When Hrithik Roshan Didn’t Want To Meet His Fans

Right from his debut film Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, lead actor Hrithik Roshan has been the object of everyone’s affection. His stardom has catapulted overnight with hardly any time for him to even fathom it. This put an immense pressure on the young son of director Rakesh Roshan at that time. One day the Krrish 3 director found his son…

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Mothers' of Bollywood

The ‘Exceptional’ Mothers Of Bollywood – Part 6

Mother’s character in Bollywood has been generally restricted to a sober and self-sacrificing lady, however, with a few exceptional characters like Nargis in Mother India,  Nirupa Roy in Deewaar and Rakhee in Ram Lakhan, Indian Film History (IFH) hereunder select few out-of-the-box and most powerful mother characters ever written in Bollywood. The characters that top the list is unarguably the…

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Failed to retain stardom

90’s Hit Film ‘Aashiqui’ Star Rahul Roy Turned Out To Be One Hit Wonder – Part – 4

In the early 90’s eminent filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, instead of introducing film star children, introduced two raw and unconventional looking actors Rahul Roy and Anu Aggarwal in his love story Aashiqui (1990). The music of the film became a massive hit and the film became a blockbuster at the box-office. Rahul Roy was even nominated by Filmfare as Best Actor…

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Shades Of Smita Patil

Bhumika (1977) The role that established 22-year-old Smita Patil as an actress of extraordinary merit. It remains, arguably, her best work. Director Shyam Benegal scaled this film on a creatively ambitiously level. The talent involved was uniformly megawatt. Girish Karnad and Satyadev Dubey wrote the screenplay and dialogue on which Vijay Tendulkar also collaborated. Govind Nihalani was the cinematographer while…

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Bollywood’s Expensive Disasters

Although it’s said that content is king, there are times when even maverick filmmakers, superstars and stunning budgets fail to save a film from bombing at the box office. Despite trailers garnering immense publicity and hype signifying good buzz for the film, its eventual fate at the box office shows how marketing isn’t an assurance. Irrespective of the budget, star…

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