In a special series, we will put YOU to the test everyday! Take part in our daily Bollywood quiz, and see how well you know Hindi cinema! 1. Who was the original choice to play Aishwarya Rai's role in Josh? A. Kajol B. Karisma Kapoor C. Raveena Tandon Wrong! Try Again. Wrong! The correct answer is A. Kajol. Kajol was the original choice to play Shirley in Josh. When Aishwarya stepped in, she wore minimal make-up and tanned her skin in order to look like a Goan girl. Correct! Kajol was the ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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Islamabad - Prominent Urdu poet, humorist, travelogue writer and columnist Sher Muhammad Khan (Ibn-e-Insha) was remembered on his 37th death anniversary on Sunday. Literary organisations and various educational institutions across the country held ...The Nation Pakistan, 2 weeks ago Ibne Insha: Renowned poet and writer remembered on his 37th death anniversary Daily Times, 2 weeks ago Along with his poetry, he was regarded one of the best humorists of Urdu. Radio Pakistan, 2 weeks ago
Among the most acclaimed Urdu writers in the world today, Pakistani writer Intizar Husain, 91, is known for works such as Basti, Hindustan Se Aakhri Khat, Jataka Tales and Janam Kahanian. His rich repertoire of short stories draws from the oral ...MSN News, 4 weeks ago
rary and Research Centre organised a programme to commemorate the centenary of the celebrated filmmaker Chetan Anand, who has the credit of putting Indian Cinema on the world map. Neecha Nagar made in 1946 fetched the Golden Palme Award at the ...New Delhi Pioneer, 4 weeks ago
'It is ironic that the guy who set the standard of stardom was forgotten. It was his death that made us remember him again.' Rajesh Khanna would have been 72 on December 29, 2014. Gautam Chintamani discovered Rajesh Khanna by being a fan of Amitabh Bachchan. The two stars's careers were interconnected and there were many parallel moments, until Bachchan's angry young man persona overtook Khanna's romantic hero. In his book Dark Star, The Loneliness of Being Rajesh Khanna, Chintamani tracks the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Jatin Khanna, in the begining of his career, was referred to as "faaltu hero" because of his facial features, his eyes in particular, which were not liked by the aesthetes of the time. His flop debut, 'Aakhri Khat' (1966), seemed to prove that he ...MSN News, 1 month ago
The 60s was an awakening period for Indian films. It was a time when Elvis Presley and Beatles were gaining a foothold on Indian shores. It was an era of the first wave of migration to the West. Filmmakers made use of the changing scenario by ...FilmFare.com, 1 month ago
WHILE a lot has been written about Amitabh Bachchan, there is a dearth of material on the man whose throne he usurped. The man in question is, of course, Rajesh Khanna, who caused such a frenzy in India — and likely in Pakistan too — that he ...DAWN Group, 1 month ago
'I don’t know how they dared to send Krrish for a National Award. It was a horrible film!' 'Films like Dabangg and Bang Bang are trash films.' 'Goliyon Ki Rasleela: Ram Leela was so bad; only the music was good.' Straight talk from Garm Hava director M S Sathyu. M S Sathyu, 84, is not used to the sudden media attention his 1973 release Garm Hava is getting. His cell phone is constantly ringing, and he's bombarded with requests for interviews. Sathyu, who lives in Bangalore, is ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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