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IFFI 2018 to Honour Sports-Centric Indian Films

As the 49th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is organising a special section for sports films, members from the film fraternity including Akshay Kumar, Chitrangada Singh, Reema Kagti and Rakesh Omprakash Mehra will attend the gala to present their sports-centric films. Among those selected from the sports section to be screened at the event are Gold, Soorma, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, 1983, Mary Kom, MSD: The Untold Story and Mary Kom.

Aiming to celebrate sports and recognise the contribution of Indian sportspersons, the sports section, which is being introduced under the Khelo India campaign, will take place at the Joggers' Park in Altinho. Apart from this, the festival will showcase 212 films from over 68 countries. Israel will be the country of focus at the gala, where there will be a retrospective section of Ingmar Bergman, marking 100 years of the filmmaker's birth.

IFFI will be held in Goa from 20-28 November.

(With inputs from IANS)

9:29 AM , 12 Nov

Always Wanted to Direct Sridevi: Karan Johar

In an interview on entertainment podcast Take 2 with Anupama and Rajeev, filmmaker Karan Johar said it had been his dream to direct the late actor Sridevi. "I'm her huge fan. I used to say she is the one actor I really want to direct and I would have done something with her in my writing and directorial existence. I just love her. She is one actor who updated her craft," he said.

Talking about her acting, Johar said, "She was from the 80s and 90s but when she acted in English Vinglish and even in many parts of Mom, I feel like she has watched other actors, she has imbibed a certain tonality. And a lot of actors from that generation don't do that. You know they get stuck in that 90s acting... Even though she was detached from cinema since Judai which was in 1997, she came back many moons later in 'English Vinglish' in 2012 and I was blown away by her. And I really feel like we lost a special actor. I really wish I could have directed her."

(With inputs from IANS)

1:07 PM , 12 Nov

First Look of Emraan Hashmi Film 'Cheat India' Revealed

Actor Emraan Hashmi has shared the first look at the poster of upcoming film Cheat India.

The film explores the nature of the education system in India and also stars Shreya Dhanwanthary. It also marks Hashmi’s first project as a producer.

3:00 PM , 12 Nov

Ajay Devgn Wins Best Foreign Actor Award at China Film Festival

Actor Ajay Devgn has won the award for Best Foreign Actor at the 27th China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival in China for his role in film Raid.

The four-day festival was held in Foshan, and wrapped up on Saturday, 10 November, with the Popular Movies Hundred Flowers Awards ceremony. The winners are selected by the audience. The fest is organised every year by CFA—China Film Association which is associated with ICFS—India China Film Society founded by Kishor Jawade.

Read more on The Quint.

(With inputs from IANS)

3:00 PM , 12 Nov

Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar Fight Delhi Pollution During Shoot

Actors Farhan Akhtar and Priyanka Chopra, who are in the capital to shoot for their upcoming film The Sky is Pink, are battling the city's pollution levels with masks. Farhan on Monday uploaded a picture on Instagram in which both the actors can be seen wearing anti-pollution masks.

Responding to the picture, Priyanka commented: "Arre Delhi .. what has happened to you?"

Read more on The Quint.

(With inputs from IANS)

Published: 12 Nov 2018, 9:29 AM IST
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