sulabh swatchh bharat

Saturday, 24-February-2018

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UNMATCHED BRILLIANCE

57 weeks ago
It is not often that some thespians render characters in films that stay evergreen. But there are also a select few characters that go beyond that and become part of our daily lives. Sukhilala from the all-time great film “Mother India”, directed by the late Mehboob Khan and released in 1957 is one such film. It has been more than half a century now, and yet the mean loan shark Sukhilala remains an integral part of our lives and conversations. Even today, villagers tease money lenders by addressing them as Sukhilala. It is ironic that many of those who use the name today are not even aware of its origin. Perhaps even...
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I AM JUST A NORMAL MAN

57 weeks ago
From his days of distressing addiction to the phase of deaddiction in the US, then meeting first wife Richa, going to jail and how he was humbled there, Sanjay Dutt bares all to Sulabh Swacch Bharat lifelong treasures First of all I would like to clearly say that I have put all the controversies of my life far behind me. But I don’t want to forget a few things intentionally, things which taught me the real lessons of life. Even today I look back and ponder over those moments. In 1971, I worked as a child artist in Papa’...
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MIX BAG FOR BOLLYWOOD

58 weeks ago
Although the year 2016 started with high hopes but overall it turned out to be disappointing one for Bollywood box office say trade gurus pointing on 150 movies as most of them were far behind the expectation. But each year brings a new hope and this year will also see ample of movies which invigorates scintilla of hope and fill the lacunae of last year.  Here comes a short assessment of the year 2017 upcoming movies with big names, stardom and to cap it all great expectations aligned with it. Dangal Dangal’s revelry doesn’t seem to die anytime soon. In the last month of 2016 th...
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THE GOLDEN ERA

58 weeks ago
Pran Magnanimous ‘Villain’ In real life, he was Sher Khan of ‘Zanjeer’, an apparent villain who had a truly golden heart Pran Kishan Sikand popularly known as Pran was a magnificent pillar of the film industry.  His demise made Bollywood shed tears, especially those who he helped in many ways. Some remembered his iconic v...
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BACK TO THE FUTURE

58 weeks ago
OH New Year is here and many of us are looking forward with aniticipatory feeling as to what will the year 2017 be like. So we all like to look at the newspapers and books having predictions for 2017 by some famous Astrologers like Bejan Daruwala or Tarot Readers like Maa Prem Usha and all. But in this world apart from the Human Astrologers there are some non human Predictors who are creating great waves. I dedicate this article on them. While enjoying a trip to Chowki Dhani in Rajasthan with my wife, I, out of curiosity, put myself in front of a Parrot Astrologer, I never believed in these things at that time. The green fe...
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Saiyami Kher “Pacing Up in Tinsel Town”

59 weeks ago
So what’s up next? These days I am busy in endorsement of my modelling. Have got some offers in movies but I am not in a hurry. Mirzya was far below my expectations but that does not disappoint me. However, you know that my name has come from Sanskrit word saiyyam and these days I am actually implementing it, thereby interacting less with the media too. But soon I will come up with something good. You wanted to be a sportsperson but how come you landed in the field of acting? You are right. Since childh...
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Billionaire Club

59 weeks ago
The Mumbai film industry has its own unusual ways. Box office collection, magic of stardom, film’s performance are the striking factors for the review. Here is an overview of the 365 days of the bollywood.  Forlorn hope with one big hit Wazir, Chalk and Duster, Airlift, Jugni, Kya Kool Hain Hum-3, Saala Khadoos, Mastizade, Sanam Teri Kasam were the films released in the first three months of the year but all led to disappointments. During this period more than a dozen movies were released.
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Trains in bollywood

60 weeks ago
Remember the song ‘Apni to har aah ek toofan hai, uparwala jaan kar bhi anjaan hai’ from Dev Anand’s famous mopvie ‘Kala Bazaar’? Actor Dev Sahab and actress Waheeda Rehman were travelling in the same train coach.  Dev Anand is sitting on the lower berth, while Waheeda is resting on the upper one. Dev Anand is actually worshiping god through his singing. At first, Waheeda thought Dev is singing to woo her, but later she realises his true intent and starts listening to his musings carefully. The film’s director Goldie, Dev’s brother, was quite an expert at filming song sequen...
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Interview: Amitabh Bachchan

60 weeks ago
“My fans’ image of me is the final word” Have you ever thought of taking retirement from acting? When I will be 75, my body will weaken and hence obviously my stamina will reduce, and then I will do selective work. But if the audiences want to make me to step down before that time, their wish will be my command.   I am told you have set up a huge library in your bungalow ‘Jalsa’? ...
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Interview: Anushka Sharma

69 weeks ago
Is there any set reason why you do films after a long gap? Not exactly. There is no set reason but the media is all too ready to make stories out of it, terming it as ‘come-back’. If you look back, there’s been no film from Shah Rukh Khan in one and a half to two years. After this break, which ever film of his releases will be described by the media as Shah Rukh making a ‘come back’. It’s so weird and funny. You must understand that actors are human beings too. They too feel like taking a break and resting a while, giving time for themselves and their families.  You will appreciate that doing a film is not easy, it dra...
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Namo App – 1 on 1 with Modi

69 weeks ago
September 17 was Seva Divas. It was Seva Divas because that is how Narendra Modi saw fit to celebrate his birthday, as a day of national service.  It was also the first time people high and low, came forward to celebrate, not in terms of crowding outside Lok Kalyan Marg but on social media aided by the NaMo app!. The NaMo app is not new, in fact it was launched last year but the new upgraded app is not only interactive, it offers a host of other features that seem to have become a hit with the folks on social media.  The upgraded app is courtesy Apple CEO, Tom Cook, who shared ideas with Modi on how to improve his app, during a recent visit.  The &lsq...