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Government has to protect film industry: Shyam Benegal
New Delhi, Oct 19 : Filmmaker Shyam Benegal is saddened to see that director Karan Johar is being unnecessarily harassed for casting Pakistani actor Fawad Khan in "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" (ADHM). Benegal wants the government to step in to protect the film industry which is particularly vulnerable.
Fawad Khan to play musician in Shyam Benegal`s Indo-Pak film
New Delhi [India], 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.
Mother Teresa deserves proper feature film: Shyam Benegal ( ...
Lonavla, Sep 3 : The "extraordinary" life of Mother Teresa, who worked relentlessly for the upliftment of the destitute and who will be declared a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, must be brought alive on the silver screen, says India's acclaimed veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal.
Shyam Benegal honours Govind Nihalani at LIFFI
Lonavla, Sep 1 : The opening ceremony of the maiden edition of the Lonavla International Film Festival India (LIFFI) here on Thursday saw iconic Indian filmmaker Shyam Benegal bestow the Lifetime Achievement Award upon his close associate Govind Nihalani, who has given Indian cinema some milestone ...
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 ...
Certification sans scissors recommended to Centre: Goutam Ghose
Kolkata, June 11 : Certification of films "sans scissors" has been recommended to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry in a report submitted by the Shyam Benegal-led censor board revamp committee, said filmmaker Goutam Ghose who is also its member.
Hope Shyam Benegal committee report is implemented soon: Sudhir ...
Mumbai, June 10 : Director Sudhir Mishra on Firday said he hopes that filmmaker Shyam Benegal's report, as part of a committee to revamp the censor board, is implemented soon.
'Udta Punjab' is not anti-Punjab: Benegal ( Interview)
New Delhi, June 9 : Acclaimed filmmaker Shyam Benegal has said "Udta Punjab" does not denigrate Punjab and that it's a "laudable effort" by the filmmakers to bring to light the state's vulnerability to drug abuse.
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.
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'.
'Udta Punjab' a very well-made film, says Shyam Benegal
Mumbai, June 8 : Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who heads the government-appointed revamp panel of the Central Board of Film Certification's (CBFC), on Wednesday watched the controversial "Udta Punjab" and appreciated it for being "very well-made".
Abolish censor board's scissors: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
New Delhi, June 8 : The "scissors" of the censor board must be abolished, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, a part of the Central Board of Film Certification's (CBFC) revamp panel led by celebrated filmmaker Shyam Benegal, said in the wake of the controversy around the film "Udta Punjab".
Benegal, Mira Nair to mentor short films
Mumbai, April 13 : An anthology of eight short films, "Shor Se Shuruaat", is being helmed by proteges of eight noted filmmakers including Shyam Benegal and Mira Nair and may release by the end of this year.
Shyam Benegal, Imtiaz Ali to direct short films
Mumbai, April 13 : An anthology of eight short films "Shor Se shuruaat" is being helmed by eight different directors like Shyam Benegal, Imtiaz Ali, Raju Hirani and Mira Nair and is slated to release by the end of this year.
Don't censor A-rated movies: Change.org petition
New Delhi, Feb 21 : With a message echoing that Indian cinemagoers can handle mature content and a plea to release A-rated movies without any cuts, a petition has been started by Change.org, a technology platform, to submit before the Shyam Benegal Committee on censorship.
Celebrate Netaji's life instead of worrying about his disappearance: ...
Kolkata, Feb 5 : Hailing Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's contribution towards the independence movement, noted filmmaker Shyam Benegal on Friday laid stress on celebrating the leader's life instead of worrying on conjectures about his disappearance.
14th MIFF kicks off
Mumbai, Jan 28 : The 14th edition of MIFF began on Thursday at the Ravindra Natya Mandir her in presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, festival director Mukesh Sharma, filmmakers Mike Pandey, Shyam Benegal and event ambassador Jackie Shroff.
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.
Shouldn't be scared from threats to curb voice: Mahesh Bhatt
Kolkata, Jan 13 : With acclaimed filmmaker Shyam Benegal heading a committee set up to revamp the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt believes one shouldn't be scared to exercise his or her freedom of expression despite pressure from the central government.
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 ...
It's a good start: B-Town on CBFC revamp
Mumbai, Jan 2 : "Good beginning to 2016", "Finally, HOPE", "The best decision" and "Welcome move" are some of the expressions that the members of the film fraternity like Madhur Bhandarkar, Anupam Kher, Kabir Bedi and Rahul Dholakia used to hail the decision by the government to form a committee ...
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.
Shyam Benegal to head panel for CBFC revamp
New Delhi, Jan 1 : Acclaimed filmmaker Shyam Benegal was on Friday appointed to lead a committee to recommend a holistic framework for the country's film censor board and to suggest changes in the Cinematograph Act, so that artistic creativity and freedom are not curtailed.
Shyam Benegal to head panel for CBFC revamp,
New Delhi, Jan 1 : The government on Friday announced the formation of a committee, headed by acclaimed filmmaker Shyam Benegal, to suggest a fresh mechanism for film censorship to ensure that artistic creativity and freedom are not curtailed.