Saturday 20 July 2024

Boney Kapoor's critique on his own film, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja: "I knew we had drastically gone wrong..."


Above: Boney Kapoor (film producer), Sridevi (leading lady), Anil Kapoor (actor) and Satish Kaushik (film director) at the last schedule of Roop ki Rani... 
Below: Baba Azmi (cinematographer), Anil Kapoor, Satish Kaushik, Shekhar Kapur, Sridevi and Boney Kapoor at the first schedule of Roop ki Rani Choron Ka Raja.



Boney Kapoor, "I was sure that Roop ki Rani Choron Ka Raja would bomb even while it was being made, I knew we had gone drastically wrong. I actually wanted to shelve it. I told Anil that we were making another Razia Sultan. But nobody was ready to listen to me. They said that Amitabh Bachchan sent a truckload of flowers to Sridevi after seeing the rushes, every word of praise was repeated to me. Eventually, I got carried away. I became indulgent, and expenses mounted because I wanted to have one major highlight in every reel The result was a series of highlights, put together without a soul."
-- Filmfare, January 2000


Happy Cinema Lovers Day: Which is... basically everyday!

Happy Cinema Lovers Day: Which is... basically everyday! 

This Filmfare collage of super duper stars of Bollywood. 

Can you name them all? comment below. 



 

Sridevi, Jaya Prada and Smita Patil on the cover of Hindi tabloid Menaka

 

Sridevi, Jaya Prada and Smita Patil on the cover of Hindi tabloid Menaka 

Friday 19 July 2024

Sridevi in Balu Mahendra's Moondram Pirai



 

Sridevi in Balu Mahendra's Moondram Pirai 
Even the title cards made us nostalgic when we saw the film again after decades. 


Rare pic: Sridevi and Rishi Kapoor in Chandni (1989)


Rare pic: Sridevi and Rishi Kapoor in Chandni (1989)