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  • | October 10th, 2013

    Sylvester Stallone asks: Kaise ho?

    Sylvester Stallone asks: Kaise ho?

    The Rambo actor speaks Hindi words in his new film Escape Plan
    Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone will be seen mouthing Hindi words in his forthcoming movie Escape Plan. The Rambo actor has used Hindi words like Kaise ho (How are you?), pyaar (love) and ziddi (stubborn) to communicate the plan to escape from the jail. Click here to read more

  • | June 6th, 2013

    Sunny Deol reveals on ETC Bollywood Business why he must yell louder than ever!

    Sunny Deol reveals on ETC Bollywood Business why he must yell louder than ever!

    The macho actor is excited about his new movie Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 starring the famous Deol clan. And Sunny assures us that he will roar louder than ever in this one…
    Sunny Deol is a sweetheart! He may not quite command the attention the starry Khan-daan or the Kapoor clan does, but the shy actor is known for his memorable performances in films like Arjun, Ghaayal, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, Ziddi and Border, to name a few. Click here to read more

  • | May 10th, 2013

    No one to receive Pran’s Dadasaheb Phalke award

    No one to receive Pran’s Dadasaheb Phalke award

    The veteran actor could not make it to the 60th National Film Awards ceremony due to health reasons
    Legendary actor Pran could not make it to the 60th National Film Awards ceremony on Friday to receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Award due to health reasons. However, no one from the veteran actor‘s family was present either to receive the award on behalf of the 93-year-old. Click here to read more

  • | April 14th, 2013

    Amitabh Bachchan: Pran saab is a gentleman to the core!

    Amitabh Bachchan: Pran saab is a gentleman to the core!

    Contrary to his big screen image of a villain, in real life Pran is a gentleman with an immense attitude to professional behaviour, says Amitabh Bachchan and adds that he is happy that the 93-year-old has been named for the Dadasaheb Phalke award
    Besides working together in the 1973 blockbuster Zanjeer, Big B and Pran teamed up in Don, Amar Akbar Anthony, Kaalia and Sharaabi. Click here to read more

  • | April 14th, 2013

    Shatrughan Sinha: The honour too late, too little for Pran!

    Shatrughan Sinha: The honour too late, too little for Pran!

    Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha feels that the Dadasaheb Phalke award has come to Pran, an actor par excellence, too late, but adds that the 93-year-old deserves the honour and it is better late than never
    “I’d say the honour is too late, too little, too delayed but thoroughly deserving for an incomparable actor who is also a kind and helpful human being. Click here to read more

  • | January 22nd, 2013

    Joy Mukherjee’s unreleased 1971 film Love in Bombay to hit theatres on February 24!

    Joy Mukherjee’s unreleased 1971 film Love in Bombay to hit theatres on February 24!

    Zeenat Aman, Waheeda Rehman and Kishore Kumar to return to the big screen in this newly restored film
    It’s a rare chance when an old film by a veteran actor-director is restored and rarer yet when the film finds a commercial release. And such is the case with Joy Mukherjee’s 1971 movie Love in Bombay. Click here to read more

  • | June 28th, 2012

    Joy Mukherjee passes away

    Joy Mukherjee passes away

    The veteran of films like Love in Simla, Shagird and Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon died at 73
    Bollywood veteran actor-filmmaker Joy Mukherjee passed away in Mumbai on Friday, March 9 at 73. Veteran actor Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu had paid a visit to the ailing star of yesteryears in hospital just yesterday (March 8). Music composer Bappi Lahiri was also among the visitors. “Dilip saab and Sairaji came to visit him (Joy) Thursday afternoon. Since he was still unconscious and on the ventilator, they sat for a long time chatting with his wife (Neelam Mukherjee),” RR Pathak, Mukherjee’s spokesperson, said. Mukherjee had been admitted to Lilavati Hospital at around 10:30am on March 5 in a critically ill state, and he had high fever when he passed away. Click here to read more

  • | June 21st, 2012

    Filmmaker Pramod Chakravorty’s banner resurfaces with ‘From Sydney With Love’

    Filmmaker Pramod Chakravorty’s banner resurfaces with ‘From Sydney With Love’

    The teaser trailer of From Sydeny With Love, a fun film surrounding a bunch of girls and guys set in Australia, has been recently making rounds in the virtual world. It’s a film written, produced and directed by first-time director Prateek Chakravorty. Not many know that the filmmaker happens to be the son of director Pramod Chakravorty, who made Ziddi, Love In Tokyo, Dream Girl, Naastik et al in the 70s and Akshay Kumar-starrers Deedar and Barood in the 90s.
    In 2004, Pramod passed away, and with that his banner Pramod Films turned inactive. Years later, in 2011 his son, Prateek decided to revive the production house with his first feature film, From Sydney With Love. The romantic comedy is about an Indian woman who goes to the University of New South Wales and what life has in store for her in the foreign land.Click here to read more

  • | March 9th, 2012

    Veteran actor-filmmaker Joy Mukherjee critically ill

    Veteran actor-filmmaker Joy Mukherjee critically ill

    Yesteryears Bollywood star Joy Mukherjee was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai in a critical condition Monday and has been put on ventilator, the 73-year-old’s spokesperson, RR Pathak, said. said. “He was admitted to Lilavati Hospital at around 10:30am. He has not been keeping well for quite some time,” said Pathak. “His wife Neelam Mukherjee is too distraught at the moment,” he added. Mukherjee, who made his cinematic debut in 1960 with Love in Simla, became a known face with films like ShagirdLove in TokyoBahu Beti, Ziddi, Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon, Ek Musafir Ek HasinaPuraskarIshaara and Hum Hindustani.
    The paternal uncle of actors Kajol and Tanisha, Mukherjee also directed movies like Love in Bombay (1974), Chhaila Babu (1977), Saanjh Ki Bela (1981) and Umeed (1989).Click here to read more

  • | December 5th, 2011

    India has lost an illustrious son in Dev Anand: Jayalalithaa

    India has lost an illustrious son in Dev Anand: Jayalalithaa

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and yesteryears actor J Jayalalithaa Sunday condoled the death of Bollywood legend Dev Anand in London, saying India has lost “a great actor, an illustrious son and a true patriot”. “The universally popular evergreen hero of Hum Dono, Kala PaniGuide and so many other much acclaimed movies was the epitome of Indian pride and sensibility,” Jayalaltihaa said in a statement. She said the actor “charted his own course on the silver screen and was an institution by himself. A most versatile actor, his footprints on Indian cinema are indelible”. “He lived life to the full and was known above all as a good human being. Having many box office hits to his credit, almost all his films like ZiddiHum DonoBaaziKala PaniTere Ghar Ke Samne are memorable,” the chief minister added. Describing Dev Anand as a “multifaceted personality”, she said “every role he played created an impact on the minds of viewers. His movies were noteworthy for their melodious songs which are popular even today.” He has won many richly deserved national and international awards and honours, she added. “His demise is an irreparable loss to the film industry as well as to the nation. Dev Anand’s death has left a void that can never be filled,” Jayalalithaa said conveying her deepest condolences to the family members of the departed actor.
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  • | December 4th, 2011

    Dev Anand passes away in London due to cardiac arrest

    Dev Anand passes away in London due to cardiac arrest

    Evergreen star Dev Anand, one of the icons of Indian cinema, died Saturday after suffering a massive cardiac arrest in London. He was 88. “His son Sunil came out of the bathroom and saw that Dev saab was not responding. He called the doctor, who said that he had a heart attack. He died at 10 in the night in London,” said Mohan Churiwala, Dev Anand’s manager. The iconic star is survived by his wife, former actor Kalpana Karthik, a son and a daughter. As soon as the news spread, a grief-stricken Bollywood offered condolences and recalled his significant contribution to cinema. While Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan said an “era has come to an end”, actor Shabana Azmi said the legend “will be missed by millions but will live on through his movies”. And live he will through his movies, as he starred in some ahead-of-its-time films like Guide. Dev Anand began his career with Hum Ek Hain in 1946. However, he got his first big break with Ziddi in 1948. The flamboyant star is also known for giving big hits like Baazi, Guide, Jewel Thief, Johnny Mera Naam, Hare Rama Hare Krishna, CID and Tere Mere Sapne. His last outing as an actor and director was Chargesheet in 2011, a dud at the box office. Dev Anand will be cremated in London next week.
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  • | December 4th, 2011

    The evergreen actor Dev Anand’s journey

    The evergreen actor Dev Anand’s journey

    The Chargesheet director played various roles of an actor, director and producer in his long and illustrious career of 65 years in Bollywood and that’s why he was called the evergreen actor!
    Bollywood has lost another legend this year. He is the evergreen actor Dev Anand. The 88-year-old star passed away of cardiac arrest in London on Saturday night. He was feeling unwell past few weeks so had gone to the city for a health check-up. The legendary actor in his long and illustrious career span over 65 years never had a dull moment. Click here to read more

  • | September 25th, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Dev Anand!

    Happy Birthday, Dev Anand!


    The Guide actor turns 88 today – his enduring passion for cinema is an inspiration and motivation for the young guns in Bollywood
    Born Devdutt on September 26, 1923, Dev Anand was launched as a leading man opposite Kamini Kaushal in Ziddi by Ashok Kumar. Thereafter there has been no looking back for the ‘evegreen’ debonair actor, who went on to star in over 100 movies, from 1946 till now. The never-say-stop ‘young’ man is ready with his next film, Chargesheet, which will hit the screen very soon. Click here to read more