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Sanjeev Kumar: In Memoriam

A set of essays by the great actor's relatives and associates offers interesting anecdotes about the man but not enough about his craft

Sanjeev Kumar: The Actor We All Loved
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Sanjeev Kumar: The Actor We All Loved

Vanita Kohli-Khandekar
Gulzar’s 'Angoor' (1982) is based on William Shakespeare’s 'The Comedy of Errors'. It has two Sanjeev Kumars and two Deven Vermas. As a kid I remember laughing a lot at the situations that arise as these two sets of separated twins get mixed up in their adult avatars. It was truly funny. What is not funny is getting a second Sanjeev Kumar book seven months after a somewhat disappointing first one. An Actor’s Actor, Kumar’s authorised biography by film writer Hanif Zaveri and lawyer Sumant Batra that came out earlier in January was a well-intentioned chronicle of his life, but

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First Published: Aug 19 2022 | 9:24 PM IST

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