Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Gulzar, Ranbir Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar and Sonakshi Sinha have come together to support 'HUM HAIN… Umeed-e-Kashmir' - a campaign to raise funds and awareness for flood-ravaged Kashmir.
President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday honoured cinematic talent from around the country at the 61st National Film Awards ceremony here. Veteran lyricist Gulzar was present to receive the coveted Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2013.
Veteran lyricist Gulzar received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest honour in cinema given annually by the Government of India for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema, here Saturday. The 77-year-old was overwhelmed and thanked a string of "gurus" and musical geniuses of the past and current generation for contributing to his success story.
From the time she sang `Ghar jayegi tar jayegi doliyaan chadh jayegi` for Gulzar in `Khushboo`, Asha Bhosle has shared a very special rapport with her Gulzar bhai who has been named for the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
He directed his last film in 1999, but acclaimed lyricist and filmmaker Gulzar says he is not missing directing movies as he involves himself with new age filmmakers, who he believes, offer viewers a better cinematic experience with their hands-on technological prowess.
Gulzar Friday lit the lamp to open the second edition of the Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF) here in Jammu and Kashmir Friday in the presence of other film icons, ministry dignitaries and officials.
Besides writing lyrics and screenplays, Gulzar has also penned several plays like ‘Kharashein’ and ‘Arey O Henry’, and says theatre is more interesting as you get "audiences` instant reaction" and have scope to "rectify mistakes".