Free Press Journal
  • Vivek Agnihotri: I have mentally resigned from Bollywood

    Film director, producer, screenwriter and now an author, Vivek Agnihotri wears several hats, along with being an activist. Best known for the critically-acclaimed Buddha in a Traffic Jam, the filmmaker minces no words when it comes to speaking his mind: Be it being vocal about his displeasure of the film industry or voicing his angst at society at large. In a candid interview, Vivek Agnihotri speaks about his book, Bollywood and his struggles.

  • Guides in Tashkent openly say that Lal Bahadur Shastri was poisoned: Vivek Agnihotri on his biopic

    Director Vivek Agnihotri has just returned from shooting his film which will expose some uncomfortable truths on the mysterious death of the former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri in in Tashkent. Says Vivek, “We shot in Tashkent and Samarkand. Most of the local people are great fans of Raj Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty. All the guides in Tashkent openly say that Lal Bahadur Shastri was poisoned. That makes our film more relevant

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    Who are Urban Naxals? Read Vivek Agnihotri’s book to find out

    Mumbai: There are very few filmmakers who can claim to be authors, director Vivek Agnihotri has joined that privileged club with his debut book Urban Naxal: The Making of Buddha in a Traffic Jam. The launch of the book over the weekend in the city saw the presence of reputed journalist R Jagannathan and author Sandeep Singh, and actor Anupam Kher. The book is a result of his research on urban naxalism

  • New CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi holds 1st board meeting

    Mumbai: The first meeting of the newly constituted CBFC Board was held by chairman Prasoon Joshi on Monday. The meeting was attended by board members Gautami Tadimalla, Jeevitha Rajashekar, Mihir Bhuta, Naresh Chandra Lal, Neil Scott Nongkynrih, Ramesh Patnage, TS Nagabharna, Vani Tripathi Tikoo, Vidya Balan, Vivek Agnihotri and Waman Kendre. Also present at the meeting was the CEO Anurag Shrivastava.

  • Vidya Balan on CBFC board, hopes cinema reflects reality

    New Delhi: National Award winning actress Vidya Balan was on Friday appointed as part of the reconstituted Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), to be now chaired by writer Prasoon Joshi. She looks forward to a phase where cinema celebrates present-day sensibilities and realities.

  • Blame it on ‘Bombay-bred boys’

    Vivek Agnihotri holds tinsel-town filmmakers responsible for lack of Indian political films

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    Content doesn’t matter in Hindi films: Vivek Agnihotri 

    Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, who has made films like “Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal” and “Buddha in a Traffic Jam”, says quality of content will not matter in the Hindi film industry unless it matters to the stars.

  • Junooniyat to release on 24 June

    ‘Junooniyat’ release preponed to June 17 

    Mumbai: “Junooniyat”, starring Pulkit Samrat and Yami Gautam, will now release on June 17 instead of June 24. It has been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification without a single cut, says the film’s director Vivek Agnihotri.

  • I’ve become infamous for falling in love: Pulkit Samrat

    Mumbai: Actor Pulkit Samrat says he has now become “infamous” for falling in love too many times. The actor, who will be seen romancing Yami Gautam in upcoming film “Junooniyat”, quipped that he has fallen in love many times.

  • Old stuff, new package

    In times when text messages and tweets are keeping conversations going, suddenly the poignant slow verses of poets like Faiz Ahmed Faiz are finding their way into entertainment. We heard his words spreading the tint in Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Haider’ with ‘Gulon mein rang bhare…’ and now, director Vivek Agnihotri has taken not one but two of the poet’s best works for his film ‘Buddha In A Traffic Jam’.