Sunday, January 12, 2003
I live in the
present. The present is future.
sixty years ago, a teenaged boy left his native village in Gurdaspur for
Bombay to try his luck in Bollywood. That was after much persuasion by
his childhood friend, Satindra Singh, who later became a journalist and
retired as the Chief of Bureau, The Tribune, in 1986. Singh had
assured his friend that he would look after his family whilst he kept
his tryst with destiny in Bombay. Two years later, Singh’s friend got
the much-awaited break when he was signed for the lead role in Hum Ek
Hain. Dev Anand, the star, was born in 1945.
In the spotlight
Lisa’s Ray of
HER'S is a face that has
launched innumerable products. Born of a Polish father and a Bengali
mother, Lisa Ray was discovered at the age of 16 by Maureen Wadia of Gladrags
magazine. The Bombay Dyeing advertisement which presented Lisa in
nothing more than a towel, took the modelling business by storm, making
Lisa a much sought-after supermodel.