ApunKaChoice.com
site  movies  celebs  music  news  showtimes  user  
Hello, Stranger Login | Sign up
ApunKaChoice » Article » Happy Birthday, Sushmita Sen and Zeenat Aman
 

Happy Birthday, Sushmita Sen and Zeenat Aman

Zeenat, Rehana, Sushmita - three clutter-breakers share Nov 19 b'day
By Subhash K. Jha (IANS)
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 14:01:12 GMT
 

Happy Birthday, Sushmita Sen and Zeenat Aman
Bollywood diva Sushmita Sen shares her birthday with Zeenat Aman and Rehana Sultan.

What's it about women born Nov 19 - the birth anniversary of former prime minister Indira Gandhi - that makes them clutter-breakers of extraordinary dimensions? Actresses Zeenat Aman, Rehana Sultan and Sushmita Sen are perfect examples - fiercely independent, they redefined the Hindi film heroine and ushered in a new-age post-feminist female protagonist, who could look after herself quite well.

Here's a list of the five roles from the trio that broke the mould, and how!

Zeenat Aman's five ground-breakers:

1. "Hare Rama Hare Krishna": Starting out your career as the heroine's sister? No way! Many leading ladies said no to the role of Dev Anand's hippy sister. Zeenat grabbed the part and added 'dum' to her career.

2. "Satyam Shivam Sundaram": With her face scarred and her body more exposed than any mainstream heroine dared, Zeenat romped across this epic film with a couldn't-care-less grace that most heroines only dream about.

3. "Manoranjan": Here, Zeenat played a full-blown streetwalker in Shammi Kapoor's directorial debut. She oozed oomph in the shortest of dresses.

4. "Pyaas": She played a sweeper, yes you heard right, in this film, directed by her discoverer O.P. Ralhan.

5. "Roti Kapada Aur Makaan": Another unconventional role where the heroine dumps her middle-class jobless boyfriend to marry wealth. Sharmila Tagore had refused the role.

Rehana Sultan's five ground-breakers

1. "Chetna": A prostitute who can't adjust to a life of a normal housewife. It couldn't get any bolder than that.

2. "Dastak": A Muslim housewife who moves into a home earlier occupied by a prostitute and must deal with leery men knocking on her door all day long. Even today, heroines who pride themselves on their unconventional choices, would shudder at the prospect of doing this one. It won her a National award.

3. "Prem Parbat": Playing a 20-year-old woman married to a 75-year-old man, Rehana was assigned the thankless role of a woman whose sexual needs were frankly addressed by the script. She rose to the occasion.

4. "Savera": Here's the thing. Rehana Sultan could play against conventions and get away with it. In this film, she plays a girl pregnant with her dead lover's child. She hides the pregnancy to the man chosen for her marriage, only to discover later that he's incapable of siring children. Can't get any bolder than that.

5. "Sajjo Rani": A prostitute's daughter looking to break away from the family profession. Finally, it was her bold eschewal of stereotypes that destroyed Rehana Sultan's career.

Sushmita Sen's five ground-breakers

1. "Sirf Tum": Imagine playing the other woman in a Sanjay Kapoor-Priya Gill love story! But Sushmita took the risk. She never cared about the length or the impact of her role.

2. "Biwi No 1": While Karisma Kapoor got into a sari, Sushmita again played the other woman, but with a certain elan.

3. "Chingaari": As a hard-hitting village prostitute, Sushmita tried hard to eradicate her chic and svelte personality. Full marks for trying.

4. "Samay: When Time Strikes": Another gritty unconventional part of a cop and a single mother tracking down a serial killer.

5. "Filhaal...": In this film, Sushmita played a surrogate mother to her onscreen best friend Tabu's baby.

Also Check Out: Sushmita Sen at Kolkata Film Festival
More on Celebrity Birthdays

Justin Bieber's Believe: You can’t have a normal life if you’re a superstar
 
Style Check: Aishwarya Rai, Nargis Fakhri and Lisa Haydon glam up amfAR India Gala
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Under pressure because Salman Khan compared me to Zeenat Aman: Jacqueline Fernandez
Under pressure because Salman Khan compared me to Zeenat Aman: Jacqueline Fernandez
Sushmita Sen signs her first Bengali film 'Nirbaak'
Sushmita Sen signs her first Bengali film 'Nirbaak'
Aishwarya Rai-Sushmita Sen likely to team up!
Aishwarya Rai-Sushmita Sen likely to team up!
I will get married and it will be a beautiful wedding: Sushmita Sen
I will get married and it will be a beautiful wedding: Sushmita Sen
Tags :
,
,
comments powered by Disqus


 
Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Poonam Pandey | Sherlyn Chopra | Alia Bhatt | New Hindi Movies

Photo Galleries 

Style Check: Jacqueline, Sonam, Aishwarya, Sonakshi among best-dressed this week

Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra at Goa Wedding Show 2014 presser

Abhishek Bachchan unveils Jaipur Pink Panthers jersey

Hrithik, Kangana, Shraddha, Rekha, Vidya at Priyanka Chopra’s belated birthday party

Salman Khan promotes ‘Kick’ on ‘Captain Tiao’

Akshay Kumar at 'Dare 2 Dance' presser

Must watch: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trailer is hot and intriguing

Akshay Kumar, Krushna Abhishek promote ‘Entertainment’ on ‘Badi Door Se Aaye Hai’
Wallpapers 

Entertainment Wallpapers

Kick Wallpapers

Raja Natwarlal Wallpapers

Priyanka Chopra Wallpapers

Amit Sahni Ki List Wallpapers

Katrina Kaif Wallpapers
Hot Celebrities 

Sonal Chauhan

Vidya Balan

Arjun Rampal
New Movies 

Kick

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Hate Story 2
Videos 

Salman Khan shakes a leg in the groovy ‘Kick’ song ‘Devil’

Salman Khan’s song ‘Hangover’ from movie ‘Kick’

Vengeful Shahid, lovestruck Shraddha in Haider trailer

‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ song ‘D Se Dance’

Surveen Chawla sizzles in bikini in 'Kabhi Aiyine Pe'

Alia Bhatt & Varun Dhawan get cozy in 'Samjhawan Unplugged'


Copyright © ApunKaChoice.com
ApunKaChoice.com : Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Bollywood Wallpapers
privacy policy
Partner Sites : Sports - CricketZone - IndiaExpress.com [ Mobiles Festivals Bikes Cars ] - CardWeaver

photo gallery - new movies - celebs - wallpapers - the celeb A-Z - News & Gossip - Music - Video - Hot Topics
Anushka Sharma - Katrina Kaif - Kareena Kapoor - Priyanka Chopra - Deepika Padukone - Sonakshi Sinha - Aishwarya Rai - Poonam Pandey - Sherlyn Chopra
Salman Khan ( Bigg Boss 6 ) - Shahrukh Khan - Shahid Kapoor - Hrithik Roshan - Aamir Khan - Ranbir Kapoor