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 […]

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 […]

November 2012

Shammi – Memories

By |November 12th, 2012|

The ever exuberant comedienne Shammi, shares her experiences with the stars of her gen­eration, some which she fondly re­members and a few she would just love to forget…And some which have left behind many bittersweet memories. “I have been friendly with lots of people […]

Raj Kumar – Memories

By |November 11th, 2012|

Raaj Kumar hailed from an educated Kashmiri Karyavur family. He had eight siblings. “I knew no loneliness since I come from a big family. We never needed any outside entertain­ment. We used to sing, dance and fight in our home.”

Like any of his stock, […]

Lalita Pawar – Memories

By |November 4th, 2012|

“My initials, L.P., stand for the longest playing record!”. Lalita Pawar had observed when re­cently, I met her at her bungalow Aarohi, in Aundh in Pune. Her latest Hindi film— Deepak Shivdasani’s Bhai, had released to a good box-of­fice response. And she had expressed […]

October 2012

Bharat Bhushan – Leaves from my Diary – Part 2

By |October 27th, 2012|

January 1938
Father has gone to Ambala. Taking advantage of his absence, my brother Ramesh and I go to see Debaki Bose’s Raj Rani Mira. When we return we’re told that father had returned and is waiting for us. There is anger in his eyes… […]

Asrani – Memories

By |October 26th, 2012|


I was studying in Jaipur when All India Radio was inaugurated. As a child artiste, I participated and was selected for a children’s programme. Later while in college, I read about an institute in Pune which trained tech­nicians and actors. My friend Mani Kaul […]

Prem Chopra – Memories

By |October 21st, 2012|

I was born in Pakistan. My dad was working for the government. He got transferred to Simla. It was here that I did my schooling and college. Simla was full of theatres like the Gaiety and other amateur ones. These theatres offered a lot […]

September 2012

Sulochana – Memories

By |September 30th, 2012|

I started my career with Marathi films, 43 years ago. Along with my other colleagues, I worked for Jai Prabha Studio in Kolhapur which was owned by Bhalji Pendharkar who was our guru. He was a producer, director, writer. He was an institution in […]