BBC's 'Bollywood Bosses' new series to profile prominent directors from Hindi cinema

MUMBAI: As the new year sets in, BBC World will be presenting a new series of its programme Bollywood Bosses from 1 January, profiling some of India’s best film directors.

Over the next 13 weeks, the show will feature many of the industry’s best-known contemporary film makers, whose work is seen by millions of people every year. The show will be aired at 10 pm on 1 January and at 12 pm on 2 January.

This weekend, Bollywood Bosses will feature an exclusive profile of the film maker Farhan Akhtar, analysing the success of his debut movie Dil Chahta Hai, which set new trends in Bollywood with its art direction, styling and production values.

In an in-depth interview, Akhtar talks about his swift entry into the world of A-list directors despite following up his debut with a second production that was not a box office hit. "I think my films deal with, normally, men of my age whose struggles, I guess, I understand on some level, and so far they reflect what I feel about life."

The programme sees Akhtar visiting the location where the music to Dil Chahta Hai was composed. The episode also provides insights into his working style through interviews with colleagues and actors Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna; his father and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar; and the music composers Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy.

In the following episodes, Bollywood Bosses will feature renowned directors such as David Dhawan, Mahesh Bhatt, Subhash Ghai, Raj Kumar Santoshi, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Ashutosh Gowriker, examining their unique methods of film making.

Directors like Yash Chora, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ram Gopal Varma and Karan Johar, who were featured in the first series of Bollywood Bosses earlier in 2004, will also be featured briefly.

The programme is produced for BBC World by Via Earth Films and is sponsored by Hyundai Colour Televisions.

Latest Reads
Disney-Fox deal expected to happen on Thursday: CNBC

The Walt Disney Co. is expected to close a deal valued at $60 billion to acquire much of 21st Century Fox's assets, according to a CNBC news report. The two companies are likely to announce the deal on Thursday.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
World television premiere of Maragadha Naanayam on Zee Tamil

Zee Tamil announced the world television premiere of critically acclaimed Maragadha Naanayam – the fantasy-comedy-thriller film that features Aadhi Pinisetty and Nikki Galrani on Sunday, 17 December at 4:00 PM only on Zee Tamil. Written and directed by ARK Saravan, the movie is a perfect blend of...

Television TV Channels Regional
Republic TV to track real-time data for Gujarat elections

MUMBAI: Republic TV has partnered data-science company Gramener to track real-time data, along with analysis, during the Gujarat elections. According to a release sent by Republic TV, “Gramener will help enhance the visual look both on-air and on Republic’s digital platforms to present the data in...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Nakul Chopra is new BARC chairman

MUMBAI: Nakul Chopra, currently president of Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) and senior advisor of Publicis Communications, has been elected as the next chairman of BARC India. Chopra succeeds Viacom18 group CEO Sudhanshu Vats, who has completed his one-year tenure as chairman.

Television TV Channels Viewership
Nitin Kukreja joins iQuest

Former Star India sports head Nitin Kukreja has joined iQuest Enterprises as its chief executive officer. Kukreja had left Star in March this year. IQuest is an enterprise of Nimmagadda Prasad, the former owner of the Maa TV group, who has multiple business interests ranging from infrastructure to...

Television TV Channels Sports
Sun TV's unassailable lead continues, while Zee TV leads Hindi across genre

BENGALURU: The Sun network's flagship Tamil general entertainment channel (GEC) Sun TV continued its lead in ratings across all GECs on Indian television for week 48 of 2017 (25 November to 1 December 2017) according to Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) weekly ratings data

Television TV Channels GECs
Republic TV, BTVI join hands for budget coverage

MUMBAI: Republic TV, spearheaded by Arnab Goswami, and Business Television India (BTVI) have entered into an alliance for content and programming around Union Budget 2018. The Republic TV- BTVI alliance promises to offer viewers a distinctive experience.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Mairu Gupta and the art of building the NBA in India

MUMBAI: For basketball fans worldwide, the US National Basketball Association (NBA) represents the mecca of the sport. But in India, the NBA has had its task cut out, what with cricket presenting a near impenetrable line of defence.

Television TV Channels Sports
CNN-News18 'Indian of the year' 2017 special Telecast on 9 and 10 December

MUMBAI: The awards night of the annual and flagship initiative of CNN-News18, ‘Indian of the Year – 2017’ will be telecasted on the 9 and 10 of December at 9:30 PM on the channel. The initiative, whichrecognizes and awards the exceptional contribution and achievements of the iconic Indian citizens...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories