Had Amrish Puri been alive, he would have turned 88 this week, and keeping in mind how the late starter went onto dominate the landscape of popular Hindi cinema from the mid-1980s to late 1990s, he would have been creating yet another iconic character. As someone who not only started by his early 40s, Puri had to swim against the tide in more ways than one. Although he was a regular feature in films of Shyam Benegal and Govind Nihalani, but when it came to popular films, Puri had to overcome the towering image of his elder brother, Madan Puri, and a host of well-established villains to carve a place for himself.
In May 1973, Amitabh Bachchan's 'Zanjeer', directed by Prakash Mehra, hit the screens and the 'Angry Young Man' prototype landed a brutal punch to a tottering Rajesh Khanna.
Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor, the original ‘chocolate boy’ of the industry, passed away today in Mumbai aged 67. Pay your tributes to the legendary actor below.
“Manmohan Desai was the genius who had the audacity to tell the audience in the very first frame that he was going to be illogical, make a fool of them and they better enjoy it.” Be it Box Office or enduring value, the propellants of cinema are the hoi polloi, the common people, not the critics: no one symbolized, and underlined, this fact more resoundingly than Manmohan Desai. Throughout his career, critics derided his films as ‘illogical’, ‘formulaic’, ‘corny’ and ‘crass’, but the audience lapped them up gleefully and turned them into massive blockbusters.
In 1969, a lanky, unassuming young man made his debut in Khwaja Ahmad Abbas' Saat Hindustani based on the Goa liberation movement. In the 50 years since then, Amitabh Bachchan has gone from being a talented actor to a revered screen idol to being an inviolable part of the Indian consciousness. These are 50 of Amitabh Bachchan’s best works to date.Do you agree with this list? If not, comment on the space below with your own list.
There is no doubt that Amitabh Bachchan is one of India’s most finest actors. With iconic films such as Saudagar, Zanjeer and Deewar — Fans will always be at loggerheads on which of his works is the best.
In 1969, 'Aradhna' and 'Do Raaste' released within 3 months of each other. Both went on to be blockbusters and were the two biggest grossers of the year. The connecting link between the two was Rajesh Khanna, the leading man.
Amitabh Bachchan's astonishing longevity in Bollywood, explained. Here are five of his best scenes over the course of a career that has spanned a half century (not out).
Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan starrer ‘Thugs Of Hindostan’ released on Thursday amid much fanfare. The movie is directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced by Yashraj. This is the first time Amitabh and Aamir are working together.
While his film, Blackmail, is all set to hit the theatres on April 6th, actor Irrfan Khan is currently in London undergoing treatment for neuroendocrine tumour, a condition in which the neuroendocrine cells develop into a tumour. The disease is rare and there are fewer than one million cases reported in the country each year. His wife, Sutapa Sikdar has been updating his fans about his health.Much like Irrfan’s health, which had been the subject of much speculation until he revealed the nature of his illness, many of our celebrities have also struggled with serious illnesses and conditions from which they have come out victorious. We take a look at these Bravehearts who have tackled their illnesses with as much enthusiasm that they display in their professional worlds:
You have heard of chowks and streets being named after great leaders all the time. But would you think our beloved Bollywood stars are any less of social reformers or leaders? Hell nooooooo!!!And so, be it food items, waterfalls or stars in distant constellations – we have everything named after these actors and actresses.Painting the universe in colors of Bollywood, here are 10 bizarre things, you wouldn’t believe, are named after Indian celebrities.
In 2017, these were the male celebrities that India wanted to learn most about. Click through to check out the 10 most searched male personalities on Yahoo this year.
The line-up of intellectual movies from all over the world was made a starry affair by the presence of the biggest names of Bollywood. Earlier, in this edition of IFFI, we have had guests like A R Rahman, Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt, Siddharth Malhotra as esteemed guests. As the curtains are drawn, Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Sushant Singh Rajput graced the red carpet.Amitabh Bachchan thanked Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, who presented the megastar with the Indian Film Personality of the Year at the 48th International Film Festival of India. The cine icon was presented the Indian Film Personality of the Year award, which includes a silver peacock, a certificate a scroll and a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh.Check out the red carpet pictures.– Bollywood Life; Pics: Yogen Shah
Director Subhash Ghai revealed that he planned to do a film with Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, and Shah Rukh Khan, but Khan backed out of the film. The Taal director said, “In 2003, I wanted to start a war film called ‘Mother Land’, where I had cast Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan.
Taapsee Pannu is quite elated as she visits the set of Kaun Banega Crorepati hosted by Amitabh Bachchan. Recommended Read: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan to play the lead in Abhimaan remake?
It was a quiet Diwali for the Bachchans this year. Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aaradhya held an intimate Diwali Puja against the galore which takes place every year. Amitabh Bachchan sported a pink kurta and white pajamas, on the other hand, Jaya Bachchan donned a pretty beige colored embroidery sari.
Sneaking some time out with his loved ones, Amitabh and the entire Bachchan clan headed to Maldives to ring in Big B’s 75th birthday with style. The Bachchans headed to the same resort in Maldives, where they had celebrated Abhishek’s birthday, last year.
For Amitabh Bachchan, who turns 75 years old today (born on 11 October, 1942), bouquets have been many and brickbats few. It is commendable for a star, who was written off as too tall, too lean and an average actor, the first few films he did. The turning point came four years and sixteen films later, when Zanjeer (1973) propelled him as the angry young man, the voice and face of the young Indian of the 70s.
It is believed that actors in their bid to make it big in the showbiz industry often skip studies and head straight to film studios. Or they resume studies when they feel it is absolutely important. Read on to know the educational qualifications of the stars you’ve loved getting into the skin of the character roles like reputed writers, scientists, engineers, etc.Text: News18 Photos: News18
Twitter followers are sometimes regarded as a standard of how we measure the popularity of Bollywood. We took stock of the number of followers that our Bollywood celebrities currently have and you will be surprised with the results of our research. All numbers have been updated as per July 28, 2017.
We all know about the Bollywood movies that are scheduled to release in the year 2017. But do you know that a string of good movies are also set to take the year 2018 by storm. So, before anybody tells you, here are list of 10 big-ticket movies that are about to get released in the year 2018.
Stars go on social media to interact with their fans. But there are some fans who can be nasty as well. There were many instances where the stars have shut down their haters like a pro. Here are such instances that you will absolutely adore.
Earlier, senior Bachchan had lashed out at Sonam Kapoor for not replying to his birthday wish. Replying to this, Sonam wrote, “Oh my god sir!! I didn’t get it!! I always reply!! Thank you so much! I got @juniorbachchan message I’m so so sorry.” Well, young actors better take note of this!