Smita Patil

  • Popularity no indication of a good film: Shyam Benegal 10-01-2014 07:17 AM

    Mumbai: Towering box office collections are not the right parameter to declare that a movie is good, says filmmaker Shyam Benegal, known for his masterpieces like 'Ankur' and 'Mandi'. "Popularity does not indicate that a film is good. It just shows that it is popular. It does not indicate anything...
  • Amitabh Bachchan was called unconventional: Naseeruddin Shah 23-12-2013 01:27 PM

    Mumbai: Naseeruddin Shah is undoubtedly one of the best performers on the Indian screen. Despite his atypical looks, he managed to make a mark for himself in both parallel and commercial films, but gives credit to Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan for paving the way for unconventional looking heroes in the...
  • Got to be her sunshine kid: Prateik on Smita Patil 12-12-2013 05:43 PM

    Mumbai: On the eve of the 27th death anniversary of his late mother, actress Smita Patil who died due to childbirth complications, her son Prateik reminisced about his 'angel' and hoped to become her 'sunshine kid'. "It isn't far from the time the heavens got the better of her worth...
  • Have heard that mom was a wonderful person: Prateik 18-10-2013 01:37 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Prateik remembers his late mother and actress Smita Patil as a "wonderful" and "good at heart" person. Smita, known for her powerful performances in films like "Bhumika" and "Arth", died in 1986 following childbirth complications. She was 31. The actor celebrated Smita's 58th birth anniversary Thursday with an...
  • Govind Nihalani plans a sequel to his film 'Drohkaal' 24-07-2013 12:45 PM

    Mumbai: Veteran filmmaker Govind Nihalani has expressed willingness to make a sequel of his 1994 film 'Drohkaal'. The film dealt with India's fight against terrorism. It shows the mental and psychological trauma that honest police officers go through in their fight against a group of ruthless terrorists. "People have been...
  • The remake of Mahesh Bhatt's 'Arth' to be shot in Pakistan 23-07-2013 03:56 PM

    New Delhi: Director Mahesh Bhatt's new discovery, actor Imran Zahid, is set to play the lead role in the filmmaker's new theatrical production based on his 1982 film 'Arth'. "Mahesh Bhatt set to recreate magic of film 'Arth' in a theatrical play. It'll be a big challenge for me to...
  • Don't want to use my family name to get work: Prateik 22-07-2013 05:25 PM

    New Delhi: Actor Prateik Babbar, son of actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar and Smita Patil, is one of the few actors in Bollywood who does not like flaunting his filmi background and prefers doing things on his own. The 26-year-old says he does not like using his surname to get big banner...
  • Prateik hopes 'Issaq' proves to be his turning point 13-07-2013 01:55 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Prateik believes that the much-awaited turning point of his life can come with his upcoming release 'Issaq'. "Turning point of my life hasn't come yet. If you (audience) help me, then that turning point will come with 'Issaq'," the 26-year-old said while addressing a young crowd at a...
  • Government honours South actors recommended by Mohan 06-05-2013 12:25 PM

    Chennai: Popular Tamil film and TV actor Mohan Raman, also a well known philatelist, was pleasantly surprised when the government honoured actors he had recommended from the south through 50 stamps that were released at the 60th National Film Awards. President Pranab Mukherjee released the stamps Friday commemorating 50 iconic...
  • Snapshot: Rare photo of Smita Patil and Deepti Naval hanging out together 04-04-2013 10:15 AM

    A rare photo of actors Deepti Naval and Smita Patil hanging out together in jeans, shirts, high boots and sneakers. Naval posted this photo on her official Facebook page. ...
  • 25 years on, a phenomenon named Smita Patil 13-12-2011 04:51 PM

    New Delhi: A radiant smile, intense eyes, sensuous looks and a fearless attitude, actress Smita Patil was undoubtedly a bundle of talent. Filmmakers who got an opportunity to work with her claim that no actress can match her finesse in acting. Actor Raj Babbar's wife and Prateik's mother, Smita passed...
  • Is Smita's ghost haunting Prateik? 16-10-2011 12:35 PM

    Mumbai: If you don't believe in ghosts, then this is not the story for you. There's an eerie story secretly doing the rounds among the cast and crew of 'My Friend Pinto'. Apparently a lot of the crew members, including Prateik, director Raghav Dhar and producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali, felt...
  • Bhopal locals get their chance in B'wood 18-02-2011 05:07 PM

    Bhopal: Three assistant directors and more than 65 supporting artists are among the many Bhopal locals who have got a golden opportunity to be part of Bollywood, thanks to Prakash Jha's Aarakshan. Some are just happy to feature in the crowds in film scenes. The film is helping budding talent...
  • Bollywood Blockbusters: remembering Smita Patil 12-02-2011 10:59 PM

    CNN-IBN looks back at the life and times of Smita Patil, an actress par excellence. ...
  • Smita had premonition about my accident: BigB 23-12-2010 03:34 PM

    Mumbai: Almost three decades after his near fatal injury during the filming of a fight scene for the film Coolie, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday revealed that actress Smita Patil had a premonition about the accident a day before it took place. "Smita was a unique lady and she...
  • Kareena to get Smita Patil Award 29-08-2006 08:16 PM

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