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Yesteryears' screen queen Asha Parekh is the latest to join the growing gallery of Bollywood icons who are subjects of books on their lives. While books on Shatrughan Sinha (written by journalist Bharati S Pradhan), Shammi Kapoor (written by veteran journalist Rauf Ahmed) and Shashi Kapoor (written by Us-based critic and journalist Aseem Chabria) have already hit the stands, some of other biographical subjects on the anvil are Kamal Haasan, Rishi Kapoor, Asha Bhosle, Shabana Azmi, Waheeda Rehman and Pran. The latest Bollywood icon to join the biographic brigade is Asha Parekh whose success ratio in the 1960s and early 70s is rivalled by none of her female colleagues. Disarmingly unassuming and loathe to tom-tom her achievements, Asha Parekh laughs in embarrassment about her stardom. "Yes, there were many successful films. God was kind. I was labelled the 'Jubilee Girl' because of the number of golden and silver jubilees. When »
- Subhash K. Jha
The New York Indian Film Festival (Nyiff) announced the full lineup last night for their 16th year of celebrating independent, art house, alternate, and diaspora films from/about/connected to the Indian subcontinent (May 7 – May 14). Dedicated to bringing these films to a New York audience, the festival will feature 40 screenings (35 narrative, 5 documentary) –all seen for the first time in New York City. In addition, the festival will also feature five programs of short films.
The festival highlights various cinemas of India’s different regions. All the films are subtitled in English and some of the languages this year include Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Telegu, Assamese, Haryanavi and Urdu. This year’s festival will feature a couple of sidebars –Nfdc restored first films of filmmakers and a three-generations sidebar, films of Bimal Roy, Basu Bhattacharya and Aditya Bhattacharya.
The festival’s film lineup includes 2016 National Award winners A Far Afternoon, »
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