April 2016

Madhubala Gives Away her Life’s Savings

By |April 16th, 2016|

Unique in the annals of the Indian film industry an event, the very first of its type, took place on the 17′ August. 1950. Accompanied by her friend and mentor Mrs. Sushila Rani Patel, Madhubala our 17-year old famous film star, walked straight into […]

Madhubala – The Biggest Star in The World

By |April 16th, 2016|

The actress with the greatest following, in numbers and devotion, is not to be found in Hollywood, but on the opposite side of the planet — in Bombay, India.

Her name is Madhubala. She is nineteen years old, a small girl with arching eyebrows and […]

February 2016

C. Ramchandra – Down Memory Lane

By |February 28th, 2016|

Everyone has seen a Police Officer. Tall and broad, usually a six footer, with a bold chin and nose, this guardian of the law command awe and respect from every quarter. Can you imagine one of your most favorite Music Directors in this enviable […]

Bharat Bhushan As I Know Him – By Sahir Ludhianvi

By |February 20th, 2016|

As I write this I glance at my right arm. On it is written SAHIB by the faltering hand of little Anoo, Bharat Bhushan’s elder daughter Anuradha, who has made a ritual of tattooing my arm whenever I visit their house Kabir Kutir. This […]

Nalini Jaywant – Down Memory Lane

By |February 14th, 2016|

I won stardom when I was still in frocks and pigtail. That was years ago, and as I think of those days, I invariably slip into a nostalgic mood.

When “Radhika,” the first film in which I acted, was released, I was immediately acclaimed as […]

January 2014

Suchitra Sen – Dreamy-eyed Bengali star who makes her debut on the Hindi Screen in “Devdas”.

By |January 20th, 2014|

 

Suchitra reported for work at the studio on the very day she arrived in Bombay and restricted her movements to trips between her hotel and the studio until the end of June 1955 when she went back to Calcutta in her brand-new Buick convertible, […]

December 2013

Meena Kumari – I’m in Love With A Married Man

By |December 29th, 2013|

YES! I am in love with a married man! I am proud- of it. He is my very own mar­ried man because, you see, he is married to me. In the words of an English song which was one of the hits a few […]

September 2013

Tanuja talks about her top ten Hindi Films

By |September 21st, 2013|

Hamari Yaad Aayegi (’61)

A perky little street waif with few possessions and fewer scruples (Tanuja), is picked up from the streets by the hero (Ashok Sharma) and fed and sheltered in his own house. He grows exceedingly fond of her and even she reciprocates […]

Yesteryear actress Mehtab remembers her husband Sohrab Modi

By |September 14th, 2013|

To a generation gone by, Sohrab Modi is the ob­ject of much love and admiration. His name was syn­onymous with grandeur and dig­nity. He was one of the pion­eers of the film industry, and belonged to an era of sincerity in film making that […]

July 2013

Sajjan – My Memorable Roles

By |July 27th, 2013|

It was in war-time Calcutta, 23 years ago, that I and the silver screen politely greeted each other. Since then, the silver has turned out to be suspiciously like tinsel and the screen to be hiding more laughter and bitterness than what the script […]