Anu Malik: I have started working with new people and the competition is tough!
The ace music director feels that newer music directors are giving him tough competition. Read on to know how…
Veteran music composer-singer Anu Malik says he has started working with new talent in Bollywood and finds the competition very fierce. Malik made his debut as a music composer in 1977. He composed for films like Sohni Mahiwal, Mard, Ganga Jamuna Saraswathi and others. He got recognition but the era was ruled by R D Burman, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Kalyanji-Anandji and Bappi Lahiri in the 1980s. Click here to read more
Navratri special song of the day: Sabse bada tera naam from Suhaag
This song isn’t a typical Bollywood dance number and is more of a devotional track
Sabse bada tera naam is classic garba and dandiya number from the film 1979 hit film Suhaag which starred Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha in the lead. Click here to read more
Rakshabandhan special: Five musical gems that make brother-sister bonding special!
Over the years, these songs have become evergreen – they celebrate the relationship between siblings with emotional depth and fervour
Which was the last film that portrayed a heart-warming brother-sister relationship? Do you think it was Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, where Farhan Akhtar and Divya Dutta shared an infinite love? Click here to read more
Suraj Pancholi’s debut film to start shoots in November
All thanks to mentor Salman Khan, the aspiring actor’s debut vehicle – the remake of Hero – will begin in a few months from now
After going through a 20-day ordeal in police custody, Suraj Pancholi is now looking forward to a promising film career. The 22-year-old wannabe actor has decided not to brood about recent events and is all set to Click here to read more
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
Can Ameesha Patel pull off a Madhuri Dixit?
The Lazy lamhe lady plans to dance to Madhuri’s Ek do teen in her new home production. But can she match up to the original?
When it comes to being sexy, you can be sure that Ameesha Patel can pull it off – or try to. Dancing, however, is not one of the actor’s strong points. Click here to read more
Anthony Gonsalves, legendary music composer, passes away
The veteran music composer, to whom the song My name is Anthony Gonsalves was dedicated, passed away last night. He was 84.
Anthony Gonsalves, a Goan orchestra maestro and the man to whom the Amitabh Bachchan‘s legendary Bollywood song My name is Anthony Gonsalves was dedicated, is no more. Gonsalves was suffering from pneumonia for the last few days, and died in hospital at the Goa Medical College Wednesday night. An orchestra maestro and a capable music arranger and known for his magical violin skills, Gonsalves had worked with well-known composer duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal, who dedicated the Amar Akbar Anthony song to the Goan musician. Click here to read more
Amitabh Bachchan mourns death of Anthony Gonsalves
Amitabh Bachchan, who played the character of Anthony Gonsalves in the 1977 hit movie Amar Akbar Anthony, has mourned the death of the real-life Goan orchestra maestro. The musician, who was suffering from pneumonia, died at the Goa Medical College Wednesday. He was 84. “Anthony Gonsalves…passes away….talented musician with LP and on his name my character name for Anthony was put..prayers,” the 69-year-old superstar posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.
Directed by Manmohan Desai, Amar Akbar Anthony also featured Vinod Khanna and Rishi Kapoor in key roles. Laxmikant-Pyarelal, who were the composers of the movie, had dedicated the legendary song My name is Anthony Gonsalves from the movie to the Goan musician, after working with him in the past. The veteran had also worked with legendary music director SD Burman and was associated with Guru Dutt’s Pyaasa and BR Chopra’s iconic film Naya Daur. Gonsalves is survived by his wife Melita, son Kiran and daughter Laxmi.Click here to read more
Salman Khan’s ‘Dabangg’ sweeps GIMA with six awards
Milan Luthria’s Once Upon a Time In Mumbaai finished a close second with four awards
Salman Khan’s Dabangg continues its winning spree. The National Award-winning film which boasted of the chartbuster Munni badnaam hui walked away with six awards, including best film album, at the Global Indian Music Awards (GIMA). The event was held at the Kingdom of Dreams in Gurgaon on Thursday night. Mamta Sharma won the best music debut for Munni badnaam. The best music director award went to Sajid-Wajid and Lalit Pandit for their compositions in the movie. Dabangg also won the technical awards for best background score by Sandeep Shirodkar, best engineer-film album by Eric Pillai and best engineer-theatre mix for Leslie Fernandes. Click here to read more