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Sanjeev Kumar, a Versatile Actor, who shined among the Stars

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Spread the love            Sanjeev Kumar was known for his perfect timing, for expressing an emotion honestly and was considered to be a complete actor. Samina profiles the actor, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. If there was an actor who had defined versatility in acting and had inspired writers to create a character, […]


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Actor-Politician Kirron Kher is a Style Diva with Grace and Elan

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Spread the love            Smriti profiles the stunning and graceful Kirron Kher, an actor-activist-politician. The style diva turns 62, later this week. Read more about her, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Kirron Kher is a popular actress, TV host and a politician. Her dimpled smile, long tresses, and beautiful traditional Indian sarees have […]


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Naushad got into the Soul of Music, Blending Classical, Folk and other Forms

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Spread the love            Samina profiles the musical genius of Naushad, a Lucknow lad, who created a niche for himself in Bollywood. Read more about him and his music, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Resonating music of Mughal-e-Aazam is so deeply embedded in our mind that it echoes and transforms us into an […]


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Four Geminis, Ekta Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty, Amisha Patel and Sonam Kapoor, Celebrate Birthdays this week

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Spread the love            Four Gemini film personalities, Ekta Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty, Amisha Patel and Sonam Kapoor, present an array of talent in Bollywood. They celebrate their birthdays between June and 9, this week. Smriti profiles the birthday girls in her regular column, exclusively in Different Truths.   Ekta Kapoor, the Queen of Soap Opera, Changed […]


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Bimal Roy Challenged the Taboos through his Cinema of Social Realism

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Spread the love            Samina, a movie buff, talks about the life and times of the celebrated filmmaker, Bimal Roy. His cinema of social realism challenged the taboos that gripped the society then. His films that are still relevant continue to inspire many filmmakers. Read more about him, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. […]


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Pankaj Kapoor, Paresh Rawal: Talented Actors, Celebrate Birthdays on May 29 & 30

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Spread the love            Two versatile actors, Pankaj Kapoor, remembered for the clumsy detective role, Karamchand, won three National Awards, celebrates his birthday on Monday, May 29. Paresh Rawal, an actor-politician, has his birthday on May 30. He is known for his roles as a villain and a comedian. Paresh has been in the eye of […]


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Guru Dutt: Songs Formed the Narrative of his Films

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Spread the love            In the second part of the three-part series in Guru Dutt, Samina expands on the theme of the songs as the narratives of the films of the master craftsmen. Here’s an eclectic piece, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. A master craftsmen as Guru Dutt had his own original style […]


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Balraj Sahni, Anushka Sharma and Satyajit Ray Celebrate Birthdays on May 1 and 2

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Spread the love            While Satyajit Ray, the God of Cinema, was born on May 2, Balraj Sahni, who lived the characters he portrayed with realism, shares his birthday with bubbly, bouncy Anushka Sharma, on May 1. The actress has shown acting prowess. Smriti profiles the three Bollywood birthdays this week, in her regular column, exclusively […]


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Balraj Sahni, An Activist Writer-Actor, believed a Good Actor is a Good Person

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Spread the love18          18SharesTwo films, Do Bigha Zamin and Garam Hawa, are enough to showcase the acting range of this versatile actor, Balraj Sahni. The pathos of the farmer entrapped in the zamindari system, and the dilemma of a Muslim, caught in the chaotic trauma of the partition of his country, struggling to prove his patriotism, […]


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…And I Wept for Vinod Khanna, my Teenage Crush!

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Spread the love           The images of Vinod Khanna haunted Samina throughout the day and by the end of the day, she felt a heart-wrenching pain. It was unbearable and she found tears rolling down her cheeks. Huddled in cars with cousins and friends, she remembered going to see films like Khoon Pasina, Hera Pheri, Amar Akbar […]


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