No film star created as much sensation by her behavior as did Shanta Apte, who was aptly described as “the stormy petrel of the Indian screen.” Now a decade after her death, she seems to have created another sensation. In the Diwali issue of […]
By admin|December 24th, 2011|
Histrionics is but one of the attainments of Ranjan, that man of many talents. He is an accomplished dancer and musician, playwright, journalist, critic, scholar, aviator and athlete, a competent painter and, to crown it all ,a magician.
How did Ranjan manage to acquire marked […]
By admin|December 5th, 2011|
One of the most popular and talented stars of the Marathi screen, and recently of the Hindi screen as well, Baby Shakuntala, eighteen-year-old veteran of the film world, is a charming, lively girl bubbling with delicious teenage gaiety tempered by attractive moods of demure […]
By admin|December 4th, 2011|
Among the film stars Sandhya holds a unique place. While all other stars have been free-lancing, some of them working in more than twenty pictures at a time, Sandhya has worked for only one producer in her long and illustrious career. Though she made […]
By admin|November 28th, 2011|
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It was monsoon time in Gungavati, a tehsil town in Karnataka. Under a big tent a large crowd squatted on the ground. Petromaxes were spreading their bluish silvery light. Glasses of hot South Indian coffee were going round. […]
By admin|November 19th, 2011|
Slim, swathed in chiffon and cloaked in an air of mystery, she caught B.R.Chopra’s eye. He couldn’t look away.
He requested his host, music director Ravi, to introduce him to the beautiful woman rightaway. Close-up, she was even more bewitching. They chatted the rest of […]
By admin|October 10th, 2011|
Durga Khote was an accomplished thespian and an actress with a strong personality. Born in a well known family of Bombay— her father was—a–famous lawyer and her brother a well known barrister – the young Vita Laud (Durga Khote) was educated, like her brother […]
By admin|August 11th, 2011|
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If ever there was a competition for the most beautiful woman on the screen, it would undoubtedly narrow down to two actresses—Veena and Naseem. And the result would be a close tie.
God Almighty Must have had a great deal […]
By admin|July 23rd, 2011|
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Her Career Beginnings
Mumtaz Ali’s (Meenu Mumtaz’s father) errant, drunken ways prevented him from securing a job. Although he was famous as a dancer and character- artist in films, and many in the industry wanted him in their films, […]
By admin|July 18th, 2011|
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There was a time when Karan Dewan was known as a jubilee star; in fact over 20 of his starrers celebrated jubilees.
While a college student in Lahore, Karan Dewan used to conduct an Urdu film weekly called “Jagat […]