She played a poet’s admirer, a married woman who falls in love with a tourist guide, a courtesan who brings a change of heart in a dacoit and a devoted nurse who succumbs to mental illness while trying to cure two mentally ill patients.
The golden girl of the vintage era of Indian cinema, Waheeda Rehman in her career of over 50 years represented almost all shades of a woman’s character in her films. The magic that she created on the silver screen had the spell lingering in the minds of her fans for long. As Indian cinema turns 100, it is only fair that the retrospective journey be travelled through the memories of an actor who is the true witness to, and, participant, in the epic making of Hindi feature films.
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