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Deepa Mehta


Academy rejects Deepa Mehta's Funny Boy as Canada's Oscar entry

December 20, 2020 3:07 pm

According to the Academy, a feature cannot contain more than 50 per cent English to be eligible in the best international film category.

Funny Boy trailer: This Deepa Mehta film is a story of acceptance, love and inclusion

October 31, 2020 5:08 pm

Deepa Mehta's Funny Boy is Canada’s official entry for the 93rd Academy Awards in the Best International Feature Film category. It is an adaptation of author Shyam Selvadurai’s 1994 novel of the same name.

Deepa Mehta film Funny Boy is Canada’s entry for Oscars 2021

October 30, 2020 4:41 pm

Set in the 1970s and 1980s, Funny Boy follows the growing up years of Arjie amid growing political tensions between the minority Tamils and the majority Sinhalese in Sri Lanka.

Leila actor Huma Qureshi: The real empowerment is having the power to choose

June 13, 2019 8:24 am

Filmmaker Deepa Mehta and actor Huma Qureshi on Leila, a Netflix web series set in a dystopian world.

Diana Penty, Lisa Ray and others praise Netflix's Leila

June 09, 2019 9:38 am

Netflix original series Leila, starring Huma Qureshi, is based on the book of the same name by Prayaag Akbar. The book projects this world as highly policed and where the society is constantly monitored to maintain ‘purity’.

Deepa Mehta to adapt author Shyam Selvadurai's Funny Boy

September 05, 2018 5:04 pm

Funny Boy takes Deepa Mehta's love for book adaptation ahead. Earlier, she has adapted several books like Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children and Cracking India (Earth starring Aamir Khan). Funny Boy has been written by Canadian author Shyam Selvadurai

Keeping the flame alive: What made Deepa Mehta’s Fire such a pathbreaking film

March 20, 2016 12:00 am

Twenty years later, looking back at what made Deepa Mehta’s Fire such a pathbreaking film and examining its relevance today.

Deepa Mehta, Aparna Sen's films to screen at Womanhood Fest

February 12, 2016 6:03 pm

Movies of filmmakers like Deepa Mehta, Aparna Sen, Mira Nair and Raj Kapoor will be screened at 'Womanhood- The battle to be thyself' International Film and Arts Festival.

I explored women in every situation: Deepa Mehta

November 20, 2015 8:15 pm

Deepa Mehta feels she has explored women in every untouched situation.

Randeep Hooda in Toronto for Deepa Mehta’s Inland

July 11, 2014 1:00 am

Randeep Hooda, who had signed Deepa Mehta’s Inland some time back, left for Toronto last week to shoot for the film


Nandana Sen, Manisha Koirala dazzle at 'Rang Rasiya' screening

November 07, 2014 3:41 pm

It was the occasion of the special premiere of 'Rang Rasiya' and many stars, along with the lead stars of the movie, made their presence felt.