Veteran Marathi theatre artist Arun Kakade, fondly known as 'Kakade Kaka', has been chosen for Lifetime Achievement honour for 2017 at the upcoming Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META). The 85-year-old theatre producer, who has been the man behind the ... Business Standard, 3 days ago
'Most of the time I did not have anything to do in a film, even though I was in it throughout.'Saurabh Shukla, one of our finest character actors, shines yet again in his new film Jolly LLB 2. Did you know that after playing the memorable Kalu Mama in Satya, Saurabh Shukla had a lull in his career for six years? Did you know he almost gave up acting for direction? Did you know that Barfi! is one of his dearest films? The hugely talented Saurabh Shukla speaks to Rediff.com's Patcy N about his ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
THE FIRST TIME Om Puri walked into my office, it was after he had passed out of both the National School of Drama (NSD) and subsequently the Film Institute in Pune (FTII), and was looking for work, sometime in 1976. Girish Karnad, who was then the director of ...Open Magazine, 1 month ago
'I belonged to the working class, not the middle class.''I was a rag-picker. I used to pick up coal from the railway tracks.''I was rejected from the FTII, as I was very unkempt and skinny.''I did not look like a hero, villain or comedian.''But Girish Karnad and Jairaj said I should be taken based on merit, not looks.' IMAGE: Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Helen Mirren in The Hundred-Foot Journey. At the launch of his biography Unlikely Hero, Om Puri got quite emotional as he remembered the people ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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