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Smita Patil


Arthouse Days | Govind Nihalani's Aakrosh

December 05, 2019 7:53 am

Govind Nihalani's Aakrosh won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. The film stars Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri and Om Puri in pivotal roles.

Arthouse Days | Smita Patil’s Mirch Masala

November 14, 2019 8:37 am

Directed by Ketan Mehta, Mirch Masala released in 1987. The Smita Patil starrer won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.

Netsuke stories

May 11, 2019 9:46 am

Vignettes of a rarefied space of political power and celebrity from a seasoned journalist.

Mulk actor Prateik Babbar on his late mother Smita Patil: I miss her a lot

July 28, 2018 12:45 pm

Prateik is currently busy promoting his upcoming film Mulk, directed by Anubhav Sinha. In Mulk, he co-stars with Rishi Kapoor, Taapsee Pannu, Rajat Kapoor, Manoj Pahwa and Ashutosh Rana. It is slated to be released on August 3.

Smita Patil was a far better actor than me, says Rekha

December 17, 2017 4:55 pm

The first ever Smita Patil memorial award was given to Rekha for her contribution in the film industry. National award-winning actor Smita Patil passed away in 1986.

Prateik Babbar to celebrate Smita Patil's birth anniversary on the sets of Mulk

October 17, 2017 4:11 pm

Actor Smita Patil's son Prateik Babbar will celebrate his late mother's birthday by cutting a huge 10 kg cake on the sets of his upcoming film 'Mulk'. Talking about the preparations the actor said that he would also bring some red roses and white lilies as she loved flowers.

Shabana Azmi’s tweets about Cannes 1976 is a perfect throwback to the sweeter and simpler times of Bollywood

April 16, 2017 7:26 pm

Shabana Azmi's picture with Shyam Benegal and Smita Patil at the Cannes Film Festival 1976 reflects the time when the film industry was more about substance than glamour.

Amitabh Bachchan reminisces time spent with Smita Patil

April 30, 2016 2:14 pm

Amitabh Bachchan, has shared memories of his movie "Namak Halal" with the late Smita Patil during the shooting of the film.

Alia among actors treading Smita Patil's path: Mahesh Bhatt

April 10, 2016 5:35 pm

Mahesh Bhatt said he sees his daughter Alia Bhatt and many other actresses fitting into the shoes of Smita Patil.

Camera loved Smita Patil: Shyam Benegal

November 28, 2015 10:21 am

Shyam Benegal shared a great professional relationship with Smita Patil.


Rare photos of Smita Patil on her 64th birth anniversary

October 17, 2019 1:24 pm

In a relatively short career, Patil was seen in over 80 features. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 1985. On her 64th birth anniversary, here is a quick look at her rare photos.

Amitabh Bachchan, Shabana Azmi join Prateik to launch book on Smita Patil

October 18, 2015 11:56 am

Amitabh Bachchan, wife Jaya Bachchan and veteran actress Shabana Azmi launched Maithili Rao’s book Smita Patil: A Brief Incandescence, timed to coincide with Smita Patil’s 60th birth anniversary on Saturday (October 17).