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Zeenat Aman, diva who dared Bollywood conventions on screen but believed in them off it

Zeenat Aman, diva who dared Bollywood conventions on screen but believed in them off it

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Updates from : the Print : A movie star in the 1970s, Zeenat Aman introduced Bollywood viewers to a novel Western sensibility with her unconventional personality. Bollywood’s leading ladies thrived on the idea of the conventional for the longest time, but almost five decades ago, one actress challenged that tradition with every role on screen. Often credited with introducing a certain boldness to Indian cinema, Zeenat Aman is recognised as a sex symbol to this day. On the actor’s 66th birthday, ThePrint takes a look at her illustrious career. Early career Born on 19 November, 1951 in Mumbai, Aman chanced upon a career in Bollywood when she joined fashion magazine Femina as a journalist. She soon transitioned into modelling and thereon to beauty pageants. In 1970, she was the
The best of Australia, on show at Kolkata film festival

The best of Australia, on show at Kolkata film festival

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Updates from : The Hindu : 27 movies are being screened, many of them for the first time in Asia The 24th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), which opened in the city on Saturday, will not only celebrate 100 years of Bengali cinema but also cinema from the faraway land of Australia that is more than a hundred years old. Cinema in Australia goes back to 1906, much before Bengali cinema started in 1919. The KIFF is paying tribute to over 100 years of Australian cinema through screenings of contemporary and old Australian classics, and a poster exhibition, being held side by side with a similar exhibition of posters from Bengali cinema. The poster exhibition, being held at the Nandan Cultural Complex, is titled ‘An Exhibition of Iconic Australian Films’. Biggest showcase
‘Cinema and post-censor censorship’

‘Cinema and post-censor censorship’

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Updates from : The Hindu. With the BJP objecting to “incorrect references” in Vijay’s Mersal, here’s a look at some films that hit a roadblock due to objections raised by political parties and groups, before and after they hit the screens. The Supreme Court declared categorically in the case of the film, Ore Oru Gramathile (which won a national award and produced by S. Rangarajan, former Chairman of Kasturi and Sons Limited, proprietors of The Hindu group of publication), that if speech cannot be constitutionally restricted on any of the grounds specified in Article 19(2), “freedom of expression cannot be suppressed on account of threat of demonstration and processions or threats of violence.'' Despite the 1989 ruling, there is a constant threat to artistic freedom. Deepa Mehta’s
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