Farooque Sheikh

  • Shabana Azmi misses Farooque Sheikh on Eid July 29, 2014

    Mumbai: As everyone is celebrating Eid on Tuesday, veteran actress Shabana Azmi says she is missing her co-star and friend Farooque Sheikh, who died last year. The two acted in movies like 'Anjuman' and 'Lorie'. "Missing Farooque. Every Eid we used to have a fierce competition ki sheer qorma kiske ghar ka...
  • 'Club 60' celebrates its 100-day run in select theatres April 3, 2014

    'Club 60' celebrated 100 days at the box office and director Sanjay Tripathy credits word of mouth publicity for the success. "It is a great experience to have your first film run for hundred days purely on audience support. We didn't have a big star cast, no big publicity budget. What...
  • Two days before Farooque Sheikh's birth anniversary, Team 'Club 60' celebrates 100 days of run March 24, 2014

    Mumbai: 'Club 60', late Farooque Sheikh's last movie, has completed a run of over 100 days in theatres. Its team got together for a celebration party, says director Sanjay Tripathy. The party was held here Sunday evening. "The film is still running in PVR Cinemas and Cinemax. We had a small celebration...
  • Rape scenes not for selling film: 'Children of War' director February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Wouldn't you shudder at the thought that almost 2,000 women were raped daily over a period of nine months during the 1971 Bangladesh genocide? Director Mrityunjay Devvrat says the purpose of rape scenes in his controversial movie 'The Children of War' is not for generating business, but for...
  • In Farooque Sheikh's memory, 'Youngistaan' shoot ends with jalebis January 5, 2014

    Mumbai: The shooting of Farooque Sheikh's last film "Youngistaan" wrapped up with five kg of Indian sweet jalebi from the late actor's favourite sweet shop in Indore. Producer Vashu Bhagnani ordered jalebi for the entire unit when the film was wrapped up Dec 28. Vashu said: "In October, Farooque saab had personally...
  • Farooq Sheikh used to flirt with me, says Sai Paranjpye December 31, 2013

    Mumbai: The inimitable Sai Paranjpye, who now lives a secluded life, remembers her 'Chashme Buddoor' actor Farooq Sheikh as a sweet wonderful person who wouldn't even mind flirting with her. "Farooq was an angel. He was god's child. One always says nice things about the departed. But honestly, even if Farooq...
  • 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...
  • Director Sanjay Tripathi unsure of commercial success of 'Club 60' December 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Sanjay Tripathi is happy that his directorial debut 'Club 60' has got a positive response and that word of mouth is helping the film in getting more viewership. Featuring Farooque Sheikh, Satish Shah, Tinnu Anand, Raghuveer Yadav, Sarika, the film was released this Friday along with 'R...Rajkumar'. Tripathi told...
  • Chashme Buddoor: Your guide to the popular brands of the 80s April 6, 2013

    New Delhi: "Khushboodaar, jhaagwala Chamko. Istemal kijiye baar baar lagatar Chamko". Who can forget the popular Chamko scene from the 1981 cult film 'Chashme Buddoor' where a simple salesgirl Neha (Deepti Naval) steps into a bacherlor's pad and gives Siddharth (Farooque Sheikh) a demonstration of the new detergent powder. Such...
  • 'Chashme Baddoor': Lead pair fly to Dubai for promotions April 5, 2013

    To promote the film, as well as for its world premiere, the lead characters of the Hindi flick 'Chashme Baddoor', Taapsee and Siddharth will be flying to Dubai. The film, directed by David Dhawan, is a reinterpretation of the 'Chashme Buddoor' (Hindi), released in 1981. This movie is Taapsee's debut...
  • Old classics should be restored: Farooque Sheikh April 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Restoring classics is like "restoring heritage", says seasoned actor Farooque Shiekh, who rues that many good films perished but is happy over steps being taken to save other masterpieces like his 'Chashme Buddoor'. One of the best classic comedies of all time, Sai Paranjpye-directed 1981 film 'Chashme Buddoor' has finally...
  • Old 'Chashme Buddoor' never died down: Deepti Naval March 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Veteran actress Deepti Naval, who is all set to release the digitally restored version of the original 'Chashme Buddoor', has never felt that the film faded away from the viewers' mind. "I feel that the old 'Chashme Buddoor' never died down. People have gone on watching it as it's repeatedly...
  • Missed Govinda at 'Chashme Baddoor' shoot: David Dhawan March 17, 2013

    Mumbai: David Dhawan, who churned out a string of hits with Govinda, says his bonding with the actor was the best and he missed him while shooting for 'Chashme Baddoor' remake. Dhawan-Govinda duo rose in the film firmament with blockbusters 'Shola Aur Shabnam', 'Aankhen', 'Coolie No 1', 'Hero No 1', among...
  • Old and new 'Chashme Buddoor' to clash on April 5 March 8, 2013

    New Delhi: More than three decades after it was first released, Sai Paranjpe's cult classic 'Chashme Buddoor' will woo Indian audiences again on April 5, 2013, the same day its modern-day remake opens in cinemas. Veteran actor Farooque Sheikh had acted in the original in 1981. Actors Ali Zafar,...
  • Farooque Sheikh: Wish my career was like Naseer's January 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Having worked together in films like 'Lorie', 'Bazaar' and 'Katha', Farooque Sheikh says he envies the career of fellow veteran and 'brilliant actor' Naseeruddin Shah. Farooque, 64, who along with actors like Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, Om Puri, Naseeruddin, Deepti Naval gave a new lease of life to...
  • We wrote 'Listen Amaya' for Farooque, Deepti: Director January 22, 2013

    Mumbai: Avinash Kumar Singh, director of the upcoming film 'Listen Amaya', says he and his wife wrote the film for Farooque Sheikh and Deepti Naval. "As writers when we write a script, we have this idea that we are writing for so and so person. When we wrote it into...
  • Listen Amaya: Deepti, Farooque reunite after 28 years January 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Veteran actors Deepti Naval and Farooque Sheikh, who have teamed up for a film 'Listen Amaya' after 28 years, say that the chemistry between them remains intact. Deepti and Farooque have worked together in films like 'Chashme Buddoor', 'Saath Saath', 'Katha', 'Kisi Se Na Kehna' and others. And now...
  • People should demand good films: Farooque Sheikh August 26, 2012

    New Delhi: It’s the 100th year of Indian cinema, and Delhi celebrated the undying spirit of the film industry in its own way. The PHD Chamber of Commerce in association with the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, organised a one day film...
  • No link with old 'Chashme Buddoor': Siddharth July 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Multilingual actor Siddharth, who plays one of the leading men in David Dhawan's remake of 1981 classic Chashme Buddoor, says the movie cannot be compared with the original. "I'd never dare to compare David's and Sai Paranjpye's Chashme Buddoor. I didn't think of Sai's film even once. There's no...
  • Farooque Sheikh in conversation with Rajeev Masand September 2, 2008

    Mumbai: Farooque Sheikh will be seen on the silver screen after a long time, in Saas bahu and Sensex . Does he have an interest in stocks as he is playing a stockbroker? And how the film world has changed since his times. An excerpt from his...
  • This time the drama is about Saas bahu aur sensex August 28, 2008

    Mumbai:The music release of Saas Bahu Aur Sensex took place in Mumbai on Wednesday. The title of the film is a sure head turner, but more than the title it's veteran actor Farooque Sheikh's return to the big screen that has got everybody interested. While blaze was blazing away with a...