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Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, second left, presents award to Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, right, during the national film awards ceremony in New Delhi.

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Director of ‘Bohubritta’ Utpal Dutta interacts with media at the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2019), in Panaji, Goa.

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Kurdish director Ersin Celik sits on an installation of a hand-pulled rickshaw during the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival, at Nandan in Kolkata.

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Noted Indian film director Goutam Ghosh flanked by actor, director & cultural critic Rudraprasad Sengupta and KIFF Chairman Raj Chakraborty (R) during the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival, at Nandan in Kolkata.

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Director Ron Howard, center, poses with, from left, Pavaarotti's widow Nicoletta Mantovani, producer Nigel Sinclair, Pavarotti's daughter Giuliana Pavarotti, and grandaughter Caterina Lo Sasso on the red carpet of the movie "Pavarotti", at the Rome Film Fest, in Rome.

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Director Taika Waititi poses for photographers upon arrival at the The Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences new members reception in central London.

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India filmmaker Karan Johar stands for photographs during the 20th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards ceremony in Mumbai.

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Indian film maker Mukesh Bhatt stands for photographs during the 20th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards ceremony in Mumbai.

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Director Steven Soderbergh, left, and Jules Asner pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'The Laundromat' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy.

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Director Pedro Almodovar kisses the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement he received during a photo call at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Directors Jean-Pierre Dardenne, left and Luc Dardenne hold their best director award for the film 'Young Ahmed' as they pose for photographers during a photo call following the awards ceremony at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France.

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Director Ladj Ly, fifth from right, poses for photographers with the cast and crew of the film 'Les Miserables' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes.

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Noted film director Sandip Ray pays tribute to his father and legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray on his 98th birth anniversary, at his residence in Kolkata.

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Joe Russo, director of the movie 'Avengers: Endgame' has Indian vegetables and curries placed in a huge 'thali' in the shape of Avengers' ‘A’, in Mumbai.

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Director Tim Burton poses during a photocall for the premiere of 'Dumbo' in Paris.

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Bollywood Directors Karan Johar, Ahshwini Iyer, Rohit Shetty, Ekta Kapoor with actors Ranveer Singh, Bhumi Pednekar, Vicky Kaushal, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Ayushmann Khurrana, Varun Dhawan, Rajkummar Rao and others arrive for a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the IGI Airport in New Delhi.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis with Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi, Filmmaker Omung Kumar and producer Suresh Oberoi pose for photos after the poster launch of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's biopic, in Mumbai.

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Former cricketer, S Sreesanth with Director Mahesh Bhatt and Pooja Bhatt during the promotion for their upcoming Hindi film ‘Cabaret’ in Mumbai.

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Alfonso Cuaron poses in the press room with the awards for best director, motion picture and best motion picture, foreign language for "Roma" at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

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In this Jan 27, 2006 file photo noted film-maker Mrinal Sen is seen with actors Raima and Ria Sen during the premiere of a film in Kolkata. Mrinal Sen, 95, died at his residence in Kolkata.

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Filmmakers Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap leave Bombay High Court after attending a hearing on the defamation case filed against them by filmmaker and partner of Phantom Films, Vikas Bahl, in Mumbai, Thursday, Oct 25, 2018.

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Director Rima Das addresses a press conference after her film 'Village Rockstars' was chosen to represent India in the 'Best Foreign Language' category at the 91st Academy Awards next year, in Guwahati, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.

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Director Giuseppe Tornatore pays respect in front of the open coffin of Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci at Rome's Capitol Hill.

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Actress Stefania Sandrelli blows a kiss as she pays respect in front of the open coffin of Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci at Rome's Capitol Hill. Bertolucci, who won Oscars with "The Last Emperor" and whose erotic drama "Last Tango in Paris" enthralled and shocked the world, has died Monday at the age of 77.

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A pedestrian walks past the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of the late film director Bernardo Bertolucci in Los Angeles. The Italian filmmaker, who won Oscars with "The Last Emperor" and whose erotic drama "Last Tango in Paris" enthralled and shocked the world, died Monday at age 77.

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Pedestrians and costumed street characters walk past a wreath set up behind the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of the late film director Bernardo Bertolucci, in Los Angeles. The Italian filmmaker, who won Oscars with "The Last Emperor" and whose erotic drama "Last Tango in Paris" enthralled and shocked the world, died Monday at age 77.

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Veteran filmmaker Dan Wolman being greeted by Union I&B Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore, filmmaker Karan Johar and Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar on receiving Lifetime Achievement Award during the opening ceremony of IFFI 2018, in Panaji.

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Paraguayan film director Marcelo Martinessi, center, receives the Best Director award for the film "Las Herederas" during the Fenix Iberoamerican Film Awards at the Esperanza Iris Theater in Mexico City.

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Filmmakers Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap leave Bombay High Court after attending a hearing on the defamation case filed against him by filmamker Vikas Bahl, in Mumbai.

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Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra poses during the red carpet of the movie "My Dear Prime Minister", at the 13th edition of the Rome Film Fest, in Rome.

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Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap leaves Bombay High Court after attending a hearing on the defamation case filed against him by filmamker Vikas Bahl, in Mumbai.

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Writer-director Vinta Nanda, who has accused actor Alok Nath of raping her, after submiting a complaint against the actor at a police station in Mumbai.

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Sushmita Sen with Shivani Malik, director Da Milano

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Director Anurag Kashyap arrives ahead of the screening of "Husband Material" during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto.

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Director David Mackenzie poses for photographs on the red carpet after arriving for the new movie "Outlaw King" during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto.

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Director David Cronenberg holds his Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement award at the 75th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Director Paul Greengrass, right, and his wife Joanna Kaye pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film '22 July' at the 75th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Director Errol Morris poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'American Dharma' at the 75th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Australian filmmaker James Ricketson speaks from a prisoner truck during a lunch break at Phnom Penh Municipal Court, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The 69-year-old Australian is at the court to hear his verdict on a charge of violating national security that carries up to 10 years in prison.

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Bollywood actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, with Director Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane during the Red Carpet Event of Netflix 'Sacred Games' in New Delhi.

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Director Alice Rohrwcher speaks to the audience after winning the Best Screenplay award for the film 'Happy as Lazzaro' during the closing ceremony of the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France.

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Director Spike Lee, centre, holds the Grand Prix award for the film 'BlackKklansman' as he poses with musicians Sting, left, and Shaggy, right, on the steps of the Palais des Festival after the closing ceremony of the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France.

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Director Pawel Pawlikowski holds the Best Director award for the film 'Cold War' during a photo call following the awards ceremony at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France.

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Director Nandita Das poses for photographers during a photo call for the film 'Manto' at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France.

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Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar arrives to attend the sangeet ceremony of actress Sonam Kapoor at Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai.

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Director Genndy Tartakovsky poses for photographers during a photo call for the film 'Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation' at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France.

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When two acclaimed dir­ectors meet...one of them turns actor for the other. Such is what happened when Iranian auteur Majid Majidi asked Goutam Ghose for a fav­our and rec­eived ‘yea’ for an answer. For Majidi’s Beyond The Clouds, the script for which dem­anded he gets a ‘haggard’ look, Ghose deprived himself of sleep ruthlessly, while also losing weight.

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Guillermo del Toro, winner of the award for best director for "The Shape of Water" celebrates in the audience at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Film Director Ram Gopal Varma appears before the Central Crime Station police officials in Hyderabad in connection with a case booked against him for alleged derogatory remarks on women.

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Filmmaker Karan Johar walks the ramp showcasing the collection of designers Falguni & Shane Peacock at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2018, in Mumbai.

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Director Greta Gerwig, center, along with cast and crew of "Lady Bird," after the film won for best motion picture comedy or musical at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California.

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Guillermo del Toro poses in the press room with the award for best director - motion picture for "The Shape of Water" at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

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Director Steven Spielberg attends the premiere of "The Post" at The Newseum in Washington.

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Film director Sanjay Leela Bhansali arrives to meet a parliamentary panel in New Delhi to discuss the controversy surrounding his upcoming movie ‘Padmavati’.

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Film director Sanjay Leela Bhansali arrives to meet a parliamentary panel in New Delhi to discuss the controversy surrounding his upcoming movie ‘Padmavati’.

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Academy award nominee Iranian Director Majid Majedi with Indian lead casts Ishaan Khatter and Malavika Mohanan during a press conference at IFFI in Panaji.

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Chief Minister of West Bengal state Mamata Banerjee, center, acknowledges the crowd Bollywood personalities, front left to right, Mahesh Bhatt, Kamal Hasan, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Kumar Shanu look on at the inauguration of the 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival in Kolkata. The festival will continue till Nov. 17.

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Before he was recently outed as the head creep in Hollywoodland, Harvey Weinstein was just a topmost dog in the movie business. Here, on the sets of her dir­ectorial debut Main Hoon Na (2004), Farah Khan gives “Bollywood gyaan”, as she put it recently, to Harvey.

Avinash Das’s (left) Anaarkali of Aarah

Rakhee Sandilya’s (left) Ribbon

Mukti Bhawan, directed by the debutant Shubhashish Bhutiani (Right)

Secret Superstar, directed by Advait Chandan (Right)

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg poses with his wife Kate Capshaw, daughter Destry Allyn Spielberg and son Theo Spielberg at the world premiere of "Spielberg," during the 55th New York Film Festival, at Alice Tully Hall in New York.

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Karan Johar, Head, Dharma Productions, India at the India Economic Summit 2017 in New Delhi.

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu presenting the Akkineni Nageswara Rao National Film Award to the Film Director, S S Rajamouli, in Hyderabad. Chief Minister of Telangana, Chandrashekar Rao, Film Actor, Akkineni Nagarjuna and other dignitaries are also seen.

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This Kannada director debuted last year with Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu

The engineering college dropout director shot the stylish D16 when he was only 21

He made his Hindi film debut with Mukti Bhawan (Hotel Salvation) last year

The young Bengali filmmaker managed to ­self-fund his film Streer Potro

Filmmaker Rima Das on location with her trusted camera

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