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Music was the Genetic Code of RD Burman, a Trendsetter, an Iconic and Eclectic Composer

RD Burman was a musician with the difference, a trendsetter, an iconic, eclectic, composer, who was born with music and rhythm in his genes. A wizard, he could combine the Indian tunes with western instruments, funky sounds, and psychedelic vibes. Samina profiles the maverick musical genius, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Music […]

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Faraz Ansari: Will India respond to the Sisak of the LGBTQ Community?

Director Faraz Ansari’s Sisak is the first silent LGBTQ film of India that is not only creating waves at international film festivals but winning awards too; seven, so far. Not welcomed by the Indian masses, an undeterred Faraz aims to bag the National Award and hopefully see the ‘Sisak’ (Silent Sob) heard at the Oscars. […]

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Guru Dutt, Sanjeev Kumar and Bimal Roy, Three Great Film Personalities, Were Born This Week

Three great film personalities celebrate their birthdays this week. While Guru Dutt was a brilliant filmmaker, his personal life was a mess – possibly the tragic heroes he portrayed on the silver screen. His mysterious death due to an overdose of sleeping pills and alcohol, snatched a gifted filmmaker. Sanjeev Kumar shares his birthday with […]

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Karishma and Arjun Struggled to Carve a Place for themselves in Bollywood

Karishma Kapoor, a girl-child of the renowned Prithvi Kapoor family broke the family traditions, where women of the family do not act. She had drop school and become an actress to support her single mother and younger sister. Her mother, Babita, an actress, had divorced her husband. Arjun Kapoor, too had an unhappy childhood, following […]

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Haunting Melodies from the Dignified Royal Prince of Tripura, SD Burman

SD Burman, also known respectfully and endearingly, as Sachin Korta, came from the royal family of Tripura and was very dignified person. He took his work very seriously and would not take more than four films in a year. The Prince of Melody stole many hearts with his music. Samina profiles the great music director, […]

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Ashish Vidyarthi and Amrish Puri, well-known Villains, were Theatre Actors Initially

Two well-known villains, Ashish Vidyarthi, and Amrish Puri, celebrate their birthdays this week. Ashish graduated to cinema from theatre and TV. Despite winning several awards, he could not make his mark in the Bollywood but continues to rule in South Indian cinema. Amrish Puri too came into cinema from theatre. He made it big, both […]

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

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, who had been […]

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

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 a mesmerising effect […]

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

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 era of melody […]

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

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 the Face of […]

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