It was 13th of April 2003 and I was with my childhood hero Shamsher Raj Kapoor - popularly known as Shammi Kapoor. It was my first meeting and I was thrilled. It was not a happy sight for me to see him on a wheel chair - the Junglee, Professor and the Prince of Hindi films - Shammi Kapoor, who made everyone dance on his songs. He was still a hero though - despite his prolonged illness, he was full of zest and life, and then he was the king of internet.
It was November 1993, I was very curious to meet Anand Bakshi who was so popular among masses, though, he was never on par with Sahir Ludhiyanvi, or Majrooh Sultanpuri, or Shailendra, or Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, or Kaifi Azmi. Yet through the 70s, 80s and 90s, Anand Bakshi was more popular than any other legend. From Achcha toh hum chalte hai... to Raina Beeti Jaaye... to films like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge to Pardes his range was amazing. So I began my tryst to bring this versatile poet on camera.
RD Burman: It was Dada (SD Burman) who from start to finish shaped my music. I was living with my naani in Calcutta and my father Dada Burman and mother Meera Burman were in Bombay. My father was trying to make his music career. First he tried in the 50s but got frustrated and came back to Calcutta. Later, he went to play another baazi with Guru Dutt’s film Baazi and he won. I was not good in studies, my hobbies were football and my mouth organ.
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Selecting a term
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