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'I wish there's a society where is no need of censorship for films'

'I wish there's a society where is no need of censorship for f...

Snippets from the eighth Jaipur Literature Festival. Even as the Censor Board of India is mired in controversy, writer-lyricist Prasoon Joshi offered his point of view at the festival.  Joshi, who has penned lyrics for films like Taare Zameen Par and Ghajini, says that the time has come to debate on the importance of Censor Board. He accepted that the government should have a role in it as well but it should not be politicised. A few days ago, Censor Board chairperson Leela Samson had ..., 3 days ago

The Grunge Writer of Bollywood

It was sometime in 2009, when Zeishan Quadri was undergoing what he calls an education in cinema, which involved bingeing on acclaimed films from across the world, that he had a realisation. “ Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs , (Martin) Scorsese, (Akira) ...
 Open Magazine1 week ago

The coup that changed India's Diaspora policy

As India gears up to honour its pravasis on January 9 to mark their contribution in the nation’s development, presents perspectives from eminent writers on the Diaspora.Kicking off the series is Ambassador T P Sreenivasan, who points out that the change of the Diaspora policy put in place by Rajiv Gandhi following the military coup in Fiji and his decision to stand by them, was the one defining moment in India's dealings with its overseas family. Also read: A look back in ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

The REAL reason why TV shows are going wrong

'Thirty years ago, if you walked into a chawl, there would be three television sets in 30 houses. Today, you’ll see television sets in all 30 houses. The viewers have increased, but of a certain strata.  Sadly, the educated and upper classes have stopped watching television shows because of the availability of the Internet.' Balika Vadhu writer Gajra Kottary tries to explain to Ronjita Kulkarni/ where Indian television is going wrong. Television shows, these days, are all ...
 Rediff.com4 weeks ago
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Vikram Bhatt's scripts to turn into novel

New Delhi: Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt’s three scripts, including forthcoming “Khamoshiyan”, will now be available in a novel form.The writer of “Khamoshiyan” is “simply thrilled” as his other films “1920” and ...
 IndiaTV News1 month ago

Ruskin Bond: If I can't write, I might as well be dead

'I like the thought that I am competing successfully with writers much younger than me,' says Ruskin Bond. Ruskin Bond, the writer of over 130 books, at his home in Landour.Photograph: Seema Pant/ It is not difficult to spot Ruskin Bond in Mussoorie or Landour. The Writer's Bar at the Savoy Hotel on Mall Road has a wall dedicated to authors with a Mussoorie connection -- Ruskin Bond's name is right at the centre. At the Cambridge Book Depot, the entire front section is devoted to his ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy’ first look: Motion poster creates curiosity with comic book effect (watch video)

New Delhi : Sushant Singh Rajput’s first look in ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy’ has been revealed through its motion poster, released in Kolkata. Sushant is dressed in a traditional Bengali attire dhoti and shirt topped with sweater and a green ...
 IndiaTV News1 month ago

Rajkumar Hirani: I am really nervous with PK

Rajkumar Hirani, who rules critics’ hearts as much as he rules the box office, is back after five years. Sonil Dedhia listens in as the filmmaker talks about PK (without dropping the cloak of secrecy of course). Rajkumar Hirani wears his trademark smile, as he walks into the UTV office in Mumbai. He is one of the most successful directors in recent times -- at the box-office and with the critics -- but readily admits that he is feeling the pressure to deliver another hit in PK.
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Aamir Khan: I don't select films in order to break records

'I don’t think I will have a release in 2015.'  Aamir Khan talks business, and PK. He has broken box office records and has set new benchmarks with his movies. Yet, Aamir Khan considers his part in PK the most challenging role of his 29-year-old career. With just two weeks to go for its release, Aamir is on a promotion-overdrive. He chats with the media in Mumbai, and discusses the mystery surrounding the PK trailers, why the 100 crore club is an unfortunate trend, and his son ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago 'PK is probably one of my most difficult roles'  Rediff.com1 month ago

007 reasons to be thrilled about Bond 24

Here's why SPECTRE may be SPECTACULAR! It’s double-o-celebration time as details have emerged regarding the next James Bond film. Scheduled to release in October 2015, SPECTRE will be the 24th 007 adventure. Here are some reasons why the film is already a mouthwatering prospect well before it begins shooting. In the picture: Daniel Craig, as James Bond, in Casino Royale   The Title James Bond is clearly returning to his roots, as evidenced by the old school title, SPECTRE, in ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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