Off The Cuff with Gulzar

Updated: 20 October, 2021 12:21 pm IST

In the latest edition of ThePrint ‘Off the Cuff’, poet and lyricist Gulzar is in conversation with Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta. Gulzar speaks about his memoir ‘Actually…I Met Them’ where he has narrated his encounters and experiences of working with noted filmmakers, actors and musicians such as Satyajit Ray, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Suchitra Sen, Ritwik Ghatak, Pandit Ravi Shankar and others. The filmmaker-lyricist also spoke about ‘Bengali influence’ in his life and how politics has changed his writing over time. “It is the kind of madness that lives with a genius,” said Gulzar, while talking about musical stalwarts like Kishore Kumar and R.D. Burman.

Subscribe to our channels on YouTube & Telegram

Why news media is in crisis & How you can fix it

India needs free, fair, non-hyphenated and questioning journalism even more as it faces multiple crises.

But the news media is in a crisis of its own. There have been brutal layoffs and pay-cuts. The best of journalism is shrinking, yielding to crude prime-time spectacle.

ThePrint has the finest young reporters, columnists and editors working for it. Sustaining journalism of this quality needs smart and thinking people like you to pay for it. Whether you live in India or overseas, you can do it here.

Support Our Journalism