SANJEEV KUMAR

  • Sanjeev Kumar Singla appointed as PMs private secretary July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: IFS officer Sanjeev Kumar Singla has been appointed as Private Secretary (PS) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, succeeding Vikram Misri, who is going to Spain as Ambassador. Mr. Singla, a 1997 batch officer, is returning home to serve in the PMO, after a posting in Indian Embassy in Israel's...
  • Quick Quiz: Can you name these Sanjeev Kumar movies? July 9, 2014

    It is late actor Sanjeev Kumar's birthday today. The actor, who would have been 76 years old today, was known for his versatile performances and rooted acting. Some of his most popular roles include that of Thakur in 'Sholay', and Ravi in 'Seeta Aur Geeta'.Put your knowledge of Bollywood to...
  • Rahul Gandhi to campaign for Congress candidates in Bihar April 12, 2014

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will campaign for the party candidates in Bihar during the third phase of general elections, a party leader said on Friday. Gandhi will visit Bihar to campaign for the Congress candidates from Kishanganj, Purnia and Supaul parliamentary seats going to polls in the third phase on...
  • 'Sholay' review: The film is a classic with or without 3D glasses January 3, 2014

    Cast: Sanjeev Kumar, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Amjad Khan, AK Hangal, Asrani, Jagdeep, Leela Mishra, Viju Khote, MacMohan Director: Ramesh Sippy How many times have you seen Sholay? Does it matter? Sholay is a classic because you know at precisely which second to say, "Kitne aadmi the?" along with...
  • Watch Sholay's deleted climax in which Thakur kills Gabbar October 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Ramesh Sippy wanted to end 'Sholay' in a more intense way but the Central Board of Film Censors (now known as Central Board of Film Certification) objected to the violence shown on the screen, so he ultimately decided to change the climax. In the original climax, Thakur...
  • Three arrested in Delhi for kidnapping child September 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Three people who had kidnapped a nine-year-old boy and demanded Rs 80 lakh for his release have been arrested a month after the incident, police said Thursday. The accused had released the the child soon after the kidnapping when they realised the police was on their trail. Mohd Rafiq, 30,...
  • Remakes of 'Lakhon Ki Baat', 'Shaukeen' soon April 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Noted director Basu Chatterjee's two super hit films 'Shaukeen' (1982) and 'Lakhon Ki Baat' (1984) are all set to join the list of Bollywood remakes. 'Lakhon Ki Baat' featuring Sanjeev Kumar, Farooq Shaikh and Anita Raj in pivotal roles is getting remade by filmmaker Rumi Jaffery, who made films like...
  • The circumstantial evidence and the Italian probe point to former Air Chief Marshal Tyagi's involvement: Jyoti Kamal February 18, 2013

    CNNIBN's senior editor Jyoti Kamal joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the AgustaWestland chopper deal bribery scandal. Q. Hi Jyoti Kamal, Good afternoon, why Middle men is involved in defence deal. Indian Govt is against it, but still they allowed. Is there any vested interest. Asked by: Jagannath Pujar ...
  • Sanjeev Kumar: The best mainstream hero Bollywood ever had November 6, 2012

    New Delhi: From playing Amitabh Bachchan's father in 'Trishul' to playing the husband of his former beloved Rekha in 'Silsila', Sanjeev Kumar is still remembered for playing a variety of roles on big screen. He is probably the best mainstream actor Bollywood has seen so far. The actor played romantic...
  • IAF says its expilot not among 3 Indians in VVIP helicopter probe October 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has issued a clarification denying that a former pilot is among the Indians named in a bribery case surrounding the sale of VVIP helicopters to the IAF from AngloItalian helicopter company AgustaWestland, that is owned by Italian industrial conglomerate Finmeccanica. Air Force PRO, Squadron...
  • Why 'Sholay' still works August 15, 2010

    New Delhi: It drew its inspiration from multiple Hollywood movies but went on to become the quintessential Indian film, perfectly balancing drama and tragedy, romance and violence, comedy and action. This August 15 it will be 35 years since Sholay was released three decades and more of Gabbar, Jai,...
  • 'Sholay is the mother of Indian cinema' August 14, 2010

    Ram Gopal Varma was under lot of criticism when he attempted to remake Ramesh Sippy's Sholay. He went ahead and made Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag with Amitabh Bachchan playing the role of 'Gabbar Singh'. The film bombed at the boxoffice and Ramu learned the hard way that Sholay can...
  • Sholay booked! August 13, 2010

    The everlasting appeal of one of Bollywoods biggest blockbusters Sholay is not limited to the celluloid alone. In fact, a few books across the years have kept the film buffs entertained with a pinch of flavour that sends them on a trek to Ramgarh. Cinelovers, read on In film journalist Anupama...
  • The new age 'Sholay' August 12, 2010

    Animal friendly version Original scene I Veeru: "Basanti, In kutton ke saamne mat nachna." The Animal activists approved version: "Basanti, Kutton ke saamne nachna par inke saamne nahin" Original scene II Jai: "Jaake Gabbar se kehdena humne geedadon ke saamne khana daalna band kar diya hai" The Animal activists approved version: "Jaake Gabbar se Kehdena...
  • The film completed silver jubilee and we got nothing: Jagdeep August 10, 2010

    Jagdeep, who has acted in more than 300 films and portrayed various characters, is still identified as Soorma Bhopali by everyone when he goes for a walk on the streets of Yari Road, Versova. The actor reveals how his character was created by SalimJaved and some other revealing facts about...
  • Gabbar the first villain to be brand ambassador August 10, 2010

    Kailash Surendranath started his career at the age of 17. He directed the path breaking Liril launch ad followed by many. He is one of the leading and most reputed ad film makers in India for the last 30 years. He had directed the first 'mile sur mera tumhara'....
  • Amitabh Bachchan relives 'Sholay' August 7, 2010

    Its been 35 years and there is no doubt that anyone and everyone associated with the film will always have Sholay in their hearts. Right from day one to 35 years later, every cast and crew still remembers every detail about the movie and all the effort that went into...
  • Stars behind the camera of Sholay Part 2 July 31, 2010

    Its true there a many more people who were involved with Sholay who are not mentioned below. An actual account of a those who worked on the legendary movie would spill over pages. Nonetheless, continuing from yesterday, take a look at some more of the technicians working behind the camera...
  • Stars behind the camera of Sholay Part 1 July 30, 2010

    Everyone knows the actors in a film. Fame and celebrity status is a given when you have your face flashing on the screen and a million fans to your credit. But very often we tend to miss out the actual stars behind a film. Stars who always remain in the...
  • Ramesh Sippy's 'Sholay' remains the best July 28, 2010

    The fact that Sholay became the greatest hit of the century and went on to create new milestones for itself inspired many filmmakers to recreate the magic onscreen. However, what Ramesh Sippy could achieve, no other filmmaker could even come close. Can anyone ever match up to the charm of...
  • Little known facts about 'Sholay' July 16, 2010

    Ramesh Sippy's Sholay completes 35 years of its release in August. The film was released on August 15, 1975 at Minerva in Bombay. Read on to know little known facts about the Hindi cinema classic: Sholay's budget was only Rs 3 crore. Nobody wanted to watch Sholay at first and the theatres...
  • First look: Mohanlal in Sholay June 1, 2007

    We bring you an exclusive look at who steps into Sanjeev Kumar's shoes to play the Thakur in Ram Gopal Varma's Sholay. ...