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article imageIndian film industry celebrates 100th birthday this year

By Sonia D'Costa     Apr 29, 2013 in Entertainment
The movie industry of India will be a grand old man of 100 this year, and several movie personalities, right from superstar Amitabh Bachchan to hard-working film accountants such as Amol Gore have expressed their feelings about it.
Recalling those days when the Indian film industry was in its infancy, Amitabh Bachchan said that people used to be contemptuous of anybody related to the films, but now children of rich parents want to build a movie career. India has changed a great deal in the way it thinks about movies, movie fans, and movie stars, he commented.
Amol Gore spoke about a different aspect of movie making, something that the average movie watchers hardly think about—the budget. No movie can be successfully produced without the assistance of honest accountants such as Amol Gore.
Gore keeps a sharp eye on the budget throughout the movie-making procedure. He is not only used to handling large sums of cash, but also eccentric actors and actresses on a daily basis. He says, “My job is to see whether the line producers use the money for production or to fill up their pockets.”
Besides expressing their opinions, Indian film personalities are also making big plans for celebration. Recently, Aamir Khan announced his eagerness to make a film to mark the centenary year. Aamir told journalists that he wanted to do something to celebrate the centenary, but had no idea what. Expressing his happiness that the industry has turned 100, he said that he has completed 25 years in the industry and feels special because it coincides with the centenary.
A group of four major Bollywood directors—Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Anurag Kashyap, and Karan Johar—have teamed up to direct Bombay Talkies to celebrate the centenary. Besides Aamir Khan, a number of Bollywood stars such as Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Karishma Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Anil Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Ranbir Kapoor, and others form part of the Bombay Talkies, which is a collection of four short stories.
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