July 2016

Purnima (Poornima) Interview

By |July 30th, 2016|

It is heartening to find that despite the box-office hold of the top-liners among stars, some promising new faces are fast coming into prominence. One of them is Purnima, a budding starlet. Purnima has not yet hit the proverbial headlines but her name is […]

Biswajeet (Biswajit) – Memories

By |July 16th, 2016|

Though I was born in Calcutta, we kept shifting from one state to another — wherever my father was transferred. He was an army doctor. Being the only son, I was very close to my mother, who had an artistic temperament. At 13, I […]

Sarika – Interview

By |July 10th, 2016|

“According to gossip columnists I have had affairs with Sachin, Mithun Chakravarty, Parikshat Sahni, and in short, all my leading men. We are working together so we have to have affairs. The way they link the actresses with different actors it would seem we […]

Joy Mukherjee – Interview

By |July 4th, 2016|

SOMETIMES a single word can make or mar your life,” said Joy Mukherjee emphatically, recalling the incident that made him a star.

On the sets of ‘Love In Simla,” the director was rehearsing Joy in a difficult scene. But the young actor was not in the […]

Supriya Choudhury – Interview

By |July 3rd, 2016|

IT’S Burma. The time: the last world war. The Japanese army was coming in, and so was panic. Refugees were pouring out of the country — people of many nationalities, mostly Indians. A dispossessed, frightened mass of people, pursued by hunger, typhoid, bandits, they moved […]

Geeta Bali – Brave New Heroine

By |July 3rd, 2016|

I DO not know whether the girl originally called Harikirtan Kaur changed her name to Geeta because it was catchy or because she wanted to link it with the Song Celestial. Anyway, it gave her a lift.

I have known Geeta since she was a […]

K.N. Singh – Memories

By |July 2nd, 2016|

I’ve been in the industry for 54 years now, over half a century. Those good old days are over, my friends have all gone. I sit here at home with nothing to do, except wait for God to take me away. Sometimes, I recall […]

June 2016

Kumar – Interview

By |June 26th, 2016|

A VETERAN film critic once dubbed film-actor Kumar as “the Gary Cooper of the Indian screen.” However, Kumar himself likes to be identified with the great lover of the screen, Rudolph Valentino, from whom, he says, he learned how to be a “dashing” hero […]

Producer Leela Chitnis – Interview

By |June 11th, 2016|

A QUIET, soft-mannered woman is Leela Chitnis, top-flight actress and veteran star who is more than busy right now capping her eighteen years of film experience with the double responsibility of production and direction of her own picture, “Aaj-ki-Baat”.

One of the first few educated […]

Kalpana Kartik – Interview

By |June 5th, 2016|

TWENTY-TWO years old and bubbling with an eagerness to live, learn, see and do as much as possible, Kalpana Kartik is filled with a zest for life and youthful keenness which are all the more refreshing for a strong gamin streak of utter gameness absolutely […]