Free Press Journal
  • Was insecure about my film choices initially: Jimmy Sheirgill

    Mumbai, Actor Jimmy Sheirgill says he initially felt insecure about venturing into the territory of content-driven cinema but today he feels proud of his choices. Jimmy started his acting career with the critically-acclaimed film “Maachis,” directed by Gulzar. He was then seen in Aditya Chopra’s “Mohabbatein” alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan and went on to work in movies like “Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai”, “Dil Hai Tumhaara” and “Dil Vil

  • Raakhee Gulzar returns to acting after 15 years

    The ethereal Raakhee Gulzar who mesmerized her fans through the 1970s in classics such as Sharmilee, Kabhi Kabhie, Tapasya and Paroma is back on the screen, this time in a Bengali-Hindi bilingual directed by veteran Bangla director Gautam Haldar.

  • Meena Kumari death anniversary: We bring you some of her most epic shayaris

    Mumbai: One of the most talented actresses in Bollywood Meena Kumari’s death anniversary is being observed today. During her career spanning 30 years from childhood to her death, she stared in more than 90 films included Pakeezah, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, Mere Apne, Aarti, Baiju Bawra, Parineeta, Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai, Foot Path, Char Dil Char Rahen, Daera, Azaad, Miss Mary, Sharada, Dil Ek Mandir, Kaajal, Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan, Majhli

  • Gulzar pens debut novel in English on Partition

    Veteran lyricist Gulzar has come out with his debut novel in English which examines the status of refugees after the Partition. “Two” was originally written in Urdu, Gulzar’s medium of writing. But then, it included many words and phrases in Punjabi, Saraiki and other dialects spoken in that area of Punjab which became Pakistan after Partition. I belong to that area,” he says.

  • Gulzar Birthday Special: 10 of his best Bollywood dialogues

    Legendary writer, Poet, lyricist and director Gulzar turns 83 today. He is not only famous for his romantic song writing, but dialogues too. Some of his work will take you on an emotional high.

  • Happy Birthday Gulzar… here are 10 mesmerising songs of the Bollywood legend

    The Bollywood legend Gulzar saab’s turned 83 today. Ethreal poetry and Gulzar are synonyms. His words are magical. Gulzar saab presens a different side to every emotion, and brought new meaning to every situation through his poet and songs whether it is a romantic song or a sad songs.

  • If I was home, I’d definitely be voting: Priyanka Chopra

    Los Angeles: Actress Priyanka Chopra has said she would have exercised her right to vote in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections if she was in the country. The 34-year-old, who is currently filming the TV series “Quantico” in the US, took to Twitter urging fellow citizens to go out and do their bit.

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    Our guide to Jaipur Literature Festival 2017: Schedule, time and speaker list

    The much awaited annual literature festival –Jaipur Literature Festival –steps in its 10th year in 2017. The fest to celebrate its 10th anniversary has come up with a special theme ‘The Freedom to Dream: India at 70’ that focuses on 70 years of India as a democratic country. The festival over the years has seen eminent writers, authors and thinkers participating in the festival. The five-day fest will take place at Diggi Palace, Jaipur.

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    Another feather to Gulzar’s cap, to get Poet Laureate Award at Tata LitFest

    India’s greatest wordsmith, incredible storyteller and thought-provoking philosopher Gulzar sahab rule millions of hearts with his soulful poetry and lyrics. Receiver of Dada Saheb Phalke and Oscar awards, Gulzar’s cap holds innumerable feathers. And here’s another feather to his cap! Mumbai’s very own literary fest ‘Mumbai Literature Festival’ is all set to honour him with the Poet Laureate Award.

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    Check out your super guide to the Tata LitFest 2016

    Mumbai’s very own literary festival ‘Tata Literature Live’ is around the corner and over 130 celebrated writers and thinkers from over 30 countries will converge at the fest.

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    4 cool events you should look forward to this week in Mumbai

    Mumbai never fails to charm us. The city always keeps us entertaining with some cool events every week. But still we are super-excited for this week. Why? Well, the week has all things nice and a complete package to suit everyone’s interest! Read on to know more.

  • Gulzar dodges question on India-Pakistan tensions

    Mumbai: Lyricist-writer Gulzar at a music launch of a new animated film on Tuesday told the media to “be relevant to the occasion” when asked to comment on the ongoing tensions between India and Pakistan.

  • MIRZYA stories with Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra

    Awe struck by Gulzar’s screen play for MIRZYA, left Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra in a dilemma. “You know once the script was ready.. I mean the story script, the draft, not the screenplay, I was on floors with Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. In fact there was a time when I had to decide whether to make Bhaag Milkha Bhaag first or Mirzya, and I realised that I need to live with Mirzya much longer

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    7 things that make Powai’s PBWA durga puja so special

    Durga puja is not just a festival; it is an emotion for the Powai Bengali Welfare Association (PBWA). It is said that durga puja marks the victory of good over evil and is the perfect time to let the bad things slide. And this true meaning is perfectly mastered by the PBWA. Currently in its 11th year, the PBWA is celebrating the fest in true spirit from creating the largest pandal to organizing a

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    Gulzar Remembers R D Burman

    Lyricist Gulzar has pointed to a strange coincidence that ties his poetry to his much-missed pal Rahul Dev Burman’s compositions on the latter’s 77th birth anniversary. Says the poet-lyricist, “In one of Pancham’s (as the composer was known) most beloved songs, ‘Mera Kuch Saamaan Tumhare Paas Pada Hai’ in the movie Ijaazat, I had written ‘Ek Sau Solah Chaand Ki Raatein, Ek Tumhaare Kaandhe Ka Til’. Those 116 moonlit nights that I