Raj Kapoor

  • How the mother-son relationship changed in Bollywood 12-02-2014 04:59 PM

    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, it...
  • When Suchitra Sen tore off Soumitra Chatterjee's vest 17-01-2014 02:48 PM

    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...
  • Remembering Raj Kapoor (December 14, 1924 - June 2, 1988) 14-12-2013 11:11 AM

    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 big budgets,...
  • Raj Kapoor's song was perfect for 'Gravity': Phaldut Sharma 01-11-2013 04:21 PM

    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 24-09-2013 10:53 AM

    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...
  • Raj Kapoor deserved much more fame: Imtiaz Ali 02-06-2013 10:06 AM

    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...
  • Snapshot: Ranbir Kapoor's grandmom watches 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' 31-05-2013 11:50 AM

    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 24-05-2013 11:29 AM

    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' 21-05-2013 02:13 PM

    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...
  • Ranbir Kapoor says he is not keen on reviving RK Films banner 16-05-2013 11:30 AM

    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....
  • 100 years of cinema: The magic of Shankar-Jaikishan 10-05-2013 11:41 AM

    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 09-05-2013 06:07 PM

    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...
  • 'Guddi' to 'Gippi': How Bollywood handles teenage angst 09-05-2013 10:49 AM

    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 11-04-2013 10:24 AM

    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...
  • Why Gulzar cremated his father 5 years later 11-11-2012 03:03 PM

    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...
  • Dev Anand, the anti-hero of the pre-70s 05-12-2011 11:20 AM

    New Delhi: He belonged to the trio that was collectively known as Top 3 " the other two being Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar. Each had their own brand value and distinct persona. Raj was the tragic tramp and Dilip was the intensely reticent romantic. Dev was the dark hero....
  • When Anand almost declared his love for Zeenat 04-12-2011 12:11 PM

    London: Basking in the glow of the success of 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna' in 1971, Dev Anand, the ever-romantic hero, soon realised that he was in love with the film's leading lady and his discovery Zeenat Aman. Describing his feelings for Zeenat, Dev Anand wrote in his autobiography, 'Romancing With...
  • Javed Akhtar to host a show on Bollywood legends 26-11-2011 07:18 PM

    Mumbai: From Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Kishore Kumar to Majrooh Sultanpuri, Bimal Roy and Vijay Anand, script writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar is set to tell all about 13 luminaries of Bollywood's golden era, in a new TV show called 'Classic Legends'. A guided biography of legends who gave the Hindi film industry...
  • Kareena to pay tribute to Raj Kapoor 14-11-2011 12:56 PM

    Mumbai: Initially it was announced that Bebo would pay tribute to her grand uncle Shammi Kapoor by performing to his tracks at an awards event. Now, however, the plan has changed and the actress will pay tribute to her grandfather Raj Kapoor and dance to his chartbusters. On November 1,...
  • Ranbir to revive Raj Kapoor's illustrious RK banner 18-10-2011 11:50 AM

    Ranbir Kapoor talks about his plans of giving a fresh start to RK Films and more. ...
  • Family gets nostalgic about Shammi Kapoor 05-09-2011 07:31 PM

    Mumbai: The Kapoor clan came together last week for a very special get-together, hosted by Krishna Raj Kapoor, in memory of Shammi Kapoor. Shammi uncle used to love food. He used to come by to my mother's place for one of her special meals whenever he could. So my mother...
  • Shammi Kapoor's ashes immersed in Dal Lake 03-09-2011 02:28 PM

    Mumbai: He romanced a bevy of Bollywood beauties in the snow-capped mountains of Kashmir in films like Kashmir Ki Kali and Junglee and immortalised the shikara on the Dal Lake in the song Tareef karun kya uski. And finally, veteran Bollywood actor Shammi Kapoor has become a part of that...
  • There'll never be another Shammi Kapoor: Chopra 15-08-2011 05:22 PM

    Mumbai: Veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra, who attended late actor Shammi Kapoor's funeral on Monday, said there will never be anyone who can come even close to the 79-year-old actor. "I am so sad that I don't even feel like talking right now. He was a great actor. His style and...
  • Shammi Kapoor RIP, the legend lives on 14-08-2011 07:21 PM

    New Delhi: Veteran Bollywood actor Shammi Kapoor, known for his trademark dancing style and romantic antics passed away on Sunday morning. The 79-year-old actor was admitted to Breach Candy hospital last week and was on ventilator support. He was suffering from kidney failure. According to the sources the funeral will...
  • Remember him through his movies: Shammi Kapoor's son 14-08-2011 01:46 PM

    Shammi Kapoor's son Aditya Raj Kapoor informed the nation of his father's demise on Sunday. He also added that the final rites would take place on Monday. ...