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Geeta Bali & Shammi Kapoor Love Story

There is something heartening and hopeful about a timeless love story. So here is my favourite real-life one of Hindi cinema’s golden couple Geeta Bali and Shammi Kapoor. They shared a love for nature and fell in love early 1955, around picturesque Ranikhet (close to Nainital) where they were shooting for a movie called Rangeen…… Continue reading Geeta Bali & Shammi Kapoor Love Story

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Actors · Short Takes

How Guru Dutt discovered Waheeda Rahman

Serendipity in the form of a buffalo helped Guru Dutt discover Waheeda Rehman. A driving accident with a buffalo cart badly damaged his car and Dutt was stranded in Hyderabad for three days with friend and working partner Abrar Alvi. Alvi narrates the story in Sathya Saran’s book, Ten Years with Guru Dutt: Abrar Alvi’s…… Continue reading How Guru Dutt discovered Waheeda Rahman

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