Several filmmakers, including Dibakar Banerjee and Anand Patwardhan, have returned their National Awards in solidarity with the FTII students and against growing intolerance in the country. Sharmila Tagore also finds it offensive to label audiences as educated or uneducated, Indian or non-Indian
National Award-winning artists like Dibakar Banerjee are returning their government awards and honours to protest impediments to freedom of speech and expression. But Shah Rukh said: "The country is becoming increasingly intolerant. Respect those who returned government awards, but (I) won't return mine"
"I am very hurt that my film has got involved in this controversy. Dibakar has no right to return the award because this award is not his. It is given for the film that includes everyone - actors and the producer. How can he return the award," said Savita
A group of 10 filmmakers, including Dibakar Banerjee and Anand Patwardhan, announced on October 29 that they would return their national awards to protest against the "threat to diversity and freedom of speech."
We spotted Sonakshi Sinha and Ayushmann Khurrana at a scholarship programme in Mumbai on February 2. Sonakshi looked pretty in a beige dress while Ayushmann suited up.
Actor Aamir Khan led the celebrity bandwagon at the special screening of Margarita, With a Straw in Mumbai on April 8
Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are busy promoting their upcoming film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. Both the actors were seen on one such call-of-duty in Mumbai.
Bombay Talkies directos Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar and Dibakar Banerjee were at the NDTV studio to talk about the making of the movie that celebrates 100 years of Indian cinema.