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Sachin Bhowmick, the man behind the gripping storylines of Krrish to Karan Arjun to Karz, breathed his last on Tuesday afternoon
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 13, 2011)
After 50 glorious years of penning gripping storylines for Bollywood, Sachin Bhowmick, passed away on Tuesday afternoon after a prolonged illness.
His family cremated him at the Shivaji Park crematorium around 4 pm. As for the people he had worked with over the last half century, hardly anybody was present to bid a final goodbye.Jagdish Aurangabadkar
Infact, very few people in the industry knew about his demise. Shammi Kapoor who worked with him in numerous hits, was unaware of the writer passing away, “It is extremely sad and I am shocked by your phone call. I met him a couple of months back during a special screening of An Evening in Paris.
He had a great mind and a special art of giving you a wonderful screenplay by joining little pieces together. One thing that I would never forget was the way he would speak Hindi with a Bengali accent. We would never understand and would request him to switch to English.”
Bhowmick started his career as a writer in Bollywood in 1958 with Nargis and Balraj Sahni starrer Lajwanti. In the 1960’s, his stories and screenplays became synonymous with success. Sachin churned out hits like Anuradha (1961), Ziddi (1964), Ayee Milan Ki Bela (1964), Majboor (1964), Love In Tokyo (1966), An Evening In Paris (1967), Brahmchari (1968) and More >
Ravi Tandon’s neighbours are livid about an allegedly illegal extension that he carried out inside Tandon House five years ago. It’s proving to be quite an irritant now that Mr Tandon wants to sell his property
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 27, 2010) Raveena Tandon
Tandon House in Juhu is up for sale. Its owner, Raveena Tandon’s father, Ravi Tandon, is sending out feelers to potential buyers. But Nippon Society, the compound of which houses the sprawling Tandon House, is not permitting Ravi Tandon to carry out any deal, alleging that five years Tandon illegally extended the premises of Tandon House to enjoy a larger area.
Nippon Society went to the BMC then, but nothing came of it. But later, when Ravi Tandon tried to register Tandon House in his daughter’s name, Nippon Society filed a court case challenging the illegal construction. Chairman of the society, M S Luthra, confirmed this by saying, “Whenever we asked Mr Tandon what work was going on inside his house, he kept telling us that some repair job is in progress. Eventually, we filed a case.”
When contacted, Mr Tandon said, “Leave me alone. This is a minor thing. And I don’t want to discuss it.”
Secretary of Nippon Society, R C Sharma, did not deny the story, “The matter is under subjudice. The property has not been transferred to Raveena’s name. The bills are still being issued in Ravi Tandon’s name. We have appealed in the court against the registrar. We did More >
Macmohan, the character actor, who shot to fame as the gun-toting Sambha in Ramesh Sippy’s classic Sholay (1975) passed away yesterday in Andheri after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was 71.
Macmohan, whose real name is Mohan Makhijani, is survived by his wife Mini, daughters Manjari and Vinati and son Vikrant. He had been suffering for a long time with a tumour in his right lung.
The famed character artiste had come to Mumbai to make it as a cricketer, but chanced upon theatre, thus moving on to Bollywood. With the silver screen, there was no looking back.Macmohan
With a background in theatre, and filmy thespian training from the Filmalaya School of Acting, he became the staple for the dishum-dishum era of Hindi films. He was also the maternal uncle of actress Raveena Tandon.
Macmohan, who started his career with the film Haqeeqat in 1964, acted in over 190 films in a career spanning 46 years. Some of his films included Don, Sholay, Karz, Satte Pe Satta, Zanjeer, Rafoo Chakkar, Shaan and Khoon Pasina. His last film was Journey Bombay To Goa: Laughter Unlimited.
Majboor (1974) was the film closest to his heart, where he played a villain opposite Amitabh Bachchan. He had a complete a makeover, changed his look, voice and dialogue delivery.
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By Sunandan Lele (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 28, 2009)Lata Mangeshkar, who turns 80 today, tells Subhash K Jha about her journey • How do you define the journey?
I feel God has sent me to earth to sing. I started singing when I was five, but I don’t think I’ve worked as hard as many other people.
• Why do you say you that?
After 1947 when I started playback singing, the work never stopped. Before that it wasn’t easy. I used to travel by train from Grant Road to Malad and then save money by walking instead of taking a tonga to the recording studios. I thereby saved 50 paise to Re 1 which I used to buy vegetables for my family. I was the sole bread-earner after our father passed away.
• That must have been really tough on an adolescent girl.
I missed out on my childhood. I had to work hard, but I was immediately given a place in playback. One of the earliest composers to support me was Master Ghulam Haider. When he was told that my voice wouldn’t suit the heroine in a Dilip Kumar saab starrer Shaheed, he gave me songs in Majboor. Then other composers like Anil Biswasji, Khemchand Prakashji and Naushad saab came forward to sign me. From 1947 onwards there was no looking back.
• There has never been a rough patch in your 65-year-long career?
I’m blessed. Nowadays I’ve almost stopped singing film songs but I enjoy singing and I continue to do the work I’m comfortable with like the recent Hamuman Chalisa and my forthcoming project with my brother. When More >