Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hema Malini in her 60s.

Hema Malini in her 60s.

Today is Hema Malini’s 60th birthday. Her admirers all over the country expect her to continue the good work which she had done for the last 40 years. When she initially joined bollywood films in the late 60s, her glamour stormed bollywood and she kept her mark opposite all the leading actors of that age.

She was sublime in her performance opposite Raj Kapoor in the film Sapno Ka Saudagar, in the late 60s, Shashi Kapoor in the film Abhinetri, Shammi Kapoor in the film Andaz, in the early 70s. At that time her acting potentiality was used to the limit by Director Ramesh Sippy. Hema Malini became indispensable in his films.

Her performance in the film Seeta Aur Geeta opposite Dharmender and Sanjeev Kumar and Sholay opposite Dharmender showed the viewers that her capability of adapting herself to different characters including soft, timid characters and aggressive urbanized roles had gave her a number one spot in the mid -70s. Her combination with Dharmender she married later on, is considered one of the legendary pairs of bollywood after Raj Kapoor Nargis, Dilip Kumar Vaijayantimala. All of their films became legendary hits including Burning Train, Dream Girl, Jugnu, Sholay, Raja Jani, etc.

Besides she was a brilliant dancer, and songs of notable films in the 70s, are remembered only for her extraordinary dance performances, including the song “jab tak hai jaan” in the film Sholay in 1975, “meethe bol bole” in Kinara, in 1978, “zindagi hai khel” in Seeta Aur Geeta, in 1972, to name a few. She was blessed with some outstanding songs of Lata, Suman Kalyanpur and other singers during her career including songs like “dil use do jo jaan dede”, “naam gum jayega”, “ek ladka mujhe kal raat”, etc.

The big achievement of Hema Malini lies in maintaining her glamour all through her career. She even impressed the viewers with her character performances in films like Baghban, opposite Big B. These days her daughter Esha Deol is performing in most of the recent films, even this time, Hema Malini has not retired or left the film arena. Article after article can be devoted on the Dream Girl.

Her admirers wish her a long life and capability of continuing her master performances in the years to come.

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