FAROOQ SHEIKH

  • I would've regretted not working with Farooq Sheikh: Indraneil Sengupta May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Indraneil Sengupta, who shared screen space with Farooq Sheikh in the recently released film, 'Children of War', said he would have regretted if he had missed the chance of working with the veteran actor. Indraneil, a fan of Sheikh's films like 'Katha', 'Bazaar' and 'Chasme Baddoor', said that...
  • 'D Day to 'David': 10 films which deserved more appreciation at the box office December 31, 2013

    Mumbai: Episodic film 'David' or heartwrenching motherdaughter drama 'Mai' or rare medical thriller 'Ankur Arora Murder Case' are some of the cinematically superlative films, but they failed to click at the box office. Here is a list of 10 such films that deserved better viewership and appreciation than what they got: David:...
  • Deepti gets emotional, Sonali breaks down at Farooq's funeral December 31, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities were in tears as they bade farewell to veteran actor Farooq Sheikh, who was laid to rest at the Andheri graveyard here on Monday evening. The body of the 65yearold actor was earlier in the day brought to Mumbai from Dubai, where he died after a cardiac arrest...
  • Farooq Sheikh's last rites to take place Monday evening December 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Multifaceted actor Farooq Sheikh, who died following cardiac arrest in Dubai, will be buried Monday evening, says actor and a close friend Satish Shah. Farooq died Friday evening at the age of 65. "His body will reach Mumbai airport at around 4.00 p.m. tomorrow (Monday), and the burial will take place...
  • Farooq was part of my career and life: Deepti Naval December 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Veteran actress Deepti Naval says the late Farooq Sheikh the two were a popular pair in films was a constant part of her professional and personal lives. On Saturday Deepti woke up to the news that Farooq was no more. He died of cardiac arrest in Dubai late...
  • Farooq was fantastic and deserved more work: MS Sathyu December 29, 2013

    New Delhi: It was on "intuition" that M.S. Sathyu gave a big screen break to a young, innocentlooking Farooq Sheikh 40 years back in 'Garam Hawa'. His talent, says the filmmaker, was "fantastic". However, he rues that the late actor didn't get as much work as he truly deserved. Farooq's sudden...
  • We shared mutual passion for cinema: Muzaffar Ali on Farooq Sheikh December 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Muzaffar Ali, who worked with late actor Farooq Sheikh in three movies, knew him since their days in the aviation industry and they both had a mutual passion for cinema since then. "I knew Farooq from the time when we worked for Air India. He was a flight purser...
  • Farooq Sheikh's body to be brought back to India for funeral December 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh died of heart attack in Dubai on Saturday morning. His body will be brought back to Mumbai today for his funeral after completing the formalities in Dubai. The Indian film industry mourned the death of veteran actor Farooq Sheikh. Many Bollywood actors and directors took...
  • Farooq Sheikh was a foodie, says 'Club 60' director Sanjay Tripathy December 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Sanjay Tripathy, who directed late actor Farooque Sheikh's last Bollywood release 'Club 60', remembers him as a "warm person", who was a foodie and even spread cheer on the sets by bringing scrumptious biryani. 'Club 60', released Dec 6, received critical acclaim. Tripathy, a firsttime director, says he had a...
  • Farooq Sheikh dies of heart attack in Dubai December 28, 2013

    Bollywood actor Farooq Sheikh died of heart attack in Dubai at the age of 65. He was best known for his contribution to parallel cinema in the 1970s and 1980s. Born on March 25, 1984 to Mustafa and Farida Sheikh in Gujarat's Baroda District, Farooq Sheikh was the eldest of...
  • Manish Tewari condoles Farooq Sheikh's demise December 28, 2013

    Union minister Manish Tewari on Saturday condoled the death of veteran actor Farooq Sheikh saying that with the demise of the versatile actor, the country had lost a jewel. In a message, the Information and Broadcasting minister said that Sheikh was a versatile actor whose performances were "sterling and scintillating." In his...
  • Shabana distraught over news of Farooq's death December 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Shabana Azmi, Farooque Sheikh's costar for 21 years in the popular play 'Tumari Amrita' who had also worked with the actor in several films, is devastated with the news of his sudden death. One of Indian cinema's finest actors, Farooque was on a holiday with his wife and two...
  • Watching Farooq sir act was like a lesson: Swara Bhaskar December 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Actress Swara Bhaskar, who shared screen space with Farooq Sheikh in 'Listen Amaya', is devastated on hearing about the sudden demise of the veteran actor and says he was a lesson to watch and seeing him act was like a class. "The demise of the gracious, charming, iconic and...
  • Farooq Sheikh: The blue eyed boy of the parallel cinema movement December 28, 2013

    Mumbai: With his boynextdoor persona and understated style, Farooq Sheikh made his entry into films at a time when the parallel art cinema was making its presence felt and he went on to work in some of the best movies of that era. Sheikh passed away in Dubai late last night...
  • Can't believe Farooq is gone so suddenly: Shabana Azmi December 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Shabana Azmi, Farooque Sheikh's costar for 21 years in the popular play 'Tumari Amrita' who had also worked with the actor in several films, is devastated with the news of his sudden death. One of Indian cinema's finest actors, Farooque was on a holiday with his wife and two...
  • Was to shoot with Farooq Sheikh today: Boman Irani December 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Boman Irani was due to shoot with Farooque Sheikh for an upcoming film in Indore Saturday. But the news of the latter's sudden death left Boman "shocked, numbed and saddened". Farooque was in Dubai for a family vacation when a cardiac arrest took his life late Friday night. He was...
  • My biggest regret is that I never got to spend time with Farooq Sahib: Shah Rukh December 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who worked with Farooq Sheikh in the 1993 film 'Maya Memsaab', is 'sorry' for not having spent enough time with the actor, who breathed his last in Dubai late Friday night. "My biggest regret (is) that I never got to spend time with you, Farooque...
  • Remembering Farooq Sheikh: Watch 5 of his memorable films December 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh died of a sudden cardiac arrest in Dubai late on Friday. Born on March 25, 1948, Sheikh started his Bollywood career in 1973 with the classic 'Garm Hava' and later excelled in both parallel and mainstream cinema. Over the years, he became known for his...
  • Cannot believe Farooq Sheikh is no more: Amitabh Bachchan December 28, 2013

    New Delhi: When on screen actors were busy wooing their lady love with one liners, one actor changed the face of romance in early 80s. Farooq Sheikh brought innocence in his romance and clicked right away with the audiences. The 65yearold actor died on Saturday morning of heart attack. And,...
  • Farooq Sheikh (1948 2013): A playlist of his most loved songs December 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Veteran Bollywood actor Farooq Sheikh died of a sudden cardiac arrest in Dubai late Friday, his longtime costar and friend Deepti Naval said. "I don't have the details yet, and I have not been able to speak to any of his family members, but a friend confirmed it...
  • Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh dies of heart attack at the age of 65 December 28, 2013

    Dubai: Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh passed away late on Friday night in Dubai after suffering a sudden heart attack. Born on 25 March 1948, he died at the age of 65. His body will be brought to Mumbai later in the day after completing the formalities. Sheikh who is best known...
  • 'Youngistan' is a beautiful love story: Jackky Bhagnani December 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Jackky Bhagnani says his upcoming film 'Youngistan' stands for the country's youth. The film is a love story set against the backdrop of Indian politics. It is directed by debutant director Syed Afzal Ahmad and stars Bhagnani, Neha Sharma, Farooq Sheikh and others. "For me as the name...
  • Sarika is an outstanding performer: Farooq Sheikh November 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh is all praise for his 'Club 60' costar Sarika and says that she is one of the best performers he has ever worked with. Farooq, 65, and Sarika, 52, have shared the screen space together for the first time in debutante director Sanjay Tripathy's sliceoflife...
  • Anurag Kashyap: Few in Bollywood are as credible as Aamir Khan July 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Anurag Kashyap recently inaugurated a public health awareness campaign and exhibition by Doctors Without Borders/Medecines Sans Frontieres (MSF) in the capital. When we interacted with Anurag, who was brought up in a small town, he told us about his familiarity with the agony and difficulties people in...
  • Sai Paranjpye's 'Chashme Buddoor': Tweet Review April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Sai Paranjpye's hugely acclaimed film, 'Chashme Buddoor' is set to hit the screen yet again after a span of three decades. The film about friendship and innocent love has achieved the cult status over the years. And, the original pair Deepti Naval and Farooque Sheikh is back...
  • How the new 'Chashme Baddoor' killed the classic 'Chamko' scene April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Her hair neatly plaited at the back, an eager, young Deepti Naval enters the bachelor pad of Farooq Sheikh to sell a packet of detergent powder. She has a daily quota of 20 house visits to register at the company that sells the 'Chamko' detergent powder and Sheikh's...
  • Farooq: Rs 100 cr scale has lowered focus on film's quality February 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Ruing that a film's success in Bollywood nowadays is judged by the Rs 100 crore benchmark, veteran actor Farooq Sheikh feels that the contemporary trend has diluted the focus on quality of the movie. "I think if we begin with the aspiration of making Rs 100 crore, then it...
  • 'Listen Amaya' Review: It shows how love knows no age February 2, 2013

    Actors: Deepti Naval, Farooque Shaikh, Swara Bhaskar Director: Avinash Kumar Singh Rating: 3 out of 5 There is something enormously heartwarming about a motherdaughter film where the two actresses playing the roles look naturally comfortable together. For debutant director Avinash Kumar Singh, casting Deepti Naval and Swara Bhaskar in key roles,...
  • Farooq Sheikh: The life span of films is shorter today January 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Noted actor Farooq Sheikh feels that the films today have advanced technically, but their "life span" is shrinking and the writing department is not getting more attention. "Today, we are 100 times better technically, 50 times better financially and 200 times ahead in number of audience. The quantum of...
  • 'Chashme Buddoor' remake won't have 80s innocence: Deepti January 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Deepti NavalFarooq Sheikh starrer classic 'Chashme Buddoor' is being remade by comedy king David Dhawan but the veteran actress feels that the new film won't have the innocence of the 80s. The 1981 romantic comedy film starred Rakesh Bedi, Ravi Baswani and Saeed Jaffrey alongside the lead actors. The...