Madhur Bhandarkar Says Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta Wrong to Use ‘Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives’ Title

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has called producers Apoorva Mehta and Karan Johar “morally and ethically wrong” for using his film’s title Bollywood Wives for their upcoming Netflix show Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives. Bhandarkar said that Johar and Mehta had asked for permission to use the title and had been refused.

Madhur Bhandarkar To Make A Sequel To Chandni Bar

National award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar won accolades and awards for his 2001 film Chandni Bar. This film not only established him as an acclaimed filmmaker in Bollywood but also got him critical and commercial success. After that, he went on to make films like Page 3, Traffic Signal and Fashion. His last few outings like Heroine, Calendar Girls, and Indu Sarkar were box office duds.

Hema Malini, Madhur Bhandarkar To Be Felicitated In Russia

National Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar and veteran actress Hema Malini will be felicitated at the 4th Indian Film Festival of Russia, for their contribution to Indian cinema.Bhandarkar’s latest film “Indu Sarkar” will also be screened at the festival following the opening ceremony.Bhandarkar said in a statement: “I am humbled that ‘Indu Sarkar’ is getting associated with such prestigious platforms and I am happy that people are appreciating the film”.

‘Indu Sarkar’ Review: Kirti Kulhari’s Talent Is Wasted On This Lazy Madhur Bhandarkar Film

Most of Bhandarkar’s films have a particular quality to it – the trademark hamming by most of the actors, a tawdry depiction of a sensitive issue (like the one in Fashion where Priyanka Chopra’s character woke up visibly disturbed to realise she had slept with a black man the previous night), and dialogues that sound forced and unnatural.

Madhur Bhandarkar Says ‘Absolutely Not’ To Special Screenings Of ‘Indu Sarkar’ For Politicians

National Award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has taken a strong stand against any special screenings of his Emergency-based film Indu Sarkar. Saying he was under a lot of pressure from political parties, Bhandarkar appealed to those who believed in the freedom of expression in cinema to come together and protest attacks on filmmakers.

I Have Always Had A Problem With The CBFC, Regardless Of The Regime: Madhur Bhandarkar

Indu Sarkar stars Kirti Kulhari, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Anupam Kher in pivotal roles and has been bankrolled by Bharat Shah and Madhur Bhandarkar.But, our main character is fictitious. — Indu Sarkar, played by Kirti Kulhari, is an orphan and a poetess, and is married to a bureaucrat who works with the authorities; an ideological shift between the two occurs, and she joins the fight against the system.

“How Can The Congress Judge The Movie Without Watching It?”: ‘Indu Sarkar’ Director Madhur Bhandarkar

Madhur Bhandarkar, whose film Indu Sarkar was condemned by the Indian National Congress for ‘falsely depicting’ the Emergency period, wondered how the party could make ‘such a remark’ without watching the whole film. According to an IANS report, the filmmaker said of party spokesperson Jyotiradirya Scindia’s comment: “I admire him as an individual, but this was not expected. Just one trailer has come out – in the film I did not mention any name of any politicians, did I?”

Model Sentenced To Prison For Conspiring To Kill Director Madhur Bhandarkar

A sessions court in Mumbai has convicted Preeti Jain, a model and aspiring actor, for conspiring to kill director Madhur Bhandarkar along with two others. The court has also charged a fine of Rs 10, 000.
The court has also found two others as guilty and another two have been acquitted from the charges. She has sought bail and the court is expected to pass an order on it by Saturday. 

CBFC Refuses To Screen ‘Indu Sarkar’ Exclusively For Congress

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has reportedly refused Maharashtra Congress’ demand to screen Madhur Bhandarkar’s Indu Sarkar exclusively for the party, before its release. CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihlani told Times of India that the board does not have ownership rights to films and that only the producer or director can decide who to screen the film for ahead of its release.

“Why Is A Butt Shot Objectionable?” Pahlaj Nihalani Wants To Know

After calling himself the best judge of intentions behind kisses, Pahlaj Nihalani is now defending his decision to clear a nude shot of Ranveer Singh’s posterior in Befikre. Talking to DNA, the CBFC chief said “We shortened Ranveer Singh’s butt shot quite a lot. Right now it’s just a glimpse, no more. What’s wrong with it? He is alone with his girlfriend in a room. They are doing what couples do when they are alone. Why is a butt shot objectionable? We’ve allowed butt shots in some recent Hollywood films. Also in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Jail.”