Interviews

June 2017

The Artist’s First Love – by Geeta Dutt

By |June 25th, 2017|

Photo Caption – Gifted singer Geeta Dutt and her husband, producer-director-actor Guru Dutt, caught in a reflective mood by photographer Harbans Chadha.

THE artist’s first love… having put pen to paper with such enthusiasm, I now feel a slight pang of misgiving. Isn’t the subject […]

The Eternal Conflict – by Producer-director V. Shantaram

By |June 24th, 2017|

Photo Caption – “The director in me is always in conflict with the producer,” says V. Shantaram, the well-known producer-director.

There is an adage which says that every man has two minds and that they are eternally engaged in conflict. With different people, these minds […]

Motilal – My Memorable Roles (1963)

By |June 23rd, 2017|

Photo Caption – Home to veteran actor Moti is a terrace flat on Malabar Hill, a roomful of nostalgic memories.

I rather think I come up with a memorable role when I don’t shave. I have hit it off with a hirsute chin from […]

My Memorable Roles – Leela Chitnis (1963)

By |June 17th, 2017|

Photo Caption – With Ashok Kumar in Bombay Talkies “Azad” “From Ashok Kumar I learnt the virtue of applying myself seriously to my work,” says the star, recalling the earlier days of her career.

It is with peculiarly mixed feelings of pleasure and pain that […]

Premnath -Nobody Asks My Version (1976)

By |June 11th, 2017|

“You are the first one to ask for my version of the things I have been accused of and given me the opportunity to explain,” said Premnath as he sat there in the get-up of Ravana for a mythological film at Basant Studios. “This […]

Om Prakash – Interview (1954)

By |June 10th, 2017|

Photo Caption – Om Prakash with his wife and seven year-old daughter.

A real top-favorite in the minds of film producers and directors, and in the hearts of filmgoers, the gay, genial comedian Om Prakash, a fine artist and becoming better and even more firmly […]

Neena Jalan – Interview (1971)

By |June 10th, 2017|

I have met quite a number of the new-comers. Some of them are puzzled, perhaps wondering what their future is going to be in films. Some do not even speak. They look glum and morose. But there are a few girls who talk freely […]

Sushma Shrestha – Interview (1973)

By |June 10th, 2017|

Photo Caption – Sushma Shrestha with Kalyanji Anandji.

Indications are that before long we will have a number of play back singers. Already there are a number of them of proven ability and one such is Sushama Shrestha.

Her father, Bhola Shreshta, was a music celebrity […]

Zaheeda – Interview (1973)

By |June 5th, 2017|

What kind of a relationship did you share with Dev Anand? Were you in love with him? What went wrong?

Oh my. isn’t this old hat by now? When Dev and I parted company (after a beautiful relationship), I didn’t raise a hue and cry. […]

Ashish Kumar – Interview (1971)

By |June 3rd, 2017|

Ii is always a pleasure to look at Asish Kumar. He has a broad smile. He has a round face and has frank looks, nothing to hide—the looks of a schoolboy. Altogether a fascinating young man who is very much in films.

Five feet eleven […]