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Remembering ‘Kishore Kumar’ on his death anniversary: His evergreen songs that will never fade away

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New Delhi, Oct 13: The legend of multi-talented artiste extraordinary actor, playback singer, director and producer Kishore Kumar, who died today 30 year ago, on October 13, 1987, refuses to fade away. Kishore Kumar was the one voice that gave musical meaning to every human emotion.

Kishore Kumar has entertained us through the decades. Through his antics as an actor, through his melodious voice as a singer and also through his melodies as a composer, Kishore never fails to impress.

He was married to some of the most prominent and gorgeous Bollywood actresses – Madhubala, Yogeeta Bali and Leena Chandavarkar. Kishore Kumar was the younger brother of legendary Bollywood actor Ashok Kumar and actor Anoop Kumar was his younger brother.
He had recorded his last song just a day before he died on October 13, 1987 at the age of 58.

One of the most versatile singers, Kishore Kumar has immortalised numerous film songs. Some of his successful flicks included- New Delhi (1957), Aasha (1957), Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958), Half Ticket (1962), and Padosan (1968). He had recorded his last song just a day before he died on October 13, 1987 at the age of 58.

In the 1970s and 1980s, Kumar sang for Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Dev Anand, Shashi Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Vinod Khanna, Dilip Kumar, Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, Rajini Kanth, Chunky Pandey, Kumar Gaurav, Govinda and Jackie Shroff.

Kishore Kumar won 8 Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer apart from 27 filmfare awards.

He was also given “Lata Mangeshkar Award” by the Madhya Pradesh government.

Moreover, the Madhya Pradesh Government initiated a new award called the “Kishore Kumar Award” for exceptional contributions to Hindi cinema. He had recorded his last song just a day before he died on October 13, 1987 at the age of 58.

On death anniversary of the legendary singer, here are some of his songs that will never grow old:

Mere Mehboob Qayamat Hogi

One of the early hits of Kishore da, the movie was one of the earliest science fiction films of Indian Cinema. Kishore played lead role as well, and music was composed by Laxmikanth-Pyarelal. Lyrics was penned by Anand Bakshi.

Ek Ladki Bhigi Bhagi Si 

The song was a huge hit and was from the film Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi. These days many new version of this classic song were made but the original is still the best.

Mere Dil Mein Aaj Kya Hai

One of the top rated romantic solos sung by Kishore Kumar, the song featured Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore. The song became so popular that it listed multiple times at Binaca Geetmala.

Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas Tum Rehti Ho

This evergreen classic was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji, and festured Rakhee Gulzar and Dharmendra. This popular roamantic song was penned by Rajendra Krishan. Over the years, the song’s popularity has only increased.

Tu Tu Hai Wohi Dil Ne Jisse Apna kaha

This melodious song from movie ‘Ye Wada Raha’ still rules in millions of heart. A celebrated duet composed by R.D Burman, Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar rendered their magical voice for Rishi Kapoor, Tina Munim and Poonam Dhillon for different versions of the song.

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Neeraj Vora reason behind my foray into comedy, says Akshay Kumar

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Mumbai, Dec 14: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar says he stepped into comedy genre because of late filmmaker and actor Neeraj Vora.

Taking to twitter Akshay on Thursday said Vora was a multi-talented man.

“One of the main reasons behind my foray into comedy, saddened to hear about the demise of Neeraj Vora a multi-talented man, writer, director, actor… A mini industry by himself, learnt so much from him. RIP,”he  tweeted.

Vora died here early on Thursday, months after being comatose, his family member said.

Akshay and Vora were seen together in films like “Awara Paagal Deewana”, “Deewane Huye Paagal”, “Ajnabee”, “Hera Pheri” and “Phir Hera Pheri”.

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Shahid Kapoor named Sexiest Asian Man in UK poll

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London, Dec 14: Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor has been named the ‘Sexiest Asian Man’ in a poll, dethroning singer Zayn Malik who has been winning the title for the past two years.

Shahid has topped Eastern Eye’s 2017 list of 50 Sexiest Asian Men in the world. Last year, he ranked seventh.

Expressing surprise, the “Udta Punjab” star dedicated the title to his fans who voted for him.

“I would like to thank everyone who voted for me. I am humbled by the desirable tag. I believe sexy is not only to do with the physical, but as much to do with the mental perspective on life. This one is for all those fans who have loved and supported me,” Shahid said in a statement.

Actor Hrithik Roshan ranked second for the third year in a row, with Zayn Malik falling to number three.

The highest placed TV star in the 14th edition of the long-running list is Vivian D’sena, who ranked fourth. Last year’s highest placed small screen star Ashish Sharma ranked fifth, while Fawad Khan is the highest placed Pakistani for the second year in a row in sixth.

The rest of the top 10 consists of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, actors Gurmeet Choudhary and Ranveer Singh, and the only sportsman in the list, the newly married Virat Kohli.

The highest ranking newcomer in the 2017 edition of the list is young actor Mohsin Khan, who has been delighting fans on hit serial “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai”.

The youngest in the list is 20-year-old singer and musician Danyal Zafar, who has entered the top 50 for the first time and is the younger brother of Pakistani superstar Ali Zafar.

The oldest in the list is once again 52-year-old Shah Rukh Khan.

Last week, Priyanka Chopra was named the Sexiest Asian Woman for the fifth time.

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‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ won’t release in Pakistan, censor board refuses clearance

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Islamabad, Dec 14: Bollywood’s much-anticipated spy thriller ”Tiger Zinda Hai” will not release in Pakistan as it has failed to obtain a clearance from the country’s Central Board of Film Censors.

The Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer is the sequel of thriller drama “Ek Tha Tiger”, which too hadn’t released in the country.

Pakistan’s Central Board of Film Censor (CBFC) Chairman Mobasher Hasan told The Express Tribune: “‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ has been refused the No-Objection Certificate (NOC), citing the same reason as the first instalment of the franchise.

“The image of Pakistan and its law enforcement agencies has been compromised.”

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and produced by Yash Raj Films (YRF), the movie is about two spies — one Indian and the other Pakistani. It is slated to release in India on December 22.

Sulaiman S. Lalani, Executive Director, Geo TV Network, which was geared up to distribute the movie, is disheartened.

“Our preferred option was that ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ should have been allowed for import, presented to censor board, and if any objectionable material was found against the interests of Pakistan/ Islam, exhibition of the film shouldn’t have been allowed then.

“In fact, if there was anything against the national interests of Pakistan in the film, we ourselves wouldn’t have sought the exhibition but this could have been done only after previewing of the film,” Lalani told news agency IANS over phone from Karachi on Wednesday.

He said they were verbally advised that Ministry of Information has decided not to issue NOC for import of “Tiger Zinda Hai” with “no reasons assigned”.

Lalani is expecting a written response from both parties on Thursday.

Given Salman’s fan following in Pakistan, there was a high-interest level in the movie.

“Pakistan loves Salman Khan. ‘Sultan’ was a mega blockbuster and minted approximately $3 million at the box office in Pakistan. His ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ was also loved by fans here,” Lalani said.

It’s a largely a story about humanity, ‘Tiger Zinda Hai” director Zafar told in an interview to IANS.

“The film is a very human story… it is not political at all. The idea is that when there is a fight between right and wrong, what is at stake is humanity. And there’s nothing bigger than humanity,” he said.

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