The Bollywood stalwart turns 70 on January 17.There is never a dull moment in the company of his sparkling eyes and splendid repartee, a characteristic that makes him a delight to read, hear, or converse with. Hailing from a long lineage of writers, Javed Akhtar always had the makings of a wordsmith. Perfecting this inherent gift, he absorbed the profound works of literary greats, which inspired him to cultivate his own voice, one so eloquent and versatile -- it could relate the angst of a man ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Shabana Azmi in Shyam Benegal's Mandi. Think of Shabana Azmi and images of her roles in off-beat Hindi cinema come to mind. What are today called indie films were those days known as parallel cinema or, in the spirit of the French La Nouvelle ...Livemint.com, 1 month ago
These characters have entertained us despite the fact that they do not have any name at all. “My name is Anthony Gonsalves.” “Rahul, naam toh suna hoga?” “Prem naam hai mera. Prem Chopra.” “Vijay. Dinanath. Chauhan. Poora naam.” “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die.” Be it Hollywood or Bollywood, a character’s name bears a lot of weight. But there are quite a few iconic characters on ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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