'Her death has left a small hole in me. That little space that her songs and her screen image always filled in me. She had not worked in films for years, but somehow I always sensed she was there, somewhere in Bombay where movie magic is made,' says Aseem Chhabra. A few years ago, I went for a screening of Mere Mehboob, H S Rawail's 1963 classic with Rajendra Kumar and Sadhana. The afternoon screening -- part of the Muslim Socials in Bombay Cinema festival -- was held at New York City's Film ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
For Years now, coffee shops and bars have come alive with never-ending debates among music aficionados on which was the defining decade of Hindi film music. No one's won that argument yet. Let us instead take a step back and look at how the music ...Yahoo! India, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Mohammed Rafi with his wife Bilquis, and children Yasmin, Shahid and Nasreen. 'Laxmikant-Pyarelal called upon Abba to ask him to sing this ghazal. "Please sing this ghazal for us. The producer is keen that only you should sing this ghazal, so that it will have the desired effect. But he doesn't have money enough to pay you".' Abba's heart was bound to melt on hearing this. He consented immediately. His daughter-in-law Yasmin K Rafi remembers the legendary Mohammed Rafi who would have ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Some historical performances here! India’s heritage brims in rich history and heroes. Bollywood has often attempted to tap its grand potential on celluloid too. The result is some of Hindi cinema’s most lavish, costliest period epics ranging from K Asif’s celebrated Mughal-E-Azam to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s December offering, Bajirao Mastani. In the picture: Deepika Padukone in a still from Bajirao Mastani We look at 10 instances of actors portraying historical figures.Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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