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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Lata Mangeshkar Award announced for composer Anandji
The award, instituted in 1992, carries a case prize of Rs 5,00,000 and a citation, and will be conferred on the birthday of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar
Renowned music director Anandji Shah, of the Kalyanji-Anandji duo, was Thursday named recipient of the Lata Mangeshkar Award of the Maharashtra government. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan made the announcement selecting Anandji (79) for the honour for his over four decades’ contribution to music and film industry. Click here to read more
Rahman’s ‘Rockstar’ sweeps Mirchi Music Awards 2012
AR Rahman won best music director while Rockstar garnered four more awards
Ranbir Kapoor’s film Rockstar continues to win awards for 2011 for its cast and crew. Just recently it won at FICCI-FRAMES 2012, and at the fourth edition of the Mirchi Music Awards held in Andheri, Mumbai last night, Rockstar took home five awards. Maestro AR Rahman was adjudged the Best Music Director while the film won the Best Album of the Year (Jury) award as well as the Best Album of the Year (Listener’s Choice) award, making it the clear favourite. Click here to read more
Lata Mangeshkar to be honoured with KL Saigal Award
Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar will be honoured with the KL Saigal award by Savitri Vikas Samiti in New Delhi on November 17. According to Anita Srivastava, from Savitri Vikas Samiti, Lata will receive the award from music legend MZ Khayyam, at a ceremony to be held at Siri Fort Auditorium. The 82-year-old will also be felicitated with the lifetime achievement award along with her brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar and the brother-sister duo will be present to receive their awards. Others to be honoured for their achievements by Savitri Vikas Samiti are veteran actor Jeetendra, Prem Chopra and Sanjay Kapoor; composer Ravindra Jain, singers Penaz Masani, Jagjit Kaur, Sonu Niigaam and Akriti Kakar; and late filmmaker Surinder Kapoor. The event will have musical performance by Prem Bhatia and Group. “I am glad to be able to organise this programme. It is a magical evening with legends like Lataji. KLSaigal Awards are given in memory of Saigal saab and he will be remembered always,” Bhatia said.
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