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Features of 80s cinema and what work and what didn’t


Whoever said recycling is good, probably was not thinking about the 80s. Here’s why…

MUMBAI MIRROR (February 28, 2013)


The 80s were a peculiar decade for Hindi cinema. Think cheesy dialogues, OTT clothes and ear-splitting music. Think also shiny disco balls and glamour girls who bucked the trend in their chic sensibility

There is no running away from it though, and thanks to the retro wave that is sweeping through the box office, here’s looking at what we don’t mind to see more of from that era, and what is best forgotten.

TRASH IT – You could kill someone with the needle-point white shoes immortalised by Jeetendra. And when paired with his all-white bodyhugging ensemble, Jumping-Jack became the single-most important factor behind the boom in the whitening industry.

– Anything plastic is bad for the system – smiles, surgery and yes, jewellery. The decade’s fascination with hoops, squares and other geometric shaped accessories in colours to match the outfit, was hurtful for the eyes.

– Women embraced padded shoulders and puffed sleeves, and the men pulled theirs back to give them company. And we rolled up our eyes in dismay. Think Love 86, and you have a lesson on what-never-to-wear.

– Tota- maina, Tathaiya tathaiya… cheesy lyrics set to tune with screechy violins and moves that were a curious mix of break, disco and all things Bollywood. Jeetendra, Govinda, Mithun… their signature move was the knee-jerk reaction. Pun intended.

TREND IT – Bappi Lahiri – The godfather More >

Govinda completes 25 years in the film industry


As Govinda celebrates his silver jubilee in B-Town, he talks about his journey so far and what has kept him going

Upala KBR (BOMBAY TIMES; March 15, 2012)


Govinda has completed 25 years in Bollywood this year. He is looking fitter after losing 28 kgs (from a rather heavy 108 kgs) and has just started a new film called Avatar. The actor shares his experiences down the years, why he suddenly became a recluse, his political career and his relationship with Salman Khan, among other things.

So you’re making a comeback again, this time with Avatar. You’re looking fit too. Thank you. I have realised the importance of being fit and healthy. As for my comeback, after leaving politics I did Partner and Bhagam Bhag, and they did well. So for the first time, I decided to work with directors like Ravi Chopra and Mani Ratnam. Unfortunately, all my films got stuck at the same time.

Apparently it was during this time that you went into a depression and became a recluse. I don’t get depressed. I know that whatever God does is for my betterment. I stopped discussing my stalled films and started going out the way we do in politics — from door to door. I asked Pahlajji (Nihalani), who was starting Avatar, if he would sign me and he did. I am doing another film called Dhurandhar, and a third film that will be announced soon. With these films, I have started my career again.

Do you feel the film industry could have done more for you? No. I have knocked on several producers and directors’ More >

Mother of all reality spats


Yesteryear actress Farah Naaz slaps legal notice on TV channel for filming her secretly for a show about swapping moms

Bapu Deedwania (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 11, 2011)

Actress Farah Naaz, who reigned during the 80s and 90s, was in for a rude shock when a team from a reality show reached unannounced at her residence in Oshiwara on February 2 and allegedly began shooting her and her 14-year-old son without her permission.

The furious actress has sent a legal notice to the channel and the production house.

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The show is about contestants exchanging mothers, and how she fits into and adapts to her new family.

Farah, known for hits such as Naseeb Apna Apna and Love 86, lives with her son at Starship apartments in Oshiwara. In her legal notice a copy of which is available with Mumbai Mirror -Farah says that her privacy was invaded by the channel and the production house to boost the show’s TRP.

What has possibly complicated the matter is the fact- as brought out in the notice that one of the contestants is Vindoo Dara Singh, Farah’s ex-husband and father of her son. Singh is now married to Dina Unirovia, who is also participating in the show.

According to the format of the show Unirovia is required to take care of Tanaaz Irani’s children Zeus and Zianne and in turn Tanaaz is required to take care of Unirovia’s child.

Farah’s lawyer advocate Rizwan Siddiqui said that Farah and her son had never shown any interest to be part of this show More >

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