There was a time when irrespective of their popularity, most film stars would not look beyond the big screen. The latest name to join the growing list of film stars descending upon the ‘small screen’ is Abhishek Bachchan, who is all set to make his web series debut in the second season of Breathe. For a few years, Bachchan junior has been in a strange place where his stardom has little to do with his film work.
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.
While the nation continues to mourn Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's untimely death, here's one more heartbreaking news pouring in. Popular TikToker Siya Kakkar died by suicide in New Delhi today (June 25, 2020). Reports state that the teenager was found
Sushant Singh Rajput's family members immersed his ashes in the Ganga river today (June 18, 2020). The Bollywood actor was found dead in his Bandra apartment in Mumbai on Sunday (June 14, 2020). A few pictures have surfaced on the internet,
Netizens are slamming Bollywood biggies and accusing them of nepotism and citing it as one of the reasons that might’ve led to Sushanth’s tragic end.
With his off-beat career path, Sushant Singh Rajput did films that earned critical acclaim as well as money. But that wasn’t all that mattered to this young talented actor who passed away today at the age of 34.
It’s safe to say that Dimple Kapadia is one of the most gorgeous actresses that Bollywood has ever produced. The eternal charm and the oomph factor that she has, has been seen from the time she turned a teenager and got discovered by none other than Raj Kapoor. She made her Bollywood debut opposite Rishi Kapoor in which is now considered as one of the most iconic movies in Bollywood - Bobby. Most famously known for her marriage with Rajesh Khanna, Dimple Kapadia is a national treasure, no two ways about that.As she blows another candle today, we take a look at some of her most memorable onscreen avatars of the diva. - By Saloni Dhruv
Legendary filmmaker Basu Chatterjee known for breezy, slice-of-life films like Rajnigandha (1974), Chhoti Si Baat (1976), Khatta Meetha (1978) and Baton Baton Mein (1979) among others, passed away on Thursday (4 June) in Mumbai. He was 93 and was suffering from age-related illness.Remembering the iconic, middle-cinema maven, we look at his most memorable works.
Ever since the nation-wide lockdown was announced a few months ago, the industry was abuzz with rumours about the fate of big-budget films that were ready for release.
The Great Indian Family has been Hindi cinema's pet subject right from its early days. The tales of familial duty, drama, and discord have resulted in some of the industry's biggest hits. On the occasion of the International Day of Families, here's a compilation of all sorts of filmi families Bollywood has familiarized us with.
One of India's finest and globally celebrated actors, Irrfan, passed away earlier today at the age of 53. The actor was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2018 and had been struggling with health issues ever since. On Tuesday he was admitted to a Mumbai hospital yesterday due to a colon infection. The news of Irrfan's death has left both the film industry and his fans in shock and mourning. As we grieve the loss of this extraordinary artiste, we look back at his rich career path that bears a testimony of his struggles, triumphs and consistent brilliance over three decades. Salute.
Staying indoors and social distancing have become the new way of life. So we whipped up a playlist of Bollywood songs that seem extra relatable at the moment.
Ever since the release of Masakali 2.0, featuring Siddharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria, the badly remixed and reshot version of a beautiful composition by AR Rahman, has been at the receiving end of scathing criticism. The remixed version, produced by T-Series, has been recreated by Tanishk Bagchi and sung by Tulsi Kumar and Sachet Tandon. Original collaborators of the song, AR Rahman, singer Mohit Chauhan and lyricist Prasoon Joshi have expressed their displeasure over the song being recreated for commercial purposes.While Rahman tweeted about the hours of passionate work put into making the original piece, Joshi accused the makers of tampering with the soul of the song. Even Siddhart Malhotra agreed that the criticism of Masakali 2.0 was ‘completely valid.’Even government agencies could not resist trolling the new remixed version. While the Jaipur Police even created a meme out of it, threatening violators of the lockdown of being quarantined with Masakali 2.0 playing on a loop, Delhi Metro revealed its bias towards the original as they had featured in it.Despite the plethora of talent that the Bollywood industry has, many composers, often at the insistence of producers for commercial reasons, fall back on the age-old remix formula. Most of the remakes have been sleazy, cringe-worthy ones, which are poor imitations of the original songs. We take a look at some songs which should never have been remade.
As far as filmy formulas are concerned, feuding families opposed to love birds is one of Bollywood's oldest and most minted one. This week's release, Jai Mummy Di is centred around two warring moms whose kids fall in love. We take the opportunity to revisit some of the famous love stories that weathered against family enmity.
As one of the most revered screen idols, Pran's chilling villainy forever associated his name with notoriety. On his 100th birth anniversary, we look back at his most memorable roles.
In many ways, Varun Dhawan, beautifully transformed into the link between the David Dhawan-Govinda-Salma Khan kind of cinema and the indie-minded filmmaker as well as the corporate mindset driven producers.
Being the son of the legendary Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri is no easy task. Not only does the ‘Bachchan’ tag come with a lot of pressure, but it also means that a lot of expectations and comparisons are bound to happen.Time and again, Abhishek is trolled on social media for his acting skills, his movie choices and his failures. Despite all the thrashing, Jr. Bachchan has managed to wow many with his acting skills as some of the most memorable characters in some really good movies.On the actor’s birthday, we take a look at the films where he proved that acting indeed is in his Bachchan genes.
The massive outpour of both support as well as opposition against the government's new Citizenship Amendment Act brings to mind images from classic films and television series such as Garam Hava, Buniyaad, Tamas and Maachis.