Free Press Journal
  • It’s special to play specially-abled characters: Rani Mukerji on ‘Hichki’, ‘Black’

    Melbourne: Actress Rani Mukerji, whose “Hichki” will play at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), says she is always happy about essaying roles of specially-abled characters. Whether it was Rani’s portrayal as a deaf and blind girl in “Black” or her role as a woman with Tourette’s Syndrome — the actress has proved her mettle as a performer with sensitive and impactful performances.

  • ‘Hichki’ to be screened at IFFM

    Mumbai: Actress Rani Mukerji starrer “Hichki” will be screened at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) to propagate theme of inclusion. Indian cinema will be celebrated under the theme of inclusion, with an array of films set to be screened from August 10-22.

  • Rajkumar Hirani to screen ‘Sanju’ for Australian students

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani and actor Vicky Kaushal, whose “Sanju” has fetched good box office collections, will screen the movie on the life of actor Sanjay Dutt for students from La Trobe University in Australia as part of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) next month.

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    Rajkummar Rao bags IFFM’s Asia Rising star award

    New Delhi: Actor Rajkummar Rao, who has been on an award-winning spree, has added another trophy to his shelf by bagging the Variety Asia Rising star honour at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFMIFFM) in Macau.

  • Did Simi Garewal take a dig at Karan Johar on Twitter?

    Karan Johar has been in controversies for many reasons and he made headlines for nepotism remark. The word fight with Kangna sparked the controversy and social media was flooded with hate comments for Karan and now he is in a new controversy with Simi Garewal and will have to deal with, in the coming days. Karan recently attended the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne and also earned kudos for his achievements from

  • Aishwarya becomes 1st woman to raise Indian flag at IFFM2017

    New Delhi: Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has become the first female actor ever to hoist the Indian National Flag at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), Australia’s annual celebration of film from India and the subcontinent.

  • Beauty in black! Aishwarya Rai Bachchan graces IFFM 2017 red carpet

    New Delhi: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is currently in Australia for the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM)- Australia’s annual celebration of film from India and the subcontinent- looked stunning as she walked the red carpet.

  • ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ opens Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

    Mumbai: Alankrita Srivastava’s “Lipstick Under My Burkha” kick-started the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2017 that aims to highlight the diversity in Indian cinema. “It was indeed a great pleasure to host the Australian premiere of ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’. The audience was thrilled to have seen a film that has literally redefined the way women oriented content has been shaping up in India for the past few years,” said Mitu

  • Anurag Kashyap

    Anurag Kashyap to take a class on Censorship 

    It hasn’t been too long ago that Anurag Kashyap took a historical stance against censorship and a right one and came out with winning glory. Udta Punjab, being one of the films that Anurag’s co-partnered firm Phantom was terribly endangered by the Censor Board, stood up as a united voice for the desperate need of revision of censorship rules for films in India.

  • Vidya Balan

    Vidya to endorse equality at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

    Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan, who will be seen as the face of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne for the fourth time in a row, says she will stand for equality and encourage efforts that advocate such causes during the festival.