From being a Khiladi to being a total superstar, here’s how Akshay Kumar AIRLIFTED his career to great heights!
The Airlift actor has repeatedly stepped out of his comfort zone and experimented with different roles
Two ‘industries’ run simultaneously in the Hindi film business. The bigger of the two that churns out over 300 films every year is popularly known as ‘Bollywood’ and the other–relatively cottage scaled and yet, nothing Click here to read more
Breaking! Veteran actress Sadhana Shivdasani passes away at 74
The actress was on the top of her career in 1960s!
Sadhana Shivdesani, who was a part of many evergreen films, passed away on Friday morning at her residence after a long battle with cancer, a family friend said. The cremation will take place tomorrow from her Santacruz residence itself. Click here to read more
Akshay Kumar and Varun Dhawan to star in Waqt remake!
The 1965 classic is said to be remade for the modern-day audiences…
Rumours are doing rounds that Akshay Kumar, Varun Dhawan and Amitabh Bachchan have been signed to feature in the remake of 1965 film Waqt. Click here to read more
Akshay Kumar: I want to do more realistic cinema like Baby
The superstar talks about his latest Neeraj Pandey film…
Akshay Kumar is a no-nonsense man. Reticent and hesitant, you hardly get him talking unless he’s totally on the go! But when he’s in his spirits, he can be the funniest to talk to. You ask him anything and he has an answer to everything. Almost EVERYTHING. Visibly excited about his upcoming release Baby, Akshay talks to us over simmering cups of coffee. Click here to read more
Shashi Kapoor films you must watch!
After ruling the industry for quite sometime, the veteran actor who just turned a year older is taking it slow now
Shashi Kapoor turned 76 yesterday, and we pay tribute to this mega star. Shashi Kapoor born, Balbir Raj Prithviraj Kapoor, is the son of late actor Prithviraj Kapoor. He belongs to the famous Indian Click here to read more
Has Anu Malik’s daughter Anmol been signed by Yash Raj Studios?
The ace music composer has never worked with Aditya Chopra’s banner. Will he get an offer now? Or will his daughter steal the thunder?
Anu Malik has been one of the most prolific music directors since the past three decades. He has given hits like Refugee, Main Hoon Naa, Waqt, No Entry, Jaan-e-Mann and Shootout At Wadala, but unfortunately he has never ever worked with the biggest banner of Bollywood films – Yash Raj. Now we don’t know what the reason is, but what we do know is Click here to read more
Manna Dey – lover eternal!
Perhaps the late singer’s best known song, Aye meri Zohra jabeen had masti and magic in every word…
The world of music lost one of its brightest stars yesterday but his songs will live on forever. And one of Manna Dey’s most loved numbers was Aye meri Zohra jabeen, from the film Waqt, starring Sunil Dutt, Nutan and Raj Kumar. Click here to read more
Manna Dey’s 10 best songs
The award winning singer won our hearts with has numerous songs over the years. Let’s take a look at his best works
Manna Dey breathed his last this morning at a hospital in Bangalore. The singer has lent his voice to the most popular numbers not only in Bollywood but in several languages like Bengali, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam and many more. Here are the best numbers Click here to read more
Yash Chopra: Remembering the King of Romance
The late filmmaker is still alive for everyone associated with Bollywood. On his first birth anniversary, we take look at the filmmaker’s gems through the years
Born on September 27, 1932, Yash Chopra’s name is synonymous with love stories in Indian cinema. The filmmaker made over 50 films in five decades. Chopra was a scriptwriter, producer and director. Click here to read more
Vipul Shah: If Vidyut Jamwal achieves half of what Akshay Kumar has, he will be a star!
BollywoodLife caught up with the director-producer of Aankhen, Waqt, London Dreams, Singh is King, Namaste London and many more. Vipul Shah talks about his new movie Commando starring Vidyut Jamwal, his association with Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar, and why he thinks that Bollywood filmmakers shouldn’t care too much about the standing of Hindi movies on the global map
Vipul Shah is excited about his new film Commando starring Vidyut Jamwal and Femina Miss India-turned-actor Pooja Chopra. While this is Vidyut’s second film with Shah – the two had worked together before in John Abraham starrer Force – it is Pooja’s debut in Bollywood. We met Vipul at his sprawling Mumbai office to find out what Commando is all about, and much more…. Click here to read more
Yash Chopra: The emperor of romance who reigned supreme
All of Bollywood and millions of fans of the veteran director from different parts of the country and the world were shocked at the passing away of their favourite filmmaker, Yash Chopra, who died yesterday after multiple organ failure following dengue at Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital.
Yash Raj Chopra was the youngest of eight children. He lived a happy-go-lucky life till his father commanded him to study engineering in England, but the young man had other aspirations so came to Bombay to be with his brother, Baldev Raj Chopra (later known as BR Chopra). Click here to read more
Yash Chopra: Five films he will be remembered for
With a career spanning over five decades, Yash Chopra directed only 22 films (Jab Tak Hai Jaan being his last), ranging from hard-hitting social dramas to intense romantic sagas.
BollywoodLife pays tribute to the King of Romance with a choice of five of the veteran filmmaker’s finest movies… Click here to read more
Veteran actor Achala Sachdev passes away
Not many bells will ring when you mention the name of veteran actor Achala Sachdev, but when you think of the beautiful wife of Balraj Sahani in BR Chopra’s Waqt, for whom he crooned Aae meri zohrajabeen, you will know of whom we speak. The 91-year-old actor, who worked in 250 films and was last seen in the Hrithik Roshan-Esha Deol starrer Na Tum Jaano Na Hum, passed away earlier today in Pune. She was being treated at the Poona Hospital and Research Centre for various ailments and had been ailing for over six months. The yesteryear actor had fractured her leg, but later complications developed and her health started deteriorating as time passed. Last week she suffered from severe respiratory problems so was put on ventilator support, but it didn’t help improve her condition. R.I.P.
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Veteran music director Ravi passes away
The composer of tunes like Chaudhvin ka chaand, Neele gagan ke tale and Aye meri zohra jabin dies at 86
Renowned music director of yesteryears, Ravi Shankar Sharma, popular called as ‘Ravi’ passed away in Mumbai late Wednesday night, according to family sources. He was 86 and had been ailing since some time when he breathed his last at his Santacruz residence. He is survived by his estranged son Ajay and daughter-in-law Varsha Usgaonkar, a leading Marathi and Hindi film actor. Ravi lost his wife in 1988, and hit the headlines when there was a family dispute over a property issue last year. His end came just four days after he celebrated his 86th birthday among a few friends and relatives. Click here to read more
‘The Dirty Picture’, ‘Don 2’, ‘Players’: Style is the new script in Bollywood
Style and fashion in Bollywood have undergone a sea change
When did styling become a substitute for script? I wondered that as I watched Abbas-Mustan’s Players, and found myself marvelling more at the sequined jackets and cool ripped jeans than the incoherent script. This is happening to me more often—in Don 2, Aisha, Anjaana Anjaani, Pyaar Impossible! or Main Aurr Mrs Khanna, I followed the clothes more closely than the plot. Shahrukh Khan’s superbly styled outfits, Sonam Kapoor’s nail colour and Kareena Kapoor’s jackets made a bigger impression. British costume designer Sandy Powell, who has eight Oscar nominations and three wins, was once asked what is key to the art of costume design for film. She replied: “What you are doing is helping create a character. You’re hoping to make a character believable. I think it’s equally important that costumes don’t distract. It would be wrong if someone went to a film and all they could remember were the costumes.” Click here to read more