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Guess which actor has returned to painting?
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Guess which actor has returned to painting?

'I have become more comfortable with silences,' Amol Palekar tells Patcy N/Rediff.com Long before Amol Palekar became famous as an actor, he was an artist. He studied Fine Arts at Mumbai's celebrated Sir JJ School of Arts. Later, he took up acting, and got busy with it. Don't Miss: 'People liked that Amol Palekar wasn't Superman' At 70, the actor returned to his roots, and held an exhibition in Mumbai. A look at some of Palekar's paintings: "Returning to painting is like a homecoming. I am ... Rediff.com, 3 days ago
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'Going to work with Deven Verma was like going to a picnic'

'Deven Verma was a good friend, a good actor and a very good human being,' Aruna Irani tells Patcy N. The brilliant Deven Verma succumbed to kidney failure in the early hours of December 2. Veteran actress Aruna Irani had worked with the actor in almost 20 movies, including Angoor, Buddha Mil Gaya, Bhago Bhut Aaya, Professor Ki Padosan and Dil Toh Pagal Hai. The actress pays tribute to him: Deven Verma came into the film industry before me. I had seen one of his films. I liked his ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago Goodbye Deven Verma and thank you for all the laughs  Business Standard India2 weeks ago
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Nagpur to PK, Rajkumar Hirani's amazing journey

As Rajkumar Hirani's PK gets ready for release, we re-publish our special on the director, published in December 2009.   Barring a Shah Rukh Khan, an Akshay Kumar or a Preity Zinta, it is near impossible for most Indians to break into Bollywood's exclusive club of star children. Hearteningly, it is still possible for Indians born in middle class homes to become star technicians like 3 Idiots director Rajkumar Hirani. Patcy N and photographer NV Reuben traveled to Raju Hirani's home town ...
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'People liked that Amol Palekar wasn't Superman'

'Everybody is concerned only with 100 crore films... If our starting point is going to be "How much money will it make? Will it go into the 100 crore club?" then I am not interested.' Amol Palekar in a lively interview with Patcy N/Rediff.com After charming us for decades on the big screen, Amol Palekar decided to return to his first love: Painting. On his 70th birthday, the actor held an exhibition in Mumbai, but more on that later. In the first part of a lively conversation with Patcy ...
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Why Deven Varma retired from the movies

Deven Verma passed away into the ages on December 2. We re-publish an interview done with the veteran actor on July 23, 2013. At 76, Deven Varma looks very fit and active sitting in his quaint bungalow in the posh Kalyani Nagar neighbourhood in Pune. For an 11 am interview, he is set and ready by 10:15.  Varma has worked in 149 films, with some of the biggest names in the business, like Gol Maal, Angoor, Khatta Meetha, Naastik, Rang ...
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'Sanjeev Kumar had no ego, Ashok Kumar had a feminine voice'

Deven Verma passed away into the ages on December 2. We re-publish an interview done with the veteran actor on July 25, 2013. One of the most talented actors of his time, Deven Varma has worked in 149 films, with some of the biggest names in the business, in films like Gol Maal, Angoor, Khatta Meetha, Naastik, Rang Birangi, Dil and Judaai. Married to Ashok Kumar’s daughter Rupa, Varma always looked up to his father-in-law and quit films when Ashok Kumar passed away. “When I started ...
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'There is never a happy ending in life'

'Saif is very passionate as an actor. He is always thinking way ahead. He wants to make movies for the future. He doesn’t necessarily stick to the current trends.' Director duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK discuss Happy Ending. Director duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, popularly known as Raj and DK, have made quite a few comedies (Shor In The City, 99, Go Goa Gone) but they claim they're not funny at all. As they get ready for their latest film Happy Ending, starring ...
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'Deepika is a good looking girl. But no acting talent'

'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 ...
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Going back in time with Master Raju

'I got to know things early in life.' On Childrens' Day, one of Hindi film industry's most memorable child actors -- Raju Shrestha -- lets us into his life with a twinkle in his eye. One of the most popular child actors of his time, Master Raju has acted in many, many films, with some of the biggest actors in the industry. Now 47, the actor is just as busy, thanks to his television shows. Raju, whose real name is Fahim Ajani, tells Patcy N how he got his name, childhood anecdotes with the ...
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'It is time to liberate our minds'

'We have won our political freedom, we have liberalised our economy and now it’s time to liberate our minds also. That is why this film.' Director Ketan Mehta lists his reasons for making Rang Rasiya. Ketan Mehta, who has made poignant films like Mirch Masala, Hero Hiralal and Sardar, returns this Friday with Rang Rasiya. Starring Randeep Hooda and Nandana Sen, the film has been in the news for its bold content. Ketan Mehta tells Patcy N how he dealt with nudity in the film, and ...
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