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  • Film writer-editor Apurva Asrani’s face restored to near normal

    Mumbai: Film writer-editor Apurva Asrani has thanked his family and friends for their support in his battle with Bell’s Palsy that had nearly crippled his face. After a period of rigorous physiotherapy his facial functions have been restored to near normal, said Asrani, who has come out in the open to talk about the deformity he has been experiencing since January.

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    Onir, Apurva Asrani speak on the Supreme Court’s decision to reconsider Article 377

    Onir: “It’s heartening that finally after four years the Chief Justice Deepak Mishra recognised the inherent flaw where the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution to every citizen irrespective of gender or sexuality is denied to the LGBTQ community. The honourable court last year had recognised the personal law and recognises that the right to love between two consenting adults is a fundamental human rights. Denying this

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    OMG! After Sujoy Ghosh, Apurva Asrani resigns from IFFI jury

    Mumbai: In another fallout of the information and broadcasting ministry dropping two films from IFFI‘s Indian Panorama section, scriptwriter Apurva Asrani announced today that he was resigning as jury member. Asrani’s resignation comes a day after filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh said he had quit as chairperson of the Indian Panorama jury.

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    Apurva Asrani clarifies on Kangana Ranaut stealing writer credit for ‘Simran’

    After the debacle of Rangoon, Kangana Ranaut will be now seen in a light hearted drama, Simran, which will release in the month of September. Before the trailer release on Tuesday, the teaser had released a few months ago and Kangana Ranaut looked quirky in the role. But, Kangana Ranaut was also given co-writer credit on the first teaser of Simran before Apurva Asrani which did not go down well with him.

  • Mehta sends legal notice to Kangana

    Kangana Ranaut is undoubtedly controversy’s favourite child. “Simran” writer Apurva Asrani recently accused her for taking credit for his work in the movie and now filmmaker Ketan Mehta has sent her a legal notice for “hijacking” his dream project on Rani Lakshmi Bai.

  • ‘Simran’ credit row: Kangana Ranaut tears into writer Apurva Asrani

    Mumbai: Actress Kangana Ranaut is again in the news following the film credit row with the producer and a writer. Writer-editor Apurva Asrani has alleged that the film’s lead actress, Kangana Ranaut, who has been credited as ‘additional dialogue and story writer’ tried to discredit his work in public by saying that she developed the story with Hansal Mehta from a one-line script.

  • ‘Simran’ producer criticised writer Apurva Asrani for dragging the film through a controversy

    Simran’ producer Shailesh Singh criticised writer Apurva Asrani for dragging the film through a controversy over writing credits. In a Facebook post, Asrani had slammed the film’s lead actress Kangana Ranaut for discrediting his work by claiming that she developed the story from a one-line script. Shailesh, however, said he would not be unfair to a writer to please an actress.

  • We’ve come a long way from ‘Dostana’: Apurva Asrani

    Mumbai: National Award-winning film editor and screen-writer Apurva Asrani believes that Indian society has come a long way since “Dostana”, a 2008 romantic comedy film that showed its two lead actors pretending to be gay.

  • Most filmmakers including myself have chosen to remain in the closet – Apurva Asrani

    Apurva Asrani one of Bollywood most accomplished film editors responsible for giving that compelling look to some of the most important films of contemporary times including Ram Gopal Varma’s Satya and Hansal Mehta’s Shahid, has now written the script for Hansal Mehta’s highly lauded Aligarh about a real-life professor who was humiliated and sacked for being a homosexual. In this interview Apurva while coming out on his sexuality explains what it means