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“The whole phenomenon of fame throws me off guard” – Tabu

“The whole phenomenon of fame throws me off guard” – Tabu
With films such as The Namesake, Chandni Bar, Maqbool and Haider to her credit, Tabu is undoubtedly one of the finest performers of her generation, but the actor says becoming a star was never on her agenda. The 45-year-old actor, who even did an offbeat film like Maachis in the initial days of her career,Read More

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“Madhur Bhandarkar’s Indu Sarkar Must Be Seen” – Subhash K Jha Review

Starring Kirti Kulhari,Tota Roy Choudhary, Neil Nitin Mukesh

Directed by Madhur Bhandarkar

Maybe it’s too early here to mention Kirti Kulhari’s indomitable brilliance in this grossly mis-reviewed film. But then, considering she has given what is arguably the most outstanding performance by a female protagonist since Tabu in Chandni Bar and has even gone further than Tabu in some sequences, this is as good a time as any to bring up her climactic court scene where she tells the spellbound judge (he wears the same expression that I did) how her life changed one day when she took the wrong turn and ended up watching the ravages caused by the Congress regime at Turkman Gate.

When Kirti speaks of serendipity her character Indu (I will ignore the cheap thrills of ambiguity afforded by her full name) doesn’t know what that words means. It is that innocence
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Tabu joins the Golmaal family

Tabu, who is known for her remarkable performances in films like Maqbool, Chandni Bar and Haider has played every character with the core essence of the character in mind.

She is the newest addition to Rohit Shetty’s upcoming installment of his hit franchise – Golmaal and admits that comedy is one of her favourite genres.

Well, we cannot wait to see her in Golmaal Again!

Golmaal again is directed by Rohit Shetty and stars Ajay Devgn, Parineeti Chopra, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Kunal Khemu and Shreyas Talpade.

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Tabu joins Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal family for upcoming film, ‘Golmaal Again’

The vivacious actress Tabu, who is known for her remarkable performances in films like Maqbool, Chandni Bar and Haider, will be seen adapting comedy as a genre in her upcoming venture. By far, Tabu has played all the roles keeping in mind the core-essence of the character. And, now she is the newest addition to Rohit Shetty’s upcoming installment of his hit franchise- Golmaal. She admits that comedy is one of her favorite genres and she is looking forward to it. Golmaal Again is directed by Rohit Shetty and stars Ajay Devgn, Parineeti Chopra, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Kunal Khemu and Shreyas Talpade. Well, we cannot wait to see her again in ‘Golmaal Again’!
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Madhur Bhandarkar to be conferred with Dada Saheb Film Foundation award

Madhur Bhandarkar to be conferred with Dada Saheb Film Foundation award
After being awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India, the national award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar will be conferred with the Dada Saheb Film Foundation award for his contribution to women centric films on the occasion of the celebration of the 147th Dada Sahab Phalke Jayanti, on the April 24, 2016. Madhur's highly acclaimed and successful films like Chandni Bar, Page 3, Corporate, Satta, Traffic Signal, Fashion, Heroine and others have mirrored societal issues for women often working like an expose. He is a torch - bearer for women -centric films, starting the trend of realistic cinema, more than a decade ago. Bhandarkar has earlier been honoured at many national and international film festivals like Syracuse Film Festival, New York, Cairo International Film Festival and Indian film Festival, Berlin. He was conferred with Raj Kapoor Smriti Award by Maharashtra State Government and Iconic Man of the Decade by Women Economic Forum held in Goa.
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Madhur Bhandarkar to be conferred with Honorary Doctorate

Madhur Bhandarkar to be conferred with Honorary Doctorate
It seems to be raining honours for filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar. Close on the heels of being awarded the Padma Shree by the Government of India, the national award filmmaker will be conferred with an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Arts by a Gujarat based Rai University at its annual convocation ceremony on Saturday, February 12, 2016. Madhur Bhandarkar 's highly acclaimed and successful films like Chandni Bar, Page 3, Corporate, Satta, Traffic Signal, Fashion, Heroine and others have mirrored societal issues for women often working like an expose. He is a torch - bearer for women -centric films, starting the trend of realistic cinema, more than a decade ago. In an official statement, the spokesperson from Rai University said, "We want to honour the hard work and commitment of the director who hails from a middle class, non-filmy background and has carved a unique space for his genre of cinema through his sheer perseverance and focus.
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I had a memorable time in Pakistan - Madhur Bhandarkar

I had a memorable time in Pakistan - Madhur Bhandarkar
Even as tension escalated between India and Pakistan Madhur Bhandrakar, accompanied by Om Puri, drove off to Lahore to be honoured in Pakistan for his contribution to Indian cinema. Says Madhur, "I was advised by everyone close to me not to go. But I was adamant. Main kyon nahin jaaon? Art and cinema have no borders. Look at Bajrangi Bhaijaan it is so popular in Pakistan." Besides the honour came from the highest cultural section of Pakistan. Says Madhur, "I was given the Rafi Peer Memorial award which is considered a big honour in Pakistan. They wanted to honour me for my hard-hitting subjects and for my contribution to women's empowerment through my films." Ironically Madhur's latest film Calendar Girls was banned in Pakistan. Says Madhur, "Yes unfortunately Calendar Girls was banned. But all my other films, though hard hitting and controversial have been shown in Pakistan. In fact
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Madhur Bhandarkar to be honored at Rafi Peer International Film Festival in Pakistan

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National-Award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar will be honoured at the Rafi Peer International Film Festival to be held in Lahore, Pakistan between 17 to 19th December. He will receive the Rafi Peer Memorial Award for his immense contribution in highlighting social issues in sensitive manner and for portrayal of strong female protagonists in his films.

Madhur is known for his realistic and highly acclaimed films like Chandni Bar, Page 3, Satta, Corporate, Fashion and Heroine, among others. All of them have had strong female characters played by talented actresses such as Tabu, Konkona Sen Sharma, Raveena Tandon, Bipasha Basu, Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor Khan.

Film Chandani Bar starring Tabu that won four National Awards would be screened at the festival.

The spokesperson of the Rafi Peer International Film Festival in an official letter stated, “We would be delighted to have Madhur Bhandarkar here with us at our International Film Festival.
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“In Conversation” – a blockbuster series at Iffi 2015

In conversation with filmmaker Anand L.Rai at Iffi 2015

This year, the 46th International Film Festival of India has become a memorable and learning experience for cinema lovers and aspiring filmmakers. With its newly introduced special series titled “In Conversation”, the festival has been able to bridge the gap between the audience and the filmmakers and create a platform for discussion on art and craft of films. The series offered film lovers a unique opportunity to travel down the memory lane with path-breaking Indian directors like Rajkumar Hirani, Madhur Bhandarkar, Shyam Benegal, Vettrimaran, Kaushik Ganguli, Priyadarshan, Anand L Rai and Singeetham Srinivasa Rao among others.

The series started off with director Shyam Benegal who has been credited with the introduction of the ‘New Cinema’ genre in India. Talking about the future of cinema, the ace filmmaker said, “In the last 40 years the means of getting to see a film has increased.
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In Celebration of Tabu

One of the best actresses in Indian cinema, Tabu has given outstanding performances in films in the Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali and Hindi film industries. One of the qualities that makes her such a good actress is that you never feel as if she is acting. She completely commits to her role and the arc her character goes through and she takes us on that journey with her. The actress has garnered rave reviews, as well as 2 National Awards, been awarded the Padma Shri for her contribution to cinema and many other awards during her career so far and she is still going strong.

In celebration of her birthday today we thought we would shine the light on one of our favorite actresses.

Even more beautiful now

Though lovely in her first appearance onscreen in the Telugu film Coolie No 1 and in her debut film as leading lady in Vijaypath,
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Delay in release of Calendar Girls has nothing to do with Censor Board

Delay in release of Calendar Girls has nothing to do with Censor Board
Reacting strongly to reports in the press that the release of Madhur Bhandarkar's new film Calendar Girls is delayed from August to September, as the director is getting ready for a long battle with the Censor Board over its content, Censor Chief Pahlaj Nihalani says, "I've heard other reasons for why Madhur's film is being postponed. It's definitely not because of Censor problems. At least, there's no problem from our end." Elaborating on the cuts ordered in Calendar Girls, Pahlajji says, "There were absolutely No visual cuts. We cut some cusswords and words referring to women as 'bitches' etc. In no way do these cuts hamper the flow of the film. Rahi baat Adults certificate ki. Why should Madhur be bothered if we certified the film for an adult audience. Has he made Calendar Girls for children? Is this a Walt Disney entertainer? It's about girls in bikinis posing for calendar.
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A shocking nude shot or just a revealing costume Madhurs Calendar Girls are willing to answer

A shocking nude shot or just a revealing costume Madhurs Calendar Girls are willing to answer
Can a revealing costume of a 'Calendar Girl' emerging from the sea be considered as a 'shocking nude'? Well, for some 'sources' out there, it did appear to be the case, who were left wondering if filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar had crossed a certain line with the manner in which the promo of his upcoming offering Calendar Girls was cut. However, this time around the only difference is that Bhandarkar, who doesn't mind courting controversy with practically every film of his since Chandni Bar, has been left amused himself. "Nude shot? But where is it? Even he would like to see if there is any in Calendar Girls because as far as he knows, he hasn't directed any such scene for the film, least of it including it in the promo and then sending it out to the Censors no less. Really, some imagination this is," wonders a source close to the filmmaker,
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10 National Award Winners Come Together For Drishyam!

What happens when 10 National Award Winners come together in one film? Ever since Drishyam was announced earlier this year, the buzz for the film has been building with heightened anticipation for the July release.

Promising to have audiences at the edge of their seats, Drishyam will see Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Shriya Saran and Rajat Kapoor in what is touted to be 2015’s most riveting thriller.

From its inception, Ajay Devgn’s Drishyam has been making headlines.What is truly remarkable about this project is the fact that besides being one of the most anticipated films of 2015, Drishyam has 10 National Award winners coming together.

Apart from Ajay Devgn who has won National Award twice for Zakhm and The Legend Of Bhagat Singh and the talented actress Tabu who has won the National Award twice for Chandni Bar and Maachis, will now be spearheaded by Director Nishikant Kamat who won the National
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Vishal Bhardwaj - Gulzar come together for Drishyam remake

Vishal Bhardwaj - Gulzar come together for Drishyam remake
Ajay Devgn, who signed Drishyam remake long ago, decided to start the film next year, but circumstances led to the actor to prepone the Nishikant Kamat directorial and the film is slated to go on floor soon. Tabu, Shriya Saran and Rajat Kapoor are a part of this thriller which is a remake of a Malayalam blockbuster. And now, Gulzar and Vishal Bhardwaj have come together to be a part of the film. Vishal, who has won awards for a multiple national awards for films like Haider, Ishqiya among others, will be composing the music for the remake and Gulzar, who too is a national award winner, will be penning the lyrics for it. Interestingly, almost the entire cast and crew of Drishyam remake are National Award winners. While Ajay Devgn has won National Award twice for Zakhm and The Legend Of Bhagat Singh, the talented actress Tabu has won
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Madhur Bhandarkar maker of controlled budget films refutes rumors about Madamjee

Madhur Bhandarkar maker of controlled budget films refutes rumors about Madamjee
Was Madhur Bhandarkar quoting a figure of 5 crore for directing Madamjee? And was that the reason that resulted in the film with Priyanka Chopra, for whom this was also going to be a maiden production, not really taking off? Now these have been the recent rumors making the rounds about the two National Award winners who were set to collaborate on one of the most talked about and hyped films in the last couple of years. This, when the official announcement around the actual shooting schedule and supporting cast was never announced. The truth though, as is always the case when it comes to rumors, hearsay and speculations, is altogether different. "There have been many reports about why the film didn't take off, even though nothing has been official about that," says a source close to Madhur, "To say that he was charging an unreasonable amount of money to direct Madamjee is absolutely baseless,
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Revealed Madhur Bhandarkars Calendar Girls

Revealed Madhur Bhandarkars Calendar Girls
Madhur Bhandarkar known for his rather gritty and revealing cinema thanks to his films Page 3, Fashion, Heroine, Chandni Bar and Traffic Signal, is busy working on his next venture Calendar Girls. In fact we had earlier reported that the film which focuses on journey of young girls as they become Calendar Girls, features Akanksha Puri and Kyra Dutt, while the rest of the cast had been kept under wraps. Now we hear that Ruhi Singh, Avni Modi and Satarupa Pyne will be the other three girls seen in the film. Further it is learnt that in the film each of the five girls will represent different parts of the country. Produced by Mangal Murti Films Pvt. Ltd and Bhandarkar Entertainment, Calendar Girls is slated to release on August 7, 2015.
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Madhur Bhandarkar and Navdeep Singhs Pakistan visit cancelled due to security issues

Madhur Bhandarkar and Navdeep Singhs Pakistan visit cancelled due to security issues
Filmmakers Madhur Bhandarkar and Navdeep Singh who were supposed to visit Pakistan to participate in Rafi Peer International Film Festival to be held from April 23 to April 25, has apparently been cancelled. In fact the duo who were initially expected to visit Pakistan, where their films Chandni Bar, Page 3, Corporate, Manorama Six Feet Under and NH10 were going to be screened as part of a cultural exchange programme. Commenting on the cancellation of their visit, a source states that the stress between the two countries is the cause of cancellation. Especially after the Mumbai Terror attack suspect Lakhvi was released few days back, the authorities in Pakistan anticipated security issues and hence didn't give the permission for the event where people from India were going to be present. Apparently, Madhur and Navdeep were to be a part of the Rafi Peer International Film Festival, where Madhur was to be honored
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Madhur Bhandarkar chops off smoking scenes from Calendar Girls

Madhur Bhandarkar chops off smoking scenes from Calendar Girls
From giving a sneak peek into the glamour world with Page 3, Fashion and Heroine to revealing the dark world behind poverty and its nexus with crime in films like Chandni Bar and Traffic Signal, Madhur Bhandarkar normally likes to portray the truth amidst superficial societies and shallow relationships. Now, the filmmaker has decided to expose the life of models in his upcoming film Calendar Girls. The filmmaker not only likes to deal with such topics but he also unabashedly likes to express his opinions on matters and the recent one was when he extended his support towards colleague and director Anurag Kashyap in his battle with the Censor Board for anti-smoking warnings. Both filmmakers were of the opinion that the anti-smoking disclaimer which is often shown during a smoking sequence in the film is not necessary. However, the Censor Board has been adamant in its decision and recently even
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Madhur Bhandarkar conferred Raj Kapoor Smriti Award

Madhur Bhandarkar conferred Raj Kapoor Smriti Award
Madhur Bhandarkar best known for his films like Chandni Bar, Fashion, and the more recently released Heroine has been conferred with Raj Kapoor Smriti Award from Maharashtra State Government for his excellent contribution to Indian Cinema. After winning 4 National Awards for his films Chandni Bar, Page 3, Fashion and Traffic Signal, this is an important award for the director who is busy making his next Calendar Girls based on lives of real life calendar girls. Apart from Madhur, actress Tanuja and Marathi actress Uma Bhende will also be conferred with Life time Achievement Awards at a ceremony to be held in Mumbai to celebrate Raj Kapoor Smriti Awards.
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Bollywood saddened by Marathi actor Vinay Apte's death : Trade News

The demise of Vinay Apte has deeply saddened the Bollywood industry. The 62-year-old actor passed away on Saturday due to prolonged illness. He had worked in critically acclaimed films like Chandni Bar, Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, Raajneeti, Corporate amongst many others. We spoke with some directors who had worked with Vinay and here’s is what they had to say. Read More...
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