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One Of The Rare Pictures Of Bollywood Legends

Many stars including Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Dharmendra, Manoj Kumar, Vinod Khanna, Feroz Khan, Sharmila Tagore, Saira Banu, Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar along with India’s first female prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The greatest throwback pictur we have ever found is this. The best of the 19s stars are in one frame in this picture. This flashback picture gives all the…

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Failed to retain stardom

Even Chocolate Heroes Like Jugul Hansraj Could Not Succeed – Part – 5

Charming personality and handsome looks were considered easy passports to Bollywood. Several stars like Jeetendra, Manoj Kumar, Rajendra Kumar, etc. in the ’60s ruled Bollywood, not for their actions but their good looks. The media had coined the term ‘Chocolate hero’ exclusively for such stars. But history is witnessed that many ‘Chocolate hero’ too could make it big despite their…

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Movies based on True Stories

Mehmood’s ‘Kunwara Baap’ Is Instrumental In Eradicating Polio In India – PART 2

Actor Mehmood was truly the undisputed King of Comedy but readers would be surprised to know that in the mid-‘70s he made a heart-rending film Kunwara Baap (1974) highlighting the significance of early polio vaccinations. The subject was sensitive and vital as in India the awareness about the dreaded disease polio was very limited. In fact, according to a survey…

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QUALIFIED ACTORS IN BOLLYWOOD

Balraj Sahni Was A English Professor At Rabindranath Tagore’s Shantiniketan – Part 1

Educational qualification is the primary requirement of any profession. In fact, in government jobs in India, graduation has become the minimum qualification for acquiring even a post of a peon! However, Bollywood is perhaps one of the few professions across the world that requires partially no educational qualification.  More than the degrees, Bollywood appreciates your passion for acting and have…

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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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