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Stalwarts who played terrific brothers without knowing what it was to have a sister in real life

Stalwarts who played terrific brothers without knowing what it was to have a sister in real life
1. Rajesh Khanna in Sachcha Jhutha: The superstar endeared himself even more to an already fawning nation when after Aradhana he did Sachcha Jhootha, a Manmohan Desai film where the theme of sibling bonding with his screen-sister Naaz was stronger than the romantic liaison with Mumtaz. Kishore Kumar’s ‘Meri Pyari Beheniya Banegi Dulhaniya’ become the brotherlyRead More

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Naseeruddin Shah comments on Rajesh Khanna again

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Naseeruddin Shah comments on Rajesh Khanna again
A few days after Naseeruddin Shah invited the ire of the Hindi film industry after calling India's first superstar Rajesh Khanna a poor actor and blaming him for bringing mediocrity to the Hindi film industry. Since then, many celebs including daughter Twinkle Khanna have spoken against Naseeruddin Shah over his harsh remarks. On Tuesday evening, Naseeruddin Shah attended a masterclass organized by Neville Tuli of Osianama at the famous Liberty cinema in Mumbai. During the masterclass, Naseer talked about Rajesh Khanna, plagiarism in the industry and several other aspects. During the two-hour session, Naseeruddin was asked to about the mediocrity statement that led to an outrage and how he was criticized by the film industry members. To this, he said that people got upset with what he had said, however none of them had contradicted it. All they said was that Naseer should have some respect for the dead and
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Tribute to Rajesh Khanna in Delhi

Tribute to Rajesh Khanna in Delhi
India's first superstar Rajesh Khanna who has acted in numerours films, now gets a tribute in the form of a film memorabilia in the capital city. The show, to be held, at the India Habitat Centre in Delhi, will exhibit some of the greatest films starring the veteran star.

The show will have posters, lobby cards of his solo hit films in between the period of 1969 to 1971 along with others. Elaborating on what will be featured in the exhibition, Sumant Batra, museum curator and philanthropist who has put together the film collection, stated that there will be about eighteen original posters of the superstar, about two dozen lobby and show cards, song booklets and vinyl records. He added that along with the poster of his debut film Aakhri Khat, the other posters will be from the collection of some of his most iconic films like Anand, Aradhana, Safar etc.

Rajesh Khanna,
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Subhash Ghai to receive Lifetime Achievement award at Iifa

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Subhash Ghai, who started off his long and illustrious innings with Bollywood as an actor with small roles in films including Taqdeer and Aradhana, later went onto become 'The Showman' of tinsel town. Not many know that he was also the hero of films like Umang and Gumraah, before he directed the cult film Kalicharan. After all these years of 'contributing' his bit to Bollywood and with many awards in his kitty, it is time for yet another award to add to his collection. This time round, it is the prestigious Iifa award, wherein Ghai will be conferred upon the 'Lifetime achievement award'. Subhash Ghai's last film was Kaanchi: The Unbreakable, which did not do well at the box-office.
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15 songs that changed Bollywood forever!

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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.
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Introducing Botown: When Bollywood music meets Motown

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Ever wondered what it would be like to hear Bollywood music with a Motown twist? Now you can thanks to the British home grown band Botown.

Botown are a uniquely formed Bollywood/Soul Motown band. The founder/frontman of Botown, Ajay Srivastav, is a full fledged musician and has worked with artists like Jamirooquai and Shah Rukh Khan in the past. The name Botown has been inspired by the music genres of Bo(llywood) and (Mo)Town. Botown formed in 2009, even though auditions for the band began in 2008.

Botown has taken inspiration from the 1960′s band The Bluesbreakers who constantly changed their line up in order to promote new talent. However, regular members of the band are Pavan Verma (saxophone), Jeff Brown (trumpet), Renu Hossain (percussion). Vinod Kerai (percussion), Max Lauder (drums), Joel Ison (Keyboards) and Sam Sherawi (bass).

Their first single was a soulful cover of the super hit
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Framing Movies Special Edition: Twenty-Eight: Amar Prem (1972)

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From its opening montage of a young rustic girl watching her callous husband bring home another wife, to the dying moments when the woman, now in her twilight years, is taken away to the relative comfort of her foster-son’s home as the festivities of Durga Puja break out on the streets of Kolkata… Amar Prem is a glorious homage to that favourite Bollywood archetype: the golden-hearted prostitute.

That Sharmila Tagore plays the woman whom men of all ages gravitate to in pursuit of some heavy duty nurturing is a very happy situation for the screenplay. In the film a 7-year old boy and a 30-plus man both desire the same kind of emotional attention from her.This prostitute is not about sex. She is about soul. Sharmila brings to this timeless adaptation of Bibhutibushan Bandhopaddhyay’s story, a kind of simpering beauty that levitates the lyricism of the tragic
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Abbas Tyrewala to direct ‘Mango’

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Multi Screen Media Private Limited is producing a slew of movies this year through its motion pictures division. Bajatey Raho is the first movie to release on 26th July which has been co-produced with Eros International. It is a revenge comedy starring Dolly Ahluwalia, Vinay Pathak, Ranvir Shorey, Ravi Kissen & Vishakha Singh. The next movie is being produced in association with Kepl and is titled Mango.

Mango, directed by Abbas Tyrewala, also marks the return of Kepl with a romantic comedy after Saathiya. Set in the heart of Goa, Mango is all set to recreate the same magic that Abbas created in his directorial debut movie, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. Cast of the movie includes Rannvijay, the winner of Roadies and an accomplished host who has made his mark in the film industry with his Hindi and Punjabi films. Also starring is the critically acclaimed Chandan Roy Sanyal, best
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Rajesh Khannas statue to be unveiled in Mumbai

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Rajesh Khannas statue to be unveiled in Mumbai
The first ever superstar of Bollywood Rajesh Khanna passed away a year ago, and on his anniversary which is July 18, an honour will be presented to this legend in the form of a statue. Utv Stars has announced that the statue of India's heartthrob will be unveiled at the Walk of Stars, at Bandra Bandstand, Mumbai. Also as per a recent statement from the channel, the statue will immortalize one of Khanna's popular trademark poses and it will be unveiled by one of his family members. Rajesh Khanna aka Kaka's statue will be placed amidst some other evergreen personas like Yash Chopra, Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand. Ruling the industry for about five decades, Rajesh Khanna was the ultimate romantic hero of all times and has given some of the finest films of all times like Anand, Aradhana, Namak Haram and many more.
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Bollywood stars are presented with the prestigious Padma honours

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There are a number of figures from the Bollywood film industry who have been bestowed with a prestigious Padma honour, which acknowledges particular civilians of India who have made a substantial contribution towards society. Legendary actors Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore have been awarded the Padma Bhushan, which is the third highest civilian honour in India. Rajesh Khanna, considered by many as India’s first ever superstar, sadly passed away on July 2012 and is being given the award posthumously. Sharmila Tagore made her debut in Satyajit Ray’s Apur Sansar (1959) and went to become a much loved star of the 1960s and 70s. Both Khanna and Tagore made a popular on-screen pairing, with Aradhana (1969) being their most memorable film together.

Sridevi, a star of the 1980s and 90s and who recently made a successful comeback in Gauri Shinde’s English Vinglish (2012), is being presented with the Padma Shri. She may
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Padma Awards 2013 Winners: Sridevi, Rajesh Khanna, others

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Rajesh Khanna, the first superstar of Indian cinema, has been posthomously named for the Padma Bhushan, the country’s third highest civilian honour on the eve of Republic Day.

Rajesh Khanna, fondly known as Kaka in the film faternity, began his career with “Aakhri Khat” in 1966 and in a career spanning five decades, he became a superstar like no other with hits like “Aradhana”, “Do Raaste”, “Safar” and “Anand”.Read More
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Padma Awards for Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Sridevi

Padma Awards for Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Sridevi
Late superstar of Bollywood Rajesh Khanna, will receive India's third highest civilian award, Padma Bhushan. Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore was a hit jodi in the 70’s. They starred in movies ‘Aradhana’ and ‘Amar Prem’. Rajesh Khanna died on July 18, 2012 will receive the award posthumously. Sharmila Tagore will receive Padma Bhushan. As per reports, Sridevi will also receive the award for her comeback movie ‘English Vinglish’. The name of the awardees will be announced officially by Pm Manmohan Singh’s permission on the eve of Republic Day. The selection committee member this year includes actress Ratna Pathak Shah, sci...
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Sharmila Tagore is bestowed with an Honorary Doctorate

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Sharmila Tagore has been honoured with a Doctorate of Arts from Edinburgh Napier University, UK for her contributions towards Indian cinema. The 67 year old veteran actress has the distinction of being a household name both in Hindi and Bengali cinema, a rare achievement which not many have managed to secure. Ms Tagore was awarded with her doctorate on 25 October 2012 in the presence of around 1000 students during the university’s autumn graduation ceremonies. She expressed her gratitude to the university for being presented with this prestigious award in a public statement. “It is indeed a privilege to be conferred an Honorary Degree by Edinburgh Napier University. It recognizes the significant influence of Indian Cinema on the global cultural arena and the small role that I have played in its history. As we celebrate a hundred years of Indian Cinema, this is both a happy and humbling moment.”

Edinburgh Napier University has
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Mami to pay tribute to Rajesh Khanna, Dara Singh & A.K. Hungal : Trade News

The forthcoming edition of the city’s most eagerly awaited cultural event, the 14th Mumbai Film Festival, presented by Reliance Entertainment and American Express and organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image, is poised to pay homage to Indian cinema’s first superstar, Hindi film legend Rajesh Khanna by dedicating a special segment to screen one of the late star’s most memorable films Aradhana. Directed by Shakti Samanta in 1969, the film featured Rajesh Khanna paired with S Read More...
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Aradhana to be screened at 14th Mff

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Aradhana to be screened at 14th Mff
The forthcoming edition of the city's most eagerly awaited cultural event, the 14th Mumbai Film Festival, presented by Reliance Entertainment and American Express and organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image, is poised to pay homage to Indian cinema's first "Superstar", Hindi film legend Rajesh Khanna, by dedicating a special segment to screen one of the late star's most memorable films Aradhana.

Directed by Shakti Samanta in 1969, the film featured Rajesh Khanna paired against Sharmila Tagore. The film's screening is scheduled to be held Godrej theatre at Ncpa on October 21 at 1.15 p.m. Apart from Rajesh Khanna, the festival is also paying homage to Dara Singh by screening his movie Samson directed by Nanabhai Bhatt and to A K Hangal by screening his movie Dattak directed by Gul Bahar Singh. Both will be screened at the Godrej theatre on October 23 at 1.15 p.m. and on October 20 at 4.00 pm respectively.
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Mami to pay tribute to Rajesh Khanna, Dara Singh and A.K. Hungal

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The forthcoming edition of the city's most eagerly awaited cultural event, the 14th Mumbai Film Festival, presented by Reliance Entertainment and American Express and organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image, is poised to pay homage to Indian cinema's first superstar, Hindi film legend Rajesh Khanna by dedicating a special segment to screen one of the late star's most memorable films Aradhana. Directed by Shakti Samanta in 1969, the film featured Rajesh Khanna paired with S
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Aradhana remake being planned by Aditya Samanta

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It is being reported that Aditya Samanta; the grandson of legendary filmmaker Shakti Samanta, wants to remake his grandfather’s 1969 classic hit Aradhana. It starred Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore in the leading roles and is famous for being the film which rocketed Khanna to superstardom. The film did overwhelmingly well during its initial release and went onto win a number of Filmfare Awards, including Best Film, Best Actress (Sharmila Tagore) and Best Male Playback Singer for Kishore Kumar. Aradhana is also noted for its enthralling soundtrack composed by S.D. Burman and which has become an institutional classic.

Despite the film being perfect as it is, nevertheless, Aditya is ardent to re-create it and reiterate its narrative to a new generation of audiences. In a recent interview to a leading Indian newspaper, Aditya stated the following: “Aradhana is the most commercial mainstream film I have seen till date and I
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Dimple attends Rajesh Khannas retrospective

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Dimple attends Rajesh Khannas retrospective
The Directorate of Film Festivals (Dff) and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting organized a three-day retrospective of Bollywood's first superstar, Rajesh Khanna, as a tribute to the cinema's legend who died of a prolonged illness on July 18. Rajesh Khanna was 69 years old. The event was held for three days at Siri Fort auditorium in New Delhi. The retrospective screened some of Khanna's landmark films such as Aap Ki Kasam, Aradhana, Amar Prem, Kati Patang, Ittefaq, Avishkaar, Bawarchi, Safar and Anand. Inaugurated on August 18, the retrospective was followed by the screening of Aap Ki Kasam on Day 1. Rajesh Khanna's wife Dimple Kapadia was the chief guest at the event and was accompanied by her younger daughter Rinkie. Dimple also thanked the Dff and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for giving a chance to relive his memories.
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Rajesh Khanna Retrospective in Delhi from August 18

A Retrospective of late superstar Rajesh Khanna will be organized from August 18-20, 2012 at Sirifort Auditorium II, New Delhi.

Entry is free, on first come first serve basis for all screenings and panel discussions.

This Retrospective is being organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Inauguration of the programme will be on August 18 at 12:30 pm in the presence of Choudhary Mohan Jatua, Minister of State (I & B), Rajeev Shukla, Minister of State (Parliamentary Affairs), Dimple Kapadia, actor and wife of the late superstar and Om Prakash, producer and director.

Aap Ki Kasam (1970) directed by Om Prakash will be screened after the inauguration.

The films to be screened are as follows:

18th August, 2012

Aradhana (1970) by Shakti Samanta

4:30 pm

19th August, 2012

Aakhri Khat (1966) by Chetan Anand

10:30 am

Ittefaq (1969) by Yash Chopra

1:30pm

Amar Prem (1972) by Shakti Samanta

3:30 pm

Panel Discussion- The
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