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Amit Kumar recreates golden era with new Bengali album


September 8th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) After a five-year hiatus, Amit Kumar, son of legendary singer Kishore Kumar, is back this Durga Puja with a nostalgia-evoking Bengali album titled "Phele Asha Din" ... Read more...

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Maharashtra’s ‘Lata Mangeshkar Award’ for composer Anandji


August 30th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) Renowned music director Anandji Shah, of the Kalyanji-Anandji duo, was Thursday named recipient of the Lata Mangeshkar Award of the Maharashtra government.Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan ... Read more...

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Are you an expensive surgeon, Rajesh Khanna asked (Lead, with correction in second para)


July 25th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) "I hope you are not a very expensive heart surgeon, I may need your services some day!"This was Rajesh Khanna's prayer to cardiac surgeon Mukesh ... Read more...

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Are you an expensive surgeon, Rajesh Khanna asked (With Image)


July 25th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) "I hope you are not a very expensive heart surgeon, I may need your services some day!"This was Rajesh Khanna's prayer to cardiologist Mukesh Hariawala ... Read more...

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Rajesh, Pancham and Kishore were a lethal combination: Anupam


June 29th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) Recalling the magic of Rajesh Khanna's films, actor Anupam Kher says that other than the superstar's charm, his teaming up with musical duo - composer ... Read more...

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‘Pancham drew inspiration from sounds made by beggars, shepherds’


June 28th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) Very few know that legendary music composer R.D. Burman, who is credited with revolutionising Indian film music by bledning classical and western scores, had even ... Read more...

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Asha remembers Pancham-da, breaks down (With Images)


June 27th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Singing legend Asha Bhosle broke down while shooting for special R.D. Burman episode for singing reality show "Indian Idol 6".In the episode, the contestants are ... Read more...

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Singers miss Pancham Da, say industry needed him now


June 26th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Singers Kumar Sanu, Sudesh Bhosle and Shailendra Singh remembered legendary composer R.D. Burman, whose 73rd birth anniversary falls on Wednesday, and said that the industry ... Read more...

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I know what the youth wants: Bappi Lahiri


December 21st, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 21 (IANS) Music director Bappi Lahiri has scored several chartbusters in his almost four decade-long Bollywood career. Be it "I am a disco dancer", "Boombai Nagariya" or ... Read more...

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Javed Akhtar in retrospect of Bollywood’s ‘Classic Legends’


November 26th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) 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 ... Read more...

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Ranbir, Deepika share amicable equation: Ayan Mukherjee


September 23rd, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) One wonders if bringing old flames Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone back on screen for Karan Johar's "Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani" was a tough nut ... Read more...

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‘Mere Brother Ki Dulhan’ flounders right through (IANS Hindi Film Review)


September 10th, 2011 - 2:14 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Mere Brother Ki Dulhan"; Starring: Imran Khan, Ali Zafar and Katrina Kaif;Written & Directed by: Ali Abbas Zafar; Rating: ***Somewhere in the vast spaces of mainstream Hindi cinema, the North ... Read more...

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New Bollywood hybrid music coming: Canadian composer


August 13th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 13 (IANS) The fusion of Bollywood and Canadian music is set to create a new genre of music, according to famous Indo-Canadian music producer Vikas Kohli whose concert ... Read more...

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Booking Bollywood: A new literary genre in making (With Images)


July 6th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Bollywood is coming alive in fine print. A spate of innovative books is not only documenting Indian moviedom for posterity but also throwing meaningful ... Read more...

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Lata Mangeshkar remembers R.D. Burman


June 27th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar Monday remembered the late R.D. Burman on his 72nd birth anniversary, recalling the first time she met the composer and the ... Read more...

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Bollywood remembers Panchamda on his 72nd birth anniversary (June 27 is R.D. Burman’s birth anniversary)


June 25th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) R.D. Burman was a musical genius whose experiments and innovativeness made him one of the most beloved musicians of his time. Remembering him on his ... Read more...

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‘Character dhila hai’ a copy of my song: Anu Malik


April 26th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Music composer Anu Malik alleges that Pritam Chakraborty has lifted the entire tune of his "Mohabaat naam hai kiska" from "Ajnabee" and used it in ... Read more...

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Return of the retro: Bollywood beats to remixed classics


April 14th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) A svelte Zeenat Aman swaying to the cult classic "Dum maro dum" in the 1971 film "Hare Rama Hare Krishna" is part of Bollywood ... Read more...

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Little-known ‘Pancham’: New biography tells endearing tales (With Image)


April 12th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) His hit songs flooded the box office; he was the quintessential romantic hero with heartaches, longings and beach-side philosophies. Yet celebrated musician-composer and song-writer Rahul ... Read more...

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‘Dum Maro Dum’ team wants Asha Bhosle for stage shows


March 29th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) A series of musical evenings entitled "Dum Maro Dum Nite" are being planned across Indian metros over the next two weeks and the team wants ... Read more...

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I am thrilled beyond comprehension: Usha Uthup (Interview)


January 25th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Singer Usha Uthup, who is one of the recipients of the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award, said she couldn't believe her ears when ... Read more...

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India pays tribute to Nepali stars in Mumbai


January 16th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 16 (IANS) India will celebrate its Republic Day here in a unique way this year, toasting maestros with Nepali roots who became legends in India such as ... Read more...

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Bollywood’s Obsession With Retro Beats In 2010


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Retro beats have certainly had a great comeback this year with many big banner movies having at least one popular track from the retro years albeit with contemporary touch ups to ... Read more...

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Bollywood swayed to retro beats this year (2010 in Retrospect)


December 19th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher Mumbai, Dec 19 (IANS) As years go by, the feel, approach and style of music gets more snazzy and trendy, but the charm of old Hindi songs always holds ... Read more...

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Saif to jam with Pritam for music awards


November 9th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan, whose love for music is not a secret, will don his rockstar avatar to perform at the Chevrolet Global Indian Music Awards (GIMA) ... Read more...

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Akshay Kumar set to turn DJ for retro night


October 9th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Oct 9 (IANS) It's finally happening. Akshay Kumar is all set to turn DJ at the the retro music-and-dance night at suburban retro club Polyster and ... Read more...

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Dev Benegal in short film judges panel at Mumbai film fest


October 8th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Dev Benegal of "English August" fame has been roped in to judge the entries in the short film section of the 12th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF), starting ... Read more...

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Wishes, blessings galore for Asha Bhosle on birthday


September 8th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Singing legend Asha Bhosle, who has sung over 12,000 songs in 18 languages, turned 77 Wednesday. And she was showered with greeting and blessings from many ... Read more...

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A song on her lips, a style of her own, Asha Bhosle turns 77 (Sep 8 is Asha Bhosle’s birthday)


September 7th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) She has sung more than 12,000 songs in 18 languages, been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan and is still raring to go. Singing legend Asha Bhosle ... Read more...

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Shammi, Asha share thoughts at screening of ‘Teesri Manzil’ in Mumbai


September 5th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
By Shaikh SharikMumbai, Sep 5 (ANI): Bollywood movie veterans Asha Parekh and Shammi Kapoor here shared their thoughts at the special screening of 1966 box office hit movie 'Teesri Manzil' here ... Read more...

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Bipasha To Shoot Her Fitness Video In Goa


August 30th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 30, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bipasha, will be spending a lot of time in Goa in the coming weeks. First she will shoot her fitness video on the beaches quickly before ... Read more...

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Words From Gulzar’s Poetic Reservoir Are As Fresh As Dew Drops


August 19th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 19, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Sampooran Singh Gulzar turns 75. Widely known as Gulzar saab, he is an all rounder – poet, writer, lyricist and filmmaker. The unparalleled wordsmith of Bollywood, ... Read more...

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Vidya Balan Loves Old Hindi Music


July 20th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 20, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Though the stunning southern beauty can essay any contemporary role with panache she loves coming home to some classic compositions by old school music maestros.Among Vidya ... Read more...

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Bipasha looks forward to Bong food in Kolkata (Movie Snippets)


July 19th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu is in her hometown Kolkata for the launch of a TV channel and says she is looking forward to savour Bengali delicacies. "In ... Read more...

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Veteran Saxophonist Manohari Singh Dies At 79


July 15th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 15, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Instrumentalists are one of the most important parts of the Bollywood music and film industry but most of them remain unrecognized throughout their lives. Saxophonist Manohari ... Read more...

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