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Cinema, a religion in our country: Devendra Fadnavis

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Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday inaugurated the 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, calling it a tribute to the industry which provides employment to millions of people.

“I consider it a honour to be given the privilege to open the festival. Cinema and cricket are like two religions in our country. I congratulate the team behind this film festival, which is a great tribute to the industry which provides employment to approximately 1.4 million people,” he said, wishing that the fest grows bigger in size each year and assuring his government’s continuous support in the coming years.

“This fest has brought filmmakers from across the globe under one roof. I’d like them to come and make their films in the city,” he said.

In 2014, the fest was revived after it hit a financial crunch, thanks to the passion and commitment of a few who made timely contributions.

Talking on the occasion, festival director Anupama Chopra said, “despite fighting all odds to keep the festival afloat, the response was overwhelming last year. It helped us re-energize and reinvent this year. After a year of work, it’s overwhelming for us to have our opening at the iconic Gateway of India.”

Well-known Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai received the International Excellence in Cinema Award, while veteran screenwriters Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar received the same award for the work in Indian cinema.

Accepting his award, Gitai said he was “very moved”.

“I love coming to India. Indian culture has inspired and touched me. If not for my trips here, I wouldn’t have had the privilege of knowing more about Indian film legends such as Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak,” he added.

Two of Gitai’s films “Disengagement” and “Promised Land” will be screened at the festival, which will go on till November 5.

Recalling his initial years with Salim Khan, his writer partner Akhtar said this year is very special for them.

“It’s special because it’s exactly 50 years since I met Salim saab in 1965. We could do some great work because of the immense support we had from people around us, like stars such as Amitabh Bachchan and directors like Ramesh Sippy,” he said.

Salim Khan couldn’t attend the event due to bad health. His son Sohail Khan received the award on his behalf.

The MAMI Tribute to Indian Cinema was awarded to film producer Chetan Anand for the enduring impact he left on Indian Cinema.

The festival’s International Tribute to Cinema was presented to French actor-director Agnes Varda.

Adding glamour to the event were Bollywood stars Hrithik Roshan, Anil Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, Radhika Apte and Dia Mirza among many more.

With her cheeky humour, actress Kalki Koechlin played a wonderful host for the evening.

(IANS)

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Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra and Director Karan Johar reunited on Five Years Completion of Student Of The Year

Alia, Varun and Sidharth tweet their happiness on the completion of 5 years of SOTY.

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Alia, Varun , Sidharth and Karan celebrating Diwaali and 5 years of Student Of The Year.
Alia, Varun, Sidharth and Karan celebrating Diwaali and 5 years of Student Of The Year. Instagram
  • Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra started their career in Bollywood together with the movie Student Of The Year.
  • The trio shares their happiness on social media along with the film’s director Karan Johar.

The date of completion of Five years of Student Of The Year Coincided with Diwali

Karan Johar and his favourite students Alia, Varun and Sidharth were very happy about the fact that Student Of The Year completed its five years on Diwali.

They not only shared about the happiness on this occasion but praised each other for being good friends in the past five years of the Bollywood industry. They celebrated Diwali together with Karan Johar and shared the moments with their fans on social media. Take a look at tweets by Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra-

Alia Bhatt expressed her gratitude towards Karan Johar for supporting her in her debut in the Bollywood industry.

Varun Dhawan tweets about the occasion as a special day as he started his career five years back on the same day.

Whereas Sidharth Malhotra tweets about the nervousness n the first day on the sets of Student Of The Year.

Whereas Director of the movie Karan Johar shared a picture from the movie and stated about the bond he has with the team of the ‘Student Of The Year’.

-prepared  by Pragya Mittal of NewsGram | Twitter @PragyaMittal05

 

 

 

 

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Salman Khan tweets the First Look of his Upcoming movie ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’

Tiger Zinda Hai will hit the screens on December 22 this year.

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Salman Khan and Latrina Kaif playing lead in Tiger Zinda Hai
Salman Khan and Latrina Kaif playing lead in Tiger Zinda Hai
  • Salman tweeted the first look of ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ in which he has a wounded look.
  • Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are in the lead roles.

Abbas Ali Zafar’s ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ will be released on 22 December this year

Salman is all set to treat his fans this Christmas with his upcoming and most awaited movie of the year ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’. The action thriller is the sequel of 2012 movie ‘ Ek Tha Tiger’.

On the occasion of Diwali Salman shared the first look of his movie in which his bruised face is covered with a gun accompanied with a tagline, “No one hunts like a wounded tiger”.

Also Read:“Tiger Zinda Hai”: Salman Khan’s Upcoming Film

Here is the First look of Tiger Zinda hai tweeted by Salman Khan-

The fans are extremely excited to see the supposed Ex-lovers Katrina and Salman to light up the screen with their chemistry, once again.

-prepared by Pragya Mittal of NewsGram | Twitter @PragyaMittal05

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Alia Bhatt-Ranbir Kapoor Starrer ‘Brahmastra’ to be Released in 2019 is a 100 Crore Movie

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Actress Alia bhatti will play lead in Movie Brahmastra. ians
  • Brahmastra will be directed by Ayan Mukherjee and Produced by Karan Johar.
  • Pair of Alia Bhatt-Ranbir Kapoor will be playing a lead in the movie along with Amitabh Bachchan.

Alia Bhatt-Ranbir Kapoor Starrer Brahmastra is the first 100 Crore movie under KJO’s Production

One of the most awaited Bollywood pairs, Alia Bhatt-Ranbir Kapoor will be playing the lead role in the upcoming movie Brahamastra which will be released in 2019. The movie will be directed by the famous director Ayan Mukherjee and produced by Karan Johar.

Amitabh Bachchan will also be seen in the movie with the pair of Alia Bhatt-Ranbir Kapoor. The movie is said to be a 100 crore venture and it will the first 100 crore movie for Dharma Productions till date.

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Earlier tentatively titled Dragon, Brahmastra was renamed and announced by producer Karan Johar on Amitabh Bachchan’s 75th birthday on October 11. The film will be a modern-day movie and is set in India as stated by director Ayan Mukherjee at the opening ceremony of the Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival.

  • prepared by Pragya Mittal| Twitter @PragyaMittal05