Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Waheeda Rehman – Dancing Queen turns 77

Waheeda Rehman, the yesteryear actress is an epitome of beauty. In fact star of millennium Amitabh Bachchan adores her as the most beautiful women in Bollywood. Hence Hindi film lyricist and Urdu poet Shakeel Badayuni has exceptionally written the song praising her eternal beauty in the song…. Chaudahavin Ka Chaand Ho, Ya Aafataab Ho, Jo Bhi Ho Tum, Khuda Ki Qasam, Laajavaab Ho…

February 3, marks the birthday of Waheeda Rehman; Raaga.Com wishes her many birthday greetings.

Waheeda Rehman was born and brought up in Andhra Pradesh, and is a Telugu Muslim. Waheeda began her film career with a Telugu film. It was one of her dance sequences in a Telugu movie Rojulu Marayi (1955) that caught the attention of genius Guru Dutt. Down South she had the prestigious of doing many films in Telugu and Tamil and worked with greats like MG Ramachandran, Gemini Ganeshan, and N T Rama Rao.

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Besides being gifted with stunning beauty Waheeda Rehman’s biggest asset was her dancing talent. Filmmakers exploited her dancing abilities to the hilt. Remember her dance number from films like ROOP KI RANI CHORON KA RAJA, MUJHE JEENE DO, EK PHOOL CHAAR KAANTE, TEESARI KASAM, BAAT EK RAAT KI or PREM PUJARI but one movie that explored her dancing potential and gave her scope to prove her talent was Vijay Anand directed and Dev Anand produced film GUIDE (1965)

Remember its hit dance numbers Piya tose naina laage re … and Mose chhal kiye jaaye… Though Waheeda was excellent in both these songs yet dance critics believe Piya tose naina laage re… was a very challenging number. Reason being it was about 8 minute marathon dance song with Waheeda wooing the film buffs in different dance forms and different costumes for diverse themes like Diwali, Holi; at sunrise and at moonrise, serenading her beloved.

The movie fetched Waheeda Rehman her most deserved Filmfare Best actress award. In her illustrious career Waheeda Rehman has been bestowed with Padma Shri in (1972) and Padma Bhushan in 2011 by the government of India saluting her contribution to Indian Cinema.

Karan Johar signs Fawad Khan opposite Ash in his next film!

Ai Dil Hai Mushakil Jeena Yahaan, 

Zara Hat Ke, Zara Bach Ke

Ye Hai Bambai Meri Jaan…..

This philosophical song (Pun Intended) from Guru Dutt’s movie C.I.D. explains the atrocities of living in Mumbai but it seems, the city has proved to be a bed of roses for the Pakistani actor turned Bollywood heart throb, Fawad Khan. 

The prince charming of ‘KHOOBSURAT’ in a short span has not become India’s First Pakistani actor to be bestowed with the prestigious Filmfare Best Debutant Actor award but the latest news is that celebrated filmmaker Karan Johar has signed him for his upcoming film AE DIL HAI MUSHKIL!

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According to sources Fawad Khan has been signed opposite none other but the beautiful and gorgeous Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Fawad Khan who has a huge fan following thanks to his 'ZINDAGI GULZAR HAI' stint on TV and his hit film ‘KHOOBSURAT’ opposite Sonam Kapoor is on sky nine listening the news. 

Readers may recall AE DIL HAI MUSHKIL! Is a remake of Yash Chopra’s DOOSARA AADMI (1977), an unconventional love triangle about a mature movie (Rakhee), who loses her husband (Shashi Kapoor) in an accident and is slowly drawn towards a young and handsome youth (Rishi Kapoor). However the story takes an interestingly twist when Rishi Kapoor’s love interest (Neetu Singh) discovers Rakhee’s closeness to Rishi Kapoor.


Karan Johar in an interview said, “AE DIL HAI MUSHKIL! dwells deeply on relationships, heartbreaks and how love completes you, defines you and yet leaves you wanting for more. I have never had, in my entire career, a film that has come to me so fast, so organically and so from within.”

While Karan had written the screenplay keeping in mind Aishwarya Rai Bachchan playing Rakhee’s pivotal role and Ranbir Kapoor reliving his father (Rishi Kapoor’) role and Anushka Sharma playing Neetu Singh. He was only wondering about an actor who could do justice to the character portrayed by legendary actor Shashi Kapoor in the original. After lots of pondering Karan has finally zeroed upon Fawad Khan! 

Karan Johar who is also directing the movie plans to release the film on June 5 next year and the team will start shooting for the film from mid 2015.