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  • | January 28th, 2013

    Shreyas Talpade, happy birthday-quiz

    Shreyas Talpade, happy birthday-quiz

    1.How many films has Shreyas done with his favourite director Nagesh Kukunoor?
    Four films – Iqbal, Dor, Bombay To Bangkok and Aashayein.Click here to read more

  • | January 25th, 2013

    Will Sridevi win the Padma Shri award this year?

    Will Sridevi win the Padma Shri award this year?

    Last year, Aamir Khan was awarded with the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award. Click here to read more

  • | January 19th, 2013

    I&B Minister to meet Finance Minister to discuss service tax issue

    I&B Minister to meet Finance Minister to discuss service tax issue

    Yesterday, the Information and Broadcasting ministry said it would support the film fraternity’s protest against the government’s decision to levy high service tax on actors. The latest we hear is that the I&B minister Manish Tewari will meet the Union Finance minister to discuss withdrawal of the 12.36 percent service tax. “We are with the industry and will support them entirely,” I&B secretary Uday Kumar Verma told reporters in Mumbai and added, “We will request the finance minister to reconsider the decision. We shall also support the fraternity in their demand to roll back the tax.”
    However, Verma said that since I&B ministry has no control over the taxation process, he could not promise if the tax would be rolled back or reduced. Though producers, distributors and exhibitors were kept out of the tax ambit, actors, directors, photographers and choreographers were included. Bollywood is also likely to call for a strike to protest against the decision. “We will decide if we have to call for a strike. It’s not our choice, we are compelled to do so,” Mukesh Bhatt, president of the Film and Television Producers Guild of India, had told IANS earlier this week.Click here to read more

  • | January 11th, 2013

    Telugu playback singer Khushi Murali dies on the Goutami Express

    Telugu playback singer Khushi Murali dies on the Goutami Express

    Telugu playback singer Khushi Murali, who earned the title of ‘Khushi’ after his popular song in the film of the same name, died Friday following a cardiac arrest. He was 45. Murali suffered a heart attack while travelling to Kakinada from Secunderabad on the Gautami Express. He was going to participate in the Kakinada Beach Festival. “He collapsed in the train he was travelling in to Kakinada. He passed away even before he reached the Kakinada government hospital,” said a hospital administrator. In a career spanning over a decade, Murali sang over 100 songs. Some of his hit numbers are from films Khushi100 percent LoveCameraman Gangatho Rambabu and Mr Perfect.
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  • | December 27th, 2012

    Lyricist Shahryar passes away

    Lyricist Shahryar passes away

    Urdu poet Akhlaq Mohammad Khan, better known as Shahryar who immortalised himself by writing the lyrics of the Rekha-starrer, Umrao Jaan, passed away in Aligarh on February 13 after battling lung cancer. He was 75 and received the Jnanpith Award for 2008 in September last year. Best known for having written songs like Dil cheez kya hai aap meri jaan lijiye, In aakhon ki masti ke mastaane hazaron hain from Umrao Jaan, his last rites will be performed in his home town. Shahryar was born June 16, 1936, in a village named Anwalla in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. He received his early education at Bulandshahar and then studied at Aligarh Muslim University. He was appointed as a lecturer in Urdu at Aligarh Muslim University in 1986 and served until in 1996 he retired as chairman of the Urdu Department of the University. We hope and pray that his noble soul rests in peace.
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  • | December 27th, 2012

    OP Dutta passes away

    OP Dutta passes away

    Veteran director-writer-producer OP Dutta who was admitted to Kokilaben hospital at 7pm yesterday (February 9) passed away around 2am on February 10. The news was made official by Abhishek Bachchan as he tweeted, “I receive the terrible news of the passing of Mr. OP Dutta. Father to JP Dutta. The director who launched me,” referring to his debut movie, Refugee, and added, “OP ji was JP saabs writer and dialogue writer. He penned my very 1st words that I ever said on screen. Such a loving man. Full of zest, positivity and compassion. Had a great sense of humor and so rich in experience. He taught me 1 of my greatest lessons in life…” OP Dutta who was currently working on the sequel of Border began his career with Pyaar Ki Jeet in 1948. After that, he directed and wrote scripts for many movies. He even penned dialogues for his son’s movies such as Ghulami, Hathyar, Border, Refugee and finally Umrao Jaan. The Abhishek-Aishwarya-starrer was his last movie. May his soul rest in peace.
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  • | December 27th, 2012

    Navodaya Appachan, Kerala film industry’s biggest showman dies

    Navodaya Appachan, Kerala film industry’s biggest showman dies

    Navodaya Appachan, known as the biggest showman of the Malayalam film industry, died at a private hospital in Cochin on Monday night after battling cancer for a long time. He was 81-years-old. Officially known as MC Punnoose, he was often referred to as ‘Navodaya Appachan’. He was battling prostate cancer for a few years. He is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters. Family sources said the body would be taken to his own studio, Navodaya, and from there it would be taken to Chennai on Tuesday for the last rites to be performed on Wednesday. A director, producer and a film entrepreneur, Appachan changed the face of the Malayalam film industry by producing the first 3D film in the country My dear Kuttichaathan and also the first 70mm film Padayottam. He is also credited for directing the first cinema scope film in Malayalam. Click here to read more

  • | December 27th, 2012

    Film journalist BK Karanjia, former NFDC chairman, passes away

    Film journalist BK Karanjia, former NFDC chairman, passes away

    Burjor K Karanjia, renowned film journalist and former chairman of National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), popularly known as BK, passed away late Friday evening in Pune, a family friend said. He was 92 and is survived by two daughters and a son. Born and bred in Quetta, now in Pakistan, the Karanjia family moved to India after partition. BK had named his south Mumbai residence as ‘Quetta Bungalow’, which stood a short distance away from the historic Jinnah House.
    Karanjia’s younger brother, Russy K Karanjia, also a well-known journalist, died five years ago. While Russy pursued investigative journalism, Karanjia pursued entertainment and film journalism. Karanjia qualified for the Indian Civil Services. He avoided film parties and had a strong distaste for them. After doing stints as a reporter, he went on to become the editor of Filmfare, Screen, Cine Voice, Movie Times and authored several books on the entertainment industry. Karanjia was the founder of the trend-setting Films Financing Corporation. He later became the NFDC chairman and set a precedent to finance high quality, low-budget movies for new and talented filmmakers, instead of doling out aid to big filmmakers or banners.Click here to read more

  • | December 27th, 2012

    Asha Bhosle’s daughter Varsha Bhosle commits suicide

    Asha Bhosle’s daughter Varsha Bhosle commits suicide

    In a shocking incident, veteran singer Asha Bhosle’s daughter Varsha committed suicide at her Peddar Road residence in Mumbai on October 8. Early reports indicate that Varsha Bhosle shot herself. Asha Bhosle was shooting Singapore in connection with a concert for the MIFTA Awards when the unfortunate incident took place. In 2008, Varsha tried to commit suicide by taking an overdose of sleeping pills. She even attempted to kill herself in 2010. Varsha was a divorcee and used to write columns in newspapers and magazines. Police have confirmed that she died after a single gunshot wound in the head.  The 56-year-old was the second of Bhosle’s three children. Reports say that Asha Bhosle is rushing back to Mumbai from Singapore.
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  • | December 26th, 2012

    Sad times for Bollywood

    Sad times for Bollywood

    The past few weeks have been terrible for those in Bollywood and one reason for this has been the untimely demises of those close to the B-towners. Anshula and Arjun Kapoor lost their mother Mona Kapoor, to cancer. Music director Khayyam lost his son Pradeep because of a massive heart attack. Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha lost his mother. Producer Viveck Vaswani got emotional and posted a message on Twitter, RIP. Sushila Sinha, anubhav and anupam sinhas mother. Very hard moment!” Condoling the death of Sinha’s mother, actor Manoj Bajpayee tweeted, “My condolence to anubhav sinha and his family!may his mother rest in peace!” Anupam Kher who lost his manager was all praise for him on the micro-blogging site. He said, “Mr. Bhaskar Shetty was a kind and humble man. His favourite line to me was, “leave it to me. I will manage.” And he ALWAYS did. Irreplaceable.:)” We at Bollywoodlife pray for all the departed souls and wish that they rest in peace.
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