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May 2017

Their “Green” Years – Nimmi – The Tutor Who Always Came

By |May 21st, 2017|

WHEN I was small we all lived in a picturesque village in the North. Our house was on the outskirts of the village, close to streams and lakes, and the green fields stretched to the horizon.

We were four girls—my sister, two cousins and I. […]

April 2017

Kum Kum, Ulhas, Nimmi and others at the Premiere of Kundan (1955)

By |April 22nd, 2017|

Date – July 28th, 1955

Related Category – Hindi Film Industry

Caption – Kum Kum, Ulhas, M.A. Mughni, Nimmi, Mehtab and Producer-Director Sohrab Modi seen at the glittering premiere of “Kundan” at the Roxy Theatre.

Sabiha, Mussarat and others at a Film Function

By |April 22nd, 2017|

Date – 1950s

Related Category – Pakistani Film Industry

Caption – A picture showing Pakistani stars at a film function. The picture is not clear. However, Nayyar Sultana, Sabiha Khanum, Mussarat Nazir and Neelo are still identifiable in this picture.

Shamshad Begum’s Jaimala and Tribute by Naushad

By |April 22nd, 2017|

Today is April 23rd… The day when I was born and the day when one of my favorite singers i.e. Shamshad Begum passed away. On the occasion of Shamshad’s 4th Death Anniversary, a 30 minute Jaimala Program dedicated to Indian Army where Shamshad Begum […]

Stars and their Homes – Suraiya (1956)

By |April 22nd, 2017|

Date – March, 1956.

Related Category – Hindi Film Industry

Caption – Singing star Suraiya used to live by choice in town, in one of the most peaceful spots in Worli, high up on the “Hill”. Her beautifully furnished top-floor apartment afforded her a lovely view […]

Suraiya and Dilip Kumar

By |April 15th, 2017|

Date – 1950s

Related Category – Hindi Film Industry

Picture Courtesy – Anand Berry

Caption – A rare photo showing Suraiya and Dilip Kumar perhaps on the sets of incomplete film Janwar. According to Suraiya in an interview conducted in 1976, the only picture she did with […]

March 2017

Noor Jehan in Incomplete Film Tara (1949)

By |March 4th, 2017|

Date – 1949

Related Category – Pakistani Film Industry

Caption – Noor Jehan and Sheikh Hassan in incomplete Pakistani film Tara (1949). If completed and released on time, Tara might have become Noor Jehan’s first film in Pakistan. However, with the continuous string of flop Urdu […]

December 2016

Noor Jehan with R.D. Burman & Asha Bhosle

By |December 23rd, 2016|

Date – 1980s

Related Category – Hindi Film Industry, Pakistani Film Industry

Caption – Noor Jehan seen here with Asha Bhosle and R.D. Burman.

In an interview, Asha chose Noor Jehan as one of her favorite singers. She said, “Badnaam mohabbat kaun kare is my favorite […]

Bharat Bhushan, Meena Kumari at premiere of Baiju Bawra (1952)

By |December 17th, 2016|

Date – October, 1952.

Related Category – Hindi Film Industry

Caption – Seen at Bombay premiere of Baiju Bawra (1952) are, from left to right: Bharat Bhushan, Meena Kumari, Meena Kumari’s sister Madhuri and Surendra, who played the role of the musician Tansen in the film.

Meena […]

Nalini Jaywant with Prabhu Dayal

By |December 10th, 2016|

Date – June, 1961.

Related Category – Hindi Film Industry

Caption – Nalini Jaywant with her actor-director husband Prabhu Dayal, both got married in 1961.