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Zeenat Aman

She cavorted exiguously under waterfalls, wielded guns and joints, and sported a bikini and choli with equal aplomb. So it might come as a surprise that Zeenat Aman is going to play Kasturba Gandhi in the drama Dearest Bapu, Love Kasturba. Of course, she’s managed to look as stunning in a khadi sari and grey hair.

Whether the cumulative effect of Rekha and Zeenat Aman in the ’70s and ’80s can be matched by all of our Page 3-hogging divas of the past 15 years is a question to ponder. When they met on a red carpet, love overflowed. Rekha, mistress of the black art of not ageing, res­plendent as ever. Zeenat, dowdier, more buffeted about by life, also more human.

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Bollywood actresses Rekha (L) and Zeenat Aman attend the Lux Golden Rose Awards ceremony in Mumbai.

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Sarfaraz alias Aman Khanna accused of raping and cheating veteran Bollywood actor Zeenat Aman being produced at Esplanade Court in Mumbai

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Veteran actress Zeenat Aman at Anil Kapoor's house to offer her condolences to Sridevi's family, in Mumbai.

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Medallion, Ladies You have to be Bollywood’s Ol’ Blue Eyes to get this much attention, even if you win the Dadasaheb Phalke. For Shashi Kapoor, one of the best-lookers ever in Bolly­wood, it was a summit, of sorts, of female adulation. In attendance were Shabana Azmi, Asha Parekh, Zeenat Aman, Waheeda Rehman, Supriya Pathak and an ageless Rekha.

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A Household in Attendance He did time in Bollywood and became a star. He also acted in films like Shakespearewallah. Shashi Kapoor won the Dadasaheb Phalke and was greeted by an encircling bevy—Wahe­eda Rehman, Asha Parekh, Zeenat Aman, Shabana Azmi, Rekha, Neetu Singh and Supriya Pathak. Whew, what a cast!

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Actors Shakti Kapoor and Zeena Amaan campaign for a candidate for by- election in Murshidabad, West Bengal.

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Veteran actress Zeenat Aman walks the ramp with actor Sridhar during a International Fashion Week in Hyderabad on Sunday.

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Veteran actors Rajesh Khanna and Zeenat Aman at Saibaba temple in Shirdi.

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Zeenat Aman poses with the trophy for the life time achievement award at the IIFA awards event in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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