Ten directors who couldn't see their films reach theatres in their lifetime. Filmmaker Ravi Chopra succumbed to lung cancer last week, leaving behind his yet-unreleased film Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai, starring Govinda. The film was supposed to release three years ago but similarities with the Hollywood movie My Cousin Vinny led to legal tangles. Here's a look at the swan songs of directors, who met with untimely deaths. Yash Chopra, Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012) Image: Shah Rukh Khand and Katrina ... Rediff.com, 1 day ago
Naseeruddin Shah sets the gold standard as a master memoirist. In the West, there is a long and rich tradition of actors and movie stars telling their stories, most captivatingly, in their own words. This is as it should be: who but these great alchemists of the stage and screen can interpret the magical power of words in performance -- or carry us deep into the recesses of the human mind? There are numerous instances of thespians becoming literary stars, giving their stellar careers a second ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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