Actor Konkona Sensharma and editor Ranjeet Bahadur are among the nine writers whose scripts have been selected.
The first screenwriting workshop will be held from October 12 – 17, 2014 at the Courtyard Marriott, Chakan, Pune, followed by two more workshops and one-to-one consultation sessions over the next six months.
Marten Rabarts (Senior Consultant, Training and Development, Nfdc), Olivia Stewart (Producer of The House of Mirth, Brassed Off, and script consultant on The Lunchbox), and Rajat Kapoor, writer-director of Ankhon Dekhi will mentor these scriptwriters.
Also as part of the National Script Lab program, the screenwriters will also attend Nfdc Film Bazaar 2014 (Nov 20–24) to network and introduce their upcoming projects to both the Indian and international film industry delegates attending the market.
This year the Script Lab
Khanna passed away in the presence of his ex-wife Dimple Kapadia, daughters Rinkie and Twinkle, son-in-law Akshay Kumar, grand children and close relatives.
Fans and celebrities, Amitabh Bachchan, Jeetendra, Rakesh Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan, Anu Malik, Khayyam, Randhir Kapoor, Ismael Darbar, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, all visited his home on Carter Road today.
Son-in-law Akshay Kumar spoke to the media outside Khanna’s residence. “He has gone to a very nice and heavenly place. We are very happy that he had gone there. I hope everybody there, whoever is watching him, can just say a little prayer for him.”
Rajesh Khanna, also referred to as Kaka, was
Other highlights in the season include:
The international box office hit My Name Is Khan, Karan Johar’s drama about an autistic Muslim living in San Francisco, and the impact on his family following 9/11. It stars Shahrukh Khan in the lead, as Rizwan Khan, and Kajol as his Hindu wife, Mandira.
Tamil blockbuster Enthiran: The Robot, with Rajnikant in a double role, as Dr. Vaseegaran and his lifelike robot, Chitti. The love interest is played by Aishwarya Rai. The film boasts a musical score by Oscar-winner A.
Naya Cinema Festival opened at the Edward Theatre in Mumbai on Saturday with Ashvin Kumar’s Inshallah Football (2010) followed by a panel discussion with Ashvin Kumar and Bashir baba, the protagonist of the film and a former militant from Kashmir.
Little Terrorist, a short film by Ashvin Kumar which was nominated for the Academy Awards in 2005 was also screened at the festival.
Vikramaditya Motwane’s Udaan was screened followed by an interactive session with the director and the cast of the film including Rajat Barmecha and Aayan Boradia.
A homage to Mani Kaul was paid before the festival officially began with the screening of his films Duvidha (1973) and Satah Se Uthta Aadmi (1980).
The festival will run from July 23 through July 30, 2011.
And the winners are...
Colors Face Of The Year - Female
Sonakshi Sinha - Dabangg
Colors Face Of The Year - Male
Ranveer Singh - Band Baaja Baaraat
Rajat Barmecha - Udaan
Most Promising New Director
Abhinav Singh Kashyap - Dabangg
Best Break - Out Film
Udaan - Vikramaditya Motwane / Anurag Kashyap
Best Playback Singer - Female
Mamta Sharma - Munni Badnaam Hui (Dabangg)
Rekha Bhardwaj - Badi Dheere Jali (Ishqiya)
Best Playback Singer - Male
Mohit Chauhan - Pee Loon (Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai)
Track Of The Year
Munni Badnaam Hui - Lalit Pandit (Dabangg)
Upcoming Talent In Music
Tulsi Kumar - Tum Jo Aaye (Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai
The second one
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