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Three of Prans films to be screened at Iffi

13 November 2013 4:07 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

The International Film Festival of India (Iffi), which is presently in its 44th edition, will be held in Goa from November 20-30 this year. This year's festival will be memorable in many ways than one because this year, besides the other events, there will be a special tribute given to the legendary actor (late) Pran, who passed away in July this year. While the festival will also see the screening of three of Pran's films, viz., Jis Desh Main Ganga Behti Hai, Zanjeer and Madhumati, it will be attended by his son Sunil Sikand and daughter Pinky Bhalla. Talking about the festival, Shankar Mohan (Iffi's director) said that as per the festival's custom, Iffi pays tribute to renowned film personalities who set for heavenly abode in the year preceding the festival. He also added that Iffi invites the said person's near and dear ones to attend the screenings of his/ her best works. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Kamini Kaushal pays tribute to Manna Dey

28 October 2013 4:04 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

New Delhi, Oct 28: Veteran actress Kamini Kaushal paid tribute to legendary singer Manna Dey at a condolence meeting here and remembered him as a versatile performer with a heart of gold.

Manna Dey passed away Nov 24 after a prolonged illness. He was 94.

Kamini Kaushal, 86, said that Dey was not only a versatile singer but was also a very simple person with a heart of gold.

Manna Dey's song "Kasme waade pyaar wafa" from 1967 film "Upkar", in which the actress was seen with Manoj Kumar and late actor Pran, was one of her top favourites, said a statement.

The meet was organised by cultural society Sakha. »

- Smith Cox

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Aamir Khan pays tribute to Pran

20 July 2013 6:38 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Aamir Khan has joined the circle of people from the Bollywood film industry who have paid tribute to legendary actor Pran, who sadly died last week aged 93. Aamir was fortunate enough to have worked with Pran in the film Isi Ka Naam Zindagi (1992). “He was an institution and we have lost one of the legends of Indian cinema,” said Aamir to the Indian press. “We have learnt a lot from him. I was fortunate that I got to work with him in the beginning of my career in Isi Ka Naam Zindagi. He was the ‘pran’ (life) of every film.”

Speaking about the distinctive impact which Pran had on Aamir, he had this to say. “I remember as a kid when I used to see Pran saab’s name in the titles, I used to get scared such was his impact and work. He made a huge contribution to the Indian cinema. »

- Bodrul Chaudhury

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'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6' stars pay tribute to Pran

17 July 2013 2:16 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, July 17: The celebrity jury and contestants of dance reality show "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6" paid a tribute to veteran actor Pran, who passed away July 12.

Singer Shaan, currently among the top 10 contestants on the show, even sang Pran's evergreen number "Yaari hai imaan mera" from the 1973 film "Zanjeer".

Pran died July 12. He was 93.

All the contestants and jury came together on the stage, while a picture collage of the late actor, Bollywood's most loved villain, was displayed on the Led screen.

"It was a very emotional moment as the jury and contestants remembered the legend together," said a source from the. »

- Arun Pandit

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Pran remembered by co-star Dilip Kumar

15 July 2013 7:33 AM, PDT | Bollywoodmantra.com | See recent Bollywood Mantra news »

The most notorious villain of yester year, Pran passed away at the age of 93 on Friday and was cremated at the Sivaji Park electric crematorium on Saturday afternoon. The ceremony was attended by some of the leading names of Bollywood including Amitabh Bachchan and Shatrughan Sinha.Costar Dilip Kumar returned to the twitter after an absence of almost five months to comment and reminisce about his old friend Pran Saab. The two had shared screen space in innumerable films including the most famous Azaad and Madhumati.Dilip Kumar wrote, "My dear friend Pran liked to talk to me on the phone till recently. Saira and I visited him whenever we co »

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It was sad to see poor turn-out at Pranjis funeral - Shatrughan Sinha

15 July 2013 3:57 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

On Saturday morning, Pran's family friends and fans bid him a final farewell. Sadly enough the turn-out at the cremation was very poor. Shatrughan Sinha who cancelled his trip to Patna to attend the funeral said, "There is no doubt Pranji was an institution. He has inspired generations of actors, including me. When I heard of his passing away I immediately cancelled my trip to Patna to attend." At the funeral, Shatrughan Sinha was dismayed to see the poor turn-out. "I saw very few people from the film industry. A man who gave 70 years of his life to the film industry deserved a much more hefty send-off." Recalling Satyajit Ray's condolence meeting at Mehboob Studios on the doyen's death, Shatrughan Sinha says, "This was Satyajit Ray who brought renown to Indian cinema and to the nation, the only Indian to win both the Oscar and the Bharat Ratna. »

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Bollywood actor Pran Krishan Sikhand dies at 93

13 July 2013 12:39 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Pran Krishan Sikhand, known simply as "Pran" to his fans, died in New Delhi on Saturday (July 13). The Bollywood actor was 93.

Best known for playing notorious villains over a six-decade-long career, Pran appeared in more than 400 films. Most notable among them are several prominent movies in which he played the bad guy: "Kashmir ki Kali," "Khandaan," "Aurat," "Bari Behen," "Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai," "Half Ticket," "Upkar," "Purab Aur Paschim" "Don," "Karz" and "Naseeb."

Pran, born on Feb. 12, 1920, first appeared on film in 1940. After the Punjabi film, "Yamla Jat," the actor worked steadily for a few years. A move to Mumbai was initially difficult, but a role in 1948's "Ziddi" revived Pran's acting career.

Between 1969 and 1982, Pran developed his talent for playing villainous characters in films, making the bad guy as important as the hero in many. Pran also appeared as a beloved character actor in many films. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Pran's immortal songs

13 July 2013 10:07 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, July 13: Not too many people know this, but Pran has a hugely impressive body of songs associated with his characters on screen. Here's looking at Pran's chartbusters.

* Kasme vaade pyar wafa: "Upkar" (sung by Manna Dey)

* Jeena toh hai usski jissne yeh raaz jaana hai kaam aadmi ka auron ke kaam aana: "Adhikar". This evergreen qawaalli sung by Mohd Rafi and filmed on Pran embodies Pran's real-life philosophy.

* Yaari hai imaan mera: "Zanjeer". When Manna Dey sang for a second time for Pran after "Upkar", it had to be something special. This qawwalli was a bigger hit than the other Kalyanji-Ananji chartbusters in "Zanjeer".

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- Ketali Mehta

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India's Legendary Actor Pran Dies at 93

13 July 2013 8:29 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

New Delhi (AP) — India's legendary actor Pran, who played some of Bollywood's most memorable villains in a career that spanned six decades, died of pneumonia at a Mumbai hospital Friday, his doctor said. He was 93. Pran acted in more than 350 Hindi movies in a prolific career dating back to the 1940s. He played a vast range of roles - a hero, villain and character actor - but was best known for his bad guys, earning the honorific "Villain of the Millennium." Pran Krishan Sikand, popularly known as Pran, was hospitalized more than two weeks ago at Mumbai's Lilavati

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Pran cremated in Mumbai

13 July 2013 8:06 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

As reported earlier in Bollywood Hungama, the very popular villain Pran Sikand (93 years) took his last breath yesterday evening at Lilavati Hospital, due to prolonged illness. He was cremated at the Shivaji Park electric crematorium today at 12.30 pm in the presence of family members and Bollywood stars.

Present at the funeral were Gulzar, Karan Johar, Shakti Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Anupam Kher, Danny Denzongpa, Salim Khan, Raj Babbar, Amitabh Bachchan and many others. However, stars like Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor, Sridevi and others took on to twitter to express their grievances.

The late actor is survived by his wife Shukla, sons Arvind and Sunil, daughter Pinky and grandchildren. Pran was known for his steallar performances in movies like Zanjeer, Johnny Mera Naam, Gumnaam, Kashmir Ki Kali and many more. He was also recently honoured with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Bollywood legend Pran dies aged 93

13 July 2013 6:25 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Pran, who is considered to be one of the greatest actors and villains in Bollywood history died on Friday aged 93 at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai. The veteran actor was admitted to the hospital a month ago, where he had been ailing for some time. Pran was known for convincing portrayals in films such as Madhumati (1958), Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai (1960), Ram Aur Shyam (1967), Upkar (1967) and as Sher Khan in the Amitabh Bachchan starrer Zanjeer (1973). Pran and Bachchan shared a special relationship and also starred together in other hits like Don (1978) and Amar Akbar Anthony (1977).

Speaking to the Indian media, Pran’s daughter Pinky had the following to say. “He died after a spell of prolonged illness. He was not keeping well, he was very weak. His health was deteriorating.” Pran was recently awarded with the Dadasaheb Phalke award for his contributions to Indian Cinema in a year which also marks the industry’s centenary. »

- Bodrul Chaudhury

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Musical tributes, dialogues, photos: Netizens mourn Pran's death

13 July 2013 5:10 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Kolkata, July 13: A day after legendary actor Pran passed away, netizens condoled his death with musical tributes, dialogues and photo montages of Bollywood's very own villain.

With multilingual posts that carry Pran's popular dialogues and names of the dreaded villains he so fluidly essayed on screen, loyalists have mourned the veteran actor's death through collages and music videos of his popular songs.

"Pran heen Bollywood (Bollywood is without life)" is the common Bengali phrase doing the rounds on Facebook. The dialogue is set against the backdrop of a photograph from his cult film "Zanjeer", where Pran had brought to life the. »

- Ketali Mehta

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Gulshan Grover: Pran saab was a true gentleman

13 July 2013 2:22 AM, PDT | GlamSham | See recent GlamSham news »

Gulshan Grover, who is himself known as the bad man is deeply grieved about Pran's death. He was seen with Pran in several films like Chandra Mukhi, Vaapsi Saajan Ki, Miti Aur Sona and Soni Mahiwal. Says Gulshan Grover, "Pran saab brought stardom, dignity and respect to bad man. He was at times not only the highest paid actor, but also the main draw pulling the audiences. In real live his behaviour was complexly opposite his reel life negative characters." »

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Veteran actor Pran to be cremated in Mumbai

12 July 2013 9:22 PM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, July 13: The funeral of veteran actor Pran, who passed away at around 8.30 p.m. at Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital on Friday, will take place at around noon on Saturday.

The funeral is expected to be attended by the who's who of the Indian film industry, besides representatives from other walks of life.

Pran, who played the dreaded villain and lovable character with elan in hits like 'Milan', 'Madhumati', 'Bobby', 'Zanjeer' and 'Ram Aur Shyam', died aged 93 after a spell of prolonged illness," his daughter Pinky said.

He was admitted to Lilavati Hospital a month ago following deterioration of his health.

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- Arun Pandit

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Veteran actor Pran passes away at 93

12 July 2013 9:02 PM, PDT | GlamSham | See recent GlamSham news »

Veteran Bollywood actor Pran, who was remembered for films like played Milan, Madhumati, Bobby and Zanjeer passed away yesterday in a Mumbai suburban hospital. He was 93.The actor, who was known for his roles as a villain, performed in over 400 films. He was awarded the country's highest cinema honour, Dada Saheb Phalke award, in April.He is survived by his wife Shukla Sikand and two sons, Arvind and Sunil, and daughter Pinky. »

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Pran saab passes away

12 July 2013 3:25 PM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Legendary actor Pran passed away today evening at Mumbai's Lilavati hospital. Readers may be aware that the veteran actor was not keeping well for a while now. He was 93. Not many know that Pran Krishan Sikand, popularly know as Pran, was educated at various places like Kapurthala, Unnao, Meerut, Dehradun and Rampur as his father was a Government Civil Contractor for the construction of roads and bridges. He started his career in showbiz by learning photography in Lahore, when a 'luck-by-chance' chance meeting with a film producer got him his first break in Yamla Jat in 1940. Having acted in innumerable films after that, Pran has indeed left an irreplaceable vacuum in the Indian cinema. The veteran actor will always be remembered for his power-packed performances in films like Zanjeer, Don, Amar Akbar Anthony and many more. The actor received Dadasaheb Phalke award in May this year, which considered as the »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Couldn't show Pran 'Zanjeer' remake: Amit Mehra (Lead, superseding earlier story)

12 July 2013 12:46 PM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, July 13: Amit Mehra, who is remaking his father Prakash Mehra's hit film "Zanjeer", Friday said he was shocked to hear about veteran actor Pran's death and said it is sad that he won't be able to show him the latest version of the action thriller.

Pran, 93, died at Mumbai's Leelavati Hospital Friday night.

"This is a very sad news. I was very fond of him. I went to meet him before casting someone for the role played by him in 'Zanjeer'. He was very happy that Sanjay Dutt did the role. I had promised him to show the film, but unfortunately I couldn't," Mehra told Ians.

Mehra said he wanted Pran to make a guest. »

- Ketali Mehta

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Pran's filmography mirror of his versatility

12 July 2013 12:19 PM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, July 13: As a Bollywood villain whom movie-goers loved to hate, Pran, who died here Friday evening, has left behind a volley of film projects where he played rough-and-tough roles with immense eloquence. His filmography boasts of over 400 projects, which prove his versatility in essaying a hero, character artist and the bad man, in his trademark style.

Pran, whose real name was Pran Kishan Sikand, passed away at a hospital here following prolonged illness. He was 93.

Here is a list of some of his films:

- "Khandan" (1942)

- "Ziddi" (1948)

- "Barsaat Ki Ek Raat" (1948)

- "Bari Behen" (1949)

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- Arun Pandit

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Bollywood Villain Pran Dies at 93

12 July 2013 11:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Legendary Bollywood baddie Pran died July 12 in Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital where he was admitted after having respiratory problems. He was 93.

He played such familiar villains as the evil landowner in 1958’s “Madhumati,” who caused the titular heroine to leap to her death, and the bandit in 1960’s “Jis desh mein Ganga behati hai.”

He was so realistically bad that many Indians assumed he was so in real life too. The actor was aware of this and in 1971’s “Guddi,” set in the world of Bombay cinema, he played himself and was shown as a charming man who gives the watch off his wrist just because a co-star likes it.

Pran played other characters too, most famously essaying a comic role in “Victoria No. 203” as one of two cabbies who witness a murder.

Born Pran Krishan Shikand in a landowning family in Old Delhi, he was discovered in a »

- Shalini Dore

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Couldn't not show Pran the 'Zanjeer' remake: Amit Mehra

12 July 2013 11:04 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, Jul 12: Producer Prakash Mehra's son Amit Mehra who is remaking his father's hit film "Zanjeer" Friday said he was shocked to hear about veteran actor Pran's death and upset that now he will not be able to show him the remake's final cut.

"This is a very sad news I was very fond of him. I went to meet him before casting soneone for the role played by him in 'Zanjeer'. He was very happy that Sanjay Dutt did the role. I had promised him to show the film but unfortunately I couldn't," Mehra told Ians.

He said he was planning to feature a guest appearance by Pran in the remake but could not do due to his health.

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- Arun Pandit

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