GULZAR

  • Konkona Sen Sharma plays Dr Nupur Talwar in film on Aarushi murder case 8 hours 29 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Actress Konkona Sen Sharma is set to star in 'Nyoda', a film based on the sensational Aarushi Talwar murder case. "I have worked under Meghna Gulzar in 'Nyoda' and I found the role crucial and interesting. I worked with Irrfan Khan. This is a story handled sensitively by Meghna,"...
  • Restoration and preservation of old films is like preservation of our culture: Gulzar February 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Praising Viacom18 and Film Heritage Foundation's initiative to save India's cinematic heritage, veteran writer-lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar says film restoration, which has been neglected for a long time in India, equals preservation of culture. "Handling old films, restoring them and preserving them is like preserving your culture," Gulzar said. The Film Heritage Foundation...
  • Jaya Bachchan and Gulzar launch the music for Amitabh Bachchan-Dhanush starrer 'Shamitabh' January 21, 2015

    Mumbai: The music of filmmaker R Balki's much awaited film 'Shamitabh' was unveiled Tuesday night by Jaya Bachchan and Gulzar in the presence of the entire star cast of the film. The event was followed by paying tribute to the music composer Ilaiyaraaja. The event also saw a live performance by...
  • 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai' actress Sanam Saeed marries childhood friend Farhan Hasan January 5, 2015

    Noted British-Pakistani actress Sanam Saeed tied the knot with her childhood friend, Farhan Hasan on January 2. The actress has been in several popular shows such as 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai', 'Daam' and 'Mera Naseeband Kadoorat', among others. Her husband, Hasan, is a Karachi-based banker. ...
  • Producer seeks apology for screening of 'Libaas' at IFFI November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Vikas Mohan, the producer of Libaas which was directed by Gulzar, has demanded an apology from the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) organisers for screening the film during the ongoing festival here. Vikas Mohan, the producer of the 1988-film directed by noted poet and filmmaker Gulzar, has issued...
  • IFFI 2014: Every film comes with a destiny, says Meghna Gulzar November 24, 2014

    Panaji: Filmmaker Gulzar Sahab's film 'Libaas' may have been screened after over two decades of its making, but that didn't affect the impact and the interpretation of the message it tries to put across. Meghna, who had accompanied father Gulzar to its special screening at IFFI, shared her views on...
  • IFFI 2014: Fans get into a scuffle with an usher minutes before the screening of Gulzar's 'Libaas' November 22, 2014

    Panaji: As India's most respected lyricists, and with a series of successful films to his credit, Gulzar sahab is used to fans requesting for autographs and quick photographs with him. So when the iconic filmmaker attended Day 2 at IFFI for his retrospective, his fans turned up in huge numbers,...
  • Is Tabu working with Meghna Gulzar on a film based on the Aarushi Murder case? October 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Meghna Gulzar, who is directing a film based on Aarushi Muder case, has reportedly teamed up with Tabu again for the film. When asked to confirm the news, Meghna didn't deny the news, but said: "I am unable to comment on that right now. I am extremely sorry." Sources close...
  • All those eligible should make sure that they vote, says Sachin Tendulkar October 15, 2014

    Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar urged one and all eligible to come out and vote in the ongoing assembly elections. "We should respect our democracy and make sure that we vote," said lyricist Gulzar. ...
  • Birthday playlist: 24 of Gulzar's greatest hits of all time August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Sampooran Singh Kalra aka Gulzar started as a lyricist before turning into one of India's most original storyteller. Though he started as a song writer with 'Swami Vivekananda' but is name came into limelight after 'Kabuliwala' (1957). The strength of Gulzar lies in his depiction of reality which seems...
  • New song 'Aao na' from Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' is a great mix of moving lyrics and modern pulsating beats August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: This will make your Wednesday afternoon a little brighter. The first song for the eagerlyanticipated Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' was released yesterday on YouTube. The song, titled 'Aao na' has been composed and sung by Vishal Dadlani. The lyrics have been penned by Gulzar. The latest film in the...
  • Author Raza Mir provides a guide to understanding couplets of Ghalib, Gulzar July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A new book on Urdu poetry provides an introduction for beginners as well as connoisseurs to the poems of legends like Mirza Ghalib and Mir Taqi Mir to the lyrics of contemporary game changers like Javed Akhtar and Gulzar. In the anthology The Taste of Words: An Introduction to...
  • Liked him in 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai'? Now hear Pakistani actor Fawad Khan sing July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: He is already a superstar in Pakistan. And with 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai' being aired in India, actor Fawad Khan has become a popular name in India as well. In fact, Fawad Khan started his career as a singer in Pakistani rock band 'Entity Paradigm'. The band broke up...
  • India uses cinema to tell its stories, Pakistan uses TV, says 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai' actress Sanam Saeed July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Having immortalised strong womenoriented roles on TV screens across the border, young and multifaceted Sanam Saeed, known to Indian audiences as Kashaf Murtaza of 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai', says that while India makes the most of its filmmaking capacity to tell stories, the medium in Pakistan is TV. The 29yearold...
  • Gulzar's 'Green Poems' to be launched on World Environment Day June 3, 2014

    Patna: On the occasion of World Environment Day (5th June, 2014) Penguin Books India is launch of a new book of poetry 'Green Poems' by renowned lyricist Gulzar. Retired diplomat and JDU leader by Pavan K Varma has translated the poems into English. The launch is being organised by the...
  • Gulzar refers to Dadasaheb Phalke Award as 'shakhaa pe phool' and thanks fans for their well wishes in an audio message May 7, 2014

    In an audio message which has been released on YouTube, veteran lyricist Gulzar has thanked his fans for their unconditional support, love and appreciation on his winning Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2013. "Sab doston ka, pehchaan walon, aur jo nahi pehchaante un sabka shukirya," Gulzar says. ...
  • Gulzar gets overwhelmed as he accepts Dadasaheb Phalke Award; thanks his 'gurus' Bimal Roy, SD Burman May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Clad in his trademark white kurta pyjama, Gulzar turned towards the audience to take a bow before he approached the stage to receive the Swarna Kamal, Rs.1 million and a shawl, conferred upon him by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Vigyan Bhavan here. Veteran lyricist Gulzar received the Dadasaheb...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee honours cinematic talent at 61st National Awards May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday honoured cinematic talent from around the country at the 61st National Film Awards ceremony here. Veteran lyricist Gulzar was present to receive the coveted Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2013. As many as 41 Awards were given away in the nonfeature film category;...
  • President honours winners at the 61st National Film Award function May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday presented the National Film Awards for 2013 at a ceremony in Delhi. 80 awards in both nonfeature and feature film category including the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award to lyricist Gulzar were handed out. The awards included the best film for Anand Gandhi's 'Ship...
  • Literature should be presented without entertainment: Gulzar May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian literature is very rich and directors should be careful when they adapt them into a film or a TV series. It should not have unnecessary tinge of entertainment, feels poetlyricist Gulzar. The 79yearold director, who is this year's Dadasaheb Phalke awardee, adapted the works of wellknown Indian...
  • Responsibility of the youth to follow the path of peace: Gulzar April 24, 2014

    After voting for the Lok Sabha polls, award winning lyricist and filmmaker Gulzar said, "Since partition we have seen, we have come from there and realised that no such thing must happen again. There should never be communal disharmony in India ever again. This time it is the responsibility of...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Mithun voted best lyricist for 'Tum Hi Ho' April 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Lyrics certainly make the songs more meaningful and intriguing. Bollywood lyricists belted out some amazing lyrics in 2013. And the one that our readers chose for the best lyrics is Mithun for 'Tum Hi Ho' (Aashiqui 2). The others who gave tough competition to Mithun were Amitabh...
  • There were no disputes between Gulzar bhai and Pancham: Asha Bhosle April 16, 2014

    Mumbai: From the time she sang 'Ghar jayegi tar jayegi doliyaan chadh jayegi' for Gulzar in 'Khushboo', Asha Bhosle has shared a very special rapport with her Gulzar bhai who has been named for the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Award. She feels it has gone to the "very deserving artist". "When I...
  • Celebrating Gulzar: Top 15 gems from the maestro's repertoire April 13, 2014

    The world has always been appreciative of the soul-stirring poetry and works of Gulzar, and it was the same when he was named for the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Within minutes, the net exploded. Several popular film personalities including Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle took to Twitter to congratulate Gulzar's...
  • Lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar to be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke award April 12, 2014

    Lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar, best known for penning memorable hits like 'Tujhse Naaraaz Nahi' and 'Tere Bina Zindagi Se' besides directing critically acclaimed films like 'Aandhi' and 'Mausam', was on Saturday chosen for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award, the highest official recognition for film personalities in India. The 79-year-old writer, whose huge...
  • It's a feeling of fulfilment: Gulzar on Dadasaheb Phalke Award April 12, 2014

    Veteran lyricist and filmmaker Gulzar, who has been chosen for the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, feels fulfilled and blessed to be named as the recipient of the highest cinematic honour of the country. Gulzar, best known for penning memorable hits like 'Tujhse Naaraaz Nahi' and 'Tere Bina Zindagi Se' besides directing...