Deepti Naval wants film studio in Shimla

Deepti Naval wants film studio in Shimla Shimla, Sep 10 PTI : The veteran actor Deepti Naval, who inaugurated the Shimla International Film Festival, called for the establishment of a film school or a film studio. The two-day film festival is organized by Himalayan Velocity with the support of the Himachal Language, Art and Culture Department at the historic Gaiety Theater. “The people of Bollywood are going down on Shimla for shooting movies, so why should we not have the facilities of the movie studio,” Naval said. A total of…

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EU Film Festival 2017 aims to improve cultural ties

EU Film Festival 2017 aims to improve cultural ties New Delhi, Jun 10 : The 22nd European Union Film Festival (EUFF) started with the aim of improving cultural ties between India and European countries. Speaking at the inaugural session of the film festival which opened with the Estonian film “Cherry Tobacco”, Tomasz Kozlowski, European Union ambassador to India, said that in addition to the economic partnerships between India and EU, it is important to improve cultural ties well. “EUFF contributes significantly to developing cultural ties between India and the European…

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Indian Film Festival to celebrate UK-India Year of Culture

Indian Film Festival to celebrate UK-India Year of Culture London, Jun 2 : The annual London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) will this month celebrate the Year of British and Indian Culture with its opening night movie based on the life of Maharaja Duleep Singh. The Black Prince ‘, which was launched at the Cannes Film Festival last month, dramatizes the story of the last King of Punjab that was taken under his wing by Queen Victoria during the Raj. “As an anguished commitment to the UK and India Culture Year,…

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Difficult to compete with juniors these days, says Salman

Difficult to compete with juniors these days, says Salman Mumbai, Jun 2 : Superstar Salman Khan says it’s hard to compete with the youngest player today, but his fans are pushing him forward. “My fans are keeping me in. The more you are in love, it’s harder to continue than you have to compete with your juniors and it’s difficult.” Today’s competitors are very tough, “Salman told reporters last night . The interaction was organized to announce the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) – 2017. A regular show at…

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Sonam feels fear of ‘film festival’ tag keeps Indian makers away from fests

Sonam feels fear of ‘film festival’ tag keeps Indian makers away from fests Mumbai, May 24 : Actress Sonam Kapoor said Indian producers were reluctant to make their films at international festivals because they believe the tag “festival film” can hamper its commercial success in the country. This year, at the 70th Cannes International Film Festival, only the short film by the afternoon student FTII “Afternoon Clouds” went to the Cinefondation category. When asked why not many Indian movies in the prestigious festival, Sonam, in a FaceTime interview from Cannes,…

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Sonam Kapoor glitters in gold at Cannes

Sonam Kapoor glitters in gold at Cannes Cannes, May 23 : Sonam Kapoor chose gold in his color for the second appearance of the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Sonam wore a shiny body number Elie Saab with a plunging neckline that was tightened at the waist with an elegant gold belt. The Bollywood star, aged 31, wore a golden clutch to complete his look. She kept her accessories at a minimum with just one Chopard declaration ring. Sonam has designed its look with smooth, front hair, radiated…

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Stephen King’s ‘Firestarter’ remake announced

Stephen King’s ‘Firestarter’ remake announced Los Angeles, Apr 29 : The Oscar winner, Akiva Goldsman and Blumhouse’s Jason Blum, will work on a remake of Stephen King’s classic “Firestarter”. Goldsman and Blum announced the project at the Overlook Film Festival at the Timberline Lodge at Mt. Hood, after the premiere of “Stephanie”, led by Goldsman, reported Ace Showbiz. “No one knows,” said Blum, who received the Visionary Award at the Horror Film Festival. “Akiva and Stephen King have a long relationship, we would not do it unless he blessed him,”…

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Now a Bengali film themed on ‘Machher Jhol’

Now a Bengali film themed on ‘Machher Jhol’ Kolkata, Apr 25 : “Maccher Jhol”, the traditional curry of the Bengali film, plays a crucial role in the new Pratim D Gupta film on the mother-son bond. Veteran actress Mamta Shankar, Ritwik Chakraborty and Paoli Dam are featured in the film. “It’s a two-generation tale, but not necessarily about the contrast between eating habits. It’s more about changing ideologies and how the old and new look at life differently,” said Gupta to PTI. “Maacher Jhol” also means Bengaliness, simplicity and is…

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‘Film and Television institute in Arunachal will be catalyst’

‘Film and Television institute in Arunachal will be catalyst’ Guwahati, Apr 18 : Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday that the India Film and Television Institute project in Arunachal Pradesh would serve as a catalyst to promote talents in various aspects of cinema in the northeast. The Film and Television Institute will be set up on a campus of more than 50 acres at a cost of Rs 200 crore as an extended campus of the Satyajit Ray Television and Film Institute in Kolkata, Declared the Minister of Information…

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Priyanka Chopra to be on Tribeca Film Festival jury

Priyanka Chopra to be on Tribeca Film Festival jury Los Angeles, Apr 13 : Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has been nominated as a member of the jury of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. Amy Berg, Zachary Quinto, Sheila Nevins, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Plemons and Melanie Lynskey, among others, will also be on the festival jury, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 34-year-old star, who became popular in the West with her role as Alex Parrish in “Quantico”, will judge the documentary and visionary competitions alongside Olivia Thirlby, Ryan Eggold, Brendan…

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