Nawazuddin Siddiqui credits his films Miss Lovely and Gangs of Wasseypur for putting Hindi films on a higher pedestal at the Cannes International Film Festival and says that post their screenings movie aficionados have started taking them seriously.
Actor Tannishtha Chatterjee credits her "global star" status to independent cinema.
She is such a staunch supporter of new wave of cinema that Guneet Monga even sold her house to complete Monsoon Shootout, which was screened at the Cannes film festival this year.
Full of enthusiasm of a first-timer, speaking from Cannes, Nawazuddin Siddiqui can't contain his excitement at having three of his films getting screened at the French Riviera this year.
As it has turned out in the first week of the festival, notwithstanding the healthy numbers that it has toted up on the Croisette this year, contemporary cinema from the world's most prolific film-making nation continues to languish on the fringes of the frame here.
A decades-old rivalry between a Bollywood wannabe and a brutal police chief shines a light on Mumbai's dark side, in Indian director Anurag Kashyap's fast-moving psychological thriller Ugly about the kidnapping of a young girl.
Looking gorgeous in a maroon-black combination lehenga-choli and dupatta, Bollywood actress Vidya Balan wowed with her desi look at a cocktail at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival that kickstarted on Wednesday (15.05.2013).
While making Bombay Talkies with three other directors, Dibakar Banerjee has gone through the most fun experience of his life and he dreads leaving it behind.
A host of Bollywood actors and industry veterans including A-listers like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit will be seen together in a title track of Bombay Talkies, the anthology tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema.
Vidya Balan is on the jury of the Cannes Film Festival this year, a rare honour, and she's pulling out all stops to make a fashionable impression on the red carpet.
The Hindi film industry has become "disciplined and structured", says director Karan Johar, but feels that "love and compassion" that used to bind people together in olden days have disappeared.
Actress Sherlyn Chopra is all set to attend the 66th Cannes International Film Festival where second trailer of her debut film Kamasutra 3D will be unveiled