"I think 'intolerance' has become a taboo for everyone. If you talk about censorship then I agree with Benegal. Cinema is a creative medium. The director has the right to express. In the times of social media, with everything on internet just a click away, I wonder how censoring a few things could help," said Divya
"India is the biggest democracy. We have the right to say what we want to say and people have the right to protest. If there are things that some think are wrong, then people have the right to speak up," Mr Shroff said on the sidelines of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here
"IFFI, a government film festival, is taking a different course. It is no longer about good cinema. This is about entertainment. I feel very reluctant to say this, but the chief guest (Anil Kapoor) at the IFFI opening ceremony was dancing on stage? Is this an intention to make the film festival another arm of Bollywood, to entertain," Mr Chatterjee said
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, inaugurated the Indian Panorama section at the ongoing International Film Festival of India in Goa. Sanskrit film Priyamanasam is the opening film in the feature section, while documentary movie Goonga Pehalwan kick-started the non-feature category
Excited about her music video, Sonakshi revealed that after singing at the IIFA Awards and then for the film Tevar, "it was a niggling thought that I had to do this." So, is an album on the cards? "Yes, it would be the most natural thing to do," said Sonakshi.
In his speech, Ilayaraja dwelt upon the wave of violence all over the world and asked for music to be 'made compulsory' in schools and colleges. Anil Kapoor, who beckoned the audience to 'get lost in the magic of cinema', set the stage on fire as he danced to the chartbusting number My Name is Lakhan from the 1989 film
The list includes Colombia's El Abrazo de la Serpiente (Embrace of the Serpent), directed by Ciro Guerra; France's Mustang, directed by Deniz Gamze Erguven; Germany's Oscar entry Im Labyrinth des Schweigens (Labyrinth of Lies), directed by Giulio Ricciarelli
Salman Khan's superhit film Bajrangi Bhaijaan and National Award-winning film Court will be screened at the 11-day-festival which will be held from November 20. The Indian Panorama will have films from different states and languages, and as many as seven Bengali films
The Man Who Knew Infinity, which stars Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel as mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, will inaugurate the much-awaited festival in Goa. Spain has been zeroed in as the country of focus this year, whilst North Eastern cinema will be the highlight in the category 'Indian Panorama'
Shashi Kapoor's son Kunal said that the veteran star will not be able to attend the festival in Goa. "We are only too sorry that dad's health may not permit him to personally attend IFFI in Goa to share some of his work with you and another generation of film buffs"
The Producer of National Award winning film Akashitorar Kothare, Sangeeta Tamuli alleged that her film was screened at IFFI without seeking her permission
Wong Kar-wai, who is considered as the pioneer of new wave cinema in China, is being honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award on the concluding day of IFFL