Mothers' of Bollywood

The New Age Mothers of Bollywood – Part 5

In the late ’80s Bollywood witnessed the emergence of some new and talented actresses who gave a new color and dimension to the mother’s role in Bollywood. The first actress in this category is Reema Lagoo who came from Marathi theatre and films. She made her debut in Bollywood in 1980 with parallel cinema. However, she failed to make her…

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Failed to retain stardom

Karan Kapoor Failed To Carry The Legacy Of Kapoor Khandaan! – PART -2

When Prithviraj Kapoor, the great grandfather of Ranbir Kapoor ventured into films in the early 30s’ little did he realize that his grandsons would continue his legacy and make the ‘Kapoor Khandaan‘ Immortal? True, the Kapoor Khandaan has contributed a lion’s share in the development and success of Bollywood. From the legendary Prithviraj Kapoor to the show-man Raj Kapoor, to…

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RAGS TO RICHES STORY

Shah Rukh Khan’s Rise From Rs 50/- To The 50 Most Powerful People In The World! – Part 6

King Khan aka Shahrukh Khan (SRK), though born in an affluent family lost everything after his father’s death and after her mother’s demise, he went into depression. However, to support his family, he started acting on Doordarshan and hosted a show for which he was paid Rs 50! Later he did TV serials like Circus, Dil Dariya, Fauji, etc. Eventually,…

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Mad Race Biopics

The ‘80s And ‘90s Witnessed A Windfall Of Biopics On Underworld Dons – Part 3

In the mid ’70s the tale of dacoits became stale and emerged the era of underworld dons. Writer Salim–Javed in their film Deewaar (1975) designed the character of Amitabh Bachchan based on the life of India’s most notorious Gold smuggler Haji Mastan, who made headlines with his surrender during the emergency. Later film director Milan Luthria made a brilliant full-scale…

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