jonaki’, the second Bengali film by director Aditya Vikram Sengupta, was premiered at the 47th International Film Festival in Rotterdam. The film was screened four times at the Bright Future section of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), which ran from January 24 to February 4. In a statement from Rotterdam, Sengupta, whose first film ‘Asha Jaowar Majhe’ received the award for best film at the Venice Film Festival in 2014, said: “IFFR supports auteur cinema and there could…

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Not being judged is my idea of love: Disha

Not being judged is my idea of love: Disha Mumbai, Feb 3 : Actor Disha Patani says that his understanding of love is not constantly judged in a relationship. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, the actor, dressed in a pale pink dress with ruffles, seemed ready to go on an appointment on the ramp for designer Shriya Som at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer / Resort 2018. “For me, the idea of ‚Äč‚Äčlove would be to share everything with a person and not to be judged, it should be…

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Never felt like giving up: Bhansali on ‘Padmaavat’

Never felt like giving up: Bhansali on ‘Padmaavat’ Mumbai, Feb 2 : Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who laughs all the way from the bank with the box office success of “Padmaavat”, says there was enough reason for him to give up the film but he never thought of resigning. Bhansali, who described the film as “the most anxious release” of his career, says he faced obstacles from the start and had three other stories that could have been aired but Padmaavat was still special. Referring to “Bharat Ek Khoj” from 1988,…

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Reasons for backlash against Swara are warped: Tillotama Shome

Reasons for backlash against Swara are warped: Tillotama Shome Mumbai, Feb 1 : Actor Tillotama Shome says people may disagree with Swara Bhasker’s “Padmaavat” opinion, but the reasons they attack the actor are “lame” and “distorted”. The actor said like any individual that Swara has the right to speak. “Swara has the right to express herself on how she felt when watching a movie, whether it was a movie or any other film, whether it was another woman or even a man who thought that the representation of a certain…

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Usage of explicit language in my films not deliberate: Kashyap

Usage of explicit language in my films not deliberate: Kashyap Jaipur, Jan 26 : Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap said today that people can see a lot of things happen in everyday life, but when the same thing is presented in a movie, it is criticized. In response to a question from the public about why he uses abusive terms in movies, the filmmaker pointed out that it is not deliberately used, but is defined in a natural way. “The abuses are not deliberately used in my films, I let things be…

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist my hardest film: Mira Nair

The Reluctant Fundamentalist my hardest film: Mira Nair Jaipur, Jan 26 : Mira Nair, a critically acclaimed filmmaker, said her 2012 film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a post-9/11 political thriller based on an eponymous novel, was the hardest film she ever made. Speaking at the Jaipur Literature Festival, the 60-year-old director said that despite her big budget and “hot button” film, she has always wanted to cope. Nair said she was moved by the 2007 bestseller story of Pakistani writer Mohsin Hamid. “The Reluctant Fundamentalist is the hardest film I made…

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Whose history is it anyway: ‘Padmaavat’ taints Khilji

Whose history is it anyway: ‘Padmaavat’ taints Khilji New Delhi, Jan 25 : He eats the meat of the bone, discovers his hairy chest, has long, unruly curls and laughs like a hyena. The story does not really remember Alauddin Khilji like that, but it is the image that Sanjay Leela Bhansali seeks to represent the king of the Khilji dynasty in his film “Padmaavat”. The king is portrayed almost as a barbarian in the film, which was released Thursday after months of conflict in the court, on the streets…

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‘Padmaavat’ opens in Kolkata, shows running smoothly

‘Padmaavat’ opens in Kolkata, shows running smoothly Kolkata, Jan 25 : Sanjay’s controversial film Leela Bhansali, “Padmaavat”, opened Thursday in 129 theaters in and around Kolkata, a spokesman for the film distributor said. Padmaavat’s shows are running smoothly throughout the city, with no sign of protest, a police officer said, adding that elaborate security measures have been put in place. “The film takes place in 129 theaters, including monitors and multiplexes, in and around Kolkata, and there is still no report of disturbance,” said spokesman SVF, the movie. “In many…

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