SMITA PATIL

  • Popularity no indication of a good film: Shyam Benegal January 10, 2014

    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 else,"...
  • Amitabh Bachchan was called unconventional: Naseeruddin Shah December 23, 2013

    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 December 12, 2013

    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 and...
  • Have heard that mom was a wonderful person: Prateik October 18, 2013

    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 NGO. "I don't...
  • Govind Nihalani plans a sequel to his film 'Drohkaal' July 24, 2013

    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 suggesting...
  • The remake of Mahesh Bhatt's 'Arth' to be shot in Pakistan July 23, 2013

    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 play...
  • Don't want to use my family name to get work: Prateik July 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Actor Prateik Babbar, son of actorturnedpolitician 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 26yearold says he does not like using his surname to get big banner...
  • Prateik hopes 'Issaq' proves to be his turning point July 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Prateik believes that the muchawaited 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 26yearold said while addressing a young crowd at a college...
  • Government honours South actors recommended by Mohan May 6, 2013

    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 film...
  • Snapshot: Rare photo of Smita Patil and Deepti Naval hanging out together April 4, 2013

    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. ...
  • Prateik goes underground; getting new image February 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Smita Patil and Raj Babbar's son Prateik is taking a long introspective sabbatical from the public eye until his next release 'Isaaq', a North Indian take on Shakespeare's 'Romeo And Juliet', which would be the actor's doordie bid to consolidate his precarious position as an eclipsed star son. The decision,...
  • Chitrangada: Would love to do a biopic on Smita Patil December 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Actress Chitrangada Singh, who many believe resembles Smita Patil, says it would be an honour to do a biopic on the late actress. "I would love to do a biopic. Biopics are really working very well these days. I would be more than happy to do a biopic," Chitrangada...
  • Govind Nihalani to make 'Ardh Satya 2' August 6, 2012

    Mumbai: Almost after three decades, veteran filmmaker Govind Nihalani is all set to make a sequel of his 1983 hit cop drama 'Ardh Satya'. The highly acclaimed film had Om Puri, Amrish Puri, Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, and Sadashiv Amrapurkar in the lead. The protagonist, played by Om Puri, is...
  • Prateik is excited to play with guns in 'Issaq' July 15, 2012

    Bangalore: Bollywood actor Prateik Babbar says he was excited about playing with guns and doing stunts in his first action movie 'Issaq' where he plays a 'Banarasi' boy in the lead role. "It's very exciting for any young man... it's a dream to play with guns and do stunts. It...
  • 25 years on, a phenomenon named Smita Patil December 13, 2011

    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? October 16, 2011

    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 late...
  • Bhopal locals get their chance in B'wood February 18, 2011

    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 from...
  • Bollywood Blockbusters: remembering Smita Patil February 12, 2011

    CNNIBN looks back at the life and times of Smita Patil, an actress par excellence. ...
  • Smita had premonition about my accident: BigB December 23, 2010

    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 had...
  • Kareena to get Smita Patil Award August 29, 2006

    Mumbai: The Chairman of the Priyadarshini Academy, Nanik Rupani, has announced that their biennial Smita Patil Memorial Award will be given to actor Kareena Kapoor for her outstanding contribution to the film industry. Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh will be the chief guest at the award ceremony, which will be held...