Hamari Adhuri Kahani has well-etched characters but it's cliched and archaic
Bobby Jasoos has no item numbers, no cheap thrills, and none of the usual trappings of a wannabe blockbuster.
Despite charming performances from Vidya & Farhan, this has nothing new to offer
If you were hoping that animation films would come of age with this purported epic, you are in for a disappointment. Though the characters from the Mahabharat have faces and voices of the biggest stars, the images do not add up to a compelling canvas. Not by a wide margin.
"There is a change in viewing preferences of audiences in India. Our audience is diverse. There is an appetite for every kind of film. Slowly we are seeing small films in theatres and with festivals like MAMI, things are going to get better. But this won't change overnight," said Vidya
"I love him (Aamir). He has a magnetic quality. The activism and social justice work that he does is amazing. Also, his television show Satyamev Jayate is great. He (Aamir) is like Oprah Winfrey. Upfront, who used to spread awareness regarding several issues on the show," said Ava DuVernay
The decision of a varied group of filmmakers, authors and poets to return government-granted awards as a form of protest has left opinion divided and India's film fraternity fractured. Supriya Pathank asked: "Are we gaining anything from that? Have you been able to make a point that something has changed? Whom are we pressurising by this?"
"I thought people would find me useful. I was shocked to see that it was seen as something which is not accepted no matter how much they are benefiting from it. But when a male actor, who is this maverick, larger than life person, does the same thing it is not considered that way. I was called an interfering b***h," said Kangana
Actress Vidya Balan says that it is the kind of film an actor does that dictates the pay. "I can't expect to get paid like in a big budget film, with the kind of films that I do," said the Kahaani actress.
The opening ceremony of the MAMI Mumbai Film Festival was a star-studded affair. Bollywood seemed keen to make up for the years of indifference with everyone, from established stars to the younger crop of actors, turning up for the event. Actors Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, Anil Kapoor and Vidya Balan led the celeb guest list.
The opening ceremony of the MAMI Mumbai Film Festival was a star-studded affair, courtesy actors Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, Anil Kapoor and Vidya Balan led the celeb guest list. At the festival, Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai, who was honoured with Excellence in Cinema Award, spoke to NDTV about the 'artistic intolerance' across the world. Meanwhile, Arjun Kapoor has been roped in as the host of TV show Khatron Ke Khiladi.
Vidya Balan will feature in director Ribhu Dasgupta's upcoming film with her Kahaani co-star Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Amitabh Bachchan, who also sang a number for the Sujoy Ghosh-directed. Vidya will make a special appearance in the movie, which will begin shooting in November, in Kolkata.
Celebs like Vidya Balan, Tabu, Athiya Shetty put their best foot forward the red carpet of Ajeenkya DY Patil Filmfare Awards Marathi held in Mumbai on November 21.
बॉलीवुड की कई हस्तियों ने जियो मामी 17वें मुंबई फिल्म महोत्सव की आखिरी रात में शिरकत की और उम्दा किस्म की फिल्में दिखाने के लिए इसकी तारीफ की।
Kangana Ranaut, Vidya Balan, Shabana Azmi,Kiran Rao and Ava DuVernay participated in a panel discussion of women in film at the MAMI Mumbai Film Festival
Actress Vidya Balan attended the fourth day of the MAMI Film Festival in Mumbai on November 2. Vidya looked gorgeous in a long kurta and skirt.