'During the recording of Umrao Jaan, Asha Bhosle started feeling uneasy.' 'She asked if she could sing in her own scale. She said she couldn't sing in that low pitch.' 'The whole studio was tensed because everyone knew that there were differences between Ashaji and Khayyamsaab. The differences were so much that she may stage a walkout.' Veteran music composer Khayyam revisits Umrao Jaan. Even at 91, music composer Khayyam refuses to retire. On his birthday on February 18, he released ... Rediff.com, 2 days ago
A very large part of the new Oscar-nominated Dev Patel film Lion is based in India, and for this section some of the narrative, music from the 1980s has been used to accentuate the era. A very unusual choice is a rare Lata Mangeshkar song ‘ ...Bollywood Hungama, 2 weeks ago
Bappi Lahiri, who is currently in Los Angeles, with 2 hit songs in Oscar-Nominated films, speaks to Subhash K Jha Bappi Lahiri’s staying-power in the music charts is one for film historians to mull over. Across the years this indefatigable music maker has ...Bollywood Hungama, 2 weeks ago
'Salman Khan means a lot to me, he holds a lot of importance in my life. Whatever he says is the final word, even in my personal life.' 'He recommended me to his producers as well as other producers. He told me whom to meet, who is right, who is wrong... He tells me not to be satisfied, one must have that restlessness and hunger to do more work.' Jumme Ki Raat singer Palak Muchhal tells us how she found fame. IMAGE: Palak listens to the questions patiently with a smile.Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Two of Hindi cinema’s most enduring and endearing star-actors celebrate their birthday on December 8. While he-man, Dharmendra turns a ripe 80, and the very beautiful Sharmila Tagore is now 71! The two made an interesting and very fruitful pair, especially ...Bollywood Hungama, 2 months ago
Tamil Nadu’s ailing chief minister Jayalalitha had a very successful innings in the 1950s, 60s and 70s as an actress. Surprisingly she did only one Hindi film as a leading lady. This was a 1968 melodrama called Izzat which featured Dharmendra in a double ...Bollywood Hungama, 2 months ago
'In the film she played a chirpy bubbly character. But in person she was quite the opposite.''Very dignified, graceful and quiet,' Dharmendra, who starred with Jayalalithaa in her only film, tells Subhash K Jha. J Jayalalithaa had a very successful movie career in the 1960s and 1970s. Surprisingly, she made only one Hindi film as a leading lady. This was a 1968 melodrama, Izzat, which featured Dharmendra in a double role. He played the two sons of an arrogant Thakur (played by the amazing ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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