Bollywood is not for everyone. Some realise it sooner and tread different paths to make different achievements in life, while others keep trying till the industry throws them off.In this giant rigmarole of realizations and refusals, we have seen many of our loved celebs fading out into oblivion, leaving us wondering, “where are they, how are they...”We are, hence, starting this “Missing Reports” series where we dig deep into the untold stories of such missing stars. Today we are covering Shahid Kapoor’s Vivaah co-star, Amrita Rao’s life away from limelight.Let us know in the comment section, if there is any star, you want us to dig out from the black hole of Bollywood sanyas.
As Yash Raj Films (YRF) celebrates 50 years, filmmaker Aditya Chopra credited the welcoming nature of the Indian film industry for the success of the studio, set up by his father, late director-producer Yash Chopra in 1970.
Bollywood is not for everyone. Some realize it sooner and tread different paths to make different achievements in life, while others keep trying till the industry throws them off.In this giant rigmarole of realizations and refusals, we have seen many of our loved celebs fading out into oblivion, leaving us wondering, “where are they, how are they...”We are, hence, starting this “Missing Reports” series where we dig deep into the untold stories of such missing stars. Today we are covering the Damini fame, Meenakshi Seshadri and her journey after Bollywood.Let us know in the comment section, if there is any star, you want us to dig out from the black hole of Bollywood sanyas.
When Dadasaheb Phalke made his first silent feature film, Raja Harishchandra in 1913, little would he have realised that he would be setting the foundations of the world’s largest film industry, which would eventually churn out 1,986 films annually, as of 2017. Since then, through the era of the Silent Movies, and the Talkies, through the Independence struggle and beyond, the Indian film industry has brought out numerous films, many of which have turned out to be huge blockbusters, and has introduced great performers to the world.Pre-independent India gave the Indian film industry many great artists who broke barriers of gender and religion and enthralled cinema goers with their acting prowess. This Independence week, we take a look at 10 great actors who have helped shape Indian cinema before independence.
Sanjay Dutt, who is considered to be one of the most exceptional actors in Bollywood turns another year older today. In a career spanning over three decades, Dutt has played a number of memorable characters in Indian cinema.With Bollywood's original Khalnayak turning a year older, here is a list of his ten most memorable characters.Text: News18, IMDB
Bollywood is not for everyone. Some realize it sooner and tread different paths to make different achievements in life, while others keep trying till the industry throws them off.In this giant rigmarole of realizations and refusals, we have seen many of our loved celebs fading out into oblivion, leaving us wondering, “where are they, how are they...”We are, hence, starting this “Missing Reports” series where we dig deep into the untold stories of such missing stars. Today we are covering the original Ashiqui girl, Anu Agarwal and her journey after Bollywood.Let us know in the comment section, if there is any star, you want us to dig out from the black hole of Bollywood sanyas.
Kangana Ranaut's explosive interview with Arnab Goswami on Republic TV where she spoke about the ‘movie mafia,’ and hit out at Bollywood’s biggies including Karan Johar, Rajeev Masand, Aditya Chopra and Mahesh Bhatt, has stirred up a hornet’s nest.In the interview, Kangana blamed a certain section of Bollywood’s elite club for systematically targeting Sushant Singh Rajput, which ultimately led to his death.It has been more than a month since actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely death. Nothing in the recent past has shaken Bollywood as his death has and the discussions and theories revolving around it refuse to die down. Fans and celebrities alike have been demanding that a CBI probe be done into the actor’s death.His death has also reignited the debate on nepotism in an industry which is known to fiercely guard its turf against outsiders. Quite a few people, both star kids who have had the benefit of relationships, and stark outsiders who have struggled to find a footing in the industry, have spoken out about how nepotism has helped or hurt them.We take a look at what Bollywood’s celebrities have to say about it:
He may be eccentric and quirky, but you can’t deny how talented Ranveer Singh is. His range of acting can be seen in the kinds of movies he has done over the years.Love him or hate him, you just can’t ignore him. On the eve of his birthday, we take a look at some of his outstanding performances in Hindi films.
As peddlers of nepotism attract flak from audience bodies, many members of the industry, Kangana Ranaut, for example, have voiced out their angst against ‘Nepotism’. Anupam Kher too, took to social media to express his regret for this malpractice the industry is reeling under and insisted that talented youth must not let the unfortunate incident discourage them, and keep reaching Mumbai chasing their Bollywood dreams.
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.
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.
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.
Known to the current generation as a vocal and forthright Twitter personality, Rishi Kapoor has always been considered a fine actor. He died this morning at age 67 after a long battle with cancer.Here are some of his most iconic roles that will always remain in our hearts.
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.
Hollywood star Kate Winslet says she was overwhelmed when an old man in the Himalayas recognised her as Rose from “Titanic” during her trip to India.
Like a goal scored in the dying moments of extra time or a match-winning six off the last ball, cinematic twists provide one with a similar sense of thrill. Here's a look into the most memorable rug-pulls in Bollywood.
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.
When you wake up in the morning to the sound of your alarm after a less than satisfactory night’s sleep, it can be all too tempting to press the snooze button and stay in bed for a few extra minutes.However, doing so can be extremely detrimental for your health, causing both your body and your brain to become confused.
“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.
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.
Rajshri Productions' 'Maine Pyaar Kiya' hits the screens and scorches the Box Office. The newcomers, Salman Khan and Bhagyashree, become nation-wide heart-throbs. The critics laud film and the female lead, but aren’t so kind to Salman. ‘Another flash in the pan like Kumar Gaurav’ is the common refrain.
‘Jawaani Jaaneman’ is a short and sweet comedy that had the potential to be much more. A more thoughtful script and better character development could have really lifted the narrative.