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Censor Board cannot tell public what they can or can't see: Shyam ...
New Delhi (India), Feb. 25 : Reacting to the controversy over the certification of the upcoming movie 'Lipstick Under My Burkha,' veteran director Shayam Benegal has reckoned that banning a film is totally unacceptable.

Shyam Benegal lashes out at CBFC over 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' ...
Mumbai (India), Feb. 24 : The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) refusing to certify Prakash Jha's upcoming film 'Lipstick Under My Burkha,' has started a string of angry responses from all around, with veteran director Shyam Benegal joining the angry chorus in slamming the development.

Deal it in civilized way, not by attacking Bhansali: Shyam Benegal
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jan. 28 : Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal has condemned the violence that Sanjay Leela Bhansali dealt with on the sets of 'Padmavati', saying taking law into hands is never the right approach.

83-yr-old Shyam Benegal continues to inspire generations
New Delhi [India], Dec 20 : Shyam Benegal, the man who invented the genre of "alternate cinema" with his initial films, is still considered to be one of the most influential filmmakers of our time.

Fawad Khan to play musician in Shyam Benegal`s Indo-Pak film
New Delhi , Oct. 13 : Amidst the intense strain on Pakistani actors working in Bollywood, Fawad Khan has reportedly signed up for a film project produced by Shyam Benegal.

Suggested changes will help CBFC: Shyam Benegal
New Delhi, Aug 12 : Acclaimed director Shyam Benegal, who headed the panel that worked on the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) revamp, today said that he recommended few changes at the time of awarding certificates, adding it would ease the procedure.

Hope to see change in CBFC's attitude after Udta Punjab judgement: ...
Mumbai, June 14 : Welcoming the verdict by the Bombay High Court to clear the controversial film Udta Punjab, veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal said the judgement was a very matured and intelligent one, adding that he hoped it brought a change in the attitude of the Central Board of Film ...

Films are 'creative expressions, not made on factory floor': Benegal ...
Mumbai, June 9 : Rubbishing allegations that the parameters in the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) differ in every film, veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal has said that movies are creative expressions of different individuals and not made on a 'factory floor'.

For Shyam Benegal, 'Udta Punjab' is 'courageous' subject
New Delhi, June 9 : The movie 'Udta Punjab' may have come under the scanner of the censor board, but for veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal, it is a flick made with a certain level of courage.

Filmmaker Benegal advocates for 24-hour Science channel
Mumbai, Jan. 18 : Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal on Monday advocated for a 24 hour dedicated Science and Television channel to promote scientific temper.

Arun Jaitley, Col. Rathore hold interaction with Shyam Benegal ...
New Delhi, Jan 9 : Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Arun Jaitley, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore and I and B Secretary Sunil Arora on Saturday held wide ranging interaction with the recently constituted Shyam Benegal Committee in ...

Shyam Benegal to head panel to revamp CBFC, Bollywood welcomes move
Mumbai, Jan 2 : Ace film maker Shyam Benegal has been appointed by the central government head of a panel created to revamp the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), according to reports.

Shyam Benegal to head committee 'revamping' Censor Board
New Delhi, Jan. 1 : The government on Friday constituted a committee for holistic interpretation of the provisions of the Cinematograph Act and Rules which will be headed by filmmaker Shyam Benegal.

Cafe Samovar to shut down this month
Mumbai, Mar 19 : It's where Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan took Jaya on one of their first dates, where Infosys co founder Nandan Nilekeni had proposed to his wife, where artists like MF Hussain and Tyeb Mehta would sit doodling for hours, where poet Nissim Ezekiel would hold fort with young ...

Shyam Benegal turns 77 on Friday
Veteran film director and screen writer Shyam Benegal turned 77 years on Friday.

Soha Ali launches World Cinema Card
Mumbai, Apr 15 : Filmmakers Shyam Benegal, Anurag Kashyap and actor Soha Ali Khan recently unveiled World Cinema Card on the occasion of World Cinema Day.

An Interview with Choreographer Sandeep Soparrkar
October 7, 2010 : Sandeep Soparrkar, a well trained choreographer from Germany had come to India on a Holiday and ended up doing choreography for a Shyam Benegal film 'Zubeida'.

Shyam Benegal To Be Felicitated At The Third Eye Asian Film Festival
October 7, 2010 : Third Eye Asian Film Festival is going to felicitate veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal. The festival will be held from October 29 to November 4 in Mumbai.

Shyam Benegal Signs Aishwarya For His Next Film
September 4, 2010 : Veteran director Shyam Benegal has finally signed the beauty queen turned actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for his next movie, which will be a female oriented project. The director is likely to start shooting of the film by next year.

Movie Review: Well Done Abba
March 26, 2010 : Well Done Abba- Witty political satire, Rating: 3 out of 5*, Starring: Boman Irani, Minissha Lamba, Sameer Dattani, Rajit Kapoor, Ila Arun, Ravi Kissen, Salim Ghouse and Sonali Kulkarni, Director: Shyam Benegal

I make it a point to get into the Palette of the character once I get ...
March 23, 2010, : Boman Irani tells Jyothi Venkatesh over a cup of green sugar free tea that though he was skeptical when Shyam Benegal told him that Minissha was to play his daughter in his film; she surprised him by essaying the character with aplomb.

Well Done Abba is a Political Satire - Shyam Benegal
March 24, 2010 : Shyam Benegal tells Jyothi Venkatesh that his ambitious Indo-Sri Lankan project Buddha has been put on the backburner, thanks to International recession which has taken a toll on the project.

'My work has gone to another level': Sammir Dattani
Hitting the box office in March, Sammir Dattani can be caught next to Boman Irani and Minissha Lamba in Shyam Benegal's film festival hit Well Done Abba. TWF London correspondent Steven Baker catches up with the actor

Dibakar Banerjee Mistaken For Actor Rajit Kapoor!
March 22, 2010 : Dibakar Banerjee was in Kolkata on Wednesday. Groups of people who saw him disembark at the airport mistook him for actor Rajit Kapoor (of Shyam Benegal's Suraj Ka Satwan Ghoda and Mammo fame).

Benegal-led committee to upgrade Nat Film Awards
New Delhi, Dec 23 : The introductory meeting of the Expert Committee for upgradation of National Film Awards (NFA) was held in here on Wednesday with the panel unanimously selecting film director Shyam Benegal as chairman of this committee.

Bonding time for Minissha and Amrita
The petite and pretty Minissha Lamba who was last seen in 'Kidnap' has been keeping busy shooting for Shyam Benegal's 'Abba Ka Kuan' and hence has not been able to socialize with some of her dear friends.

Sammir-Minissha starrer WELL DONE ABBA at Montreal World Film Festival
By Joginder Tuteja, For Sammir Dattani and Minissha Lamba, there are reasons to celebrate. Their film WELL DONE ABBA, which is directed by Shyam Benegal, has been the chosen one for the 33rd Montreal World Film Festival.

Shyam Benegal scared of Buddha
It was reported that Yash Patnaik is all set to produce a film on life of Buddha and it will be directed by Shyam Benegal.

'I couldn't let Shyam sir down in 'Well Done Abba' - Minissha Lamba
By Joginder Tuteja, Minissha Lamba has just returned from a gruelling one month outdoor schedule of WELL DONE ABBA. Though she is chilling out at the moment and catching up with friends and family, she looks back quite fondly on working with director Shyam Benegal.

BIG Pictures' Shyam Benegal film Abba Ka Kuan becomes Well Done Abba
BIG Pictures' veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal directed satirical comedy Abba Ka Kuan has now been titled Well Done Abba.