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Madhur Bhandarkar to represent India at BRICS filmfest in China

Madhur Bhandarkar to represent India at BRICS filmfest in China

New Delhi, Apr 19 (UNI) National award winning Madhur Bhandarkar will represent India at the upcoming BRICS Film Festival, to be held in China this June, trade sources said.
The sources said five filmmakers from India, China, Russia, Brazil and South Africa are coming together to make five, 18-minute shorts on the theme, ‘Where has the time gone?’, that will be screened as a full length feature film.
The festival aims to offer a platform to members of film industries from the above countries to explore areas of cooperation in cinema, culture and cuisine.
Bhandarkar will represent India, alongside globally-acclaimed filmmakers like Brazilian maker Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries fame), Chinese Director-Screenwriter Jia Zhangke, Russian filmmaker Aleksey Fedorchenko and South African filmmaker Jahmil XT Qubeka.
Chinese Director Jia Zhangke will work as executive producer to put all 5 short films on the same theme, together to make a feature film that will release in China in September followed by other countries.
On being chosen to represent India, Bhandarkar said, 'I am excited about being a part of a project with senior filmmakers whose work I have revered.
' He is currently working on the script for his short film .
The theme this year ‘Where has the time gone’ talks about the hurried and busy lifestyle that the current generation has and how there is no time for family and friends the way it used to be when there were no gadgets.
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Shabana

Shabana Azmi calls for IFFI boycott over threat to 'Padmavati' artistes

New Delhi, Nov 18 (UNI) Veteran actor Shabana Azmi on Saturday appealed to the entire film industry to boycott the prestigious International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in protest against the threat to Deepika Padukone, who played 'Padmavati' in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film of the same name, the director and others involved in its making.

‘Beyond

‘Beyond the clouds’ by Majid Majidi to open IFFI 2017

Panaji, Nov 18 (UNI) The film by legendary Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi will be the curtain raiser at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) which is to be inaugurated at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium on November 20.

Padmavati

Padmavati controversy: I&B Ministry should resolve issue taking into confidence secs whose sentiments have been hurt: Cong

New Delhi, Nov 17 (UNI) Charging the Government of maintaining a silence on the controversy generated by the film 'Padmavati', the Congress on Friday said the Information and Broadcasting Ministry should reach a resolution on the issue keeping in view the sections whose sentiments have been hurt by the film.

‘Tumhari

‘Tumhari Sulu’: Vidya shines yet again

By Sanya Pandey
New Delhi, Nov 17 (UNI) She is one actress who is known to carry the entire movie on her own shoulders as was witnessed in films like 'The Dirty Picture ' and 'Kahaani'.

3rd

3rd edition of Russian Film Days to be part of IFFI

Panaji, Nov 16 (UNI) After the success of its first two seasons, the third edition of Russian Film Days, a world-class film festival that showcases the best of contemporary and classic Russian cinema is back
in India.

Shabana Azmi calls for IFFI boycott over threat to 'Padmavati' artistes

Shabana Azmi calls for IFFI boycott over threat to 'Padmavati' artistes

New Delhi, Nov 18 (UNI) Veteran actor Shabana Azmi on Saturday appealed to the entire film industry to boycott the prestigious International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in protest against the threat to Deepika Padukone, who played 'Padmavati' in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film of the same name, the director and others involved in its making.

Sanjay&Madhuri reunite for 'Akhiyan Milaon' in StarPlus show

Sanjay&Madhuri reunite for 'Akhiyan Milaon' in StarPlus show

New Delhi, Nov 13 (UNI) More than two decades after creating a buzz with their chemistry in the romantic song 'Akhiyan Milaon Kabhi Akhiyan Churaon' in the film 'Raja', actor Sanjay kapoor and the 90s Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit will reunite for the in 'classic' romantic number in Star Plus’ new show ‘Dil Sambhal Jaa Zara’.

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