ut there's a bigger departure from the old, familiar Matthew McConaughey that startles us. He has physically changed himself. This is more than about McConaughey losing 21kg and looking sickly thin for the role. This is also about destroying the ... The Sunday Guardian, 1 day ago
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It's never too late, says ac tuli , to appreciate Farooque Sheikh for his ability to live a role without being loud or stagey WE lost well-known actor Farooque Sheikh recently. He was only 65. Now that he is no more, one naturally tends to think ...The Statesman, 1 week ago
She is 79, she is known as the queen of ghazal and she has set many a heart aflutter with her soulful renditions. He is a young author, singer and filmmaker. Farida Khanum and Ali Sethi engaged in a chat at the Kolkata Literary Meet, co-hosted by ...Calcutta Telegraph, 1 month ago
MUMBAI: Writer Javed Siddiqi used a carefully crafted metaphor to describe his old friend of 50 years. Farooque Shaikh he said, was like beautiful old calligraphy -- "aisa nasta'leeq, nafees aadmi". Nasta'leeq is the classic style of Persian ...Times of India, 1 month ago Directors recall how Farooque Shaikh's presence made their films special Times of India, 1 month ago 'Each take by Farooque Shaikh was so perfect I did not know which to use', recalls director Times of India, 1 month ago
Aravind Adiga The evolution of a writer who was born in a hospital near Poonamallee High Road and grew up in a house nearby into a Man Booker prize-winning author is the story of Aravind Adiga. In his conversation with David Godwin at The Hindu ...The Hindu, 1 month ago
Poetry With Gulzar At the launch of a new book of verse Pluto on Day 1 of T, the Chennai audience got a rare peek at the writing process of Gulzar and the challenges that translation poses. Introduced by The Hindu's senoir deputy editor Ziya Us ...The Hindu, 1 month ago
'Suddenly, a deafening silence surrounds us. Broken occasionally by the sighs of those who admired this consummate actor, this splendid human being, and trying to grapple with the impermanence of mortal life' Rinki Roy Bhattacharya, legendary filmmaker Bimal Roy's eldest daughter, celebrates Farouque Shaikh's life. This is no obituary. On the contrary, it is the celebration of an actor who decided to take an exit call long before his cue. I cannot say with certainty that Farouque Shaikh was a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Farooque Shaikh was an outstanding actor no doubt, but there was infinitely more to his remarkable personality than just the identity of a mass entertainer. He was a fine human being who made lifelong friends wherever he went, but he was fiercely ...The Gulf Today, 2 months ago
'He represented the warmth, gentleness and goodness that existed in Hindi cinema before Bollywood became a loud commodity.' Aseem Chhabra on the legendary actor he admired for over 40 years. In May, Farooque Sheikh walked into The Varick Room, the Tribeca Cinemas's bar area, and I was immediately struck by his elegance.He looked liked he was royalty. My second thought was about his white kurta and pajama, and its Lucknowi chikankari work. He had just arrived from the airport, and I wondered how ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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