The cost of producing the two-part extravaganza is set to dwarf that of Baahubali, which is biggest budget film to date at around Rs 450 crores
On their official Facebook page, NFAI wrote: "We are thrilled to add a number of award-winning foreign films to our collection."
The Salesman, directed by Asghar Farhadi, won the Oscars for Best Foreign Film at the 89th Academy Awards
Academy Awards 2017: Visaranai, India's official entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category, did not make it to the shortlist of nine films announced by the Academy earlier this month
Academy Awards: Visaranai was one of 85 films submitted for Oscar consideration from around the world
In a glorious career spanning over 60 years, veteran songstress Lata Mangeshkar hasn't just given a plethora of memorable hits in Hindi film music, but also paved the way for future singers in the industry. Twitter made the day all the more special by wishing the 'Nightingale'
"It's very embarrassing when you visit a foreign country and you see people there talking to you and say, 'Oh you are from India, the land of rape'. It's very embarrassing. I want that to go. I hate it when I go abroad and people say, 'You are from a third world country or you are from a developing country'. Why do they call us that? We all must work towards that and make it (India) a first world country and not a developing, but as a developed country," said the actor
"It means a lot when a story so close to my heart and which is universal gets applauded and accepted by the foreign audience," said Madhavan
India's movie industry is the biggest in the world, producing more than 1,600 new films a year in more than 20 local languages. And Rajinikanth is the biggest star in that firmament, if sheer, over-the-top fan mania is the measure
In another move to promote India as a film shooting destination, the ministry has approached Home and External Affairs Ministries, seeking a special category visa for foreign filmmakers who want to examine locales in the country
Raman Raghav 2.0, slated for domestic release in June, is an unrelentingly dark film with a provocative underpinning that erases in unsettling ways the line between an unstoppable law-breaker and a uniformed protector of public order
"We reported to the police that nearly 30 foreigners were shooting today on the film set. We wanted police to verify if they were working on a tourist visa or had proper work permit," Shalini Thackeray, working president of MNCKS told