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Happy birthday Dimple Kapadia: The teenage star who became a diva

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It is famously said about Bollywood that married female actors don’t make leading ladies. Strangely, this belief has been turned on its head many times. One actor to do so was Dimple Kapadia, who pretty much began her film career after her marriage broke down, but rose to spectacular height in her professional life.

The time was early ’70s and filmmaker Raj Kapoor was in the lookout for a young and fresh face for a teenage romance he had in mind. His search led him to a 16-year-old daughter of a wealthy Santa Cruz businessman, Chunnibhai Kapadia, with deep links in the film industry. Her name was Dimple Kapadia.

Dimple was reportedly shown videos of young Nargis and asked to bring onscreen the sort of innocence associated with the senior actor. Dimple was launched with fanfare — when Bobby released in 1973, this 16-year-old became an instant hit. People were struck by her cherubic beauty, her innocence and, of course, the manner in which Raj Kapoor presented her. Dimple’s fashion sense became a craze with girls of that era. Dimple’s polka-dotted, midriff showing skirts and blouses were a rage. Who can forget her red bikini shot? Raj Kapoor made her enact a scene from his own life — the scene where Rishi Kapoor meets Dimple for the first time replicates the showman setting his eyes on Nargis for the first time.

Dimple Kapadia in Bobby.

Dimple Kapadia in Bobby.

As Rishi knocks at the door of Mrs Braganza, his one-time nanny, a young Dimple opens the door. Even as Rishi admires her beauty, Dimple keeps enquiring about the purpose of his visit. At one point, she brushes aside her hair with her dough-stained hand, a scene reportedly straight out Raj Kapoor’s life when he met Nargis.

Dimple Kapadia’s fashion sense was a big hit with girls.

Dimple Kapadia’s fashion sense was a big hit with girls.

Bobby was a roaring success and Dimple its crowning glory. However, even before the film could release, Dimple had married the reigning superstar of the day, Rajesh Khanna. Dimple retired from films and settled into domesticity. Bobby, nonetheless, fetched Dimple her first Filmfare Award for Best Actress.

The marriage was never a happy one. The only saving grace was the birth of her two daughters – Twinkle and Rinke Khanna.

After 9 years of marriage, Dimple finally walked out of it with her two daughters in tow and moved back to her parents’ home. It was then that she decided to give her film career a second shot.

Her first film after the long break was Saagar, where she was again cast with Rishi Kapoor. It also starred southern star Kamal Haasan. With Saagar, audiences were forced to sit back and take note of the ravishing beauty Dimple had transformed into – the cherubic face had given way to a stunner. Her auburn hair, deep set eyes, beauteous face and a figure to die for. Who can forget the song, Jaane Do Na, and her red sari act. The year was 1985. The film fetched her Filmfare Award for Best Actress.

Dimple Kapadia in Lekin.

Dimple Kapadia in Lekin.

Thereafter, there was no stopping Dimple. Though the reigning divas of the era were Sridevi and later Madhuri Dixit, Dimple managed to carve a niche for herself, doing a mix of commercial and arthouse films, worth remembering.

Around the time Saagar released, a number of her other films she had signed for were also hitting the screen – Manzil Manzil (Sunny Deol), Aitbaar with Raj Babbar (inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 thriller Dial M For Murder), Arjun (Sunny Deol) – all showed Dimple as a bankable commercial heroine.

Feroz Khan cast her in Janbaaz, where she was cast opposite Anil Kapoor. Feroz presented her as the ‘macho man’s woman’ and, to her credit, she pulled it off with aplomb.

Dimple was, of course, never content doing just commercial cinema and was keen on picking up more meaningful roles.

In the late 80s and later early 90s she signed up for the string of films, for which she is best remembered now – Mahesh Bhatt’s Kaash, Govind Nihalani’s Drishti, Gulzar’s Lekin and Kalpana Lajmi’s Rudaali.

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Playing a wife and mother in Kaash, Dimple was cast opposite Jackie Shroff who was in the role of a fading film star. It showed a woman struggling to make sense of a failing marriage, desire for a career, separation from husband and finally reconciling as the couple discovers their son has cancer.

In Drishti, she and Shekhar Kapur play a young urban professional couple, who both have extramarital affairs. Their marriage totters after Shekhar confesses to his affair and they divorce. Four years later, they meet again and she tells him of her affair. Dimple showed the complexity in relationships well, particularly within the folds of marriage.

With Gulzar’s Lekin, however, came her finest performance. She played a restless spirit named Reva seeking liberation. Through the film, she keeps appearing and presents herself to Vinod Khanna, in the role of a government employee, assigned to take stock of inventory in an abandoned haveli in Rajasthan. The film and, particularly its songs, are a huge hit and remain popular to this day.

For Lekin, Dimple was nominated Filmfare Award for Best Actress but didn’t win it.

Then, in 1993, came Rudaali, where Dimple was cast in the role of a professional mourner. The film follows the practice of hiring women whose job is to publicly express grief of family members who are otherwise not permitted to display emotions in public at the death of the family member.

Dimple Kapadia in a deglamourised avatar in Rudaali.

Dimple Kapadia in a deglamourised avatar in Rudaali.

Playing Shanichari, Rudaali literally translates to weeping woman. The film did more than just show an age-old tradition – it was an engaging tale of the complex web of relationships, the societal structure of feudal Rajasthan and, of course, the status of women in a deeply male-dominated society.

Till Lekin and Rudaali happened, Dimple was mostly cast in urbane roles. Seeing her essay essentially rural roles was quite a revelation. Dimple’s powerful performance fetched her National Award in the best actress category and Filmfare Critics Award in the same category too.

Then, in 2001, young Farhan Akhtar, in his debut film, Dil Chahta Hai, cast her in a supporting role. Essentially a slick tale, telling the story of urban Indian youth, Dimple was cast an older woman, who finds herself as the object of affection of a one of film’s three heroes. Playing a woman caught in a troubled marriage, Dimple’s small but significant presence in the film is still fondly recalled.

Dimple will soon be seen making her international debut in Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, when it hits the screen. She was last seen in Irrfan Khan’s film, Angrezi Medium, in a small but significant role.

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Gaurav Chopra’s adorable lullaby for his little prince will leave you emotional

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Gaurav Chopra and wife Hitisha Cheranda welcomed a baby boy on September 12 in Bengaluru. He has been sharing a lot of pictures with his baby boy and it’s super cute. However, recently he shared a video of himself holding his little prince and singing an adorable lullaby for him. Gaurav Chopra had lost both his parents recently but he became a father as well during this time. The actor is thankful to God for this gift but also misses his parents. Along with his video, Gaurav also penned down a long note where he spoke about embracing fatherhood and also remembered his father. He wrote, “Both of us are two weeks old today … Our #princeChopra and me , the infant #daddy ..both learning .. this is the #lori I sing to him ..he’s kind enough to ignore the lack of rhythm and tune .. and falls asleep each time … sometimes both the infants : him and me fall asleep ..he loves to wriggle and snuggle into my neck ..” Also Read – Gaurav Chopra’s adorable lullaby for his little prince will leave you emotional

“Had mentioned this song in a previous post .. had improvised this for a scene in #uttaran , its originally from #kabhikabhie ..Hope you’re kind enough to ignore the besuri singing as well..??? Tomorrow it shall be a month to my father passing away …While I take baby steps to become a daddy ,he guides and mentors me from within .. If only …Sending out love and wishes and asking for blessings ,like always …” Take a look at his post here: Also Read – Gaurav Chopra shares the FIRST picture of his baby boy, and it’s super cute!

Gaurav Chopra spoke about the feeling of becoming a father for the first time in an interview with Bombay Times. He said, “I am so happy that we have got the baby home now. Hitisha, her parents, grandmother and I take turns to look after him. Hitisha’s friends, and my brother and bhabhi decorated the entire house when we brought him home from the hospital. It was an emotional moment and I missed my mother the most. She would have been ecstatic if she were here to see her grandson.” Also Read – Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2, Nia Sharma, Bigg Boss 14 — here are the TV newsmakers of the week

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Mandar Chandwadkar aka Mr. Bhide’s social media account gets hacked

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SAB TV’s popular and longest show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is riding the success high as it recently completed 3000 episodes. The show is a nation wide success and there’s no one who doesn’t know the characters of the show. But recently one of the popular characters of the show Mr. Atmaram Bhide played by Mandar Chandwadkar’s social media account was hacked. He took Palak Sindhwani aka Sonu’s social media account to make the announcement to his fans and followers.

Palak who play Mr. Bhide’s daughter Sonu posted the video informing everyone about Mandar’s account getting hacked. She also wrote, “*URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT**Hello, everyone, This is to inform you that I’m not operating my Instagram id since last 4 days , I.e., @realmandarchandwadkar so if anybody is receiving messages from my id, consider that it’s been hacked, please spread the word! I’ll inform you once I’ll get access to my Instagram id, till then take care, I’ll update you all soon.

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Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 29th September 2020 Episode starts with Riddhima checking the teddy. Vansh comes and says did you see Ishani, she isn’t in her room. Ishani thinks I may get caught. Vansh sees the teddy and says Ishani, come out. Aryan worries. Ishani comes out. Everyone comes out. Vansh scolds Aryan. Aryan asks why do you always accuse me, I gifted her the teddy, I didn’t know she will do this, maybe Riddhima has helped Ishani escape. Vansh says because I know Riddhima can never do this, I reached your room and got your blank cheque, why did Ishani give this to you. Dadi slaps Aryan.

She says you were making Ishani run away, why are you taking revenge, I would have ousted you from the house. Vansh asks her to calm down. He says you would have ruined our family respect, its good Riddhima saw you and stopped, go and get ready, its time for the rounds. Ishani sits in the mandap.

Vansh asks Riddhima to have juice, she didn’t have anything since morning. She asks did you know. He nods. She thanks him. He says let me thank you, you saved my life and today my respect, I would have lost Ishani today, its my mistake, I failed to keep an eye on her, thank you so much, why do you look so worried, is everything fine, I don’t believe in keeping favors. She recalls everything and says I wanted to tell you something, about my past, when I was out of the house…. before marriage… Vansh stops her. Ye pyaar hai…plays….

Vansh says it was your past, we are married now, we are together and it matters to me, you also learn to live in present, you will be happy. Pandit says its time for kanyadaan. Dadi says Ishani’s dad isn’t alive, Vansh and Riddhima will do the kanyadaan. Ishani thinks I will ignite fire in your life. Pandit says Riddhima didn’t wear any suhaag sign. Riddhima says sorry, I forgot to wear it. Vansh says its fine. He takes the sindoor and fills in her maang. Kabir and Anupriya look on. Kabir says so much happened and its not affecting her, how. Vansh makes Riddhima wear the mangalsutra.

Pandit does tilak to him and gives the gathbandhan cloth. Vansh and Riddhima tie the gathbandhan cloth for Ishani and Angre. Riddhima recalls his words. She recalls their marriage. Ishani and Angre take the wedding rounds. They perform the rituals. Vansh sees Riddhima. Anupriya says I think Riddhima forgot the past and moved on, she has fallen for Vansh, what will we do now. Kabir says my pawn has gone blind in love, she has to come back to me at any cost. He vents anger on himself. Riddhima asks Dadi not to worry. They see Vansh shouting on the call. Vansh says you should send the file to Khurana by tomorrow. He goes. Riddhima says he looks worried. Dadi says he stays angry when he is hungry, it was Ishani’s marriage, he didn’t find time to have anything, did you have anything, you both are same, like kids, caterers would have gone, wait, I will make something. Riddhima says I will cook something for us, don’t worry. Kabir says time has come…. He gets angry.

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