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‘At the heart of this story is a unique friendship’

Author Shrabani Basu, whose book is the subject of director Stephen Frears’ upcoming Judi Dench and Ali Fazal starrer,
on finding a different side to Queen Victoria and how the story is also a tale of the current political times.

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July 24, 2017 2:45 pm

Maestro composer AR Rahman shared the poster of upcoming documentary Daughters of Destiny which is directed by Academy award-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth. Daughters of Destiny tells the story of Shanti Bhavan Children's Project. dedicates itself for the education of poor Dalit children.

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July 21, 2017 2:01 am

Actor Akshay Oberoi, remembered for his cameos in Piku and Fitoor, will be seen in a lead role in the upcoming crime thriller, Gurgaon.

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July 18, 2017 10:55 pm

A documentary on Amartya Sen called The Argumentative Indian by award winning filmmaker Suman Ghosh has been ordered to mute several words like cow, Gujarat, Hindu India and Hindutva by Central Board of Film Certification led by Pahlaj Nihalani who wants Ghosh to calm down.

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July 18, 2017 7:41 pm

The Lahore High Court questions the ban on Indian teleplays imposed by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority or PEMRA on the grounds of them holding the power to bring such a ban in affect. Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah has declared that only the Indian content with objectionable or anti-Pakistan content should be censored.

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July 17, 2017 7:15 pm

Pakistani film Punjab Nahi Jaungi trailer: Starring Pakistani actors Humayun Saeed, Mehwish Hayat, Urwa Hocane and Ahmed Ali Butt, the film seems to be fun and entertaining. The viewers then get to see Humayun boasting of his love life and how he has been getting constant attention from women.

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July 17, 2017 7:13 pm

Pakistani film Na Maloom Afraad 2's song 'Kaif O Suroor' stars Sadaf Kanwal. The whole dance sequence takes place in a dark yet flashy brothel, with candle lamps and chandeliers setting the mood for a sizzling number. The make up appears to be smooth, making Sadaf appear as a natural seductress.

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July 16, 2017 5:18 pm

Suman Ghosh's documentary based on Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen book The Argumentative Indian has been mired in controversy. The Central Board of Film Certification had asked him to cut a few words from the documentary like cow, Gujarat, Hindu India and Hindutva.

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July 15, 2017 9:00 pm

Suman Ghosh has uploaded the trailer of his documentary on Facebook in defiance of the censor board, which has not certified the film. CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani had objected to the usage of four words cow, Gujarat, Hindutva and Hindu India in the film The Argumentative Indian.

July 13, 2017 11:58 pm

After creating a near-perfect dystopia, Ramachandra amps it up with Pt II and sonically transports you to a war zone.

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July 10, 2017 5:54 pm

Lollywood actor Meera is reportedly all set to tie the knot with Captain Naveed and is planning to have an intimate ceremony with only special guests. However, her father claims that she has already had her nikkah with Naveed but has not been able to come up with a solid proof.

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July 7, 2017 8:43 pm

Shweta Basu Prasad’s digital playlist: This week's recommendation is An American in Madras. Extensive film clips and interviews tell the story of American filmmaker Ellis R Dungan, who spent fifteen years in India and helped define Tamil cinema. It is a biographical documentary, available on Netflix.

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The screening of Anaarkali of Aarah by The Indian Express Film Club was followed by a lively discussion on consent and patriarchy

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July 5, 2017 12:11 am

A community radio by women is helping preserve traditional knowledge and practices of nearly 200 villages in Telangana. The radio focusses on women’s issues, such as out-of-school children, health and nutrition, among others.

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July 5, 2017 12:10 am

Gurinder Chadha, who revisits the trauma of Partition in her new film, talks about its impact on her family, and her bicultural identity. Chadha, who was born in Kenya and grew up in the UK, has often spoken about “living in the shadow of the Partition”.

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June 30, 2017 3:58 am

The UAA will be performing three of its most popular comedies, beginning with ‘Soppana Vaazhil’ at 7.30 pm on Thursday, ‘Paritchaikku Neramachu’ on Saturday and ‘Kasethan Kadavulada’ on Sunday at 7.00 pm.

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June 28, 2017 11:47 pm

A documentary by a group of FTII graduates captures the twilight years of the late Manohar Aich, Mr Universe 1952

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June 24, 2017 12:54 am

Actor Vivek Oberoi on digital content, staying ahead of the curve, and balancing the other pillars of his life. He stars in a new web series on Amazon, Inside Edge, which delves into the murky world of cricket, cheerleaders, betting, and power-hungry people.

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June 23, 2017 1:58 pm

Twenty-four-year-old Gladson Peter plays 45 instruments, eyes world record as he tries to play 22 simultaneously.

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June 23, 2017 12:45 am

Writer-director Rahul Dahiya on why he chose to throw light on women’s desire in his debut film, G Kutta Se, and the need to show it to a young India.

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June 17, 2017 7:32 am

Anthony Avildsen, son of John G Avildsen, said his father died Friday in Los Angeles from pancreatic cancer.

June 9, 2017 12:51 pm

Pointing out that the film industry is “unpredictable”, Menon says that many a times, distributors may like a project, but are not very sure about taking a risk and investing in it, and one has to respect that view as well.

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June 9, 2017 4:54 am

Ready since Sept 2016, the winner of the National Award for best film is still looking for a distributor. "We are still looking for a distribution partner,” Dr Mohan Agashe, who acted in the film and produced it, said.

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June 7, 2017 12:11 am

Payal Kapadia, whose film Afternoon Clouds made it to the 70th Festival de Cannes, on being the only Indian filmmaker in the competition category, showcasing the vulnerability of life, and how art and politics can never be separated.

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June 2, 2017 7:28 pm

Shabana Azmi's and Satinder Sartaaj's film, The Black Prince, was also launched at the Cannes Film Festival last month. It tells the story of the last king of Punjab who was taken under her wing by Queen Victoria during the colonial period in India.

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June 2, 2017 3:14 pm

Madhu Chopra was happy to receive the International Icon Award on behalf of Priyanka Chopra at the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards. Also, she asked people to focus on the discussions Priyanka had with Narendra Modi instead of focusing on her dress.

June 2, 2017 12:17 pm

Megyn Kelly was seen sporting an off-the-shoulder blue velvet dress featuring a slit in the skirt. She paired the look with some massive velvet pumps and an oversized gold ring while painting her toenails black for the occasion.

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Sushil Dahiya will be seen in a web series, Sneh.

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May 27, 2017 12:22 am

CBFC directs makers of An Insignificant Man, a documentary on Arvind Kejriwal, to get NoC from PM Modi and the Delhi chief minister.

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May 26, 2017 3:58 pm

Regarding the NoCs, Pahlaj Nihalani said the makers of Arvind Kejriwal documentary had used “real footage”, including that of the Parliament proceedings, and also the real names of politicians from various parties.

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May 25, 2017 4:20 pm

Pakistani actor Nadia Khan has filed a police complaint against a popular Hollywood actor for allegedly assaulting her daughter.

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May 25, 2017 6:51 pm

Actor Ishteyak Khan on his latest directorial venture and his journey from Panna to Mumbai.

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May 23, 2017 7:55 am

Sharad Goyekar’s Babya shows how shepherd community’s kids are deprived of education & career because of their nomadic lifestyle.

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May 23, 2017 8:07 pm

Manchester Arena terror attack: A spokesman for the Ariana Grande's record label said that the singer was "okay".

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May 22, 2017 9:56 am

Justin Simien, the creator of Dear White People, on the Netflix show that takes off from the film, and how to break out of an echo chamber.

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May 13, 2017 2:04 am

A web series, Mothers and Daughters, investigates a confounding relationship.

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