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Known as the ‘Patriotic Hero’, Shri Manoj Kumar gave a new face to the film industry! Even after winning more than 10 Filmfare Awards and the esteemed Dadasaheb Phalke Award, his kind attitude remained consistent, which made him one of the most respected personalities in the country. He boasted of his father's teachings as his success mantra and inspired millions of minds to do the same. Read through and find out more about his journey to stardom!
It reminds me of something. When I was very young, I used to watch movies and used to see the hero dying. Surprisingly, the same actor reappeared in another movie as the hero! Following this, I asked my mother - "What do you call a person who can never die?" Those people are called angels, she replied. Since then, my young enthusiastic mind got inspired to become an angel, but that was only till the time I achieved maturity and got to know the real meaning of the term. I understood the fact that the so-called ‘angels’ were actors, and I wanted to be one of them.
This title of ‘Patriotic Hero’ is a big responsibility for me. I showcased all the teachings I learned from my father and the world loved it! However, my aim of producing movies dipped in patriotism was to reach the audience, and make them realise of the purity of the Indian soil.
Though the memories have faded out with time, but I still remember the University road and the Ridge Road which paved the way to Hindu College. I also remember my residence at Hudson Lane, Kingsway Camp.
I don't give myself the authority to judge the quality of Indian cinema. The directors and producers are well adapted to the industry and know exactly what to focus upon. I watch some movies and find them really well, whereas some are not too good. But that is my personal view and I can't rate the team behind.
Indian cinema has undergone a substantial change. Be it the concept, the production, the cinematography or the technology, everything has a new face now. But according to me, this change was very important because society has also changed over the years. With growing advancement in every field, the preferences of people have come a long way, and they should be entertained accordingly.
Delhi is a fine land to start up with your career in Bollywood. Though the city is growing on a steady pace, it will take some good time for the industry to flourish in the capital.
Mumbai has everything except the tricolour-mounted Red Fort. I'm also attached to Delhi because it’s where my family landed after the partition, and where I grew up.
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