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Melody King Manna Day passes away at 94

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailManna Dey was in and out of hospital in the last five months for respiratory and renal problems. He died of cardiac arrest at 3:50 AM in Bangalore on 24th October 2013. He was 94. Dey sang more than 3,500 songs, including romantic ballads, intricate raga-based songs, Qawwalis and…

Pran: Some of the best roles of my life

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail Veteran Bollywood actor Pran, who made a mark for himself portraying strong negative and supporting roles, passed away at the age of 93 on Friday, 12 July 2013, after prolonged illness. Pran has been known for remarkable roles in Bollywood hits like Zanjeer, Don, Amar Akbar Anthony, Upkaar,…

Former UK Minister who loves Gandhi, Ganesh and Bollywood’s ‘Mother India’

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailBritain’s first black cabinet minister Paul Boateng was taught by Mrs Prakash when he was growing up in Ghana. He says while living in Africa he and his parents were inspired by Mahatma Gandhi. He grew up watching the classic Indian film ‘Mother India’ and he is fond of…

Adoor honoured in London by SACF

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailIndia’s legendary film maker Adoor Gopalakrishnan was honoured by UK’s South Asian Cinema Foundation. As one of the greatest exponent of Malayalam cinema Adoor has received India’s highest cinema award Dada Saheb Falke Award. At this occasion a book – ‘A Door to Adoor’ – celebrating his life and…

SACF London honours MS Sathyu

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailThe legendary director tells the inside story of the partition classic ‘Garm Hava’ London’s South Asian Cinema Foundation (SACF), recently honoured the veteran film director M. S. Sathyu for his contribution to Indian cinema and theatre. Sathyu was honoured for Creative Excellence for his film Garm Hava(1973). The partition of…

Saeed Jaffrey on divorce with Madhur, Gandhi and Chess Players

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailSaeed Jaffrey launches the History Talking.com Veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey travelled down the memory lane in an interview before an invited audience with the History Talking.com editor Vijay Rana. In his inimitable mimicry he talked about his early life and how Raj Kapoor and Satyajit Ray gave him some…

Dev Anand: My three love affairs

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailThe evergreen Bollywood Super Star shares some of his life’s secrets In an extensive interview with the NRIfm.com editor Vijay Rana the evergreen Bollywood star Dev Anand shares some of the secrets of his life. He talks about his first and failed love affair with the Bollywood beauty Suraiyya. “I…

Madhuri’s three ‘most favourite films’

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailBollywood actress Madhuri Dixit occupied number one slot during the ninetees and gave many super hit films in her illustrious career. Critics may differ about her best films. But in this interesting interview the Bollywood actress gives her verdict on what she considers to be her three ‘most favourite…

When Sunil Dutt said to Nargis: “I want to marry you”

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailIn this extraordinary interview while talking to Bhartendu Vimal, a journalist based in London, Bollywood actor Sunil Dutt opens his heart and talks about his early career, when as a shy young man he was terrified of talking to girls. He tells the story of how he proposed to…

Hrishikesh Mukherjee on his life and work

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailIn this rare interview Bollywood director Hrishikesh Mukherjee, who died on 27 August 2006, talks about his life and work. The interview was done at his home in Mumbai  by Lalit Mohan Joshi, the editor of South Asian Cinema Foundation, in 2000, soon after Hrishi Da got the Dada Saheb…

Johnny Walker: Secrets of the great comedian

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailJohnny Walker, the greatest Bollywood comedian died in Mumbai on 29th July 2003. NRIfm presents a rare interview with the comedian in which he shares the secrets of successful life with the London journalist Bhartendu Vimal. While remembering some of his memorable film the great comedian talks about his…

Pran: The Gentle Villain of Bollywood

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailVeteran Bollywood actor Pran, who made a mark for himself portraying strong negative and supporting roles, passed away at the age of 93 on Friday, 12 July 2013, after prolonged illness. Pran has been known for remarkable roles in Bollywood hits like Zanjeer, Don, Amar Akbar Anthony, Upkaar, Parichay…

Manna Day: The King of Melody dies at 94

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailManna Dey was in and out of hospital in the last five months for respiratory and renal problems. He died of cardiac arrest at 3:50 AM in Bangalore on 24th October 2013.  He was 94. Dey sang more than 3,500 songs, including romantic ballads, intricate raga-based songs, Qawwalis and…