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We all know that a Bollywood film is incomplete without a few songs being thrown in with them. It is sort of like bread and butter, you can’t enjoy one without the other. Combining them together makes it all the more delicious. Over the last 100 years of filmmaking, the world has been exposed to some of the most iconic Bollywood numbers that we cannot erase from our minds and consider them to be eternal classics. As part of our mini-feature, BollySpice presents to you 15 songs that have changed Bollywood forever. Enjoy!
1. ‘Aayega Aane Wala’ from Mahal (1949) – Though this song won’t be as well known amongst the younger generation, the song ‘Aayega Aane Wala’ from the chilling film Mahal, is important for one major reason. This song made India’s nightingale Lata Mangeshkar a nationwide superstar and she went on to sing for Bollywood films for another six decades. »
- Bodrul Chaudhury
Shah Rukh Khan never shied away from his admiration and respect for the thespian actor Dilip Kumar. Yet another testimony to this was seen at the Osian's auction of rare and vintage film memorabilia. Shah Rukh Khan went on to purchase two magnificent original posters of the iconic film Mughal-e-Azam for Rs 6.84 lakh. The other paintings which commanded high prices included Arpana Caur's 'Shri 420' (which fetched the highest price of Rs 7.5 lakh), an original hand-painted hard board standee of Yahudi with Dilip Kumar and Meena Kumari (for Rs. 4.8 lakh), the Ganga Jumna artwork which was signed and inscribed by Dilip Kumar in 1962 (for Rs. 2.16 lakh), a six-sheet poster of Mother India (for Rs 2.52 lakh) and many others. Speaking about the prestigious auction, Neville Tuli (Chairman- Osian's Group) said that it was very good to see the film fraternity finally taking a huge interest and responsibility in helping to preserve this fragile heritage. »
At a staggering budget of Rs 210 crores, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani may well be the most costly Indian film to be ever produced. The period epic to be co-produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Eros International goes on the floors at the end of the year. The film is expected to recreate a chapter of Maratha history that would require mammoth expenses. Says a core member of the team, "Sanjay Leela Bhansali has earlier made a very lavish period film Devdas. But there he could allow his imagination to control his budget somewhat (although at Rs. 65 crores Devdas was one of the most expensive films then). But In Bajrao Mastani, there can be no compromises. Every detail has to be authentic." Apparently, Bhansali intends to dress Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra in costumes woven from threads used in the era of Bajirao Peshwa. Says the source, »
Legendary icon Dilip Kumar’s long-awaited autobiography was launched last night, with many stars attending the function to celebrate its release. Titled ‘The Shadow and the Substance’, the book has been written by Uday Tara Nayar and covers Dilip Kumar’s anecdotes regarding his lengthy career within the film industry, as well as aspects of his personal and family life. Considered to be one of the greatest actors to have ever emerged from Indian Cinema, the book launch hosted by Karan Johar and was attended by many stars including Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Priyanka Chopra, Javed Akhtar, Jeetendra, Prem Chopra, Danny Denzongpa, Vyjayanthimala and Sharman Joshi to name just a few.
Speaking to the media regarding the launch of Dilip Kumar’s autobiography, his wife Saira Banu made the following statement. “This evening is special and we hope everyone likes his biography. I am feeling great today. It »
- Bodrul Chaudhury
Come 9th June, the long wait on the biography of Bollywood thespian Dilip Kumar will be over! Titled ‘Substance and Shadow’, the biography was written by author Uday Tara Nayara a close family friend. “The title Substance & The Shadow was suggested by Dilip saab. The ‘substance’ refers to the actual person behind the legend and the ‘shadow’ is the mythical image that has come to surround his persona,” Nayar says.
Earlier scheduled to be released on his 91st birthday, the highly anticipated tome is all set to be revealed in Mumbai, India on June 9th.
The launch will take place at renowned hotel in Mumbai and we hear it will be a historic moment! Apparently the who’s who of the film industry are »
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