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8 items from 2017


Check out: Kangna Ranaut in her supergirl costume; is this look from Hansal Mehta’s Simran?

17 April 2017 11:15 PM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

After playing the role of a badass showgirl in Rangoon, Kangna Ranaut is set for another versatile role in Hansal Mehta’s next titled Simran. The actress all set to portray the role of a Gujarati Nri girl. It has been learned that Kangna Ranaut will be donning several avatars in the film. It seems likeRead More

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Manoj Bajpayee’s Aligarh gets snubbed at National Film Awards; director Hansal Mehta disappointed

7 April 2017 8:25 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

With every movie, Manoj Bajpayee has proven himself to be one of the finest actors in the industry. Manoj Bajpayee’s characters have stood out in the films and stuck with the audience. Last year, Manoj Bajpayee yet again starred in another important project called Aligarh in which he played the character of a gay professor.Read More

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Y-Films Makes A Li’l Film With A Big Heart

4 April 2017 11:12 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Y-Films, the team that loves pushing big boundaries, be it for the cause of gender equality (Man’s World), transgender equality (the Cannes’ Lion Grand Prix winner 6-Pack Band), feminism (Ladies Room), sex education (Sex Chat with Pappu and Papa), or, umm, weddings (Bang Baaja Baaraat), makes a li’l film that will pull your heartstrings.

What happens when kids read all the atrocious sexist rubbish that adults (mostly men) land up saying… from Trump to Indian politicians? Y-Films decided to actually put that to test with a bunch of really bright kids, who teach us all a thing or two about why it’s important that we don’t judge, label or discriminate by gender. They beautifully drive home the point Y-Films has always been hammering – Don’t Grow Up!

The short film also marks the directorial debut of Y-Films’ Nikhil Taneja and has been produced by Y-Films for India Today. »

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Shocking: Rajkummar Rao’s co-actors beat him up on the set

23 March 2017 6:08 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Rajkummar Rao is one of those versatile actors who believe in pushing the envelope whilst preparing for his character. Having worked together on three critically-acclaimed films including Shahid, Citylights and Aligarh, Rajkummar and filmmaker Hansal Mehta are set to take their association to the next level by collaborating once again for Omerta, based on terroristRead More

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Rajkummar Rao To Play Terrorist Omar Sheikh In Hansal Mehta’s ‘Omerta’

21 March 2017 10:24 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Actor Rajkummar Rao, who has proved his versatility with diverse roles in films like Shahid, Queen, Love Sex Our Dhokha (LSD), Aligarh and Trapped, which was screened at Mami, comes across as a meek and mild-mannered person, which is why this piece of news will make you sit up and take notice.

Rao, who had teamed up with Hansal Mehta for Shahid, Citylights and Aligarh, will play a radicalised Britisher of Pakistani origin Omar Sheikh (infamous for killing Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl) in Mehta’s upcoming film Omerta.

In an interview to a leading daily, Mehta said, “This film is based on the said international fugitive, who was involved in Pearl’s murder, and it covers a host of terrorist activities (including 26/11) seen through the eyes of this person, who was at the centre of it all. After watching ‘A Mighty Heart’ (2007), I wanted to know more about »

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Check out: Rajkummar Rao plays a terrorist in Hansal Mehta’s Omerta

16 March 2017 1:06 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Rajkummar Rao, who has proved his versatility with diverse roles in films like Shahid, Queen, Love Sex Aur Dhokha, Aligarh and Trapped, which was screened at Mami, comes across as a meek and mild-mannered person, which is why this piece of news will make you sit up and take notice. Rao, who had teamed upRead More

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Star India launches channel for specialist Hindi films

7 March 2017 11:32 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New channel aims to screen “carefully curated, meaningful stories” but still needs to comply with Indian censorship.

Indian broadcaster Star India has launched a channel, Star Gold Select HD, to show specialist and story-driven Hindi-language movies to a “discerning audience”.

The move comes as India’s growing ranks of “non-Bollywood” independent and arthouse filmmakers are gaining greater recognition both in India and overseas.

Star said it would “serve carefully curated, meaningful stories from Indian cinema”. The exclusively HD channel, which is available on Tata Sky and Indian digital cable platforms, will premiere one movie every week in the 9pm prime time slot.

Titles included in a promo for the channel include Neeraj Ghaywan’s 2015 Cannes title Masaan (pictured); Anu Menon’s Waiting, starring Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki Koechlin; Tanuj Bhramar’s coming-of-age story Dear Dad; and Anupam Sharma’s Australia-set, English-language romantic drama Unindian.

In a departure from Star India’s other movie channels, it will screen »

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Why Indian Censorship Is Hurting the Country’s Cinema

27 February 2017 11:18 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s always something with the Indian censors.

This time, it’s the refusal of the Central Board of Film Certification (Cbfc) to grant filmmaker Alankrta Shrivastava’s “Lipstick Under My Burkha” certification for a theatrical release in India. The film, a drama following four women in small-town India exploring sexual empowerment, freedom from patriarchy, and personal fulfillment won the Oxfam Award for Best Film on Gender Equality at the Mumbai Film Festival last October and the Spirit of Asia Award at the 2016 Tokyo International Film Festival, with upcoming screenings at festivals everywhere from Miami to Glasgow. The board’s rejection of the film reignites familiar outrage, as the filmmakers and audiences alike have taken to social media to slam the decision as an “assault on women’s rights.”

Infuriating as it is, this is hardly the board’s first frustrating clampdown. The Cbfc has long been the bane of »

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