Shabana Azmi wrote how films were more important than clothes at the festival
Shyam Benegal and Sudhir Mishra criticised the Central Board of Film Certification for refusing to certify Lipstick Under My Burkha
"When I went to meet Guru Dutt, he said, 'Listen, what are you going to do with me? You will be an assistant and would get no opportunity to do anything else. You will just be a 'gofor',- revealed Shyam Benegal
"The one good thing that has now come out is the recommendations of the Shyam Benegal committee and we wish that gets approved too. Creative freedom should never be curbed," said Kamal
As the controversy around the dropping of two films for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa continues, filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh, who headed the jury, has resigned. Filmmaker Shyam Benegal told NDTV, "If the government has decided that what the jury has selected is not correct, then why did they choose the jury in the first place?" Mr Benegal said "the government is acting on the basis of its whims and not principles, and such actions set a bad precedent."
Our newsmaker today Shyam Benegal talks on how to revamp the controversial censor board. The head of the committee says the board should categorise rather than "use scissors" to cut films.
A committee headed by filmmaker Shyam Benegal has recommended certain reforms to the Central Board of Film Certification recently. Mr Benegal said: "The Central Board of Film Certification is there to certify your film for public release. What we have done is to add to that classification so that there is less ambiguity in the process."
India's censor board, precinct of multiple controversies in recent months, will be revamped by the government based on the report of a new committee headed by award-winning director Shyam Benegal. The five other members of the committee include advertising guru Piyush Pandey and director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
Superstar Salman Khan took out time from his busy schedule to inaugurate the International Women's Tennis Championship at an event
Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor was announced as the brand ambassador of electronics company Phillips in Mumbai on October 24.