One jury member, film director Rahul Rawail told indianexpress.com that he was informed that Nude would not be the opening film. He also suggested that the I&B ministry can 'override and reject any film'.
Shah Rukh Khan will make the official welcome address to all the delegates from across the globe as IFFI 2017 kicks off in the beach state of Goa. This year’s festival is scheduled to take place between the 20th to 28th of November.
Noted Argentinian filmmaker Pablo Cesar's Thinking of Him is going to have its world premiere, and the film has been selected to close the 48th International Film Festival of India.
On November 9, the Information & Broadcasting Ministry announced the list of ‘feature’ and ‘non-feature’ films for the Indian Panorama section of IFFI and Ravi Jadhav’s Marathi film Nude and Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s Malayalam thriller S Durga were dropped from the final list.
Karan Johar was asked if actors fall in love with each other on the sets of his films, and how comfortable he is if such a situation arises. To this, the filmmaker said that it happens all the time.
Rajkummar Rao expressed surprise on why the victims haven't spoken up already. He also thinks that one day when these victims do speak up, the whole industry needs to back them up and support them
Padmavati star Deepika Padukone, who graced the GQ Fashion Night in Mumbai on November 12 said that she is overwhelmed with the love that the film is receiving, and how she cannot wait for the film to release. The film is facing opposition from many quarters in the country and Deepika was asked for a reaction.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui withdrew his memoir, but it may not be enough to save him from legal trouble. After Niharika Singh criticised him for exposing their bitter relationship, his 'first love' Sunita Rajwar has now gone one step further and has filed a legal case against him.
Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Wednesday had cleared the air over the rumoured romantic scene between Rani Padmavati (Deepika Padukone) and Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) in his magnum opus Padmavati, saying there was no such sequence in the film.
Padmapriya made her debut in Bollywood with Saif Ali Khan starrer Chef. In this interview with indianexpress.com, the actor talks about her dreams and aspirations, and why she wants to do more of Hindi cinema now.
Ronnie Screwvala's motion picture company RSVP continues on its path of backing exceptional stories that need to be told. He announced their upcoming film is set in the world of blind cricket. Blind cricket is a version of cricket adapted for blind and partially sighted people.
Adnan Sami is preparing for a charitable event called World’s Biggest Guestlist Festival. Apart from Adnan, Music composer Mithoon and internationally acclaimed DJs like Hardwell, W & W, Kill The Buzz and Suyano would also be part of the two-day music festival happening on December 2 and 3 at D Y Patil Stadium, in New Mumbai.
In an exclusive interview with indianexpress.com, Tumahri Sulu actor Vidya Balan opens up about her fight with weight gain and loss, and finally embracing her body and her size. Tumhari Sulu is releasing on November 17, and Vidya is all ready for it.
Shah Rukh Khan produced Ittefaq is all set to hit the theatres on November 3. Talking about the film, SRK looks more than happy with the way it has come out. Akshaye Khanna portrays the role of a tough cop in Ittefaq, Sidharth Malhotra plays Vikram Sethi and Sonakshi Sinha plays Maya.
Shree Narayan Singh's next film's announcement made a big splash because of Shahid Kapoor. Then came a quirky poster of birds on an electric cable. Like his debut film Toilet Ek Prem Katha, Batti Gul Meter Chalu will also have a socially relevant theme.
From making a debut in 2011 with Ladies vs Ricky Behl to Golmaal Again, Parineeti Chopra has come a long way. She was introduced as Priyanka Chopra's cousin, but today Parineeti is a well-established actor who has various impressive roles in her kitty.
Irrfan Khan who is currently gearing up for his upcoming film 'Qarib Qarib Single' shared his views on the Harvey Weinstein scandal. The actor said that it is everywhere and in every department and he has himself experienced it too. Irrfan also said that such people should be exposed and called out.
Neil Nitin Mukesh in a candid interview shared about his films Saaho and Golmaal Again. "It is a great experience working on the sets of Saaho," said the actor but added that it is tough to act in a movie that is being made in three languages.
At the trailer launch of his film, Firangi, Kapil Sharma opened up and made some heartening confessions about his fight with alcoholism and suicidal thoughts, his health issues and how Shah Rukh Khan asked him to take a break and gather himself.
'An Ordinary Life', actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's autobiography, is making a lot of buzz even before its release. An excerpt from his book, which is a chapter on relationships, has intimate details about Nawazuddin's whirlwind relationship with his Miss Lovely co-actor, Niharika Singh.
Firangi actor Kapil Sharma spoke about his infamous spat with Sunil Grover. The actor confessed that he was facing a lot of pressure of the show that was happening in Australia, and a death of a fellow artist from Firangi added to his stress.
Grandparents Hema Malini, Dharmendra and Takhnanis are extremely happy with the 'divine' name of Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani's new born baby girl. The name Radhya Takhtani has been jointly decided by Esha and Bharat.
Secret Superstar actor Zaira Wasim celebrated her 17th birthday today. Director Advait Chandan hosted a birthday party for Zaira and described her as a very shy and private person. The teenage actor said that she does not have dreams because she believes in destiny.
At the closing ceremony of 19th Jio MAMI Film Festival on Wednesday, Padmavati actor Shahid Kapoor graced the red carpet and spoke about his role in the film. "It is a privilege to be a Rajput king. I feel very proud as an Indian to play a king from a dynasty, which is known to be brave, fearless and respectful towards women," said the actor.
Village Rockstars worked it's magic at the MAMI festival too and won many awards at the closing ceremony. Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival was attended by celebrities like Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Kabir Khan, Anurag Kashyap, Rajkumar Hirani, Hansal Mehta, Kiran Rao, Ashutosh Gowariker, Rajkummar Rao and more.
There was a report that suggested that there was a 'cat- fight' between Veere Di Wedding stars Sonam Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor on the sets of the film. "We will continue to be actual friends and make a kick a*$ movie and prove that women can work with each other, get along and have a blast," said Sonam.
Signature Move is an American indie comedy-drama about a Pakistani Muslim lesbian living in Chicago with her mother, played by Shabana Azmi. Helmed by Chicago based director Jennifer Reeder, the film has been praised internationally.
In an exclusive interview with indianexpress.com, Bollywood music director Pritam talks about the Indian music industry, music taste of Indian millennials and rehashing or remixing old songs.
During an interactive session at the launch of Hema Malini's biography Beyond the Dream Girl, Deepika Padukone discussed how she feels fortunate to have worked with Sanjay Leela Bhansali on three films.
Hema Malini's biography Beyond the Dream Girl, written by veteran journalist Ram Kamal Mukherjee, was launched on the occasion of her 69th birthday. Here's what Ram Kamal has to say about the evergreen star who has a great story to tell - A story of independence, fierceness, love and talent.
Naseeruddin Shah, who will be next seen in The Hungry along with Tisca Chopra, spoke about his long-standing acting career, the difference between a star and an actor, the evolution of filmmaking and the changing female narrative in Hindi cinema.
Directed by Bronila Chatterjee, Naseeruddin Shah and Tisca Chopra's The Hungry is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus set in contemporary New Delhi. The Hungry is set in the extravagant surroundings of an Indian wedding whilst exploring the role of the patriarch and corruption in Indian politics and big business.
Vikas Gupta's brother Siddharth talked at length about Vikas' stint in Bigg Boss 11, his "feud" with Shilpa Shinde and the infamous Bhabhi ji Ghar Par Hai controversy. He was also asked on Vikas' sexuality questions and if it will affect him when he is out of the show. Read all Siddharth Gupta shared.
Yash and Roohi Johar's daddy Karan Johar seems to be very excited for his children's first Diwali and has been making special plans for the festivities too. He said, "For the first time they will be coming for the Diwali Pooja we have at Dharma office. It is a big moment for us and the family."
Rajkummar Rao confesses that he is a little nervous but excited too about playing the love interest of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in upcoming film Fanney Khan. He also revealed what will be his character's relationship with that of Aishwarya's.
Alia Bhatt was asked if she feels insecure, given that as a female actor, her acting career could also be short-lived. She opined that the trend is changing and that older actresses are seen working far more than earlier. But, she also blamed writers for not writing parts for older female actors.