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When music director Naushad had threatened to quit Mere Mehboob!

Dada Saheb Phalke Awardee and eminent music maestro Naushad needs no introduction for he is the first music director in the film industry who gave a new impetus to popular music in Indian cinema. The country honoured him with multiple awards like the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his invaluable contribution to Indian Cinema.

May 5 marks the death anniversary of this legend; Glamsham.Com remembers him on this occasion and brings forth why he was considered such a great music director.

In the 60s Naushad was ruling the roost and was the first choice of every big film producer. One among them was H. S. Rawail, eminent film director, who was directing his first home production Mere Mehboob.

Since Rawail was producing his first film he wanted it to be magnum opus. He had hired top notch stars of the 60s like Rajendra Kumar, Sadhna,
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Makers of Mr X collaborate with comic novel Chacha Chaudhary

In a novel marketing innovation of sorts, Mr. X aka Emraan Hashmi will team up with the popular comic book character Chacha Chaudhary to solve a mystery. Mr. X is a complete family, masala entertainer and kids are expected to love the invisibility of Mr. X, who takes the law in his hand only to protect it from forces of evil. Chacha Chaudhary will also take the help of Mr. X's power of invisibility to solve an unsolvable case. Known for his intelligence, Chacha Chaudhary is a famous comic character, created by cartoonist Pran in 1971. With this association, the makers will certainly broaden the appeal of Mr. X among kids. The film is releasing in 3D which should be a big draw for kids and family who would want to see the visual effects of the film in that format. Shikha Kapur, Chief Marketing Officer of Fox Star Studios says,
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Honey Singh tries to emulate Pran in 'The Xpose'

Honey Singh tries to emulate Pran in 'The Xpose'
Mumbai, April 7: Rapper-composer Yo Yo Honey Singh, who is making his acting debut with the film "The Xpose", says he has a small negative role in the movie and that he has tried to copy legendary actor Pran in it.

"My role in this film is like a cameo, I am coming as a debutant actor. It's a very short role with only three to four scenes and it is a negative character," the 29-year-old said here at the Miss India 2014 contest.

"This film is based in the 1960s and I love the way Pran-ji used to act. So I have tried to do what he did," he said.

Honey Singh says acting is the toughest of all performing arts.

"I.
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A to Z of Bollywood 2013!

A for Aam Aadmi Pictures – Shahid, Lunchbox, Gippi, Akaash Vani, biopics and stories on common person ruled.

B for Babaji Ka Thullu – What by and large audiences believed they got after walking out at the end of most releases this year

C for Curious case of Comedies – Matru.., YPD2, Besharam, Sooper se Ooper.. Humor was lost on the audience, as was the smile of the producers after the release of these films.

D for Dhating “Naach” and all those bizarre choreography dance movies, Babli’s chest-gun shots, Ranveer’s dandruff-riddance move, ‘Tamanche pe Disco’ and then there was ‘Tooh’.

E for Ek, Do, Teen… the crore counting club that’s adding zero’s on the go.

F for Femme Fatale Konkana Sen Sharma, Nimrat Kaur, Shilpa Shukla, Supriya Pathak, Padmini Kolhapure.

G for Going Global. Big B’s appearance in The Great Gatsby, Vidya and Nandita Das’s presence on
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Three of Prans films to be screened at Iffi

Three of Prans films to be screened at Iffi
The International Film Festival of India (Iffi), which is presently in its 44th edition, will be held in Goa from November 20-30 this year. This year's festival will be memorable in many ways than one because this year, besides the other events, there will be a special tribute given to the legendary actor (late) Pran, who passed away in July this year. While the festival will also see the screening of three of Pran's films, viz., Jis Desh Main Ganga Behti Hai, Zanjeer and Madhumati, it will be attended by his son Sunil Sikand and daughter Pinky Bhalla. Talking about the festival, Shankar Mohan (Iffi's director) said that as per the festival's custom, Iffi pays tribute to renowned film personalities who set for heavenly abode in the year preceding the festival. He also added that Iffi invites the said person's near and dear ones to attend the screenings of his/ her best works.
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Kamini Kaushal pays tribute to Manna Dey

Kamini Kaushal pays tribute to Manna Dey
New Delhi, Oct 28: Veteran actress Kamini Kaushal paid tribute to legendary singer Manna Dey at a condolence meeting here and remembered him as a versatile performer with a heart of gold.

Manna Dey passed away Nov 24 after a prolonged illness. He was 94.

Kamini Kaushal, 86, said that Dey was not only a versatile singer but was also a very simple person with a heart of gold.

Manna Dey's song "Kasme waade pyaar wafa" from 1967 film "Upkar", in which the actress was seen with Manoj Kumar and late actor Pran, was one of her top favourites, said a statement.

The meet was organised by cultural society Sakha.
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Aamir Khan pays tribute to Pran

Aamir Khan has joined the circle of people from the Bollywood film industry who have paid tribute to legendary actor Pran, who sadly died last week aged 93. Aamir was fortunate enough to have worked with Pran in the film Isi Ka Naam Zindagi (1992). “He was an institution and we have lost one of the legends of Indian cinema,” said Aamir to the Indian press. “We have learnt a lot from him. I was fortunate that I got to work with him in the beginning of my career in Isi Ka Naam Zindagi. He was the ‘pran’ (life) of every film.”

Speaking about the distinctive impact which Pran had on Aamir, he had this to say. “I remember as a kid when I used to see Pran saab’s name in the titles, I used to get scared such was his impact and work. He made a huge contribution to the Indian cinema.
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'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6' stars pay tribute to Pran

'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6' stars pay tribute to Pran
Mumbai, July 17: The celebrity jury and contestants of dance reality show "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6" paid a tribute to veteran actor Pran, who passed away July 12.

Singer Shaan, currently among the top 10 contestants on the show, even sang Pran's evergreen number "Yaari hai imaan mera" from the 1973 film "Zanjeer".

Pran died July 12. He was 93.

All the contestants and jury came together on the stage, while a picture collage of the late actor, Bollywood's most loved villain, was displayed on the Led screen.

"It was a very emotional moment as the jury and contestants remembered the legend together," said a source from the.
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Pran remembered by co-star Dilip Kumar

Pran remembered by co-star Dilip Kumar
The most notorious villain of yester year, Pran passed away at the age of 93 on Friday and was cremated at the Sivaji Park electric crematorium on Saturday afternoon. The ceremony was attended by some of the leading names of Bollywood including Amitabh Bachchan and Shatrughan Sinha.Costar Dilip Kumar returned to the twitter after an absence of almost five months to comment and reminisce about his old friend Pran Saab. The two had shared screen space in innumerable films including the most famous Azaad and Madhumati.Dilip Kumar wrote, "My dear friend Pran liked to talk to me on the phone till recently. Saira and I visited him whenever we co...
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It was sad to see poor turn-out at Pranjis funeral - Shatrughan Sinha

It was sad to see poor turn-out at Pranjis funeral - Shatrughan Sinha
On Saturday morning, Pran's family friends and fans bid him a final farewell. Sadly enough the turn-out at the cremation was very poor. Shatrughan Sinha who cancelled his trip to Patna to attend the funeral said, "There is no doubt Pranji was an institution. He has inspired generations of actors, including me. When I heard of his passing away I immediately cancelled my trip to Patna to attend." At the funeral, Shatrughan Sinha was dismayed to see the poor turn-out. "I saw very few people from the film industry. A man who gave 70 years of his life to the film industry deserved a much more hefty send-off." Recalling Satyajit Ray's condolence meeting at Mehboob Studios on the doyen's death, Shatrughan Sinha says, "This was Satyajit Ray who brought renown to Indian cinema and to the nation, the only Indian to win both the Oscar and the Bharat Ratna.
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Bollywood actor Pran Krishan Sikhand dies at 93

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Pran Krishan Sikhand, known simply as "Pran" to his fans, died in New Delhi on Saturday (July 13). The Bollywood actor was 93.

Best known for playing notorious villains over a six-decade-long career, Pran appeared in more than 400 films. Most notable among them are several prominent movies in which he played the bad guy: "Kashmir ki Kali," "Khandaan," "Aurat," "Bari Behen," "Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai," "Half Ticket," "Upkar," "Purab Aur Paschim" "Don," "Karz" and "Naseeb."

Pran, born on Feb. 12, 1920, first appeared on film in 1940. After the Punjabi film, "Yamla Jat," the actor worked steadily for a few years. A move to Mumbai was initially difficult, but a role in 1948's "Ziddi" revived Pran's acting career.

Between 1969 and 1982, Pran developed his talent for playing villainous characters in films, making the bad guy as important as the hero in many. Pran also appeared as a beloved character actor in many films.
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Pran's immortal songs

Pran's immortal songs
Mumbai, July 13: Not too many people know this, but Pran has a hugely impressive body of songs associated with his characters on screen. Here's looking at Pran's chartbusters.

* Kasme vaade pyar wafa: "Upkar" (sung by Manna Dey)

* Jeena toh hai usski jissne yeh raaz jaana hai kaam aadmi ka auron ke kaam aana: "Adhikar". This evergreen qawaalli sung by Mohd Rafi and filmed on Pran embodies Pran's real-life philosophy.

* Yaari hai imaan mera: "Zanjeer". When Manna Dey sang for a second time for Pran after "Upkar", it had to be something special. This qawwalli was a bigger hit than the other Kalyanji-Ananji chartbusters in "Zanjeer".

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India's Legendary Actor Pran Dies at 93

India's Legendary Actor Pran Dies at 93
New Delhi (AP) — India's legendary actor Pran, who played some of Bollywood's most memorable villains in a career that spanned six decades, died of pneumonia at a Mumbai hospital Friday, his doctor said. He was 93. Pran acted in more than 350 Hindi movies in a prolific career dating back to the 1940s. He played a vast range of roles - a hero, villain and character actor - but was best known for his bad guys, earning the honorific "Villain of the Millennium." Pran Krishan Sikand, popularly known as Pran, was hospitalized more than two weeks ago at Mumbai's Lilavati

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Pran cremated in Mumbai

Pran cremated in Mumbai
As reported earlier in Bollywood Hungama, the very popular villain Pran Sikand (93 years) took his last breath yesterday evening at Lilavati Hospital, due to prolonged illness. He was cremated at the Shivaji Park electric crematorium today at 12.30 pm in the presence of family members and Bollywood stars.

Present at the funeral were Gulzar, Karan Johar, Shakti Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Anupam Kher, Danny Denzongpa, Salim Khan, Raj Babbar, Amitabh Bachchan and many others. However, stars like Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor, Sridevi and others took on to twitter to express their grievances.

The late actor is survived by his wife Shukla, sons Arvind and Sunil, daughter Pinky and grandchildren. Pran was known for his steallar performances in movies like Zanjeer, Johnny Mera Naam, Gumnaam, Kashmir Ki Kali and many more. He was also recently honoured with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
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Bollywood legend Pran dies aged 93

Pran, who is considered to be one of the greatest actors and villains in Bollywood history died on Friday aged 93 at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai. The veteran actor was admitted to the hospital a month ago, where he had been ailing for some time. Pran was known for convincing portrayals in films such as Madhumati (1958), Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai (1960), Ram Aur Shyam (1967), Upkar (1967) and as Sher Khan in the Amitabh Bachchan starrer Zanjeer (1973). Pran and Bachchan shared a special relationship and also starred together in other hits like Don (1978) and Amar Akbar Anthony (1977).

Speaking to the Indian media, Pran’s daughter Pinky had the following to say. “He died after a spell of prolonged illness. He was not keeping well, he was very weak. His health was deteriorating.” Pran was recently awarded with the Dadasaheb Phalke award for his contributions to Indian Cinema in a year which also marks the industry’s centenary.
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Musical tributes, dialogues, photos: Netizens mourn Pran's death

Musical tributes, dialogues, photos: Netizens mourn Pran's death
Kolkata, July 13: A day after legendary actor Pran passed away, netizens condoled his death with musical tributes, dialogues and photo montages of Bollywood's very own villain.

With multilingual posts that carry Pran's popular dialogues and names of the dreaded villains he so fluidly essayed on screen, loyalists have mourned the veteran actor's death through collages and music videos of his popular songs.

"Pran heen Bollywood (Bollywood is without life)" is the common Bengali phrase doing the rounds on Facebook. The dialogue is set against the backdrop of a photograph from his cult film "Zanjeer", where Pran had brought to life the.
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Gulshan Grover: Pran saab was a true gentleman

Gulshan Grover, who is himself known as the bad man is deeply grieved about Pran's death. He was seen with Pran in several films like Chandra Mukhi, Vaapsi Saajan Ki, Miti Aur Sona and Soni Mahiwal. Says Gulshan Grover, "Pran saab brought stardom, dignity and respect to bad man. He was at times not only the highest paid actor, but also the main draw pulling the audiences. In real live his behaviour was complexly opposite his reel life negative characters."
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Veteran actor Pran to be cremated in Mumbai

Veteran actor Pran to be cremated in Mumbai
Mumbai, July 13: The funeral of veteran actor Pran, who passed away at around 8.30 p.m. at Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital on Friday, will take place at around noon on Saturday.

The funeral is expected to be attended by the who's who of the Indian film industry, besides representatives from other walks of life.

Pran, who played the dreaded villain and lovable character with elan in hits like 'Milan', 'Madhumati', 'Bobby', 'Zanjeer' and 'Ram Aur Shyam', died aged 93 after a spell of prolonged illness," his daughter Pinky said.

He was admitted to Lilavati Hospital a month ago following deterioration of his health.

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Veteran actor Pran passes away at 93

Veteran Bollywood actor Pran, who was remembered for films like played Milan, Madhumati, Bobby and Zanjeer passed away yesterday in a Mumbai suburban hospital. He was 93.The actor, who was known for his roles as a villain, performed in over 400 films. He was awarded the country's highest cinema honour, Dada Saheb Phalke award, in April.He is survived by his wife Shukla Sikand and two sons, Arvind and Sunil, and daughter Pinky.
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Pran saab passes away

Pran saab passes away
Legendary actor Pran passed away today evening at Mumbai's Lilavati hospital. Readers may be aware that the veteran actor was not keeping well for a while now. He was 93. Not many know that Pran Krishan Sikand, popularly know as Pran, was educated at various places like Kapurthala, Unnao, Meerut, Dehradun and Rampur as his father was a Government Civil Contractor for the construction of roads and bridges. He started his career in showbiz by learning photography in Lahore, when a 'luck-by-chance' chance meeting with a film producer got him his first break in Yamla Jat in 1940. Having acted in innumerable films after that, Pran has indeed left an irreplaceable vacuum in the Indian cinema. The veteran actor will always be remembered for his power-packed performances in films like Zanjeer, Don, Amar Akbar Anthony and many more. The actor received Dadasaheb Phalke award in May this year, which considered as the
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