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    Vinod Khanna

    Vinod Khanna

    Vinod Khanna was an Indian actor, film producer and politician. He was the recipient of two Filmfare awards. He was also an active politician and was the MP from the Gurdaspur constituency between 1998–2009 and 2014–2017.

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    Obituary: Rishi Kapoor, Master Of Reinvention
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    Obituary: Rishi Kapoor, Master Of Reinvention

    Three years later when his father, showman Raj Kapoor, launched him as a hero in teenybopper romance "Bobby", he was the hottest young star in town.For nearly three decades after that Rishi Kapoor was synonymous with romance, becoming Bollywood's face of mush as no other actor has managed to be.From the naive romantic of "Bobby" to the loverboy prankster of "Rafoo Chakkar" and "Khel Khel Mein", from being cast in the more classic backdrop of Bollywood romance in "Kabhi Kabhie" or "Laila Majnu", to the unconventional lover with grey shades in "Zehreela Insaan", it didn't take him long to establish himself as the king of masala mush.The romantic-musical star tag was important for Rishi, because he was out carving a niche in an era that primarily belonged to the Angry Young Man. Sure he did get on with the occasional guntotting antic or some good old-fashioned filmi dishoom-punch, but that wasn't his image.Yet, Rishi was quietly reorganising his image with his roles at least as much as the restrictive commercial Hindi cinema of the seventies and the eighties would let him.By the turn of the decade and into the eighties, it was abundantly clear that Rishi Kapoor would not fade away unlike most other chocolatebox heroes.Yet the multistarrer phase would pass, and by the late eighties it would be time for Rishi Kapoor to reinvent again.An era in Bollywood had changed with the millennium, medium of infotainment was changing and, just when people started saying that playing the heroine's dad was the first sign of an actor's end, Rishi Kapoor sprung his most glorious twin surprises.

    Moushumi Chatterjee: Nobody can be like him
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    Moushumi Chatterjee: Nobody can be like him

    Chintu has been my friend, co-star, director and neighbour.The last time we met was when my daughter Payal passed away.We had invited only select people from the industry because my daughter wanted it to be a private affair.But all my neighbours including Chintu came.I remember one day he came to the sets of "Aa Ab Laut Chalen" at 5 in the evening.He asked me if I hadn't made fish curry today?He replied he first wanted fish curry and rice and then he would think about tea and coffee!Such was Chintu, always a true admirer of good food!As a person, Chintu was very outspoken and he awalys told me I was like him.I remember when Vinod Khanna died, Rishi was very upset because not a lot of industry people turned up to attend his last rites.But look at the irony that Rishi passed away at such a time that even if people want to go, they cannot due to this lockdown.

    Fans get nostalgic as Chandini stars Rishi Kapoor, Sridevi, and Vinod Khanna unite in heaven
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    Fans get nostalgic as Chandini stars Rishi Kapoor, Sridevi, and Vinod Khanna unite in heaven

    The world today woke up to the tragic news about the sad demise of veteran actor Rishi Kapoor. The ...

    Shatrughan Sinha remembers Meena Kumari on her death anniversary
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    Shatrughan Sinha remembers Meena Kumari on her death anniversary

    Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Tuesday paid tribute to the 'Tragedy Queen' of Hindi cinema, Meena Kumari on the occasion of her 47th death anniversary.

    Bollywood is not my cup of tea: Muzaffar Ali
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    Bollywood is not my cup of tea: Muzaffar Ali

    Filmmaker Muzaffar Ali, credited for giving some critically acclaimed films including "Umrao Jaan", "Anjuman", "Gaman" and "Aagaman" feels that he does not fit in the scheme of things in contemporary Bollywood. "Though I still have a house in Mumbai and my son, Shaad Ali works in the industry, I dont think I would be very comfortable working there right now. The whole attitude and worshipping of icons, and they calling the shots just does not work for me. Not to mention, content is very strangely driven in that industry now," he told .

    Akshaye Khanna: Reading about myself makes me uncomfortable
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    Akshaye Khanna: Reading about myself makes me uncomfortable

    Akshaye Khanna doesn't like to be constantly written about or photographed, and barley reads stuff about himself. The actor says he doesn't want to lead his life under the spotlight, adding that reading about himself makes him uncomfortable.

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    'Pranaam': That '80s Show ( Review; Rating: **)

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    Sunny Deol Lok Sabha attendance unimpressive, skipped 28 days of Parliament
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    Sunny Deol Lok Sabha attendance unimpressive, skipped 28 days of Parliament

    Actor and Gurdaspur MP Sunny Deol failed to impress with his attendance record in the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha by not attending the house for 28 days.

    Priyanka Chaturvedi criticises Zaira Wasim for making Islam sound "intolerant to career choices"
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    Priyanka Chaturvedi criticises Zaira Wasim for making Islam sound "intolerant to career choices"

    'Dangal' fame Zaira Wasim's decision to quit Bollywood left several celebrities surprised. Some questioned her decision, others felt her choice should be respected.

    Vinod Khanna's brother Pramod roped in to play Salman's father in 'Dabangg 3'
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    Vinod Khanna's brother Pramod roped in to play Salman's father in 'Dabangg 3'

    Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha starrer 'Dabangg 3' today introduced the new cast member of the film.

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