The BIG Entertainment Awards named Shah Rukh Khan the Entertainer of the Year for his work in Jab Tak Hai Jaan, the final film from legendary director Yash Chopra. Khan also split the Best Romantic On-Screen Couple award with JTHJ co-star Katrina Kaif. "I get really excited with awards. No matter how many I have got, they have the same effect on me, like they did when I was new in the industry. I become like a kid in a candy store," says Khan.
How badly does the Pakistani Film Producers Association want to see domestic products begin to edge out Indian films? Pretty badly, apparently.
Syed Noor, the association's chairman, recently released this quote: "We will take out rallies and organise hunger strike camps if the government does not take any action to save the local industry."
The association is asking for a 90% cut in the screening of Indian films so that Pakistani films can prosper.
Note: These grosses come from areas with reliable reporting. They do not represent the entire country.
Source: Box Office India
The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has cleared Deepa Mehta's film, Midnight's Children, without any censoring or cuts. The film is an adaptation of the 1980 Booker-Prize winner book written by Salman Rushdie. The film is already a critical success but recently made waves for several controversial subjects, drawing the initial attention of the CBFC.
The 35th International Clermont-Ferrand Shoft Film Festival runs from February 1-9, 2013 and will feature two Indian films competing in the International Competition section of the festival: Achele (Sister) and Calcutta Taxi.
Achele is a UK-India-England co-production while Calcutta Taxi is co-produced by India and Canada.