MADHUBALA

  • Playlist: Best of Lata Mangeshkar on her 85th birthday September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: If there is someone whose name can be mentioned in the same breath as the playback singing in India, it's Lata Mangeshkar. Today, the nightingale of India has turned 85; she was born on September 29, 1929. Lata has not many wishes that have remained unfulfilled but the melody...
  • Why Dilip Kumar and Madhubala's marriage did not happen June 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Dilip Kumar and Madhubala would have been together had her father not tried to make a business venture out of their proposed marriage which did not go down well with the actor, who did not want someone else to dictate his career choices. In his justreleased autobiography 'Dilip Kumar:...
  • Dilip Kumar's autobiography narrates details of his career, marriage and 'bitter breakup' with Madhubala June 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Thespian actor Dilip Kumar narrates in detail his wedding to yesteryear Bollywood hearthrob Saira Banu in an autobiography set for launch in Mumbai on June 7. Numerous unknown aspects of the life and times of the cinematic legend, who began as a "diffident novice" in Hindi cinema in the early...
  • V Babasaheb, cinematographer for 'Aap Ki Kasam', 'Ganga Jumna' passes away at 97 April 5, 2014

    His resume would have been enviable, had he ever made one. Cinematographer V Babasaheb, who worked on iconic Bollywood films that spanned over six decades, such as, 'Seema', 'Daag', 'Baadal', 'Aap Ki Kasam', 'Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka', 'Ganga Jumna' and 'Akhir Kyon', passed away on Saturday morning at his hometown,...
  • Would love to play Madhubala or Meena Kumari in a biopic: Sonakshi Sinha February 6, 2014

    Mumbai: From action drama to period films, Sonakshi Sinha has tried various genres and now she hopes to be part of a biopic. "Right now I am not doing any biopic, but if given a chance I would love to portray an actress. Be it Madhubala or Meena Kumari, somebody who...
  • It was a mutual decision: Vivian Dsena on quitting 'Madhubala' January 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Popular TV actor Vivian Dsena says his recently announced exit from the show 'Madhubala Ek Ishq Ek Junoon' came after a mutual decision was taken by him, the show's producers and the Colors. Besides, he wasn't convinced about playing a grownup girl's father following a time leap. "It is...
  • 'Madhubala' is taking a leap and I'm not a part of it: Vivian Dsena January 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The story of popular TV show 'Madhubala Ek Ishq Ek Junoon' will take a leap forward by a few years in February, and it will lose its male lead Vivian Dsena, who plays the role of superstar Rishabh Kundra aka R.K. However, the show will introduce new characters. "Come February,...
  • Happy Birthday Drashti Dhami: The actress' best moments on TV January 10, 2014

    Drashti Dhami, who made her debut on Television with 'Dil Mil Gaye', has made a mark for herself in the industry in last six years. The actress has become a household name after her stint on 'Madhubala Ek Ishq Ek Junoon'. But the actress is not just a 'bahu' on...
  • Actor Vinay Apte passes away following multiple organ failure December 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Popular Marathi actor Vinay Apte, known for his roles in movies like 'Jogwa', 'Satyagraha' and 'Aarakshan', died at a city hospital today at the age of 62. "Mr Vinay Apte was admitted to the hospital yesterday at 8.24 pm. He died today at 5.45 pm. The cause of his...
  • 'Madhubala' completes 400 episodes, Drashti credits teamwork October 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Popular daily soap 'Madhubala Ek Ishq Ek Junoon' has completed a successful run of 400 episodes. Its lead actress Drashti Dhami credits the entire team for the milestone. "I would say 'Madhubala' is about teamwork," Drashti said here on the set of the show. "It is always a teamwork ...
  • I thought of quitting 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6': Drashti Dhami September 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Television actress Drashti Dhami, who won 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6', says there was a point when she thought of quitting the show. Drashti was balancing television soap 'Madhubala - Ek Ishq Ek Junoon' along with 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa'. The work pressure was so high that she told her choreographer,...
  • Sonakshi Sinha: I would like to do a biopic on Madhubala August 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha is open to do biopics and says she would like to do a film on legendary actress Madhubala, who died at the age of 36 after reigning the silver screen with hits like 'Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi' and 'MughaleAzam'. "I would like to do a biopic. I...
  • I'm the opposite of RK in real life: Vivian D'Sena July 16, 2013

    Mumbai: He is seen as a stubborn and arrogant film star RK in the TV show 'Madhubala... Ek Ishq Ek Junoon', but TV actor Vivian D'sena says that in real life, he is poles apart from his character. "I am the opposite of RK in real life. There is no comparison...
  • Shraddha reminds me of Waheeda, Madhubala: Shakti Kapoor June 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Shakti Kapoor appreciates his daughter Shraddha Kapoor's talent saying she reminds him of legendary actress Waheeda Rehman and Madhubala. He also confesses that she is so intelligent that he ends up taking advise from her. "I don't interfere in anybody's life and never at the script level," said Shakti,...
  • Costumes on TV are in tune with fashion: Neeta Lulla June 5, 2013

    Mumbai: One of Bollywood's favourite fashion designers Neeta Lulla, who has designed the wedding outfit that lead actress Drashti Dhami wears in TV show 'Madhubala... Ek Ishq, Ek Junoon', says costumes on the small screen have evolved with time. "It has evolved as fashion has evolved. Determining that costumes reflect the...
  • Madhuri is just like legendary actress Madhubala, says Jackie Shroff April 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Jackie Shroff says nobody in filmdom can match Madhuri Dixit's grace. "The grace she has, I don't think I have seen in any other actress. She is a legendary artist," said the 53yearold who was paired with her in 'Khalnayak' and '100 Days'. "She (Madhuri) is just like the (late) legendary...
  • 'Lootera': Sonakshi takes cue from Madhubala, Waheeda March 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who will next be seen in period romance drama 'Lootera', says she took cues from yesteryear actresses like Madhubala and Waheeda Rehman for essaying her role in the film. Sonakshi said her role in this film has been the most difficult and challenging one so far in...
  • 100 Years of Indian Cinema: The ethereal Madhubala March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: When the authorities decided to demolish the tomb of Mumtaz Jahan Dehlavi, best known as Madhubala to her legions of fans, to create space for new graves at the Santa Cruz cemetery in 2010, not many people knew how to react. The tomb was testimony to her fabled...
  • Who is going to play Madhubala in Kishore Kumar biopic? February 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Basu, who is scripting late singer Kishore Kumar's biopic, is still hunting for the actress to play yesteryear diva Madhubala in the film. "I am hunting for Madhubala but it is too early to talk about it. Casting happens two to three months before we start shooting....
  • 'Sundattam' Music Review: This Tamil film is melodious November 27, 2012

    The soundtrack of 'Sundattam' has six songs, featuring voices of Aalaap Raju, Madhubala, Karthik, Kaali, Britto, Saindhavi, Ranjith, Madhu and Roshini. Though the album has a good mix of melodious and racy numbers, its impact is shortlived. Aalaap Raju and Madhubala open the soundtrack with a breezy duet called 'Narumugaye', which...
  • Birthday playlist: Best of Lata Mangeshkar September 28, 2012

    New Delhi: If there is someone whose name can be mentioned in the same breath as the playback singing in India, its Lata Mangeshkar. Today, the nightingale of India has turned 83; she was born on September 29, 1929. Lata has not many wishes that have remained unfulfilled but the melody...
  • Ranbir Kapoor to play Kishore Kumar in his biopic September 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Legendary singeractor Kishore Kumar has become a source of inspiration for director Anurag Basu, who is making a colourful and entertaining biopic on him with Ranbir Kapoor in the lead. "Ranbir, UTV and I, all three of us are committed to make this film. Ranbir is busy, he is doing...
  • 'Madhubala': AK Hangal's last curtain call August 26, 2012

    New Delhi: It's a sad day for Indian cinema. AK Hangal, the thespian whose mature take on the plight of the common man in a wide assortment of films delighted and charmed millions over four decades passed away on Sunday at a hospital in Mumbai. Hangal saab's last acting role...
  • Actor AK Hangal critical, admitted to hospital August 25, 2012

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Avtar Kishen Hangal is in a critical condition, family sources said on Friday evening. "He has been admitted to Asha Parekh Hospital... he is in a critical condition. He is in ICU," Hangal's son Vijay said. AK Hangal, 95, was admitted to Parekh Hospital in Santacruz in suburban...
  • Kalaya Thasmai Namaha: audio launch July 14, 2012

    Tamil: Director Chandrasekhar Srivatsav for his second film 'Kalaya Thasmai Namaha' audio release made accurate arrangements and showed the right respect deserved by the music director for the event. Audio release event hero is music director. Accordingly AM Neel was given prominence at the event held at GM Rejoyce in...
  • AK Hangal does a cameo in TV show 'Madhubala' June 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Veteran actor AK Hangal finally made his much awaited appearance in the TV serial 'Madhubala: Ek Ishq Ek Junoon' on June 1. The actor played himself only where he in a way started the real story of the serial. Hangal, 97, put the name of a new born...
  • Watch: AK Hangal's single take shot in Madhubala June 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Veteran actor AK Hangal came out of retirement at the age of 97 to shoot for the television serial Madhubala. The veteran actor stepped out of his house for the first time in five months for the shooting of an episode of Madhubala in which he has done a...
  • AK Hangal pulls off Madhubala role in single take May 31, 2012

    New Delhi: He takes tentative steps towards a cluster of people, guided purely by his senses, and the oppressive silence that warns him that something is not right here. The gentle timbre of his voice rings through the air heavy with mourning "yaha itna sannata kyu hai bhai"? Thirtyseven years after...
  • At 97, AK Hangal returns to TV with 'Madhubala' May 29, 2012

    Mumbai: Once an actor always an actor. Quite true for 97yearold A.K. Hangal, who wears grease paint despite the ripe age in a role in the television show 'Madhubala'. He is excited and says work knows no age limit. "I believe there is no age limit to work. But these days...