Priyanka Chopra Reacts To Zeenat Aman's Post As She Recalls Playing Role Of Unapologetic Sex Worker

Zeenat Aman opened up about her experience of enacting the role of a 'sex worker' in the 1974 film, 'Manoranjan'. Soon, Priyanka Chopra reacted to the same.


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Priyanka Chopra Reacts To Zeenat Aman's Post As She Recalls Playing Role Of Unapologetic Sex Worker

Veteran actress, Zeenat Aman keeps revisiting her younger days and serving us with delightful insights from her experiences of working in various films and with multiple stars. Now, yet again, the actress walked down memory lane and talked about her role as a 'sex worker' in the 1974 film, Manoranjan. The film presented prostitution as a ‘fun’ activity without moralising. Although, it couldn't make huge at the box office, it had also gained the attention of numerous critics who talked about 'moral policing' post the release of the film.

Zeenat Aman recalls playing a 'sex worker' in Manoranjan

Zeenat Aman, who is known for her bold takes on many stereotyped topics, took to her Instagram handle, and shared a beautiful post talking about her role as a sex worker in Shammi Kapoor’s directorial debut film, Manoranjan. Zeenat was seen in the role of 'Nisha' in the film, who was unapologetic about her profession. She shared a couple of throwback photos from the movie, one of which also featured her alongside her co-star, Sanjeev Kumar. Sharing the photos, the actress wrote a long caption, which can be read as:

“If I’ve had a steady companion through my career, it’s been the moral police. And, my goodness, did they have a field day with this one! Manoranjan defied existing conventions. It was an adaptation of the fabulous 1963 American comedy ‘Irma Le Douce’, and it featured me in the starring role of Nisha. A sex worker with a sense of dignity, independence and humour. Filming Manoranjan was a ‘haste-haste, khelte-khelte’ affair. It was Shammi Kapoor’s directorial debut, had RD Burman in the role of music director, and Sanjeev Kumar as the leading man. The producer FC Mehra was a family friend. We shot the film entirely in studios in Mumbai, and it released in 1974.”

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Zeenat on why the 70s were the best time to be alive

In the same note, the actress mentioned that although the clothes worn by her character were flirtatious and sexy, she had fun enacting the character. It was because her character was sexually liberated, financially independent, and fully capable of locking horns with and turning down any man. In the end, Zeenat claimed the 70s were the best time to be alive. She mentioned that despite the moral police present at that time, the atmosphere of experimentation, freedom, and fashion was unmatchable. 

Priyanka Chopra reacts to Zeenat Aman's post on 'moral policing'

As soon as Zeenat Aman dropped the post, many A-listers alongside the netizens dropped heart-filled reactions to the same. Among them, one was Priyanka Chopra, who instantly reacted to the same. She talked along the same lines as Zeenat and mentioned that 'moral policing' is still prevalent in society and will continue to do so. She added:

“Moral police is still around and will continue to be around it seems! But you are beyond.”

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Many other celebrities talked about watching the film, Manoranjan in the comments section of Zeenat's post. Archana Puran Singh wrote a long note talking about her experience of watching the film for the first time. Meanwhile, Dhruv Somani commented, "Manoranjan is one of my favorites available on Amazon Prime to watch. Goya ke Chunanche was another very popular song from this film & yes must mention an ensemble supporting cast Fariyal, Dev Kumar, Paintal & Madan Puri." On the other hand, Tanuja Chandra wrote, "You look gorgeous- I’m going to go back and check these songs out. Don’t remember them and they sound amazing!"

What do you think about Zeenat Aman's post on 'moral policing' and the reactions to it? Let us know!

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