Chairperson Deepika Padukone was the showstopper at the opening ceremony of the Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival with Star. Deepika was accompanied by several prominent film industry personalities such as actor-director Konkona Sen Sharma, chef and filmmaker Vikas Khanna, actor Kalki Koechlin, filmmaker Hany Abu Assad, and others. Deepika shared pictures of her frilly pink dress on Instagram, before arriving at the red carpet. She captioned the pictures, “Hello Mumbai Film Festival!” The actor, who was named chairperson of the festival in 2018, also attended the launch of the 21st edition on Sunday. Among others who walked the red carpet at launch event were Mrunal Thakur, Janhvi Kapoor, Ananya Panday, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Radhika Madan. Watch | Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival | Deepika Padukone stuns in pink at opening ceremonyGuests arrive at the Mumbai Film Festival opening ceremony. ( Varinder Chawla ) View this … [Read more...] about MAMI Mumbai Film Festival opening ceremony: Deepika Padukone, Karan Johar lead Bollywood brigade. See pics
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Actor Deepika Padukone is the chairperson of the MAMI Mumbai Film festival, which began in Mumbai on Thursday. The actor rocked the inaugural ceremony in a pink tulle gown which got the best reactions from her husband Ranveer Singh on social media. Deepika opted for the strapless gown with a black top and massive tulle hemline in pink. She had her hair tied in a loose bun and completed the look with gold earrings. As she posted three pictures of herself on Instagram, Ranveer commented on the third one, “Ok that’s it . I’m on the next flight home.” Also Watch | Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival | Deepika Padukone stuns in pink at opening ceremony View this post on InstagramA post shared by Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) on Oct 17, 2019 at 7:13am PDT He also commented on her close picture which provided a better look at her dress, jewellery and makeup. Ranveer candidly asked her in the comments section, “Uff yeh … [Read more...] about Deepika Padukone posts pics from MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, Ranveer Singh says ‘I’m on the next flight home’. See pics
More Indians are watching films across screens, TV, online and other platforms than ever before. Whether it is by tackling costs, processes or revenues, the trick is to find a way of making money from all of them, says Vanita Kohli-Khandekar.Earlier this month, the Indian arm of the $52.5-billion Walt Disney Company announced it was giving up on the Indian film business. “Given the challenges with the current economic model for investing in the local film industry, we intend to shift the focus of our film strategy to driving our Hollywood movie slate in India,” a Disney India spokesperson said. Soon, the rumour mills went into overdrive. Balaji Telefilms was exiting films. And, Eros was certainly in trouble with a class action lawsuit by a bunch of American shareholders; Viacom18 Motion Pictures had already scaled back and so on it went. Are Indian studios shutting down en masse? “There is no question of stopping or shutting down. There is too much hullabaloo and … [Read more...] about What’s plaguing the Indian film industry?
Actor Abhimanyu Dassani, who is gearing up for the release of his debut film "Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota", feels that he doesn't belong to film industry as her mother Bhagyashree Patwardhan Dassani was part of Hindi film industry long ago and now people know him because of the trailer of his forthcoming action-comedy film. Abhimanyu Dassani was interacting with the media to promote "Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota" along with his co-actor Radhika Madan in Mumbai on Monday. When asked whether he feels pressurised being one of the star kids who is making his entry into Hindi film industry, Abhimanyu Dassani, son of popular actress Bhagyashree Patrwardhan-Dassani, who featured in blockbuster film "Maine Pyar Kiya", said, "My mother was in the film industry almost 30 years ago, so I don't think I belong to this industry. People know me because of the trailer of my film and before that people didn't know who I was and where I came from into this industry." Bhagyashree & son Abhimanyu Dassani at … [Read more...] about Maine Pyar Kiya actress Bhagyashree’s son Abhimanyu Dassani feels that he doesn’t belong to film industry!
Alia Bhatt said when Kalank tanked at the box office, she was heartbroken that her hard work didn’t pay-off, but an advice from actor-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor helped change her perspective. Kalank was an ambitious period drama starring Alia, Varun Dhawan, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Kunal Kemmu. Alia was in conversation with filmmaker Karan Johar at the Jio MAMI Movie Mela with Star, 2019, where the director asked the actor on how she dealt with the failure of the film. “Strangely, I was really ok the day it happened. I had seen the film a day before and I knew in my head what was going to happen. Though I didn’t think it will be going to be hit by a truck. Later on when I thought about it, what really broke my heart was that I always in my head had this idea that if you work really hard, it’ll always pay-off. But it didn’t. That felt scary.” The actor said she was talking … [Read more...] about Alia Bhatt says Ranbir Kapoor helped her deal with Kalank failure: ‘He said hard work doesn’t have to pay immediately’