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The OG diva Zeenat Aman drops a priceless throwback pic from sets of her film ‘Shalimar’

The actress had shared the photograph on her social media account

The OG diva Zeenat Aman drops a priceless throwback pic from sets of her film ‘Shalimar’
Pic Courtesy: Official Instagram Account of Zeenat Aman

Last Updated: 01.44 PM, Mar 20, 2023


Ever since the time the ageless diva Zeenat Aman made her ‘debut’ on social media (Instagram to be specific), every post of hers is definitely worth its weight in gold. Her social media posts oscillate from her golden olden days to her present day pictures. This time round, Zeenat Aman posted a classic vintage photograph which was clicked during the mahurat day of Krishna Shah’s film ‘Shalimar’.

The OG diva that she is, Zeenat Aman captioned the post stating, ‘Some Saturday glam to inspire your evening plans! I’ve seen this image of myself floating around on the Internet, and thought it would be good to add some context to it. The year was 1977, and the cast and crew of Krishna Shah’s Shalimar had gathered at the Turf Club in Mumbai for the film’s ‘mahurat’. It was a packed, high profile event and everyone was dressed to the nines. My glorious silver gown was created by renowned costume designer Mani Rabadi based on a design of my own making. Its plunging neckline and sleek silhouette certainly turned some heads. In fact, Mani literally sewed me into the gown to give it that exquisite fit.’

The ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ added in the post, ‘We had several international actors in attendance that day, including Gina Lollobrigida. She later backed out of the production, amongst swirling rumours that we had locked horns. British actor Rex Harrison wasn’t at the event, but he was in the film. One day on set, he told me - “A beautiful girl like you should get married immediately”. I had a good laugh over that. And for the record, I think that’s a terrible reason to get married. Shalimar didn’t quite dazzle the audience, but it was a thrilling adventure all the same. We shot the film in both English and Hindi, shooting each scene twice over.’

As per a report in Indiatimes, it has been reported that Zeenat Aman is now gearing it up to make a comeback of sorts with a series about lingerie fitting titled ‘Showstopper’. The said web series will also reportedly feature the likes of Rohit Roy, Shweta Tiwari, Digangana Suryavanshi, Sourabh Raaj Jain, Shubhangi Latkar, Vaidehi Nair, Ameeta Nangia, Tannaz Irani, Bakhtiyar, Zarina Wahab, and Sulbha Arya among others. The said series will premiere on Zee 5. The said news report also stated that besides ‘Showstopper’, Zeenat Aman will also be seen in another web series ‘Margaon the Closed File’.

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