Film industry plans 100 years celebration of Indian cinema in 2013


    MUMBAI: Veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra, who is also the chairperson of the FICCI Entertainment Committee, said that the film industry was planning a major celebration in 2013, which marks the 100 years of Indian cinema.

    Speaking at the inaugural session of FICCI FRAMES, Chopra said that the plans for the centenary celebrations were being launched with immediate effect.

    Chopra also urged the Maharashtra government to act strongly against movie piracy and that piracy should be brought under the Gunda Act.

    “Mumbai is the birthplace of Indian films and the last 10 years have truly been commendable what with AR Rahman bagging an Oscar, My Name Is Khan being the first Bollywood film to have done phenomenally well abroad, and with path-breaking films like Paa and 3 Idiots getting the applause they deserved.”

    He stressed on the fact that there is a strong need to curb piracy. “The film industry is going through a crisis and needs support. Piracy is threatening the very existence of the industry and strong measures need to be taken in this area,” he said.