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Naseeruddin couldn't hold back tears at Cannes Manthan screening: I felt proud

Naseeruddin Shah remembered his Manthan co-stars Girish Karnad, Smita Patil and Amrish Puri. He called Smita “a dear friend of mine”.

(L) Naseeruddin Shah at Cannes Film Festival; actor in a still from Manthan.
Published on May 20, 2024 09:15 AM IST
Edited by Ananya Das

Cannes 2024: Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah attend Manthan screening

Cannes Film Festival: Prateik Patil Babbar, whose mother Smita Patil was also a part of the Shyam Benegal film, attended the screening.

Ratna Pathak Shah, Naseeruddin Shah and Prateik Babbar pose for the restored version of film
Published on May 18, 2024 08:13 PM IST
By | Edited by Santanu Das

Smita Patil-starrer Manthan will be screened on Friday at Cannes Film Festival

Manthan is the only Indian film to be selected under the Cannes Classic section of the festival in 2024. It stars Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, and others.

Smita Patil and Girish Karnad in a still from Manthan.
Updated on May 17, 2024 09:54 AM IST

India at Cannes: Kinnari Jain heads to the gala to support Smita Patil’s film

Mumbai-based fashion influencer and wardrobe consultant Kinnari Jain is excited to maker her debut at the Cannes international film festival.

Kinnari Jain will attend the screening of Manthan.
Published on May 15, 2024 04:12 PM IST

Prateik Babbar on mom late Smita Patil's film Manthan's screening at Cannes 2024

Actor Prateik Patil Babbar, who leaves today for the Cannes film festival, says he is a ‘proud son’ as late actor Smita Patil's Manthan will be screened there.

Prateik Patil Babbar is the son of late actor Smita Patil.
Published on May 15, 2024 11:20 AM IST

Benegal’s restored ‘Manthan’ set to be screened at Cannes

The restored version of veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal’s 1976 film “Manthan” will be screened at the upcoming edition of the Cannes Film Festival

Made at a budget of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10 lakh, Manthan was the first crowd funded Indian film. (HT Archive)
Updated on Apr 27, 2024 06:48 AM IST

Smita Patil: 5 essential performances of the trailblazing actor

On the birth anniversary of Smita Patil, take a look at 5 notable roles of one of the finest and most accomplished actors in the history of Indian cinema.

Smita Patil in stills from Bhumika, Mirch Masala and Chidambaram
Published on Oct 17, 2023 11:14 AM IST

When Smita Patil spoke about objectification of women, nudity in films

Smita Patil made her film debut with Charandas Chor (1975). Her notable roles include Manthan and Bhumika (1977), Aakrosh (1980), Chakra (1981), among others.

Smita Patil died at the age of 31.
Published on Oct 17, 2023 06:18 AM IST

Anupriya Goenka says Mukesh Bhatt told her: ‘Beti, you remind me of Smita Patil’

In an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times, Anupriya Goenka talks about her new show Sultan of Delhi, her career in showbiz and much more.

An exclusive interview with Anupriya Goenka.
Published on Oct 13, 2023 06:13 AM IST

Shweta Basu Prasad drew from Chameli's Kareena, Mandi's Smita to play sex worker

Shweta Basu Prasad shares how she took inspiration from memorable portrayals of sex workers in Bollywood by Kareena Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, and Smita Patil for her role in India Lockdown.

Shweta Basu Prasad shares how she took inspiration from portrayals of sex workers in Bollywood by Kareena Kapoor and Smita Patil for her role in India Lockdown.
Published on Nov 30, 2022 08:09 AM IST

Prateik Babbar dedicates his India Lockdown performance to mom Smita Patil

Prateik Babbar and Sai Tamhankar talk about playing migrant workers in India Lockdown and how Prateik’s performance is a tribute to mom Smita Patil.

 Pratek Babbar says he thought of mom Smita Patil every day on set while shooting India Lockdown.
Published on Nov 29, 2022 06:55 AM IST

When Mahesh Bhatt compared Alia Bhatt to Smita Patil: ‘Why shouldn’t I…'

Alia Bhatt has bagged the Smita Patil Memorial Award for best actor. Here's what Mahesh Bhatt once said about her similarities with Smita Patil.

Alia Bhatt receives the Smita Patil Memorial Award.
Updated on Sep 20, 2022 01:49 PM IST

Ratna Pathak Shah says Smita Patil, Shabana Azmi 'cried all the time' in films

Ratna Pathak Shah opened up on how comedy roles 'saved her life'. She said that in the 1970s-80s actors such as Smita Patil and Shabana Azmi would either cry or were ‘angry all the time' in their films.

Ratna Pathak Shah has spoken about Smita Patil and Shabana Azmi. 
Published on Jul 27, 2022 06:39 AM IST

Shabana Azmi on Shyam Benegal's plan to gather audience for Nishant at Cannes

Shabana Azmi shared a picture of herself and Smita Patil with Shyam Benegal at the Cannes Film Festival (1976). She also revealed Shyam's plan to gather an audience for their film Nishant.

Shabana Azmi with Smita Patil and Shyam Benegal.
Published on May 15, 2022 02:36 PM IST

Richa Chadha pays tribute to Smita Patil, Prateik Babbar reacts 

After dressing up as Meena Kumari, Richa Chadha has now shared her look as Smita Patil as part of her special photo shoot. 

Richa Chadha pays tribute to Smita Patil. 
Published on Mar 11, 2022 11:02 AM IST

Raj Babbar remembers Smita Patil on death anniversary: ‘She was a noble soul'

Raj Babbar has shared an old photo of his late wife Smita Patil on her death anniversary. He also penned a note for her. Check out his post here. 

Raj Babbar shared a note for Smita Patil.
Published on Dec 13, 2021 04:05 PM IST

Neena says 'Shabana, Smita, Deepti' got all the lead roles: 'We got nothing'

Neena Gupta has opened up on Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, and Deepti Naval being 'seen as the face of art-house cinema' but she was never considered a 'as a commercially viable actor'.

Neena Gupta launched her autobiography Sach Kahun Toh recently.(Instagram)
Published on Jun 23, 2021 05:34 PM IST

Prateik Babbar gets mother Smita Patil’s name inked ‘on his heart’, see photo

Prateik Babbar’s new tattoo is an ode to his mother, the late Smita Patil. Sharing a picture of it on Instagram, he said that he got her name inked ‘on (his) heart’.

Prateik Babbar got Smita Patil's name tattooed on his chest.
Published on Apr 28, 2021 08:17 AM IST

Prateik opens up about getting his life back on track after 'alcohol and drugs'

Actor Prateik Babbar has admitted that the road to recovery has been 'rocky', but that cleaning up after a well-publicised addiction to substances is something that he felt he had a responsibility to do, for his mother Smita Patil.

Prateik Babbar played the antagonist in Baaghi 2.
Published on Feb 11, 2021 12:05 PM IST

Prateik Babbar remembers Smita Patil on 34th death anniversary, calls her the ‘perfect mother, woman, role model’

Late Bollywood actor Smita Patil’s son Prateik Babbar has penned an emotional note on 34th anniversary of her death. He called her the perfect mother, woman and role model.

Smita Patil died 34 years ago due to childbirth complications.
Updated on Dec 13, 2020 11:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Alia Bhatt loves ‘stunning mommy’ Soni Razdan’s throwback pic, fans call her Keira Knightley, Audrey Hepburn

Soni Razdan raked in a tonne of compliments with her throwback post on Instagram. Alia Bhatt, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, Dia Mirza, Aahana Kumra and many others left heart emojis and called her gorgeous.

Soni Razdan has shared a throwback post.
Updated on Nov 19, 2020 01:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Raj Babbar shares gorgeous pic of late wife Smita Patil on her birthday: ‘Your influence has been so meaningful’

Raj Babbar shared a gorgeous picture of his late actor-wife Smita Patil on Instagram and wrote a beautiful message for her on her 65th birth anniversary on Saturday.

Saturday marks 65th birth anniversary of Smita Patil.
Published on Oct 17, 2020 05:21 PM IST

Suhana Khan grabs attention during MI vs KKR match, Bigg Boss 14 contestant Sara Gurpal calls her eviction ‘unfair’

From Suhana Khan being spotted at Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL match to evicted Bigg Boss 14 contestant Sara Gurpal sharing a video message for her fans, here are top entertainment news stories.

Here are top entertainment news stories.
Updated on Oct 17, 2020 10:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

When Smita Patil called Amitabh Bachchan in the middle of the night to check if he was ok: ‘Next day I had the Coolie accident’

Amitabh Bachchan had recalled once how Smita Patil had called him in the middle of the night to check if his health was okay. She had explained that she had a bad dream and was concerned.

Amitabh Bachchan and Smita Patil.
Updated on Oct 17, 2020 08:10 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Happy birthday Shabana Azmi: This is the life lesson Kaifi Azmi gave his talented daughter when she wanted to join films

Happy birthday Shabana Azmi: Daughter of noted Urdu writer Kaifi Azmi, Shabana over the years has shown her prowess as a consummate actor. She has straddled realistic as well as mainstream cinema with aplomb.

Happy birthday Shabana Azmi: The actor turns 70 today.
Updated on Sep 18, 2020 10:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Women’s Day 2020: How Bollywood’s feminism changed from male bashing to fighting patriarchy

On this International Women’s Day, we take a look at how Bollywood has portrayed feminism and women over the years.

While Rekha essayed a woman avenging herself in Khoon Bhari Maang, the recent Thappad has Taapsee Pannu play a woman who just wants to be happy and holds no grudges against the husband who wronged her.
Updated on Mar 08, 2020 08:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySweta Kaushal

Raj Babbar remembers wife Smita Patil on death anniversary: ‘Today decades ago, you went away silently’

Actor and politician Raj Babbar took to Twitter to remember his late wife Smita Patil on her death anniversary on Friday.

Smita Patil died in 1986 due to childbirth complications.(HT Photo/PTI)
Updated on Dec 14, 2019 10:23 AM IST
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Smita Patil birth anniversary: Prateik Babbar remembers late mother, quotes her ‘do not breathe, what people will think’. See pics

On the occasion of Smita Patil’s 64th birth anniversary, son and actor Prateik Babbar has shared an emotional post on Instagram.

Smita Patil died at the age of 31 in 1986.
Updated on Oct 17, 2019 03:11 PM IST
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Happy birthday Om Puri: His 10 movies that film lovers will remember forever

Happy birthday Om Puri: To celebrate late actor Om Puri’s birth anniversary, we bring you his 10 best roles of all time.

Happy Birthday Om Puri: Check out his 10 best movies.
Updated on Oct 18, 2019 12:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

HT Brunch Cover Story: Over the top and on point with Shyam Benegal

Art cinema vs commercial movies vs OTT: Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal, 84, draws distinctions, applauds the deserving and warns against the pitfalls

Benegal has just watched Article 15 and is pretty impressed by the new filmmakers(Prabhat Shetty)
Updated on Oct 11, 2019 08:46 PM IST
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