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Organiser’s Hubby Charged With Lewd Behaviour
TIMES NEWS NETWORK (THE TIMES OF INDIA; February 24, 2010)
New Delhi: At a time when Delhi’s hoping to do away with its reputation as a city of sexual predators, a complaint has been lodged by two prominent women film-makers against the organizers of a city film festival.
The complainants—Oscar-winning screenwriter and director Jane Campion and well-known Pakistani director Ayesha Arif Khan—have alleged that the spouse of the festival organizer, Shyamoli Banerjee, had sexually harassed the two during the India International Women Film Festival (IIWFF) held in December last year.
According to the complaint sent to the ministry of urban development, the two women have allegedly accused Banerjee’s husband, Bhaskar Deb, of lewd behaviour as well as sexual harassment. Saugata Roy, minister of state for urban development said, ‘‘We have received complaints from two women who attended the film festival, Jane Campion and Ayesha Khan. The matter is now under investigation.’’ Roy, who said the complaints have been sent to the police, added that the complaints were not the only issues connected to the organizers.
‘‘The organizers had approached us for holding the festival in Vigyan Bhawan. Though we usually don’t allow such exhibitions at Vigyan Bhawan, we had given permission to Ms Banerjee to hold the event there. But, on the day of the event they were supposed to deposit Rs 10 lakh, which they More >
Priyanka Chopra Gets Best Actress Award For FashionBharati Dubey | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; January 24, 2010)
Bollywood won in quite a few of the important categories in the 56th National Film Awards (for 2008) that were announced on Saturday. Priyanka Chopra won the best actress award for her performance in Fashion, while Arjun Rampal was honoured with the best supporting actor award for his role in Rock On!!. Both Fashion and Rock On!! bagged one more award with Kangana Ranaut getting the best supporting actress award for the first. Rock On!!was adjudged the best Hindi film.
But it was Anirudh Roy Chowdhury’s Bengali film Antaheen that won four of the biggest awards (best film, cinematography, best lyrics and best female singer). Chowdhury gave credit to the entire team saying that after a long time a Bengali film had got so many awards. Rampal was feeling on top of the world and a sleepless Chopra was equally ecstatic. “I, too, am excited. I am someone who always does a mix of cinema and I hope to continue doing it. I was hoping but not really expecting as there were nominations from other regional films too and I was told they were really good. I am happy that Fashion has won about 15 awards till now,’’ she said.
Shams Patel won the best child artiste award for the film Thanks Maa and Ashutosh Gowariker’s Jodha Akbar won two awards—Neeta Lulla for costumes and for choreography. Nandita Das’s directorial debut Firaaq won the best editing and art direction More >
By Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 12, 2009)
Although Anil Kapoor’s maiden production, Gandhi My Father, won three National awards (Feroz Abbas Khan for Best Screenplay, Darshan Jariwala for Best Supporting Actor and Special Jury Award), Anil is miffed about his film not bagging a major National Award. It niggles at him that Akshaye Khanna did not bag the Best Actor award.
The buzz is that the actor-producer is so upset on missing out the major awards that he even skipped his close friends Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar’s bash on Thursday for the National Award winners.
Actress Shefali Shah who did not win the award for Gandhi… but won one for The Last Lear attended the party. So did the Gandhi… director Feroz Khan. But Anil didn’t. Apparently, decades of proximity to Shabana and Javed were not a good enough reason to attend the party.
When asked about it, Shabana said, “Anil couldn’t attend because he’s in Delhi for his daughter’s film’s shoot.”
Considering that Anil is shuttling constantly between the two cities, it shouldn’t have been too difficult for him to catch a flight and attend the party, provided the touchy actor wanted to.
According to friends, Anil feels snubbed by the National Awards. “He seriously wanted Akshaye Khanna to win the best actor for his film. Anil thought Akshaye was brilliant as Gandhiji’s wayward son, Harilal. Even Shefali who played Kasturba got the award for another film. So Anil isn’t too upbeat about the More >
RESULTS ONLY OF FEATURE FILMS Best Feature film–Kanchivaram (Tamil) [Director-Priyadarshan]
Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director–Frozen (Hindi) [Director-Shivajee Chandrabhushan] Best Popular Film provising wholesome Entertainment– Chak De! India (Hindi) [Director-Shimit Amin] Nargis Dutt Award for Best feature Film on National Integration–Dharm (Hindi) [Director-Bhavna Talwar] Best Film on Family Welfare–Taare Zameen Par (Hindi) [Director-Aamir Khan] Best Film on Social issues–Antardwandwa (Hindi) [Director-Sushil Rajpal] Best Children’s Film-Foto (Hindi) [Director-Virendra Saini]
Best Animation Film–Inimey Naangathaan (Tamil) [Director-S. Venky Baboo] Best Director–Adoor Gopalakrishnan (Naalu Pennungal [Malayalam]) Best Actor–Prakash Raj (Kanchivaram [Tamil]) Best Actress–Umashree (Gulabi Talkies [Kannada]) Best Supporting Actor-Darshan Jariwala (Gandhi My Father [Hindi/English]) Best Supporting Actress-Shefali Shah (The Last Lear [English]) Best Child Artist–Sharad Goekar (Tingya [Marathi]) Best Male Playback Singer-Shankar Mahadevan (Maa…Taare Zameen Par [Hindi]) Best Female playback Singer–Shreya Ghoshal (Yeh Ishq Hai…Jab We Met [Hindi]) Best Cinematography-Shanker Raman (Frozen [Hindi]) Best Screenplay–Feroz Abbas Khan (Gandhi My Father [Hindi/English]) Best Audiography–Kunal Sharma (1971 [Hindi]) Best Editing–B. Ajith Kumar (Naalu Pennungal [Malayalam]) Best Art Director-Sabu Cyril (Om Shanti Om [Hindi]) Best More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, September 8, 2009 – 12:28 IST
The results of the 55th National Awards for the year 2007 were announced yesterday and like always there were quite a few surprises in store. It was the cinema of South India that bagged all the top four honours with the Priyadarshan directed Tamil film Kanchivaram bagging the award for Best Feature Film and also fetching Prakash Raj the Best Actor Award. Veteran filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan won the Best Director award for the Malayalam film Nallu Pennungal while Umashree was adjudged Best Actress for her portrayal in the Kannada film Gulabi Talkies.
While Bollywood failed to bag the top four honours, it did quite make up in the other categories. Leading the pack was Anil Kapoor’s maiden production Gandhi My Father which bagged three awards for Best Screenplay (Feroz Abbas Khan), Best Supporting Actor (Darshan Jariwala) and even won the Special Jury award. Even Aamir Khan’s directorial debut Taare Zameen Par was not one to be left behind. The film won awards for Shankar Mahadevan (Best Male Playback Singer) and Prasoon Joshi (Best Lyrics) for the soul-stirring song ‘Maa‘, besides also bagging the Best Film on Family Welfare award.
King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan too had reasons to smile as two of his films Chak De India and Om Shanti Om bagged one National Award each. While Chak De India deservingly won the award for Best Film providing Overall Entertainment, Om Shanti Om bagged the award for Best Art More >