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AR Rahman opens Whistling Woods’ Cinema 100

AR Rahman opens Whistling Woods’ Cinema 100

Veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai Friday launched Cinema 100 and said it is an initiative to celebrate in his own way the centenary of Indian movies.

The three-day college festival, an initiative by the students of Ghai’s film school Whistling Woods International, was inaugurated by Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman at the Film City.

Ghai’s film institute has been going through a bad phase. In April this year, the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by his Mukta Arts Ltd challenging a Bombay High Court verdict cancelling the allotment of 20 acres of land in Goregaon for his film academy.

Ghai has been asked by the court to return 14.5 acres of land immediately, but can continue to hold 5.5 acres on which the institute stands till the last batch passes out in 2014.

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