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Yesteryear legendary actress, Zeenat Aman continues to shine in Bollywood with her graceful yet glamorous presence. At 71 years of age, she is setting new standards of beauty and grace as an actress, proving that she was born to be a diva. As the veteran actress has also made a grand Instagram debut, her recent post speaks volumes about her unfortunate love life.
Taking to her IG handle on March 18, 2023, Zeenat Aman shared a throwback picture of herself dating back to the muhurat ceremony of her iconic film, Shalimar. The actress in her younger days looked like a true diva. Revealing how she had seen the particular picture doing rounds on the internet and thus decided to decode its little history, the actress penned the caption as:
“Some Saturday glam to inspire your evening plans! I’ve seen this image of myself floating around on the Internet, and thought it would be good to add some context to it. The year was 1977, and the cast and crew of Krishna Shah’s Shalimar had gathered at the Turf Club in Mumbai for the film’s ‘mahurat’. It was a packed, high profile event and everyone was dressed to the nines.”
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In the same post, Zeenat further revealed some more interesting details dating back to the picture. The actress revealed that the outfit she donned in the picture was crafted by the eminent designer, Mani Rabadi, who based it on Zeenat’s designs. Revealing how the plunging neckline and sleek silhouette of her outfit turned many heads towards her, she mentioned:
“My glorious silver gown was created by renowned costume designer Mani Rabadi based on a design of my own making. Its plunging neckline and sleek silhouette certainly turned some heads. In fact, Mani literally sewed me into the gown to give it that exquisite fit.”
Going further in the caption, Zeenat penned some emotionally interesting lines, which conveyed how unfortunate she had been in finding true love in her personal life. In the latter half of the caption, Zeenat revealed how British actor, Rex Harrison complimented her in that outfit and said that such a beautiful girl like her should get married immediately. Recalling how those lines of compliments turned out to be completely ironic in her life, she mentioned:
“We had several international actors in attendance that day, including Gina Lollobrigida. She later backed out of the production, amongst swirling rumours that we had locked horns. British actor Rex Harrison wasn’t at the event, but he was in the film. One day on set, he told me - “ A beautiful girl like you should get married immediately”. I had a good laugh over that. And for the record, I think that’s a terrible reason to get married.”
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Interestingly, despite Zeenat Aman putting her best efforts into the film, Shalimar, it didn’t make the mark at the box office. Revealing how she dealt with the film’s failure and counted in only the learning and experience part of the making of the film, Zeenat ended her caption as:
“Shalimar didn’t quite dazzle the audience, but it was a thrilling adventure all the same. We shot the film in both English and Hindi, shooting each scene twice over.”
What do you think about Zeenat Aman’s throwback picture?
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Veteran actress, Zeenat Aman proved her ageless beauty as she turned the showstopper at Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai. Even at the age of 71, Zeenat can undoubtedly give a run to any B-town actress with her fashion statements. For the unversed, the iconic actress made her acting debut with the film, Hare Ram HareRead More