Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Shabana Azmi - cover girl

Age 32 - looking 19 - gorgeous Shabana Azmi on the cover of Filmfare magazine, Sept 1982
Just when you thought she had done it all - bang more incredible performances were pouring out of her. It was the year she was making Masoom - still one of our fav, understated performances. 

Monday, 29 July 2019

Rekha's perm...

Rekha's perm. Ok. it was a weird Barbara Streisand inspired moment...

Jeetendra and Rekha

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Rekha and Vinod Mehra

Rekha and Vinod Mehra over the years 


Rekha was 70s pin up of all pin ups in Bollywood 

Rekha's Western Super Diva inspiration

Rekha's Western Super Diva inspiration from Cher, Grace Jones, Diana Ross. She was camp before camp.

Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha in Silsila

Rekha in Umrao Jaan

Umrao Jaan, Rekha. Synonymous.

Rekha in Jaal

Rekha in Jaal.

Released in 1986, the film was a major success - with a leading lady getting top billing on the marquee.

At age 32, with over 100 films to her credit, Rekha was in fine form.

Kimi Katkar

Kimi Katkar was an ok actress - but she was a great interview back in the 80s

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Aishwarya Rai's epic year

1999 was Aishwarya Rai's breakthrough year. Though she made her debut years before (1997 in Iruvar) - and she was already famous beyond belief in 1993 when she became Miss World - with a double whammy of success movies Taal (L) and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (R) in 1999 - Rai ruled Bollywood. She also picked up a double Best Actress nomination for each respective film (and an unsurprising win for HDDCS!)

Plus the year she grinned her way through impressive advertising deals with Coca Cola - even though she was the first Pepsi gal (Hi i'm Sanju!) for the region. 

Update: PS: An ex classmate of Aishwarya Rai wrote this and we are not surprised:

"I studied for a year at Jaihind College, Mumbai, in the science stream. Aishwarya joined the college later, as she had initially joined KC College. Since KC College was quite close to my college, guys struck by her beauty in that college would come and stand at our college gates. She was strikingly beautiful even then. She would travel by train, and would board at Khar station. If we happened to be together, we would walk to college, which is a few minutes from Churchgate. Boys (and girls) would just stop to look at her in awe. She had a big group of friends and they would enter class at the last moment, and would always sit on the last bench. But they would sit in the first bench for the Physics lectures because we had a very strict teacher, and because Aishwarya wanted to impress the teacher. She was the apple of all the teachers’ eyes, especially the Physics lecturer who was the one to encourage her to appear in the college magazines, I think. She was very down-to-earth and good at her studies. Everyone called her the most beautiful girl in college and soon, she proved to be the most beautiful girl in the world.”

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Aishwarya Rai's brown eyed days

Aishwarya Rai on the sets of Kuch Na Kaho (L) and her photoshoot for another.

Taal (1999)

Aishwarya Rai in Taal - with co-stars Anil Kapoor and Akshay Khanna.

Saturday, 6 July 2019