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KASHISH 2024: Filmmakers discuss language barriers to tell LQBTQ stories in regional cinema

Language and culture play an important role in films and those centred around LGBTQ issues are no exception, said filmmaker Jeo Baby whose recent critically acclaimed Malayam film "Kaathal The Core" starring top mainstream actors explored the difficult lives of women married to gay men.

Critically acclaimed Bengali actress Sreela Majumdar dies after prolonged battle with cancer

Kolkata/IBNS: Sreela Majumdar, one of the critically acclaimed actresses of the arthouse genre in India cinema, passed away on Saturday at the age of 65 after a prolonged battle with cancer.

Bollywood 2023: That Was The Year That Was

2023 will be remembered as a year when Bollywood slowly tried to revive and reshape its future by banking on the shoulders of major superstars, especially after a gloomy 2022 when #BoycottBollywood trended and several prospective movies bombed at the Box Office. The year also marked the emergence of matinee idol Shah Rukh Khan with two major hits after a long four-year pause. IBNS-TWF correspondent Supriyo Hazra navigates each month the graph of newsmakers of the year.

Iconic actor Waheeda Rehman to be conferred with Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award

New Delhi: Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman will be honoured with India's highest award in the field of cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award for 2023, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting announced on Tuesday.

Veteran singer Vani Jairama dies at 78

Chennai/IBNS: Indian veteran singer Vani Jairam, who sang many popular songs, including ‘Bole Re Papihara’ in the 1971 film ‘Guddi’, passed away on Saturday in Chennai at the age of 78, media reports said.

Posterising Bollywood: The world of master collector SMM Ausaja

Film posters tell their own stories but are often ignored or go unrecognised by most. Shoma A. Chatterji delves into their world through the eyes of master collector SMM Ausaja

'She will be immortal, her legacy will live on forever': Sharmila Tagore on Lata Mangeshkar

Bollywood superstar of yesteryears, Sharmila Tagore, said Lata Mangeshkar's demise is a loss of "someone who had a profound knowledge of artistry" that reverberated in her work as she rendered her voice to generations of actors.

Veteran actress Shashikala dies at 88

New Delhi/UNI/IBNS: Veteran Hindi cinema actress Shashikala, known for playing a seductress and vamp to scheming mother-in-law in Bollywood for several decades, passed away at her residence in Mumbai on Sunday. She was 88.

Film Federation of India (FFI) introduces ‘Search for Stars’, an online platform for aspiring actors

Mumbai/IBNS: The Film Federation of India has launched ‘Search for Stars’, an online platform for young aspiring actors from across the world.

Dance, dance, dance away

The demise of choreographer Saroj Khan in early July sets the ground for a look-back at the evolution of dance in Indian cinema in general and Bollywood in particular. She brought respect to the vocation of choreography in cinema and turned dance into a cultural statement, says Shoma A. Chatterji

Akshay Kumar meets Narendra Modi

New Delhi, May 9 (IBNS): Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.

'Baahubali 2 : The Conclusion' storm hits India

Chennai, Apr 28 (IBNS): Madness and excitement gripped movie lovers across India as they rushed to cinema halls to watch one of the most awaited movies of the year- 'Baahubali 2 : The Conclusion'- which hit the silver screen on Friday.