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Musing 325:Veena and Iftekhar, Rafi 60

For a long time I believed that Iftekhar was Veena's brother. Why? Because a magazine article said so and a very reliable friend also said so. But when Shishir Krishna Sharma asked Veena if Iftekhar was her brother, she said no, he was not. What about my two independent sources? Turned out they were both from Indore, so they were not so independent. I apologized publicly for believing so.

Imagine my surprise when I saw the following item in the June 1946 issue of filmindia! It says clearly that the filmstar Veena is a sister of Shehzada Iftekhar! So, did Veena was actor Iftekhar's sister? You decide :)

Now you know! :)

Rafi 60

Musing 337: Another book published

I am happy to announce another book on Hindi films that I co-authored with Arunkumar Deshmukh.


Details can be found here

Forgotten Artists of Early Cinema and The Same Name Confusion

Now you know!

Musing 354: tabla, Rafi 74

Origins of tabla


Now you know!

Rafi 74