The National Film Awards were handed out today at a ceremony in Delhi that was shadowed by protests by winners who were angry about not receiving the honour from the President. Nearly 80 winners had threatened to skip the ceremony after learning that only 11 awards will be presented by President Ram Nath Kovind. In a break from tradition, Smriti Irani, the Information and Broadcasting Minister, presented most of the awards. (Video courtesy: DD News)
Amitabh Bachchan has been appointed as the face of "city compost" campaign of 'Swachh Bharat Mission'. The Urban Development Ministry sent a letter to the actor on June 20, requesting him to "lend his voice and person" to the campaign.
Bollywood celebs have urged to protect net neutrality. Filmmaker Karan Johar said, "I think it's important and critical. The net is one of the biggest democratic tools that exist in the world in the zone of media."
Actor Aamir Khan came down heavily on the Censor Board over banning of content in movies, saying banning any kind of material in media or films is not right. Speaking at a FICCI event in Mumbai, Mr Khan also apologised to actor and filmmaker Kamal Haasan for not standing by him when his movie Vishwaroopam was banned.