Mumbai, Sep 7 (CINEWS) : On Janmashtami night, Chowdaiah Memorial Hall resounded with the serenades of “Hare Krishna Hare Ram…” as pressed house cheered relation to inebriating rhythms and the trumpet. What’s more, influencing alongside them was none other than the diva herself. Wearing dark red with a botanical wreath around her neck, Zeenat Aman had the group in delights. The remarkable rock number was RD Burman’s ‘Dum Maro Dum’ from the 1970’s blockbuster ‘Bunny Rama Hare Krishna’.
This and scores of different hits from Asha Parekh and Zeenat Aman films held the group of onlookers in thrall in ‘The Rendezvous’, a live talk joined by music, on Saturday. Going through a world of fond memories, the performers of the 60s and 70s, looking as astounding as ever, talked with producer Brahman and Sigh about their life and works. Zenith, who is credited with presenting the western look and style to Bollywood, described how she got the spur of the moment offer for ‘Bunny Rama..’ when she was prepared to gather her sacks and leave for Germany with her mom, after her initial two movies tumbled.
“At first, the offer was for Tanuja however she declined to play Dev Anand’s sister. I promptly lapped it up as I discovered the “hippy” part intriguing,” said Zeenat, including that she ventured into the business during an era when ladies assumed just two characterized parts: The seedhi-sadhi sari-clad tragic champion or the vamp in a small skirt, with a cigarette and a devilish grin. “It was either white or dark. I got the dark component with the ‘awful yet great on a fundamental level’ female parts through movies like ‘Bunny Rama’, “Ajnabi” and ‘Roti Kapda Aur Makaan’.”
Asha Parekh evoked wistfulness when she reviewed her relationship with legends, including Rajesh Khanna and Shammi Kapoor, and executives Nasir Hussain and Shakti Samantha.
On her venturing down as executive of the Censor Board, the 74-year-old veteran said: “Individuals didn’t care for me in light of the fact that I contradicted the utilization of damaging dialect in movies.”
The night united a percentage of the best singing gifts like Sinchan Dixit, Anjana Padmanabhan, Kinjal Chatterjee and Gaurav Bangia, who rendered hit numbers from the performing artists’ movies. ‘Yashomati Maiya Se Bole Nanda Lala’ from ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ was the Janmashtami exceptional. Trumpet player Kishore Sodha and violin siblings Deb Sankar and Jyoti Sankar were the extraordinary fascination. The occasion was composed by MAAM Entertainment