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Is Kaabil Hrithik Roshan’s own Koshish?

Is Kaabil Hrithik Roshan’s own Koshish?
In 1972 Gulzar made Koshish, a film about a deaf and mute couple played by Sanjeev Kumar and Jaya Bhaduri, finding happiness with each other until death do they part. Likewise in Kaabil, Hrithik Roshan is a visually impaired man besotted by his wife Yami Gautam, also blind, until she is killed. Sanjeev Kumar’s performanceRead More

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10 National Award Winners Come Together For Drishyam!

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What happens when 10 National Award Winners come together in one film? Ever since Drishyam was announced earlier this year, the buzz for the film has been building with heightened anticipation for the July release.

Promising to have audiences at the edge of their seats, Drishyam will see Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Shriya Saran and Rajat Kapoor in what is touted to be 2015’s most riveting thriller.

From its inception, Ajay Devgn’s Drishyam has been making headlines.What is truly remarkable about this project is the fact that besides being one of the most anticipated films of 2015, Drishyam has 10 National Award winners coming together.

Apart from Ajay Devgn who has won National Award twice for Zakhm and The Legend Of Bhagat Singh and the talented actress Tabu who has won the National Award twice for Chandni Bar and Maachis, will now be spearheaded by Director Nishikant Kamat who won the National
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Oscar Winner Gulzar Given India’s Highest Film Honor

Oscar Winner Gulzar Given India’s Highest Film Honor
London — Gulzar, has been conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke award, India’s highest film honor, for 2013.

The award is given by the Indian government for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema and is named after Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, who directed the first Indian feature film “Raja Harishchandra” in 1913. The award comes with a cash prize of 1 million rupees ($16,600).

The 79-year-old Gulzar, whose real name is Sampooran Singh Kalra, is a lyricist, director, screenwriter, producer, short story writer and poet.

He began his career as a songwriter with the Indian helmer Bimal Roy’s “Bandini” (1963) and he continues to be one of the most popular Bollywood lyricists, working with all the great composers of the industry including Sachin Dev Burman, Salil Chowdhury, Shankar-Jaikishan, Hemant Kumar, Laxmikant-Pyarelal and ShankarEhsaanLoy. In particular he is known for his work with Rahul Dev Burman, A. R. Rahman and Vishal Bhardwaj.
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Gulzar to be conferred Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2013

Gulzar to be conferred Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2013
Veteran film lyricist, director, screenwriter, producer and poet Gulzar has been conferred the 45th Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2013.

The award is conferred by the Government of India for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema. It consists of a Swarn Kamal (Golden Lotus), a cash prize of Rs.10 lakhs and a shawl. The award was decided on the recommendations of a seven-member jury set up by the Government for this purpose.

Born in 1934 in Punjab in pre-independence India, Gulzar started his career in 1956. As a lyricist, he got his first break in Bimal Roy’s Bandini. He has worked with leading music directors including Sachin Dev Burman, Salil Chowdhury, Shankar Jaikishan, Hemant Kumar, Laxmikant-Pyarelal and Madan Mohan. He has had outstanding partnerships with Rahul Dev Burman, A. R. Rahman and Vishal Bhardwaj.

Films directed by Gulzar include Mere Apne, Koshish, Aandhi, Kinara, Khushboo, Angoor, Libaas,
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Asin signed opposite Abhishek in Bhushan Kumars next

Asin signed opposite Abhishek in Bhushan Kumars next
After going through a gallery of leading ladies in speculative and totally unfounded news reports, it is Asin who has been finalized to play the lead opposite Abhishek Bachchan in Bhushan Kumar's tentatively titled film Mere Apne. The film is being directed by Umesh Shukla, whose debut work Omg Oh My God, on ritualistic religiosity created quite a stir across the country. This time again Umesh tackles a thorny issue. Rishi Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan were signed to play father and son some months ago. The leading lady's slot remained vacant with names as far-ranging as Kareena Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor being thrown around. The director firmly denied approaching these ladies. Asin has finally been roped in to play what is being seen as an "important dramatic role". Asin and Abhishek have an interesting history. They were supposed to star together in Ashutosh Gowariker's Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se.
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Shruti Haasans double act throws filmmakers in a quandary

Shruti Haasans double act throws filmmakers in a quandary
Kamal Haasan's daughter Shruti has unknowingly triggered off a war of nerves in the film trade. This Friday, she appears in two Hindi films simultaneously. While in Prabhu Dheva's Ramaiya Vastavaiya she plays a nice sweet innocent girl in love, in Nikhil Advani's D-Day she plays the hard-hitting role of a prostitute. Quite a culture and moral shock for the audience, and a clash that the team behind both the films desperately wanted to avoid. Says Nikhil Advani, "They were supposed to release on a different date. When I heard they were coming on the same day, I immediately messaged the producer. However there was no response. More than anything else, audiences are going to be shocked to see Shruti transform within one Friday so drastically. I guess audiences are mature enough to take that king of change. I remember Gulzar Saab's Koshish and Parichay were released within months of one another.
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Gulzar is awarded the Indira Gandhi Award

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The legendary lyricist and film director Gulzar has been bestowed with the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration by Indian National Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Gulzar was applauded by Mrs Gandhi for the positive contributions which he has made towards Indian society and had this to say at a function which took place in New Delhi last week. “All of you are aware of his contribution as a poet, filmmaker and author. His has always been a progressive mind-set. His subjects and characters have always stood against communalism and in favour of national unity.”

If that was not enough, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also praised Gulzar about the fine example which he has set both for his country and for future generations. “Gulzar has always emphasised humanity and empathy in all his works. This is a great way of strengthening the unity and integrity of our country. I believe
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Ranbir Kapoor’s loss becomes Aditya Roy Kapoor's gain

Click above for more movie stills From one Kapoor to another. Debutant Aditya Roy Kapur who has made such a positive impact in Action Replayy has Ranbir to thank for the part. Post-Saawariya Aditya’s role was first offered to Ranbir who had reservations about sharing screen space with Aishwarya and Akshay. Veejay-turned-actor Aditya Roy Kapur who also plays a major role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Guzaarish, has found unexpected support in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who stars with him in both his post-debut films. While Aishwarya plays Aditya’s mother in Vipul Shah’s Action Replay, she stars as his confidante and sympathetic shoulder in Guzaarish, two contrasting roles with the same actress that could create a confusion of perception, though it may be recalled Jaya Bhaduri played Sanjeev Kumar’s daughter and wife in Parichay and Koshish, respectively. Aditya is totally unfazed and far from confused about
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Ranbir Kapoor’s loss becomes Aditya Roy Kapoor's gain

From one Kapoor to another. Debutant Aditya Roy Kapur who has made such a positive impact in Action Replayy has Ranbir to thank for the part. Post-Saawariya Aditya’s role was first offered to Ranbir who had reservations about sharing screen space with Aishwarya and Akshay. Veejay-turned-actor Aditya Roy Kapur who also plays a major role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Guzaarish, has found unexpected support in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who stars with him in both his post-debut films. While Aishwarya plays Aditya’s mother in Vipul Shah’s Action Replay, she stars as his confidante and sympathetic shoulder in Guzaarish, two contrasting roles with the same actress that could create a confusion of perception, though it may be recalled Jaya Bhaduri played Sanjeev Kumar’s daughter and wife in Parichay and Koshish, respectively. Aditya is totally unfazed and far from confused about his diametrically opposed parts with Aishwarya
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In the memory of Sanjeev Kumar

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In the memory of Sanjeev Kumar
He broke all the rules of stardom and yet was a star, a romantic hero and an all-rounder par excellence. 47 was no age for one of Hindi cinema's brightest talents to go, but on November 6, 1985, Sanjeev Kumar passed away, leaving fans, friends and the Hindi film shell-shocked. Gulzar remembers Sanjeev Kumar "For me, he was the complete actor. I have always said that I had two anchors - one was Sanjeev Kumar, and the other was R.D.Burman. What most people do not know is that I knew Haribhai (as I called him) from the late 1950s. We were both with the Indian National Theatre where I would write for the plays and he was a stage actor. Sanjeev was a student of P.D.Shenoy, who was also teaching at the Filmalaya School of Acting and later turned film director. Sanjeev was just over 20 years old, and he was playing a father!
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