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Krishna Raj Kapoor, wife of Raj Kapoor, dies at 87

Mumbai: Krishna Raj Kapoor, wife of legendary actor Raj Kapoor, passed away Monday due to cardiac arrest. She was 87. “My mother passed away at about 5 am today due to cardiac arrest… Old age was another factor. We are deeply saddened by her demise,” son Randhir said. In May 1946, Raj Kapoor married Krishna […]

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The iconic RK Studio built by Raj Kapoor is now up for sale

Mumbai: In what will be seen as symbolic as the end of an era, the famous RK Studio built from scratch by the legendary Raj Kapoor is now being sold. The decision to place the 2-acre studio located in Mumbai’s Chembur suburb was taken by the Kapoor family which includes Raj Kapoor’s wife Krishna Raj Kapoor, […]

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Raj Kapoor still rules Russian minds

Moscow: The first week of May saw Russians, their youth, in particular, connecting once again to the Raj Kapoor legacy and their love for Indian films. 102 Not Out, featuring Rishi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan, which released on 4 May in Moscow and other Russian cities, is doing better than its opening business in other parts of […]

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Respect Artistes, Bring Down Stars

Neither does the precedence of actors over singers in the Hindi film industry make eminent artistic sense nor is the nuisance value of some of these hams in the national interest; insulting artistes is not good commerce either The news of actor Salman Khan replacing a song of Arijit Singh by one of Rahat Fateh […]

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What TV Must Tell About Actors

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]ndian news television has never quite been able to tell an actor’s story. Just like a maker of Hindi commercial cinema, unable to handle romance or grief, breaks into a song-and-dance sequence, these news channels play clips of songs where the actors merely lip-synced with the lyrics rather than situations where they delivered prosaic lines, […]