Bharat Ratna News
Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Manjhi The Mountain Man impresses biopic inspiration Dashrath Manjhi’s real family!
Despite the film getting leaked online, the Ketan Mehta film has been winning accolades from all over…
The members of Dashrath Manjhi‘s family were happy like never before after watching Manjhi-The Mountain Man, a biopic based on Manjhi’s life, Click here to read more
Dilip Kumar might be bestowed upon with the Bharat Ratna!
The high honour might be conferred on the veteran actor
If Delhi power circles have to be believed then Veteran actor Dilip Kumar may well be considered for the Bharat Ratna, reports an English daily. Click here to read more
Amitabh Bachchan deserves a Bharat Ratna, says Mamata Banerjee
The West Bengal Chief Minister talks about Big B’s Padma Vibhushan award
Mamata Banerjee Monday said actor Amitabh Bachchan – who was been conferred the Padma Vibhushan – was a legend and he deserved a Bharat Ratna.
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Lata Mangeshkar, Hema Malini congratulate Atal Bihari Vajpayee on receiving Bharat Ratna honour
Here are some celebrity tweets…
The Hindi film fraterntity Wednesday lauded the Bharat Ratna being conferred on former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and late freedom fighter-educationist Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. While melody queen Lata Mangeshkar called them ‘gems of the world’, actor Anupam Kher said the honour is an apt tribute to them. Click here to read more
Should Jagjit Singh get the Bharat Ratna?
The veteran singer’s wife Chitra Singh has been fighting a lone battle to get her husband the prestigious award
Ever since his death in 2011, Jagjit Singh’s wife Chitra Singh has been fighting a lone battle to get her husband the recognition he deserves. “I think he deserves the Bharat Ratna, no less. Manmohan Singhji released two commemorative stamps of Jagjitji on February 8. But what about the recognition that Jagjit saab deserves?” Click here to read more
Mahesh Bhatt wants Bharat Ratna for Sir Syed Ahmad Khan!
A larger number of people have signed a memorandum demanding Bharat Ratna for Sir Syed
Bollywood film director and activist Mahesh Bhatt has demanded the Bharat Ratna for Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) founder Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. Click here to read more
Anil Kapoor applauds Government’s decision to give Bharat Ratna to Sachin Tendulkar
The 24 actor is happy that the Master Blaster gets a good send off from the country
Anil Kapoor has lauded the government’s decision to confer Sachin Tendulkar with Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian honour, and says it is a great send-off. Click here to read more
Sachin Tendulkar retired too early, thinks Lata Mangeshkar
The Nightingale of India feels that the iconic cricketer should have played more
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar played his 200th and last test match yesterday and with that he bid adieu to international cricket. But looks like Tendulkar’s decision to retire at 40 has rankled the Nightingale of India – Lata Mangeshkar. “I still say, Sachin had a few years of very good cricket within him. And I am sure everyone agrees with me. The crowds at the Wankhede Stadium were cheering for Sachin as though they wanted him to go on playing. When after his farewell match, someone asked me how long Sachin could have gone on playing, I said he should’ve played for another year. But now I feel he could have played for two more years at least,” said Lata in an interview.Click here to read more
Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar, Madhuri Dixit rejoice over Sachin Tendulkar’s Bharat Ratna award
Celebs from B-town took on to social networking sites to express their happiness
Hours after Sachin Tendulkar retired from his 24 years of cricketing career, the Indian government has conferred him with the Bharat Ratna – the country’s highest civilian award. With this the iconic cricketer became the first sportsperson and the youngest ever Indian to be awarded the country’s highest civilian honour. Click here to read more
Why did Lata Mangeshkar apologise to Amitabh Bachchan?
The legendary playback singer skipped the award ceremony instituted in the name of her brother where Bachchan was honoured. Here’s why
Amitabh Bachchan was honoured with the Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award on October 26. Before the ceremony, the superstar was quite excited to receive the trophy in the presence of Lata Mangeshkar, legendary playback singer and sister of Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar. Click here to read more
Pran deserved a better send-off: Shatrughan Sinha
Actor Pran’s funeral saw very few Bollywood celebrities and actor Shatrughan Sinha feels the veteran deserved more respect
Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha was dismayed to see the poor turnout at the funeral of legendary actor Pran, the Bollywood villain audiences loved to hate. “I saw very few people from the film industry. A man who gave 70 years of his life to the film industry deserved a much more hefty send-off,” said Sinha. Click here to read more
Satyajit Ray’s 92nd birth anniversary: Google Doodle honours the Indian filmmaker
The Bharat Ratna and Oscar Award-winning Indian filmmaker is highly respected and revered in international cinema
Born on May 2, 1921, in Calcutta, Satyajit Ray was one of India’s precious gifts to world cinema. The prolific filmmaker, who received an honorary Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement almost on his deathbed in 1992, inspired many acclaimed international directors like Martin Scorsese, Danny Boyle, Mira Nair and Shyam Benegal to name a few. Japanese cinema great Akira Kurosawa praised Ray’s work.
Search engine Google honoured Ray today on his 92nd birth anniversary with its popular doodle, dedicated to the auteur’s award-winning Bengali film Pather Panchali Click here to read more
Dadasaheb Phalke 143rd birth anniversary today: Should the legend receive a Bharat Ratna?
A salute to the pioneer who introduced the magic of moving images to India. Send in your wishes…
The man who is known as the Father of Indian cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke was born on April 30, 1870, in Nashik, Maharashtra, as Dhundiraj Govind Phalke. He attended the prestigious JJ School of Art in Mumbai and later the renowned Kala Bhavan in Baroda, where he trained extensively in art and photography. Click here to read more
Bharat Ratna for Dilip Kumar?
Cineswami tells us about filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt’s petition to the government for considering veteran actor Dilip Kumar for India’s highest civilian honour
Indian acting legend Dilip Kumar, 90, might get a Bharat Ratna if Mahesh Bhatt has his way. Not used to being out of the limelight for long, the loudmouthed Bhatt is finally employing his considerable energies for a good cause. Click here to read more
Pandit Ravi Shankar passes away: Celebs tweet condolences
The master sitar player, who was a Bharat Ratna and Grammy Award-winner, died on December 11 in California, USA
Celebrities from India and around the world, including Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Governor K Sankaranarayanan, spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and film artistes AR Rahman, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Priyanka Chopra and Shekhar Kapur, remembered Pandit Ravi Shankar on Twitter. The sitar maestro passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 in California, USA at 4.3opm local time. He was 92. Click here to read more