Raj Kapoor

  • Ranbir Kapoor: I want to make a short film with Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan August 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Ranbir Kapoor, who had earlier talked about making a short film on the life of his grandfather and legendary actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor, has dropped the idea. Now he plans to make it with the three Khans. Encapsulating Raj Kapoor's life in a short film is next to impossible, therefore, the...
  • World class auditorium to be constructed in Rewa in memory of Raj Kapoor July 20, 2014

    A world class auditorium will be constructed in Rewa city of Madhya Pradesh in the memory of legendary actor late Raj Kapoor. This was announced by Madhya Pradesh Public Relations, Energy and Mining Minister Rajendra Shukla on Saturday while inaugurating the two-day-long Vindhya Mahotsav in Rewa, an official release said on...
  • Auditorium to be set up in Rewa in memory of Raj Kapoor July 20, 2014

    Bhopal: A world class auditorium will be constructed in Rewa city of Madhya Pradesh in the memory of legendary actor late Raj Kapoor. This was announced by Madhya Pradesh Public Relations, Energy and Mining Minister Rajendra Shukla yesterday while inaugurating the two-day-long Vindhya Mahotsav in Rewa, an official release said...
  • Quick Quiz: How well do you know the Kapoor clan? July 2, 2014

    The Kapoor family is the oldest family of the Hindi film industry. And it is their contribution to Indian cinema, for generations now, that have helped them earn huge popularity and respect. Take our quiz to know how well you know the Kapoor clan. ...
  • Armaan Jain loves Raj Kapoor's body of work June 18, 2014

    Mumbai: The new kid on the block Armaan Jain "loves" his grandfather's body of work and says that one day he would love to play a joker on the big screen the way legendary Raj Kapoor did in "Mera Naam Joker". "I love my nana's (Raj Kapoor) work. My nana was...
  • In Kapoor family, we talk only about food not about acting: Armaan Jain June 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Newcomer Armaan Jain, who is Raj Kapoor's grandson, says 'Kapoors' are more synonymous with food and noise than for their acting chops, which runs in the family. Armaan's mother Rima is the younger daughter of Raj Kapoor who is married to Manoj Jain. The young actor is making his debut in...
  • Randhir Kapoor: I feel my father is still alive May 17, 2014

    Pune: It's been over 25 years since Indian cinema legend Raj Kapoor breathed his last but his son, veteran actor Randhir Kapoor, who was present at the inauguration ceremony of 'Raj Kapoor Memorial - The Golden Era of Indian Cinema' at Rajbaugh here, still feels his father is "alive". Organised by...
  • Watch: Raj Kapoor's grandson Armaan makes a debut in 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' May 10, 2014

    The newest entrant of Bollywood, Armaan, grandson of showman Raj Kapoor and son of Reema Jain, launched the trailer of his film 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' at producer Dinesh Vijan's residence.The film has been directed by Arif Ali, Imitiaz Ali's brother and the music has been composed by AR Rahman.'Lekar...
  • How the mother-son relationship changed in Bollywood February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Right from the golden age of Bollywood(late forties to late eighties), the screen mothers were a critical and intrinsic component of most Bollywood movies. Family fare, Romance, Comedy, even in the violence-prone products of Salim-Javed (courtesy the Angry Young Man) the mother-son relationship took centre-stage. In fact,...
  • When Suchitra Sen tore off Soumitra Chatterjee's vest January 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Whether refusing filmmaker Raj Kapoor's offer of a movie or her glamorous off-screen lifestyle - she once playfully tore off actor Soumitra Chatterjee's vest at a party - Bengali screen icon Suchitra Sen, who died Friday, made heads turn with her moves and stunned her contemporaries. Filmmaker Aparna Sen recalled...
  • Remembering Raj Kapoor (December 14, 1924 - June 2, 1988) December 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Raj Kapoor was perceived differently by different people. To some, he was the greatest showman Indian Cinema had ever seen. Mr Razzle-Dazzle who converted the simplest of occasions - Mahurats, Holy celebrations, parties - into major events. The last of the movie moghuls who truly thought...
  • Raj Kapoor's song was perfect for 'Gravity': Phaldut Sharma November 1, 2013

    New Delhi: British-Indian actor Phaldut Sharma, the voice behind the "goofy guy" singing 'Mera joota hai Japani' in 'Gravity', feels the classic number from Raj Kapoor's film 'Shri 420' fit beautifully in the Sandra Bullock-George Clooney starrer. Sharma, who has worked with director Alfonso Cuaron on 'Children of Men' and...
  • Kamini Kaushal to be honored with Kalpana Chawla Excellence Award September 24, 2013

    Gurgaon: Veteran actress Kamini Kaushal will get the Kalpana Chawla Excellence Award by the late astronaut's father BL Chawla here on Wednesday. Kamini Kaushal, 86, has starred in films like 'Neecha Nagar', 'Shaheed', 'Nadiya Ke Paar', 'Shabnam' and 'Aarzoo'. She has worked with actors like Ashok Kumar, Raj Kapoor and Dilip...
  • Raj Kapoor deserved much more fame: Imtiaz Ali June 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Raj Kapoor was legendary and deserved more fame than he recieved, says filmmaker Imtiaz Ali ahead of the late actor-filmmaker's 25th death anniversary Sunday. "He (Raj Kapoor) was a legendary director. He deserved much more fame than how much he is famous," Imtiaz said here. Raj Kapoor was only 24 when...
  • Snapshot: Ranbir Kapoor's grandmom watches 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' May 31, 2013

    It was not just Bollywood's biggies who came to attend the special screening of 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani'. In fact, Ranbir Kapoor's grandmother Krishna Raj also made a rare appearance for the special screening of the film. ...
  • I don't think I have enough talent to do 'Awara' remake: Ranbir May 24, 2013

    Kolkata: Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor has denied reports that he and his family are trying to remake his grandfather Raj Kapoor's 1951 classic film 'Awara'. "I believe that I shouldn't remake such a classic film. Once a film like that is made you can't make it again. I don't think...
  • Rishi and Ranbir likely to remake Raj Kapoor's 'Awara' May 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Rishi Kapoor and his actor son Ranbir are getting ready to step into the former's grandfather Prithiviraj Kapoor and father Raj Kapoor's roles in an 'Awara' remake. And with the remake of 'Awara', the Kapoors' illustrious home banner RK Films would be grandly revived. Before that Rishi and his talented wife...
  • Ranbir Kapoor says he is not keen on reviving RK Films banner May 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Ranbir Kapoor says he will charter his own course as far as producing a film is concerned and not under RK Films, established by his late grandfather and legendary actor Raj Kapoor. "If I make a film then I would have my own production company", Ranbir told PTI. Amid buzz...
  • 100 years of cinema: The magic of Shankar-Jaikishan May 10, 2013

    We're on a 100-year journey, in search of untold tales that got made behind mics, mixers and harmoniums, to string together the sound of our cinema. ...
  • Being a Kapoor, acting is genetic: Kareena Kapoor May 9, 2013

    Mumbai: When Kareena Kapoor says that acting is in her genes, the actress, who represents the fourth generation of her family, is absolutely right as the Kapoor family enjoys about an 85-year long association with arclight, greasepaint and camera. It was Kareena's great-grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor who laid down the foundation of...
  • 'Guddi' to 'Gippi': How Bollywood handles teenage angst May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Sonam Nair's 'Gippi' is hitting the screens on Friday the 10th. On an outset, it seems to be dealing with the problems of adolescence, which would be a new thing in Bollywood if these issues are presented in a sensible way. It also marks the changing patterns of...
  • 100 Years Of Indian Cinema: 12 fascinating facts about Bollywood actors you did not know April 11, 2013

    Mumbai: He was a stalwart and also a great writer. Actor Balraj Sahni was lauded not only for his acting skills but was appreciated for his writing skills. Dharmedra's first salary for his debut film was meagre amount of Rs 51! As we celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema, here...
  • Snapshot: Rishi Kapoor's tribute to dad Raj Kapoor in 'Chashme Baddoor' March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Buzz is that Raj Kapoor's son, actor Rishi Kapoor will pay homage to the great actor-director in David Dhawan's upcoming film 'Chashme Baddoor'. The evergreen magic of Raj Kapoor's eternal number 'Pyar Hua Iqrar Hua' with the timeless beauty Nargis, will be recreated in the comic film. Not...
  • 100 Years of Cinema: History of kissing on screen February 20, 2013

    New Delhi: For almost four decades, Bollywood's only association with intimacy was two nodding dandelions and the camera panning to logs burning in the fireplace. Desire was portrayed through symbolism on the celluloid as filmmakers learned to fear the censor board. But this wasn't always the case in cinema's 100...
  • Ranbir Kapoor: Money has never been a driving factor January 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Ranbir Kapoor, scion of the first family of Bollywood - the Kapoors - says money has never been a motivating factor for him to be in films. His sheer love for acting guided him into the world of greasepaint, spotlight and camera. "The place where I come from, money has...
  • Bhanu Athaiya: No regrets on returning Oscar December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Veteran costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, who has returned her Oscar trophy to the Academy for safe-keeping, says she is happy that her most treasured asset has reached the right and safe place. Athaiya, now 86, became India's first Oscar winner in 1983 when she bagged the golden statuette...
  • Why Gulzar cremated his father 5 years later November 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Shell-shocked after not being able to attend his father's last rites, lyricist Gulzar decided not to cremate him and did so only five years later when his revered filmmaker Bimal Roy died. "When my father passed away in Delhi, I was working with Bimalda as an assistant in...
  • Trends changing in Malayalam cinema: Actor Madhu September 15, 2012

    Actor Madhu was in his thirties when he first met Raj Kapoor at a party. Years later, when Madhu was at the RK Studio in Goa shooting for 'Saath Hindustani', Raj Kapoor, who was then heading for another event, came back just to meet him. Celebrating his 50th year in...
  • SRK stays in the same room where 'Bobby' was shot September 4, 2012

    Srinagar: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is shooting in Kashmir's Gulmarg Town, spent Monday night in the same room where legendary Raj Kapoor filmed the famous 'Hum tum ek kamre mein band hon' song for his 1973 superhit teenage romance 'Bobby'. "I am staying in 305, the room where 'hum tum...