AMJAD KHAN

  • How much do you know about Jai, Veeru and Gabbar? Take this 'Sholay' quiz January 3, 2014

    New Delhi: 'Sholay' has been rereleased in the theatres in 3D format. Directed by Ramesh Sippy, the film features Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Amjad Khan and sanjeev Kumar in the lead roles. How much do you know about this legendary film? Take this quiz to find it out. ...
  • 'Sholay 3D' Tweet Review: Relive the cult classic on the big screen January 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Director Ramesh Sippy's 'Sholay' is probably the most cherished film in the history of Indian cinema. Each and every character of the film has become legendary now. They have been copied and reproduced on screen several times, but their original charm is still intact. The film was first released...
  • 'Sholay 3D' trailer: Gabbar's thunderous laugh can still scare you December 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The producers have released the trailer of 'Sholay 3D'. The original was released in 1975. Directed by Ramesh Sippy, the film featured Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Hema Malini and Amjad Khan in important roles. The film's 3D version will be released on January 3, 2014. ...
  • Salim Khan: Love between Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan? Not possible November 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan are seen as rivals in Bollywood and Salman's father Salim Khan on Thursday said that it's not possible for two competitors to appreciate each other's work. Salim Khan just patched up with his writing partner Javed Akhtar to unveil the trailer of the 3D...
  • Javed Akhtar: 'Sholay' doesn't belong to us, we belong to the film November 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Contrary to the normal belief that cult film 'Sholay' belongs to its scriptwriters Javed Akhtar and Sailm Khan, the writers say it is the other way round as the film is promoting them even 38 years after its release. "I don't generally watch my old films, I get embarrassed. But...
  • Watch Sholay's deleted climax in which Thakur kills Gabbar October 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Ramesh Sippy wanted to end 'Sholay' in a more intense way but the Central Board of Film Censors (now known as Central Board of Film Certification) objected to the violence shown on the screen, so he ultimately decided to change the climax. In the original climax, Thakur...
  • 'Sholay 3D' to release on Big B's 71st birthday? August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The 3D version of the 1975 Bollywood classic 'Sholay' will release on megastar Amitabh Bachchan's 71st birthday Oct 11, said a source. The movie, famous for the bond of friendship between characters Jai and Veeru, essayed flawlessly by icons Amitabh and Dharmendra, is being revived in 3D. "The date was...
  • Bangladeshi student to play Malala Yousufzai in an Indian film June 1, 2013

    London: A Bangladeshi student has been confirmed for the role of Pakistani schoolgirl and activist Malala Yousufzai in a forthcoming film by Indian filmmaker Amjad Khan. Fatima Sheikh, a 16 year old from Dhaka, will take on the role of the teenage activist who was shot by the Taliban last year...
  • 100 years of cinema facts: Amjad was rejected for Gabbar Singh's role April 18, 2013

    Did you know that Amjad Khan almost got rejected from playing the iconic Gabbar Singh in 'Sholay' for having a weak voice? And our national anthem was actually used as a song in Bimal Roy's film 'Hamrahi' which released in 1945. Here are some interesting facts about Bollywood that you...
  • 22-year-old tailor rapes girl in east Delhi March 3, 2013

    New Delhi: A young girl was allegedly raped by a 22-year-old tailor in east Delhi, police said on Sunday. The incident was reported from Chilla village near Mayur Vihar on Saturday and the arrested has been identified as Amjad Khan, who owns a shop in the locality. The victim knew...
  • 'Le Gaya Saddam' Trailer: Raghubir Yadav returns October 31, 2012

    New Delhi: The trailer of 'Le Gaya Saddam' is out. Directed by Amjad Khan, the film stars Raghubir Yadav, Cirag Patil and Sufi Sayyad in prominent roles. Have a look at the trailer. ...
  • Cop fired for stealing from Amjad Khan's kin July 17, 2011

    Mumbai: A trainee SubInspector was dismissed from service on Saturday for being involved in the misappropriation of stolen items belonging to a relative of the late actor Amjad Khan, who played the iconic role of Gabbar Singh in Sholay. The officer to be dismissed was Sanjiv Kumar Suman. The action...
  • 'Cops killed Kargil braveheart in fake encounter' August 28, 2010

    Bhopal: A Congress leader has alleged that her husband Amjad Khan, a former Army jawan who had fought in the Kargil conflict, was killed by Madhya Pradesh Police in an alleged fake encounter for medals and promotions. "My husband was killed in cold blood by the Bhind Police to get medals...
  • Why 'Sholay' still works August 15, 2010

    New Delhi: It drew its inspiration from multiple Hollywood movies but went on to become the quintessential Indian film, perfectly balancing drama and tragedy, romance and violence, comedy and action. This August 15 it will be 35 years since Sholay was released three decades and more of Gabbar, Jai,...
  • 'Sholay is the mother of Indian cinema' August 14, 2010

    Ram Gopal Varma was under lot of criticism when he attempted to remake Ramesh Sippy's Sholay. He went ahead and made Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag with Amitabh Bachchan playing the role of 'Gabbar Singh'. The film bombed at the boxoffice and Ramu learned the hard way that Sholay can...
  • Sholay booked! August 13, 2010

    The everlasting appeal of one of Bollywoods biggest blockbusters Sholay is not limited to the celluloid alone. In fact, a few books across the years have kept the film buffs entertained with a pinch of flavour that sends them on a trek to Ramgarh. Cinelovers, read on In film journalist Anupama...
  • The new age 'Sholay' August 12, 2010

    Animal friendly version Original scene I Veeru: "Basanti, In kutton ke saamne mat nachna." The Animal activists approved version: "Basanti, Kutton ke saamne nachna par inke saamne nahin" Original scene II Jai: "Jaake Gabbar se kehdena humne geedadon ke saamne khana daalna band kar diya hai" The Animal activists approved version: "Jaake Gabbar se Kehdena...
  • The film completed silver jubilee and we got nothing: Jagdeep August 10, 2010

    Jagdeep, who has acted in more than 300 films and portrayed various characters, is still identified as Soorma Bhopali by everyone when he goes for a walk on the streets of Yari Road, Versova. The actor reveals how his character was created by SalimJaved and some other revealing facts about...
  • Gabbar the first villain to be brand ambassador August 10, 2010

    Kailash Surendranath started his career at the age of 17. He directed the path breaking Liril launch ad followed by many. He is one of the leading and most reputed ad film makers in India for the last 30 years. He had directed the first 'mile sur mera tumhara'....
  • Amitabh Bachchan relives 'Sholay' August 7, 2010

    Its been 35 years and there is no doubt that anyone and everyone associated with the film will always have Sholay in their hearts. Right from day one to 35 years later, every cast and crew still remembers every detail about the movie and all the effort that went into...
  • Stars behind the camera of Sholay Part 2 July 31, 2010

    Its true there a many more people who were involved with Sholay who are not mentioned below. An actual account of a those who worked on the legendary movie would spill over pages. Nonetheless, continuing from yesterday, take a look at some more of the technicians working behind the camera...
  • Stars behind the camera of Sholay Part 1 July 30, 2010

    Everyone knows the actors in a film. Fame and celebrity status is a given when you have your face flashing on the screen and a million fans to your credit. But very often we tend to miss out the actual stars behind a film. Stars who always remain in the...
  • Ramesh Sippy's 'Sholay' remains the best July 28, 2010

    The fact that Sholay became the greatest hit of the century and went on to create new milestones for itself inspired many filmmakers to recreate the magic onscreen. However, what Ramesh Sippy could achieve, no other filmmaker could even come close. Can anyone ever match up to the charm of...
  • Little known facts about 'Sholay' July 16, 2010

    Ramesh Sippy's Sholay completes 35 years of its release in August. The film was released on August 15, 1975 at Minerva in Bombay. Read on to know little known facts about the Hindi cinema classic: Sholay's budget was only Rs 3 crore. Nobody wanted to watch Sholay at first and the theatres...