Today we are covering Amar Upadhyay, the man who immortalized the iconic Mihir Virani. For the first time a TV serial had made it on the billboards of the city, and Amar Upadhyay was the leading man of that. Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi was the renaissance of Indian television.
Some bulked up, some toned down, some were subtle while some were striking -- let’s look at the year’s most successful onscreen transformations.
Be it the landmark Arth by Mahesh Bhatt, the ever alluring Silsila, or Sanjeev Kapoor’s Pati, Patni aur Woh, the remake of which will hit the cinemas tomorrow, the subject, despite raising eyebrows will excite cine-goers always. Let us know which is your favorite in the comment section below. Though Silsila didn’t command huge profits at the time of release, it has achieved the status of being a cult over the decades. The romantic tragedy starring three of the greatest actors of their times was blessed with Yash Chopra’s peerless direction and timeless music by Shiv-Hari.
Sequels are in flavour this season in Bollywood, with films such as Houseful and Dabangg back on screen with their subsequent instalments. Here, expectations run high and filmmakers are under the extra pressure of ensuring that the sequels do as well, or even better than the previous ones. Here are 10 Bollywood sequels that have managed to be as good as the original movie and sometimes, have even surpassed their success. Voted as the best Bollywood comedy film of all times, the 2000 cult film Hera Pheri, featuring Paresh Rawal as the shortsighted, dim-witted but kind landlord, Baburao Ganpatrao Apte, had the audience rolling with laughter.
Today we are covering the very pretty, Tara Sharma. The John Abraham starrer was based on paranormal experiences of a young doctor after the passing away of his wife. It's interesting to note that Tara's debut was also a grand one.
He had already made his Bollywood debut with Dharma Productions' Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, albeit, as a child artist. More inclined towards ruling the frames from behind the camera, the megastar's son is honing up his skills as Assistant Director in Karan Johar's Takht. Well, our guess is as good as yours, After a massive makeover, Khushi Kapoor has emerged as one of the most papped star kids, perhaps, second only to Taimur.
Do let us know who you feel are overrated. Bollywood has banked on Salman Khan’s popularity and huge fan following and producers are ready to invest their money into his films due to this. Versatility has never been his strong point and Khan even managed to end up looking like a caricature in Tubelight, a film that had potential, but did not run at box office. As for his acting skills and choice of films, Race 3, Prem Rattan Dhan Paayo, Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega, prove just how much more work is needed.
Today we are covering the paragon of beauty, Sushmita Sen. The world came to know about Sushmita Sen on May 21st, 1994 when, she won the prestigious crown of Miss Universe in the beautiful city of Pasay in Philippines. To enter Bollywood was inevitable for beauty pageant winners.
While we enjoy all these remakes, there are movies which are beyond time and generations. Some of these gems had hit the theatres in the 90s and we would not be very amused if anyone spoiled their essence by attempting a remake.
Known for their impeccable comic timing, classic dialogue delivery and inimitable mannerisms, these comedians have made us roll around laughing. Do let us know who your favourites are. Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi was born into hardships, as the second among ten children. In his early years, he struggled doing odd jobs, and found work as a conductor with the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (B.E.S.T).
Telescoping over a 100 years of awe-inspiring Bollywood music into just ‘10 songs’ is an almost impossible task, one that requires the skill of a Rafi or a Rahman: a dexterity that mortals like us lack.
Today we are covering Love Story 2050’s debutant, Harman Baweja. A lot of expectations were built around the director's kid, his sci-fi movie skirting the utopian future-city of Mumbai failed miserably at the box office. An average cine-lover had heard his name enough times, way before he marked his debut, and one may credit that part of his fame to his much-gossiped romance with the very accomplished star, Priyanka Chopra that had flourished during the making of Love Story 2050.
Today we are covering Pyar Tune Kya Kiya fame, Fardeen Khan. Late actor Feroz Khan's son, Fardeen Khan was famous as the chocolate boy of the late 90s and early 2000s. The romantic flick written and directed by Fezon Khan was centered around Fardeen as the sole purpose of making the movie by daddy dear was to introduce his young and handsome son to the industry.
There are nay-sayers who doubted his credibility and denounced him as a typical romantic hero who refuses to innovate and evolve. One of the highest paid stars in the world, second only to Tom Cruise, the Baadshah of Bollywood has been unfairly stereotyped as a “lover-boy”, however, a closer look at his achievements paints a different picture with strokes of a million distinct shades. Three back to back releases featuring him in negative roles in one year - not many actors would court such challenges, but SRK was no ordinary hero either.
On his birthday today, we take a look at all his highs and lows. One of the first films offered to him was Hema Malini's Dil Aashna Hai. Despite sharing screen space with two of the most popular stars of that time, SRK managed to grab all eyeballs.
Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, recently spoke about how turning a vegetarian has made him feel much lighter and that he has “never felt better in life.” While the choice of diet is purely a personal one, many Bollywood celebrities have opted to turn vegetarian and vegan to lead healthier lives, and also to do their bit for planet Earth. After reading it while on a flight, Shahid Kapoor decided to give up meat and even inspired his then girlfriend, Kareena Kapoor, to turn vegetarian. In 2011, Kapoor was named PETA’s Asia’s Sexiest Vegetarian Man and in 2016, was PETA India’s sexiest vegetarian celebrity, along with Sonam Kapoor.
Vishal Dadlani seems quite miffed at the recent remake of his 2000s hit, Saki saki. Mincing no words expressing his utter disgust at the possibilities of upcoming remixes of songs produced by him and Shekar, he warned one and all against such attempts. Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor are cute as buttons in this romantic rendition.
If you thought that some of these fruits and veggies that are so integral to Indian cuisine, are indeed of Indian origin, you are thoroughly mistaken.