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December 2016

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.

Kalpana Kartik with her son Suneel Anand

By |December 3rd, 2016|

Date – July, 1957.

Related Category – Hindi Film Industry

Caption – A star who is very much a stay-at-home, Kalpana Kartik is seeing playing with her little son Suneel Anand.

Vintage Tidbits – Nimmi & Mohana’s Catfight on the sets of Danka (1953)

By |December 1st, 2016|

Date – October, 1953.

Related Category – Hindi Film Industry

Caption – Amarnath’s attentions to the mandolin-strumming Nimmi in “Danka,” her own production, draw from Mohana, her rival in the story, the desired black look. Unlooked-for sequel was later black-eye from Nimmi to Mohana.

CURVACEOUS […]

Madhubala, Dilip Kumar and R.C. Talwar on the sets of Sangdil (1952)

By |December 1st, 2016|

Date – June, 1952.

Related Category – Hindi Film Industry

Caption – It’s anybody’s guess who the gent in the turban is. This mystery-man is Dilip Kumar seen in a different role in “Sangdil”. Correct guesses are Madhubala and director Talwar.

Madhubala, Dilip Kumar and director R.C. […]

Vintage Tidbits – Train sequences of Ek Do Teen (1953)

By |December 1st, 2016|

WHEN Meena married producer-director Roop Shorey in 1949, little did she know that she was in for the most gruelling jobs of her life. In his first comedy, “Ek Thi Larki”, he made her drive a motor-launch at more than 50 miles an hour […]

Om Prakash, M. Sadiq and Kamini Kaushal on the sets of Poonam (1952)

By |December 1st, 2016|

Date – June, 1952.

Related Category – Hindi Film Industry

Caption – This bit of “boy-meets-girl” tomfoolery on the sets of “Poonam” is provided by comedian Om Prakash (left) blushing behind sari edge he holds out, and the versatile Kamini Kaushal who’s the “boy” in the […]

November 2016

Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor at the Samar Sangeet Function

By |November 27th, 2016|

Date – January, 1963.

Related Category – Hindi Film Industry

Caption – Dilip Kumar, music-directors Shanker, Naushad and Jaikishen and Raj Kapoor at the Samar Sangeet organized by the Cine Music Directors’ Association in aid of the National Defence Fund. Music-directors S.D. Burman, C. Ramchandra, Ghulam […]

Surya Kumari on the sets of Udan Khatola (1953)

By |November 20th, 2016|

Date – November, 1953.

Related Category – Hindi Film Industry

Caption – The seeming show of temperament on the sets is merely director S.U. Sunny demonstrating to South India’s Surya Kumari, co-starring with Nimmi and Dilip Kumar in “Udan Khatola,” just how an angry lass should […]

My Most Embarrassing Moment – by Asha Parekh

By |November 20th, 2016|

You may find it unbelievable, but it was a tiny potato that spoilt an entire evening of mine.

Some three years ago, when I had just made my debut as a star, I was invited to a formal dinner at one of Bombay’s leading restaurants.

I […]