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Sindh minister for culture announces incentives for making films in Sindhi

JAMSHORO: Sindh Minister for Culture & Education Syed Sardar Ali Shah has announced to give incentives for making films in Sindhi language and the culture department would extend full cooperation to the filmmaker in this adventure. "Sindhi films constitute a great source of entertainment to people at large," he said while addressing an inaugural ceremony of Sindhi film festival at the Institute of Sindhiology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro. The festival was attended among others by the VC Sindh University and…

Films that were shot in Bollywood celebrities’ homes

 MUMBAI: Houses of actors like Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan are places that have been used as shooting venues in various movies. The idea of shooting at the real homes of Bollywood celebs caters to one such fascination and it has always been a two-way profit for both the filmmakers and the audience. Check out these 5 films which were shot at star homes Ki and Ka Arjun Kapoor gets a rare opportunity to meet the Bachchans in the film ‘Ki & Ka’ as Jaya Bachchan invites him for lunch. With which we all caught…

Federal Cabinet approves policies on internal security, transport, films, culture

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Cabinet meeting on Tuesday approved National Internal Security Policy 2018-2023, National Transport Policy of Pakistan, 2018, National Films Policy and National Culture Policy. The meeting of Federal Cabinet was held in Islamabad today with in the chair. The meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Islamabad ratified the decisions taken by the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet in its meetings held on May 17 and 24. Decisions of the Cabinet Committee on…

Oscars so scandalous: leading movies hit with backlash

LOS ANGELES: For some, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is a movie about an angry mother seeking justice. But others cannot get past its racist cop, who they feel is unfairly redeemed. Recent years have seen the Oscars attacked for under-representing women or people of color, this year’s contenders have been plagued by backlash and scandals ranging from accusations of plagiarism, sexual misconduct, and criticism from African-American community. “Every main contender seems to have a knock on it,” said Dave…

An interesting fact: How Jackie Shroff entered the Bollywood and shot to stardom

MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff is one of the popular stars of the Indian film industry and now his son Tiger Shroff is in quest for a big break to prove his mettle. Shroff, who made his Bollywood debut with superhit flick Hero, is known for his roles in films like Ram Lakhan, Parinda, Teri Meherbaniyan, Tridev to name a few. Jackie Shroff's journey from his real name Jaikishan Kakubhai Shroff to Jaggu dada and then to Jackie Shroff is nothing less than the script of a typical Bollywood masala film. Jackie…

Mithun Chakraborty’s son Mahaakshay awaits big Bollywood mark

Mithun Chakraborty is one of the famed stars of Bollywood of the yesteryears and his celebrity status remains intact till date. His son Mahaakshay has made a debut in the B-Town, but couldn’t make a mark as yet. Mahaakshay, who was last seen in 2015's Ishqedarriyaan, had been in the news for his viral picture with TV star Kayden Cross. The picture went viral after he posted on his Instagram page. Mahaakshay's father Mithun Chakraborty, 67, is known for films like Disco Dancer, Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswathi and Swami…

Netflix discussing keeping Disney’s Marvel, ‘Star Wars’ films

LOS ANGELES: Netflix is in "active discussions" with Walt Disney about keeping Marvel and "Star Wars" films after 2019, when new Disney and Pixar movies will stop appearing on the streaming service, a senior executive said late on Thursday. Disney announced on Tuesday that it was pulling new Disney and Pixar films from Netflix, starting with new releases in 2019. It will start putting the movies on a new Disney-branded online service that year. Disney Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger told analysts the company had not…

Nana Patekar: Versatile superstar wants challenging roles to explore more

Veteran Bollywood star Nana Patekar has never fallen short in proving his mettle repeatedly in commercial as well as in offbeat movies and actor gets heap of praise for his versatility in roles he performs on the screen. At a recent trailer launch event of his movie 'Wedding Anniversary', Nana said, "Since I belong to the theater (background), I enjoy working in these kind of films which give you a challenge and scope to explore, as an actor. I like to experiment with commercial as well as offbeat movies." The…

Jackie Chan says foreign ‘pressure’ good for Chinese films

BEIJNG: Action star Jackie Chan said opening up China's heavily-restricted film market to more foreign works would put positive pressure on local filmmakers, as rumours swirl Beijing will expand its quota on imported movies. Since 2012, China has permitted 34 films to be imported from overseas each year, but the state-run Global Times newspaper reported last month that Chinese and US officials are renegotiating the limit. A shakeup in domestic movie offerings would challenge Chinese filmmakers to produce better work,…