Sophia Naz's new book captures the story of her mother Shehnaz — a life of royalty, showbiz, crippling trauma
'Shehnaz' chronicles the life of a woman who survived domestic abuse, partition, familial estrangement, and what seemed like a glamorous life in Bombay long enough to live through love and companionship. The late yesteryear actress' daughter Sophia Naz speaks to Firstpost on how the book came about, tracing her mother’s history, and the emotional cost of putting it all together.
Feroz Abbas Khan, director of the musical Mughal-e-Azam, talks to Firstpost about his new musical Raunaq & Jassi which is inspired by Romeo and Juliet, his approach towards work and success, and constantly challenging himself.
Manish Malhotra on designing over 500 costumes for Mughal-E-Azam, as musical enters its third season
"The tricky part in Mughal-E-Aazam: The Musical was the costumes had to look grand but not so much that they overpower the actors," says Manish Malhotra.
At Film Heritage Foundation’s workshops, experts from across the globe aim to give new life to India's iconic works
The non-profit organisation Film Heritage Foundation, set up by Dungarpur in 2014, is dedicated to supporting the conservation, preservation and restoration of the moving image and to developing interdisciplinary programs to create awareness about the language of cinema.
Jahangir, as Salim titled himself upon his accession, had been emperor about six years when he married Nurjahan.
Bhushan is believed to have been thinking about a biopic on Madhubala's life ever since a wax statue was unveiled at Madame Tussauds museum in Delhi
Feroz Abbas Khan's play Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical is nothing short of an exhilarating experience — both for the eyes and the soul.
Mughal-E-Azam's bewitching journey: From K Asif's iconic film to Feroz Abbas Khan's Broadway-style musical
In 2016, noted playwright and filmmaker Feroz Abbas Khan decided to revisit K Asif's magnum opus Mughal-e-Azam — as a stage production
Madhubala was born with a ventricular septal defect, a hole in her heart. The condition was diagnosed in 1954 and there was no treatment for it. She passed away on 23 February, 1969, just nine days after her 36th birthday.
Bioscope: A Frivolous History of Bollywood takes a nostalgic look at Hindi cinema's music, iconic pairs
The book may have frivolous in its title, but it is written with fondness and contains several lesser-known facts about Bollywood | #FirstCulture
Adapting a film as revered and grand as Mughal-e-Azam is a bold choice, but one gets the feeling that the director did not change the elements of the story enough for it to be a truly engaging play | #FirstCulture
From Mahal to Mughal-e-Azam: A look at some of Madhubala's memorable roles in Indian cinema.
Feroz Abbas Khan to bring musical version of Mughal-e-Azam to Ahmedabad after shows in Delhi, Mumbai
Feroz Abbas Khan and his team, after conducting 96 shows in Delhi and Mumbai, will be presenting the musical version of Mughal-e-Azam in Ahmedabad
Fashion designer Manish Malhotra has bagged the Best Original Costume Design Award for Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical at the Broadway World India Awards
Amid Karni Sena's anti-Padmavati stance, a look at historical films that weren't censured for inaccuracy
There have been objections to historical inaccuracies in Hindi films in the past. But the opposition to Padmavati is unprecedented.
Madhur Brij says that Kareena Kapoor Khan has the same naughtiness that Madhubala used to.
Madhubala's wax statue, fashioned after her iconic Anarkali character was recently unveiled at Madame Tussauds Delhi. Her younger sister was present at the unveiling
Madhubhala will get her own 'Anarkali' themed wax statue at Madame Tussauds Delhi, joining the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan
Bahubali is mix of every great Indian film you can relate with — Sholay for its script and characters, Mughal-e-Azam for the sheer scale and magnitude and the audacity of the director.
Renowned sitar player Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan — the last survivor of the "Sitar Trinity" of India along with the late Pandit Ravi Shankar and Ustad Vilayat Khan — died in Mumbai on Wednesday after a brief illness, a family member said. He was 88.