Gulzar

  • There were no disputes between Gulzar bhai and Pancham: Asha Bhosle 16-04-2014 10:38 AM

    Mumbai: From the time she sang 'Ghar jayegi tar jayegi doliyaan chadh jayegi' for Gulzar in 'Khushboo', Asha Bhosle has shared a very special rapport with her Gulzar bhai who has been named for the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Award. She feels it has gone to the "very deserving artist". "When...
  • Celebrating Gulzar: Top 15 gems from the maestro's repertoire 13-04-2014 03:42 PM

    The world has always been appreciative of the soul-stirring poetry and works of Gulzar, and it was the same when he was named for the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Within minutes, the net exploded. Several popular film personalities including Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle took to Twitter to congratulate Gulzar's for...
  • Lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar to be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke award 12-04-2014 07:23 PM

    Lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar, best known for penning memorable hits like 'Tujhse Naaraaz Nahi' and 'Tere Bina Zindagi Se' besides directing critically acclaimed films like 'Aandhi' and 'Mausam', was on Saturday chosen for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award, the highest official recognition for film personalities in India. The 79-year-old writer, whose...
  • It's a feeling of fulfilment: Gulzar on Dadasaheb Phalke Award 12-04-2014 07:22 PM

    Veteran lyricist and filmmaker Gulzar, who has been chosen for the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, feels fulfilled and blessed to be named as the recipient of the highest cinematic honour of the country. Gulzar, best known for penning memorable hits like 'Tujhse Naaraaz Nahi' and 'Tere Bina Zindagi Se' besides...
  • Celebrating Gulzar: A playlist of his best songs 12-04-2014 03:52 PM

    Sampooran Singh Kalra aka Gulzar needs no introduction. The man who has weaved magic with words for almost six decades now, has been chosen for the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2013. The multi-faceted Gulzar is a lyricist, director, screen writer, producer and poet. He is the 45th winner of...
  • Lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar chosen for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, 2013 12-04-2014 02:50 PM

    Delhi: Veteran film lyricist and director Gulzar has been chosen for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2013. This is India's highest award in cinema, given annually by the government. Gulzar is an Academy Award-winning lyricist and has also directed critically-acclaimed Hindi films such as, 'Mere Apne', 'Parichay', 'Koshish'...
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif invited to a cultural event in Lahore 30-03-2014 06:16 PM

    Karachi: Actor Amitabh Bachchan and actress Katrina Kaif have been invited for the annual Literary and Cultural Conference to be held in Lahore, organisers said. According to a report in Dawn newspaper, Bachchan, 71, and Kaif are among the many foreign dignitaries, who may attend the event organised by the...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Nominees for Best Lyrics 30-01-2014 12:45 PM

    New Delhi: The awards season is upon us and this is the time when the best of Indian cinema is judged, reviewed rewarded for entertaining us in the past year. 2013 has seen a mixed bag of films comprising both popular and art house cinema. In our maiden initiative, we...
  • Would like to produce only those films that I direct: Vishal Bhardwaj 24-12-2013 01:20 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj has said he would produce only those films which he could direct and not those of others. "I want to stop producing films because I want to conserve that energy for myself as director. I am not interested in producing films. I did it for Abhishek...
  • 18th Children's film festival kicks off in Hyderabad 14-11-2013 08:29 PM

    The 18th International Children's Film Festival India (ICFFI) began here on Thursday with a glittering inaugural ceremony. The week-long festival opened with a colourful performance by artists including children at the Lalitha Kala Thoranam at Public Gardens in the heart of the city. This has been the permanent venue of...
  • There are not enough films for children: Gulzar 14-11-2013 04:53 PM

    Hyderabad: Making a pitch to promote and patronise children's films in India, veteran Bollywood lyricist-director Gulzar today said that not enough cinema is being made for kids and emphasised on the need to set up film societies and centres in every state to expand and encourage work on this front....
  • Meghna Gulzar to direct Irrfan Khan in her next film 04-11-2013 10:28 AM

    Mumbai: Director Meghna Gulzar will be teaming up with acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan for a film. Meghna is the daughter of famous lyricist and poet Gulzar and actress Raakhee. "Meghana will be directing a film and it will be written by Vishal Bhardwaj. It will have Irrfan Khan. The title...
  • Suchitra Sen, Gulzar addressed each other as 'Sir' 30-09-2013 01:12 PM

    New Delhi: Did you know that Suchitra Sen and Gulzar addressed each other as 'Sir'? In an interesting anecdote in her book 'Uttam Kumar And Suchitra Sen: Bengali Cinemas First Couple', author MaitreyeeB Chowdhury says that Suchitra used to be addressed as 'Sir' by Gulzar, not much out of respect...
  • Gulzar opens Ladakh film fest, Omar Abdullah absent 13-09-2013 01:39 PM

    Leh: Noted lyricist-writer-filmmaker Gulzar Friday lit the lamp to open the second edition of the Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF) here in Jammu and Kashmir Friday in the presence of other film icons, ministry dignitaries and officials. However, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who was slated to be...
  • 'Aane Wala Pal' voted as the best song by Gulzar: IBNLive poll 19-08-2013 06:06 PM

    New Delhi: Gulzar and RD Burman classic number, 'Aane Wala Pal' has been voted as the best Gulzar song by the readers in a poll conducted by IBNlive.com. The song, a part of Hrishikesh Mukherjee's cult comedy 'Golmaal' featured Amol Palekar and Bindiya Goswami in it and the evergreen singer...
  • IBNLive Poll: Vote for your favourite Gulzar song 18-08-2013 01:06 PM

    The strength of Gulzar lies in his depiction of reality which seems to be a cross between the harsh, naked truth and a hypothetical state. His first film as director 'Mere Apne' was just a break even venture, but the critical appreciation it received inspired producers to go for the...
  • Happy birthday Gulzar: A playlist of his memorable songs 18-08-2013 11:59 AM

    New Delhi: Sampooran Singh Kalra aka Gulzar started as a lyricist before turning into one of India's most original storyteller. Though he started as a song writer with 'Swami Vivekananda' but is name came into limelight after 'Kabuliwala' (1957). Here is a playlist of Gilzar's most liked songs on his...
  • SIT to probe minor girls' sexual exploitation in Kashmir 28-05-2013 05:45 AM

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police said on Monday that a special investigating team (SIT) has been constituted to probe the alleged sexual exploitation of four minor girls by a fake "soul healer" in central Kashmir's Badgam district. A police officer told IANS that the SIT would probe the sexual exploitation...
  • Kashmir 'preacher' arrested for sexually exploiting minors 22-05-2013 05:15 AM

    Srinagar: A self-styled "religious preacher" was arrested from Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district for repeated sexual exploitation of four minor girls at an institute he ran, police said on Tuesday. "Police in Badgam district received a joint complaint by four minor girls who were reading in an institute claiming religious...
  • Gulzar's appointment as chancellor elates Assam University 01-05-2013 01:14 PM

    Guwahati: The news of the appointment of eminent lyricist Gulzar as its chancellor has elated officials at Assam University. They hope this association will help the university in improving its image. "The appointment of the Chancellor in the central universities is the prerogative of the President of India, who is...
  • Snapshot: How often do you see Gulzar, Waheeda Rehman, Asha Parekh and Helen in one photo frame? 20-04-2013 09:19 AM

    New Delhi: Veteran actresses Waheeda Rehman, Asha Parekh and Helen were spotted with lyricist Gulzar during a play 'Paansa' at Privithi Theatre in Mumbai. ...
  • Theatre more interesting than films, says Gulzar 19-04-2013 05:34 PM

    Mumbai: Besides writing lyrics and screenplays, Gulzar has also penned several plays like 'Kharashein' and 'Arey O Henry', and says theatre is more interesting as you get 'audiences' instant reaction' and have scope to 'rectify mistakes'. "Theatre is a very beautiful and interesting medium because it's a live show, unlike...
  • Watch the viral video of Alaa Wardi's 'Jiya Re' 10-04-2013 06:56 PM

    New Delhi: Iranian musician Alaa Wardi has come up with a new version of the song 'Jiya re' from the film 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan'. The video has gone viral on the internet and it's a completely new take on Rahman's song. The specialty of the song is that Alaa...
  • Don't be angry with me, says Gulzar 15-02-2013 07:51 PM

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