A Mumbai court has ruled that Indian movie star Salman Khan will be tried for homicide for his alleged involvement in a fatal road accident more than 10 years ago.
Previously the actor was being tried for the lesser offence of causing death by negligence, which carries a maximum sentence of two years in jail.
Khan has starred in about 90 Hindi-language films in his 25-year career. One man was killed and another three were injured when Khan allegedly rammed his car into a group of homeless people sleeping on a Mumbai sidewalk in September 2002. The trial will begin July 19.
Indian film director Dibakar Banerjee has created a film to mark 100 years of Bollywood cinema.
The film, Bombay Talkies, will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival this month and features short films by well-known directors Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar.
Speaking about the project, 43-year-old Banerjee said:
"I took a short story written by Satyajit Ray, a very interesting story and I adapted it. It is similar and yet different. I have taken the core of the story and have changed the setting from 1960s Calcutta to 2013 Bombay and given it new elements and dimensions."
He added: "This film is about the presence of Indian cinema in our lives. At another level, it is an universal story. You take that as a means to say something that is bigger and more meaningful."
Feature filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee has marked 100 years of Bollywood with his first short film.
The story focuses on a middle-aged man getting his moment of fame playing a bit role in a movie.
Speaking about Bollywood cinema, the director said:
Cinema is who we are and cinema is who we want to be. When you see a Karan Johar romance or an Aditya Chopra romance, you can see what a young man of 1995 was. He's not there in the film but that's what he wanted to be. Similarly in the 1970s or the '40s. Cinema is the history of the subconscious. When you watch films, you get human history from the personal point of view.