• Six iconic studios that we bade goodbye to over the years
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    Gayatri Vinayak

    Six iconic studios that we bade goodbye to over the years

    With the sale of RK Studios, which will give way to a residential complex by Godrej Properties, India has lost a landmark which saw the rise of one of India’s premier filmmakers and actors, Raj Kapoor, and witnessed some of the most beautiful films made over decades. Financial constraints and the inability to run the studio, especially after the fire that broke out last year, destroying numerous priceless relics, forced the current Kapoor clan to take the decision of selling it. RK Studios, however, is not the first one to bid farewell to a glorious past. Numerous other iconic studios have had to bite dust due to various reasons. We take a look at some of them:

  • Eight Bollywood actors who were penniless and lonely at death
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    Gayatri Vinayak

    Eight Bollywood actors who were penniless and lonely at death

    On screen, Kader Khan enthralled an entire generation of movie watchers with his comic timing and antics. However, after he fell ill and during the last few years of his life, the great actor was reportedly alone and very few people from the industry bothered to call on him or his family. His son, Sarfaraz, had also spoken about the fragmented camps and loyalties in Bollywood, calling out Govinda’s hypocrisy in saying that Khan was a ‘father figure’ but not calling on him even once during his prolonged illness.

  • 10 times we fell for the anti-hero pressing the 'ignore' button on the protagonist
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    Avantika D

    10 times we fell for the anti-hero pressing the 'ignore' button on the protagonist

    He is good looking, intelligent, and beats up the villain single-handedly like a superhero, hence, the male protagonist in Hindi cinema has it really easy to woo his audience, young men want to emulate him and young women want to romance him often.