Female Sirens and Male Egos
But less interesting, of course
Hehe…I read this in the papers today. When Dilip Kumar was campaigning for Indira Gandhi in 1977(I think), he raised the naara “
I have always been a Sharmila Tagore person. She is, and always has been, too cool. Apart from the whole wearing-bikini and marrying-Pataudi deal, she was just so elegant. She even made the sad role of being Rajesh Khanna’s lover seem poignant and thought provoking. But above all, she was Hot. She Rocks with Shammi Kapoor, like no one does. Plus, she’s Bengali…The only thing I ever wanted in a film, was to have her in Amar Akbar Anthony…but ah well. Shed have been too old.
The kind of films I like seeing, have Hindi film heroines who always seem let you down. Of course, I haven’t seen too many arty or serious films, so I wouldn’t know about those. Asha Parekh was…hardly worth remembering. Jaya Bhaduri looked nice in Parichay, and Mili and suchlike, then something catastrophic happened, and she became Mrs. Bachchan, and she has looked scary ever since. After you have seen Khoon Bhari Maang n number of times, as I have, you will stop looking at Rekha as an actress, and just remember her as a nightmare. Hema Malini was wayyyyy too loud, and Rakhee was too eurgh. There’s this gap period-on the negative axis, there’s the lovely Sharmila Tagore and Wahida Rehman, on the positive axis is the gorgeous Parveen Babi and Zeenat Aman and the younger ones, and a depressing void in between. Maybe if we had had more hot babes then, women’s rights would be better off now….