Wednesday, October 23, 2019
ADVT 
Bollywood

'Padosan' In IMDb's Top 100 Indian Films, Saira Banu Happy

Darpan News Desk IANS, 05 Apr, 2019
  • 'Padosan' In IMDb's Top 100 Indian Films, Saira Banu Happy

The 1968 film "Padosan" has entered the top 100 Indian Movie List of IMDb. Veteran actress Saira Banu says the movie was offered to her early in her career and she is glad that she could stand up to the "formidable" talent of her co-stars.


"I'm truly happy to learn that 'Padosan' figures in the count of top 100 films of India on IMDb," Saira said in a statement.


She co-starred in the film with Sunil Dutt, Kishore Kumar and Mehmood.


Directed by Jyoti Swaroop, the comedy film is about a simple man from a village who falls in love with his fashionable and very urban neighbour. He enlists the help of his musical-theatre friends to woo the girl-next-door away from her music teacher who always seems to be around her. It is a remake of the Bengali film "Pasher Bari".


"'Padosan' came to me in the early stages of my career when I was myself a carefree, extremely happy and lively young woman full of the joie de vivre that comes when one's dreams come true. Much of the vibrancy you can see in the character of Bindu is a reflection of my real personality at that time.


"Needless to say I thoroughly enjoyed my work and I was effortlessly standing up to the formidable talents of my co-stars who were brilliant in comedy and very popular and respected actors," the actress said.


Looking back, the actress, who got married to Dilip Kumar in 1966, said: "I was newly married to Dilip saheb and I received the highest compliment any actor can receive when he watched the film and commended my innate sense of precise comic timing."


Saira, 74, turned emotional as she recounted fond memories of her mother Naseem Banu, who "took pains to design the beautiful saris and dresses I wore in the film which became trendsetters".

MORE Bollywood ARTICLES

Irrfan Khan’s ‘Hindi Medium’ Sequel 'Angrezi Medium' Goes On Floor In Udaipur

Irrfan Khan’s ‘Hindi Medium’ Sequel 'Angrezi Medium' Goes On Floor In Udaipur

On Friday, producer Dinesh Vijan released a photograph that confirmed Irrfan's return to work.

Irrfan Khan’s ‘Hindi Medium’ Sequel 'Angrezi Medium' Goes On Floor In Udaipur

Ayushmann Khurrana Explains His 'Bushy Eyebrows' Story

Ayushmann Khurrana Explains His 'Bushy Eyebrows' Story

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana says his bushy eyebrows became an obstacle in his career initially.

Ayushmann Khurrana Explains His 'Bushy Eyebrows' Story

A Producer Asked Marathi Actress Shruti Marathe To Compromise. She Shut Him Down With Epic Reply

A Producer Asked Marathi Actress Shruti Marathe To Compromise. She Shut Him Down With Epic Reply

Actress Shruti Marathe, known for her stint in Marathi films like "Asa Mi Tasa Mi" and "Premasutra",

A Producer Asked Marathi Actress Shruti Marathe To Compromise. She Shut Him Down With Epic Reply

Anupam Kher Met Ranbir Kapoor And Talked About Films, Life And Life's Lessons

Anupam Kher Met Ranbir Kapoor And Talked About Films, Life And Life's Lessons

Veteran actor Anupam Kher met Ranbir Kapoor, whom he has termed as "India's finest" actor and said the two talked about films, life and life's lessons.

Anupam Kher Met Ranbir Kapoor And Talked About Films, Life And Life's Lessons

'Kalank': Varun Dhawan Denies Plot Copied From 'What The Body Remembers'

'Kalank': Varun Dhawan Denies Plot Copied From 'What The Body Remembers'

After the film's trailer was unveiled, fans pointed out similarities between the film's plot and the book, which chronicles the story of love and loss with partition as a backdrop.

'Kalank': Varun Dhawan Denies Plot Copied From 'What The Body Remembers'

Huma Qureshi Wraps Up 'Leila'

Huma Qureshi Wraps Up 'Leila'

Actress Huma Qureshi on Friday completed shooting for her upcoming web series 'Leila'.

Huma Qureshi Wraps Up 'Leila'

PrevNext