Bollywood

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 […]

June 2013

Jalal Agha remembers his father Agha – Moments with Papa

By |June 30th, 2013|

 

Agha and laughter go hand in hand — on screen and off screen too. Jalal Agha reminisces about life with his fun loving father.

When I was born daddy was away shooting at some studio. Someone gave him the message that he had got a […]

Karan Dewan – Interview

By |June 16th, 2013|

He was the superstar of his time, the first hero whose picture ran for 169 weeks in Calcutta. He was the first, and probably the last, to co-star with a wide variety and galaxy of heroines. Look at the names : Manju, Leela Desai, […]

May 2013

Kalpana Mohan – Interview

By |May 3rd, 2013|

Chacha Nehru was her ideal: “You know he is real. He is like Lord Krishna. So full of love — love in its purest and finest sense. Whenever I looked at him, I ex­perienced an inner joy and ecstasy. Around him was that something, […]

April 2013

Munawwar Sultana – Interview

By |April 20th, 2013|

What does one expect when one is to visit a heroine of yesteryear? A room full of faded pictorial memories, an aged, grey-haired forgotten lady, wistfully thinking about the days that were. But things at Munawwar Sultana’s (now Mrs. Munawwar Sharaf Ali) were different. […]

Chitra – Interview

By |April 14th, 2013|

The little kid Afsar-un-nisa, about six years old, was merrily jog­ging along behind her father, as they were crossing the railway lines in their home-town, Hyderabad. Suddenly she fell into a ditch and kept clinging to the railway track yelling, “Abba…”, for dear life. […]