Posts tagged B R Ishara
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 17, 2012)
Rehana Sultan is facing the camera after 28 years. She plays Chitrangda Singh’s feisty mother in Sudhir Mishra’s next Inkaar.
Speaking about her comeback to Mirror, Rehana who was last seen in Vijay Anand’s Hum Rahen Na Hum in 1984 said, “I never thought about returning to movies . I was very content in my domestic world. Then things changed (her husband B R Ishara passed away). Now I again feel the urge to work. Sudhir offered me a role when Ishaara saab was critically ill. Ashoke Pandit helped me get in touch with Sudhir. Maybe Sudhir felt I needed the work because it was reported that my husband and I were not doing too well financially.”
Bharati Dubey | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; August 6, 2012)
Mumbai: A fortnight after filmmaker B R Ishara passed away, his wife Rehana Sultan is looking out for a job. The award-winning filmmaker who gave away most of his earnings, was in his last days treated at hospitals with donations from the film fraternity. “It is like being thrown from a river into the ocean, and I don’t know how to swim. I don’t know what I will do without him. The last one year kept me busy, running from one hospital to the other, hoping he’ll get better,” says the former actress, dressed in white Lucknowi kurta-chudidar.
She had done up the modest two-bedroom house in white. B R Ishara, known as the man with a big heart in the industry, earned a lot of money, but didn’t really save. His medical expenses during his illness had to be pooled in by friends and various film associations. Rehana recalls, “Not that he did not earn money or valued it, but the fact is he did not save money. He had this habit of sending money to me through his office boy. I didn’t approve of it as it seemed as though he was paying a salary to me. But he would say that I do this because I don’t know by the end of the day if I will have any money left with me.’’
Rehana feels she needs to get back to work. “I am open to working in both films and TV. I need to work and acting is what I know,” she says. Rehana recently did a small part in Sudhir Mishra’s film Power Play. She said, “After my husband fell ill I knew he would get More >
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 21, 2012)
Senior filmmaker and FWICE (Federation of Western India Cine Employees) Vice President B R Ishara has been admitted to Juhu’s Criticare Hospital. It is learnt the filmmaker, who suffered a paralytic stroke last year, has been diagnosed with tuberculosis.
His wife Rehana Sultan confirmed the news and added, “Not so long ago, he was undergoing physiotherapy and now he has other health issues.”
Unfortunately, he is not in a good financial position either. FWICE President Dharmesh Tiwari said, “Ishara needs financial aid. Last time, FWICE helped him clear his bill at Kokilaben Dhirubai Ambani Hospital, where he was admitted. This time too, we will try our best. He is a very senior member of our Federation, and we love and respect him a lot.”
The last time round, Danny Denzongpa and the writers’ and directors’ associations of the industry had contributed to help Ishara pay his hospital bills.
The filmmaker suffered a stroke at the directors’ association meeting and was rushed to the Ambani Hospital
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 12, 2011)
The vice president of the federation of the industry and renowned filmmaker, B R Ishara, suffered a major paralytic attack during a directors’ association meeting in Andheri, on Thursday.
The filmmaker, who suffered a stroke on his left side, was immediately rushed to the Ambani Hospital by fellow members Ashoke Pandit, Sudhakar Sharma and Vinta Nanda.
When contacted, his wife Rehana Sultan said, “We are in the hospital now and the doctors are doing some tests on him. I will be able to tell you the exact situation only after some time. We can just hope for the best, but at the moment I can’t say anything.”
Ashoke Pandit told Mumbai Mirror, “We are concerned about him as he is a senior member of the industry and we want to be with him in his hour of crisis. We were at the Andheri office of our association, when this unfortunate incident happened.”
Fellow member, Vinta Nanda gave us an account of the unfortunate incident. She explained, “He was completely fine, when we started the meeting and we were having various discussions on various issues in the industry. Suddenly, he felt that he needed to have some sugar and after having two spoons as well, he was not looking fine.
I was sitting with K D Shorey. Both of us felt that Ishara was not fine, but before we could react, he collapsed. He was then taken to the hospital More >