Hema Malini: People still call me Basanti even after 40 years of Sholay!
Directed by Ramesh Sippy, Sholay had released on Independence Day, 1975.
Actress-politician Hema Malini, who essayed the memorable role of Basanti in Sholay, says even 40 years after the movie released, there are people who still call her by the character’s name. Click here to read more
Amitabh Bachchan’s special birthday gift: Sholay 3D!
Apparently, the makers of Sholay 3D will release their film on the superstar’s birthday
Earlier there were reports that the 3D version of 1975 Bollywood classic Sholay will release on August 15, but our khabroo tells us that the film will now release on October 11 which coincides on Amitabh Bachchan’s 71st birthday. Click here to read more
Shweta Tiwari: I am much more famous than most movie actors
At the launch event of her new serial, Parrvarish – Kuchh Khatti Kuch Meethi, the katto gilehri girl was at her spunkiest best. Not only did she almost take over the event as a host, she also kept the audience in splits with her motor-mouth Punjabi act, a la Kajol in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
She spoke of the challenges of being a mother of a ten-year old girl, her attraction to money and how much she despises Bhojpuri cinema Click here to read more
Imran calls Katrina “quite mad” and lives to see the next day!
We know Katrina Kaif to be a spunky, straightforward gal, and are rather surprised to find that Imran Khan still has his head attached to his shoulders. You see, we heard what he said about Kat during the shoot of their new film together, Mere Brother Ke Dulhan. Our birdie tells us that after a certain scene was canned, where Kat stood on the bonnet of a jeep wearing a short frock and called her hero ‘Basanti’ in a parody of a well-known bit from Sholay, Imran said, “You’re quite mad, aren’t you?” This, after a number of offers for the two to act together did not work out. We wonder if they will star in the same film ever again after this comment!
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Freida Pinto’s love for ‘Sholay’ on show
The actor who is still known as Latika to many has an eye on Bollywood, even though B-town gave her the cold shoulder…
Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto is going that extra mile these days to express her so-called ‘inherent’ love for Bollywood. Usually when she is asked about her favourite movie, without thinking twice the actor names Sholay as one she can watch any time of the day. Now this really looks like the actress is trying to drum up offers back home by portraying her love for Bollywood. But excess love can be detrimental to your career, Frieda, and the evidence is there for all to see. Click here to read more
‘Sholay’ was declared a flop!
People were calling the film ‘Chholey’, reveals Anupama Chopra
When it first released all those years ago in 1975, Sholay, that now-iconic film was thought to be a total flop show. The morning after the premiere, people were calling the film ‘Chholey’ and saying that it had a cast of ‘teen maharathi aur ek chooha’ (three warriors and a mouse) and insisted that Indians did not like films like this one. Even the black marketeers were saying that the strange story was a second-rate take-off of Mera Gaon Mera Desh, which was a super-duper hit. Click here to read more
Hema Malini: I feel conscious when I say ‘Nahin!’
The Dream Girl says mimicry artistes have made her take a second look at her own accent
Hema Malini is one of the few female actors whose ‘distinctive’ accent has made mimicry artistes’ jobs much easier. How many times have you heard people imitating her iconic line from Sholay – ‘Chal Dhanno! Aaj tumhari Basanti ki izzat ka sawaal hai!‘? Says Hema, “In a way it’s good to know that the character (Basanti) is still popular after so many years.” But this kind of flattery is not always a good thing. Click here to read more