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The Other Bomb

The betrayer or the betrayed? The Zeenat-Mazhar relationship takes its ugliest turn ever.

The Other Bomb
The Other Bomb
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FILM glossies ran the trailers long before the final showdown. In April 1998, Cine Blitz carried "the bizarre details" of the Zeenat-Mazhar divorce, listing out the darker side of Ms Aman. A month later, Stardust carried Zeenat's version of "Mazhar's Revenge". Then, on May 8, 1998, Zeenat's Hill Road home in suburban Bandra was stormed by in-laws and her furious first-born Azaan—leaving in its devastating wake shattered panes, a battered car, smashed chairs, a bruised Zeenat, her battered friend Zaheer Aslam and her shell-shocked eight-year-old son Zahaan.

Two days later a shaken Zeenat, along with close friends actress Dimple Kapadia and script-writer Honey Irani, summoned the press. In presenting her "side of the story", the famed stoic silence of the Khan couple took a severe beating.

But then, so did Zeenat. The sex symbol of the '70s wore makeup to camouflage her swollen face. Through the warpaint, 12 years of an unhappy marriage proclaimed themselves. "Nobody remembers the 12 years of devotion and sacrifice...

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