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When Tanuja known as Dharmendra ‘besharam’, Vinod Khanna was not ‘altoo-fake’

As Tanuja turned 78 on Thursday, age has didn’t dampen each the brilliance of her eyes and her distinctive blunt wit. Daughter Kajol appears to have inherited it. The ardent actor has labored in varied movie industries throughout India, starring in movies as numerous as Jewel Thief and Kishore Bhubner Pare and but by no means took his profession as a aggressive train… Aap Ki Ek Rat Race Will be For him it was about connecting along with his colleagues on an mental and human stage and having enjoyable whereas doing it. Perhaps equally as enjoyable is listening to her narrate her experiences – that of Vinod Khanna, who was not the ‘altu-flattu’, ‘besharam’ Dharmendra, who finally turns into her Rakhi brother, and met Amitabh Bachchan as he met his then-girlfriend. danced in a membership with

Describing her life and her co-stars in a means that is their very own, remembers tanuja How he was pals with Dharmendra and in addition met his then spouse Prakash Kaur. But, the day the actor tried to flirt along with her, he first slapped her and afterward her insistence tied a rakhi on her wrist and made him his brother. “We were shooting for Dulal Guha’s Chand Aur Sooraj. Dharam and I were drinking friends and would have a lot of fun. He also introduced me to his wife Prakash. Sunny (Deol) was just five years old then, while his daughter Lali was around six months old,” Tanuj instructed Filmfare in an earlier interview.

Dharmendra and Tanuja in Chand Aur Suraj. (Express archive picture)

He stated, ‘One day he tried to flirt with me. Astonished I slapped him and stated, ‘Shameless! I do know your spouse and you’ve got the audacity to flirt with me. Embarrassed he pleaded, ‘Tanu, my mom, I’m sorry! Please make me your brother.” After much persuasion, he “took a black thread and tied it on his wrist.”

Apart from Dharmendra, Tanuja shares cordial relations with actors Vinod Khanna, Sanjeev Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan. With Khanna, he shared the display within the 1974 movie Imtihaan and everybody praised his intelligence. He shared, “He was no altu extravaganza, he did not give a crap. It was satisfying to work together with a co-star who was mentally equal to you. Khanna handed away in 2017 after battling most cancers for a number of years.

For Tanuja, her Anubhav (1971) co-actor Sanjeev Kumar was a “simple, gentle soul” and a “superb actor”. Recalling how she used to attempt to match along with her efficiency, the veteran star had stated, “If he scores 20 runs in a scene then I try and reach 21.”

tanuja sanjeev kumar Tanuja reverse Sanjeev Kumar within the movie Anubhav. (Express Archive Photo)

Tanuja was the primary heroine in Amitabh Bachchan’s Ravikant Nagaich movie Pyaar Ki Kahani (1971), whom she first met at a membership within the Taj along with her then-girlfriend and mannequin Sheela Jones. In their first assembly, he requested her, “‘Why do not you come to the films?’ He replied, ‘I’ve come right here to affix movies’.

Daughter of actor Shobhna Samarth, sister of actor Nutan and spouse of filmmaker Shomu Mukherjee, Tanuja had an illustrious movie profession not solely in Hindi cinema, but additionally in Bengali and Marathi cinema. Now, it’s his daughter Kajol who’s carrying on her mom’s legacy in cinema.

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With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS

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