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 […]

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 […]

February 2013

Bimal Roy – Memories

By |February 16th, 2013|

I was 23 years old when my father passed away. Being the eldest child, I shared that special bonding with my father, to a much greater extent than my siblings, including my brother and two sisters.

I remember my father very distinctly. Though he was […]

January 2013

Shashi Kapoor – Memories

By |January 26th, 2013|

I ‘m a very lazy actor. My coming into films was kind of thrust upon me, not something I had wanted to do. Being thrust upon me, I did my duty and I worked. I was on time, very disciplined but did not work […]

Tabassum (Baby) on Suraiya (2012)

By |January 19th, 2013|

In both Badi Behen (1950) and Moti Mahal (1952), I played her younger sister. The song Chee chee rona from Moti Mahal was filmed on us. When she’d hug me, her perfume filled my senses. I asked which one it was. She said it […]