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Onir: Male actors are still insecure about playing homosexual characters

Filmmaker Onir feels a film with LGBTQ characters can get a mainstream release.

Nandita Das, Celina Jaitly, Apurva Asrani and other Bollywood stars support LGBTQ community

Bollywood personalities have spoken out against the Indian Penal Code, specifically Section 377 that makes being a part of the LGBTQ community a criminal offence. They have asked for the law to be decriminalised.


Onir: Struggle of independent filmmakers has changed, not stopped

Filmmaker Onir, known for helming independent films, says the nature of struggle has changed for small budget movies, but the challenges haven't vanished altogether.

Shab movie review: Even interesting faces fail to save this sloppy, choppy piece of work

Shab movie review: Given Onir’s experience in creating interesting characters grappling with the kind of personal demons not usually seen in Bollywood, especially in his last outing I Am, Shab should have been a far more accomplished film. All these are characters, fleshed properly, could have given us a film.

Onir had conceptualised Shab 17 years ago

Filmmaker Onir has said that his upcoming film Shab had been conceptualised 17 years ago. Talking about the film, he said: "It is about city life. It is a place where people come from small cities and towns with their own dreams. Everyone wants to achieve something."

Shab is my most mainstream movie, says director Onir

Shab director Onir said, "This film is not about fashion industry. In this film, only one character wants to get into fashion industry. This film is about dreams and relationships. We have tried to show different backgrounds of people and how their life intersects with each other's life."


Shab first look: Raveena Tandon next looks deep, dark and intriguing. See pic

Shab has been directed by Onir and co-produced by Sanjay Suri and Onir.

I can back stories which I believe myself: Onir

Onir, whose production "Chauranga" is all set to release this Friday (January 8), says he did not want to do stories that he did not believe in.

Raveena Tandon will surprise everyone with 'Shab': Onir

Onir says Raveena Tandon will leave the audience stunned with her performance in his upcoming film 'Shab'.

Censor board's cuts in 'Chauranga' unfair, says filmmaker Onir

Onir said, "It feels sad when I see a film like this with social significance running into trouble with the censors."

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It's a wrap for MAMI 2014: Parineeti, Aamir-Kiran, Anushka, Madhuri, Vaani grace the day

The closing ceremony of the 16th Mumbai Film Festival had many familiar faces including Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Anushka Sharma, Madhuri Dixit and Parineeti Chopra among others.