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Amitabh Bachchan’s Words To Shashi Kapoor Make You Cry.



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Bollywood lost one of the best things that could have happened to it. Veteran actor, Shashi Kapoor breathed his last early Monday evening. The entire Bollywood industry mourned the loss of one of the greatest actors of yesteryears.

Amitabh Bachchan was a dear and close friend of the departed actor and his loss touched him in ways which most would not be able to describe. Luckily for us, Big B is not just an amazing actor, but an amazing wordsmith as well! Here is what he wrote to express his sorrow. Read the whole letter here and let us take a moment of to remember a truly great man.

The First Impression

Standing elegantly without a care in the world, I saw him standing by a Mercedes Sports car, a convertible, a smart trimmed beard and moustache, adorning involuntarily, the face of this incredibly handsome man. It was a picture that filled almost an entire page of a magazine. Shashi Kapoor… son of Prithviraj Kapoor, younger brother to Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, making a debut in a forthcoming film, is what the caption read..

‘With Men Like Him Around, I Stood No Chance’

And I said to myself, as very uncertain thoughts raced through my mind of wanting to become a film actor, that, with men like him around, I stood no chance at all…

 Big B's First Encounter With Shashi Kapoor

1969, and those early years of efforts to join the Industry were also the times when there was a close proximity, to the area of an atmosphere, that swiveled around this most attractive man. On and off, common friends in the Industry, which I was just getting acquainted with, would introduce me to him at select social gatherings .. ” Shashi Kapoor !” was what one heard as he extended a warm soft hand out to you in the introduction ; that devastating smile complimenting the twinkle in his eyes. He needn’t have done so.

Everyone knew him. But this was his infectious humble self. When he spoke, there was a mischievous, gentle, almost inaudible, delicate, yodel, in his voice – most endearing and comforting to the one he was introduced to. The self introduction habit, was a gem. The one being introduced to was, quite obviously, prompted to say his or her name as well, when they heard his. It was a remarkable tool to come to know the other persons name .. and .. if and when there was to be another meeting after many forgettable years, the same technology was most helpful in remembering the other persons name, in case you had forgotten it .. !!

Big B Even Got His Barber To Copy Shashi Kapoor's Hairdo

Why He Couldn’t Get Himself To Visit Shashiji In Hospital He had been ailing ..

Somewhere he had let himself go after the passing away of his dear wife Jennifer .. I had visited him on occasion in Hospital during some of the times he had been hospitalized earlier .. but I never went to see him again .. I would never have .. I never ever wanted to see this beautiful friend and ‘samdhi’ in the state I saw him in the hospital .. …. and I did not today, when they informed me that he had gone …

The Final Words

The words of the ‘sher’ at the opening came to me minutes after Rumi Jafri, an eminent writer in our film industry, sent them to me on learning of his death .. “how long could I have preserved this exquisite and expensive book of life; the pages of the book were damaged ..” He fondly addressed me as ‘babbua’ .. and with him have gone many incredible unread chapters of his and my life .. .


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Remembering Five Iconic Kangana Ranaut Roles On Her Birthday!



Kangana Ranaut’s movies are always the right blend of strength, emotion and Bollywood drama. We love her no matter what role she plays. On her birthday, however, as she turns a year older and wiser, we take a look at five of her best movies which make her the undisputed Queen of Bollywood Today.

1. Fashion 

Known for breaking stereotypes, this Madhur Bhandarkar movie proved beyond doubt that Kangana can play any role she wants. With extreme ease, I might add. Addled with drugs, alcohol and all forms of substance abuse, Kangana won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress when she portrayed the role of a troubled supermodel in this movie.

2. Tanu Weds Manu 2 

The role of the brash, loud mouthed Tanu in this movie seemed to be written to describe Kangana’s character. Even though she messed up quite a lot throughout the movie, she won everyone over with her endearing nature and affectionate behaviour.

3. Once Upon A Time Mumbaii

Although her role in this movie was not a big one, Kangana impressed us all by playing the stunning Bollywood actress Rehana who was also the love interest of one of Mumbai’s most powerful and respected underworld criminal, Sultan Mirza.

4. Queen

Queen is perhaps Kangana’s most critically acclaimed movie to date. Playing the role of a small time girl, Rani, Kangana shows us love is not the end of everything nor is it the beginning of a happily ever after. A coming of age movie, Queen proves to us that life is about learning to be alone and then learning to be with another.

5. Life In A Metro 

Although this movie consisted of an ensemble cast, Kangana’s roles stood out the most. She plays the role of a secretary who is wronged by her married boss and the way she pulls of her role, one could only watch her performance in silent awe.

Kangana Ranaut has proved to us time and again that just because our life is riddled with controversies, performance needs to take a back seat. We, at mango Bollywood, like to wish her a very Happy Birthday and hope she has all she wants from life!


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102 Not Out First Look Out And It Is All Things Quirky!



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102 Not Out, the much awaited movie starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor, just dropped and it looks all things exciting.

The movie is going to see Amitabh playing the role of the 102 year old father, while Rishi Kapoor plays the role of the 75 year old son! Check out the poster here.

Based on a Gujarati play written by Saumya Joshi, 102 Not Out will also see Amitabh Bachchan sing a rap song for the very first time! Directed by Umesh Shukla, this movie is scheduled to hit the screens on 4 May, 2018.


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10 best Bollywood songs remakes.



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Although, Bollywood movies have been trying to add originality to their content, they still try to revisit the classical hits of days gone by. These old songs have a certain charm that keeps us listening to them time and again. Today, they have been remade to entertain the choices of the younger generation.

Here are the top 10 best Bollywood songs remakes.

1. Tamma Tamma again

2. Humma Humma

3. Tu Cheez Badi Hai

4. Laila Main Laila

5. Tan Tana Tan

6. Dheere Dheere Se

7. Hawa Hawai

8. Maine Tujhko Dekha

9. Aate Jaate

10. O Meri Mehebooba

So, guys these are the top 10 remakes of our old classic songs. Do comment and let us know what are your favourite songs.




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