Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicMughal-e-Azam

Topic: Mughal-e-Azam

SubscriberWrites: ‘Zinda reh jaati hai yaad’ — how Dilip Kumar was a star onscreen and also off it

Deepesh Salgia pens an emotional tribute to the legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who passed away Wednesday.

Dilip Kumar was the First Khan of Bollywood, the Prince Salim of our hearts: Shobhaa De

In an era where movie stars in India have done 100 and more films in two decades, Dilip Kumar's 50 years in front of the camera saw him perform in just 65 films.

Why Dilip Kumar initially said ‘no’ to Mughal-e-Azam

In ‘Dilip Kumar: Peerless Icon Inspiring Generations’, Trinetra and Anshula Bajpai write that Sapru was first chosen to play Prince Salim, but the shooting got shelved due to Partition.

Bollywood is fascinated with Mughals — from Akbar to Saleem to Bahadur Shah Zafar

In ‘Bollygeek’, Diptakirti Chaudhuri puts together an extensive range of trivia on India’s film industry.

Mughal-e-Azam director K Asif’s own life was as star-crossed as the lovers in his tale

K. Asif was directing a film that would’ve been even grander than his 1960 magnum opus Mughal-e-Azam. But he died on 9 March 1971, and the film remained incomplete.

Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, the ‘Tansen’ who demanded & got Rs 25,000 per song for Mughal-e-Azam

On his 51st death anniversary, ThePrint traces the journey of classical vocal legend Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, who took the Patiala gharana to new heights.

Remembering Madhubala, film screen legend who was ‘story of India’ and wanted ‘to live’

On her 50th death anniversary, ThePrint takes a look at the iconic actor's career who was more than just a figure of loss.

On Camera

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.