Aamir Khan back on starry heights
Actor- producer –director Aamir Kahn has resumed work on Tarein Zameen Pe after putting back a spate of issues that troubled his personal life recently. He had to face two court orders- one a non-bailable warrant of arrest for a vague case of disrespecting the National Flag and another of losing custody of his sick brother
His Father and brother Faisal Khan had dragged Aamir Khan to court alleging that he had been holding Faisal at his residence against his will, and administering him medicines not required by him. Amir Khan’s wife, ex-wife and, mother and family members rallied to support of Aamir and supported Aamir’s position that Faisal was being treated for Schizophrenia and needed medical care. However the Court granted custody of Faisal to Aamir Khan’s father.
The second case was a bit more bizarre and concerned Aamir Khan’s attending a function at the launch of a car brand last year. Apparently, the National flag was disrespected as it continued to fly full post even in the evening and then removed in a disrespectful fashion. Aamir Khan allegedly had not responded to previous summons by an Indore court and so was now issued a non-bailable warrant.
Since he lost custody of his brother Aamir Khan has decided to put the matter behind him and to move ahead with his precious venture Taarey Zameen Pe. The actor producer also thanked fans for their support during this difficult month.” Last month has been a real test fro my family and me but I think finally we have reached closure. I thank you all for hanging in there with me” said Aamir Khan on his website last Friday.
Aamir Khan to close Golden Elephant festival
Bollywood star Aamir Khan will be guest of honor at the Golden Elephant 15th International Children’s Film Festival in Hyderabad on 20th November. Awards for best creations in Asian Panorama and International competition sections will be given away at that function.
The Children’s festival is to start on Children’s day, November 14th in the presence of Andhra C.M., Y.S. Rajashekhara Reddy, Information and Broadcasting minister Priyaranjan Das Munsi and other dignitaries.
Thailand’s Khan Kluay, an animated feature will open about a series of 119 films being screened over a week till November 20. Over 40 will compete in the international section and another 20 will vie in the Asian Panorama section.
This festival is held every alternative year by the Children Festival society of India. This year there were 300 entries from 40 countries.
The biannual festival has six sections- International competition, Asian panorama, the Children’s world, Special Screenings, creative workshops, and Special events for children.
The international jury is headed by famous short filmmaker Mike Pandey and is made of veteran filmmaker V G Samant, New Zealand producer Mathew Horrocks, Australian Andi Spark, journalist Vasiraju Prakasam, and writer K.V. Krisna Kumari.
The Asian Panorama jury has actors, directors and animators. The children’s jury is also set up to incorporate children’s viewpoint.
There are 26 films in the noncompetitive children’s world and 20 films in special screenings. The children’s jury will award a golden plaque and Rs 1 Lakh cash prize to their choice. The festival is set to attract over 300 children age 10 to 16 years as state guests.
The main venue of the festival is the IMAX theatre and more films will be screened in other theatres like Sudha, Ravindra, Aradhana, Sairanga and Hari Kala Bhavan. As many as one lakh children can watch films during the festival according to officials