Zeenat Aman worked in hit films like ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’, ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’, ‘Qurbani’, ‘Don’, and ‘Yaadon Ki Baaraat’ in the 70s and 80s. Recalling her journey in the film industry, the actress said that the audience accepted her in a different role.
The actress said in a program of ‘FICCI Ladies Organization’ (FLO), ‘Whether it is the character of a drug addict or a person who has died due to excessive intoxication, at that time, the audience saw me in negative types of characters. fessed up. After this, the writers wrote some roles for me, in which I played a variety of roles apart from good and bad girls, which were hits.
The film journey started with the film ‘Hustle’
Zeenat Aman and late actress Parveen Babi were considered the most glamorous actresses of their era. Zeenat recalled how her film journey began with a small role in the 1971 film ‘Hustle’. She says, ‘My journey in Indian cinema started when I was a teenager and after becoming a mother, I stopped working.’
Zeenat worked with many great actors
She further says, ‘I had the privilege of working with many actors and directors like Dev Anand, Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Manoj Kumar, Amjad Khan, Feroz Khan and Sanjay Khan. All these actors were also film makers. So, they were able to make films in a more creative way. Zeenat Aman reveals that the most challenging films of her career were ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ and ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’.
Loved working with good directors and writers
The actress said that she was never harassed by the male cast opposite her in a film, but she always thought about the directors she worked with. She says, ‘It didn’t matter to me who was my lead actor. It always mattered to me who my director and writer are. I could do scenes with anyone, but I used to feel the need of a good director and writer behind the camera.