4 items from 2012
New Delhi, Aug 31: Usually actors aspire to play romantic or action roles, but Gagan Malik wanted to play the mythological character of Lord Ram -- he got the chance to do it in the latest version of "Ramayan". He says the character is a huge responsibility and he doesn't fear comparisons with Arun Govil.
"Comparisons are unlikely as I can't even get any closer to Arun Govilji (who played Lord Rama in the original. »
- Rahul Kapoor
The original superhero of Bollywood, wrestler-turned-actor Dara Singh passed away this morning at the age of 83.
Singh was fighting for his life for the past week after being taken to the hospital on Saturday when he suffered a cardiac arrest. Doctors were doing everything in their power to help him, but his condition worsened.
On Wednesday Dr. Ram Narain told the press that he had “less chance of recovery” due to serious damage to his brain. The actor was shifted back home on Wednesday evening so he could be with them for one last time.
“As Dara Singh’s condition was deteriorating fast, respecting wishes of his family, he has been shifted home with ventilator and medicines. A nurse and a doctor are at his home. There are no medicines that will reverse the brain damage… only if a miracle happens. He might even slip into coma,” said Dr Ram Narain, »
- Charla Manohar
Mumbai, India -- Bollywood action hero Dara Singh, best known for his TV portrayal of the Hindu monkey god Hanuman, died at his Mumbai home on Thursday, days after suffering a heart attack. He was 84.
Indian film stars and politicians alike issued messages of praise and condolences, while the prime minister lamented the loss of a "self-educated son of the soil."
Dara Singh was born in 1928 in the Punjabi district of Amritsar and spent his youth competing in professional freestyle wrestling tournaments.
In the 1950s, he began working in Bollywood films and appeared in dozens for which he did his own stunts. The muscular actor is best known, however, for his portrayal of the Hindu monkey god Hanuman in the 1986 Indian TV series "Ramayan. »
Veteran actor Dara Singh, who had been battling for his life since the last few days, passed away early this morning. The actor was 84 years old. Dara Singh had suffered severe brain damage following a cardiac arrest last week. He was admitted at the Kokilaben Ambani Hospital since July 7 and was discharged only yesterday as his family wanted his final moments to be spent at home. Dara Singh started his career as a professional pehelwan (wrestler) before becoming an actor in films. He is also remembered for his role as Lord Hanuman in the epic TV series Ramayan. He has acted in over 100 films and was last seen in Imtiaz Ali's Jab We Met. We at Bollywood Hungama offer our heartfelt condolences to his family members. »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
4 items from 2012
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