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Kalki Koechlin: Men & women are not yet equal in this industry

With the release of films like Queen, Mardaani, Mary Kom and others, a lot of women-centric films with great content have been made and have fared well. But Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin, who was last seen in Margarita With A Straw, feels that men and women are still not considered equal and there is a long way to go.

At an interview when Kalki was asked if men and women are given equal importance now in terms of movies, she said, "I wouldn't go so fast that we are getting equal importance. I would say we are getting more importance than what we used to. But there is still a long way to go. No we are not equal yet. But definitely there are some changes happening. May be my grand-children will live in a world where my grand-girls and grand-boys, hopefully, will be paid the same. I think it will take some time.
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Kalki Koechlin: I don't believe in expecting awards

There can be nothing better than getting rewarded with awards for the hard work and efforts you put in for your role in the Bollywood films. But Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin says that she doesn't believe in expecting awards

Ask her if she is keeping any expectation for an award for her role in Margarita With A Straw and she says, "I don't believe in expecting awards. I mean you can't sit there thinking will I get an award, you got to carry on with work. My life continues and I have to keep working, tomorrow I go to shoot, so life goes on. I don't think you can be sitting there waiting for awards. Awards are a wonderful bonus, but my real award is work; reward is work."

Further ask her about the National award and she said, "I think National awards are great, it's a great platform for a lot of films.
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Bollywood movies releasing during Ipl

The eighth season of the Indian Premier League has begun and people seem to be enjoying it just like the previous seasons. It isn't a hidden fact that Indians are die-hard cricket fans and Bollywood movies releasing during the Ipl season have suffered. During the initial seasons, there were not many releases during the tournament, but now there are around nine movies releasing. Here is a list of the Bollywood films releasing during the Ipl season, check them out...

Ek Paheli Leela and Dharam Sankat Mein

Both the films Ek Paheli Leela and Dharam Sankat Mein release today i.e the 10th April, 2015.

Ek Paheli Leela stars Sunny Leone, Jay Bhanushali, Rajniesh Duggal, Mohit Ahlawat, Jas Arora, Rahul Dev and others is directed by Bobby Khan and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Ahmed Khan and Shaira Khan.

Dharam Sankat Mein stars Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah, Annu Kapoor, Murli Sharma and others.
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Film Review: ‘Margarita, With a Straw’

“Margarita, With a Straw” is one of the least hand-wringing movies ever made about a character with significant disabilities. Born with cerebral palsy, our heroine here certainly has her physical limitations and related psychological setbacks, but it’s her adventurous spirit (abetted by supportive family and friends) that sets the tone in Shonali Bose’s winning sophomore feature. Like her first, 2005’s “Amu,” this tale is rather Westernized in the telling, with narrative feet planted in both India and the U.S. That factor, good reviews and the pic’s crowdpleasing nature should guide it from a successful festival run to various format sales in numerous offshore territories, with niche theatrical sleeper status possible.

Though her freedom of movement and clarity of speech (subtitled here) are compromised, in most respects Laila (Kalki Koechlin) has a life akin to that of any other well-adjusted, outgoing college kid in Delhi. She still
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Lucifer, Eddie Redmayne win in Tallinn

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Lucifer, Eddie Redmayne win in Tallinn
Redmayne lauded for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

Belgian director Gust van den Berghe’s Lucifer was presented with the Grand Prix – including a €10,000 grant from the City of Tallinn - at the 18th edition of the Black Nights Film Festival (Nov 14-30) at the weekend.

This is the first year that Tallinn’s International Competition was held with Black Nights now operating as a Fiapf-designated non-specialised competitive festival.

Van den Berghe’s third feature had its world premiere in Rome’s Cinema d’Oggi competition at the Rome Film Festival in October and is being handled internationally by the Paris/Mexico-based sales company Ndm.

The International Jury including Finnish actress Kati Outinen and film-makers Andrei Proshkin (Russia) and Tomasz Wasilewski (Poland) awarded the prize for Best Cinematographer to Erik Põllumaa for his work on Estonian film-maker Martti Helde’s In The Crosswind and for Best Director to Kyrgyzstan’s Marat Sarulu for Move
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Lucifer receives Tallinn Grand Prix

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Lucifer receives Tallinn Grand Prix
Other prizes included a Best Actor prize for Eddie Redmayne for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

Belgian director Gust van den Berghe’s Lucifer was presented with the Grand Prix – including a €10,000 grant from the City of Tallinn - at the 18th edition of the Black Nights Film Festival (Nov 14-30) at the weekend.

This is the first year that Tallinn’s International Competition was held with Black Nights now operating as a Fiapf-designated non-specialised competitive festival.

Van den Berghe’s third feature had its world premiere in Rome’s Cinema d’Oggi competition at the Rome Film Festival in October and is being handled internationally by the Paris/Mexico-based sales company Ndm.

The International Jury including Finnish actress Kati Outinen and film-makers Andrei Proshkin (Russia) and Tomasz Wasilewski (Poland) awarded the prize for Best Cinematographer to Erik Põllumaa for his work on Estonian film-maker Martti Helde’s In The Crosswind and for
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Mumbai Mantra launches Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab 2012

Mumbai Mantra, the media and entertainment division of the Mahindra Group, is  collaborating with Sundance Institute for the inaugural Mumbai Mantra Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab 2012. Eight feature film projects have been selected through a rigorous evaluation process of submissions from Indian screenwriters from around the world . These Screenwriting Fellows will have the opportunity to work intensely on their feature film scripts with the support of Creative Advisors (established Screenwriters and Directors) in an environment that encourages innovation and creative risk-taking. Through one-on-one story sessions with the Creative Advisors, the Screenwriting Fellows will engage in an artistically demanding process that offers indispensable lessons in craft, a fresh perspective on their work and a platform to fully realize their material.This year.s Screenwriting Fellows who will go through an immersive five day workshop (March 11-16) at a Club Mahindra Resort are: .    Charudutt Acharya (Sonali Cable Centre).    Shonali Bose & Nilesh Maniyar (Margarita,
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Anusha Rizvi, Shonali Bose among 8 selected for Mahindra Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab 2012

Mumbai Mantra | Sundance Institute Screenwriters’ Lab 2012 announced eight feature-film projects for its inaugural edition. Anusha Rizvi and Mahmood Farooqui’s Opium and Shonali Bose and Nilesh Maniyar’s Margarita, With a Straw are two of them.

The selected 8 Screenwriting Fellows will get an opportunity to develop their works under the guidance of Creative Advisors at a workshop for 5 days from March 11-16, at Club Mahindra Resort in Lonavala.

The selected 8 projects are:

Charudutt Acharya (Sonali Cable Centre)

Shonali Bose & Nilesh Maniyar (Margarita, With a Straw)

Vikas Chandra (Toothache)

Rajnesh Domalpalli (Avani)

Prashant Nair (Umrica)

Anusha Rizvi & Mahmood Farooqui (Opium)

• Ajitpal Singh (Manjhi)

Kartik Singh (Public School).

The group of Creative Advisors include Guillermo Arriaga (Amores Perros, 21 Grams), Marcos Bernstein (Central Station, Foreign Land), Michael Goldenberg (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Contact),Asif Kapadia (The Warrior, Senna), Shekhar Kapur (Bandit Queen, Elizabeth), Kasi Lemmons (Talk to Me, Eve’s Bayou), Anjum Rajabali (Rajneeti,
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