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Veteran Bollywood actress Reema Lagoo passes away

Veteran Marathi born Bollywood actress Reema Lagoo passed away today, 18th of May due to a severe cardiac arrest. She breathed her last at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in Mumbai this morning.

She has acted in popular Hindi films like Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Rangeela, Kal Ho Naa Ho and many others. Reema made her acting debut way back in 1980 through Kalyug and had played supporting roles and motherly roles in most of the films.

Behindwoods mourns the death of this veteran.
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Shashi Kapoor to Receive Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Shashi Kapoor to Receive Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Bollywood star Shashi Kapoor, a member of the Hindi film royalty, is to get the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2014, the government’s honor for contributing to the growth and development of Indian cinema.

Kapoor would be the third member of his family to receive the award after his brother Raj and father, Prithivraj. He not only toplined such Bollywood hits as “Deewar,” “Satyam Shivam Sundaram” and “Sharmilee” but also western films like “Shakespeare-Wallah,” in which he starred with his wife, Jennifer Kendall, for Ivory-Merchant. Other Ivory-Merchant titles included “The Householder,” “Bombay Talkie” and “Heat and Dust.”

But Kapoor was frequently paired with Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan in memorable films like “Deewar,” “Silsila” and “Namak Halal” in the ’70s.

Shashi Kapoor also produced arty non-Bollywood films such as “36 Chowringhee Lane,” “Junoon” and “Kalyug.”

He started as a child actor in 1945 with “Tadbir” later appearing as the younger version of his brother Raj in “Aag” and “Awaara.
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Manoj Kumar to direct DNA Report

Manoj Kumar to direct DNA Report
Manoj Kumar is all set to return to direction with a film called DNA Report. This would be Kumar's first directorial venture since the badly-received Clerk in 1989. Informs the veteran director, "I haven't been able to make any film because of my back problem. But now my script is ready. It's a film called DNA Report. It's about how a man becomes a victim of a DNA test when he has never had any emotional or physical relationship with a woman. Then how does the DNA report say he's the father of the woman's child? This is a subject I've never been into." Says Manoj Kumar regretfully, "I don't have the comfort of working with Manoj Kumar the actor anymore. He is capable of telling home truths in the most understated manner. So I've to select from the stars today. It's an expensive film. I have zeroed in on an actor.
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Review: Raajneeti

Review: Raajneeti
Raajneeti

It’s surprising that a country like India that counts politics amongst its major obsessions - others being cricket and Bollywood - doesn’t really get to see many films chronicling and reflecting its robust political culture. Films and cricket may have found perfect partners in each other in form of the Indian Premier League, but the Indian Political League and films, like oil and water, don’t mix. One reason could be that filmmaking is a high risk business and filmmakers avoid running into trouble with one political party or the other, or - not to be ignored - the mighty censor board. The other reason lies in the inability of the current lot of directors to grapple with the intricacies of the subject matter – I shudder to think what kind of a film would Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Politics’ be!

But Prakash Jha is a politician himself, albeit a failed one.
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Shifting gears: Urmila Matondkar from Masoom to Karzz

Shifting gears: Urmila Matondkar from Masoom to Karzz
February 13, 2010: Urmila Matondkar is the empress of Bollywood in her own right. Her unbeatable charm gives her an edge over all the other actress of her time. She made her first camera appearance at the age of six with the film Kalyug and later with Shekhar Kapoor’s film Masoom, she became one of the most popular child artists.

Having started moderately in Bollywood as a young actress, she chose to go bold and make her presence felt in the industry. In association with Rgv, she scaled several levels in accomplishing stardom. She pulled off all those sleazy dance moves with invincible grace and.
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