Waheeda Rehman is an Indian legend, there is no arguing that. But what is it that makes this Bollywood leading lady a living legend? Find out in her own words, as she speaks about her life, roles and movies at the Usha presents Mountain Echoes 2014. Where she talks about her growth as an actress from her very first film CID.
As a new comer in Bollywood, it was her proficiency in the Indian dance form Bharatnatyam that gave her both the skills and confidence to jump right into the dynamic roles that she portrayed in movies like Pyassa and Guide. The former evident in her overwhelming and daring performances; the latter revealed through anecdotes and stories, which are now part of the Bollywood canon of lesser known legends. Like the time she confidently insisted that the Director edit-out one of her songs in the movie Pyassa (her second movie), as she thought not only was it (the song) boring but also it didn’t contribute to the plot! Ever, heard of a new actress, or for that matter old, tried, tested and famous actress, pleading for less screen-time for the sake of art? Afraid not.
Her conversations with famous journalist Sathya Saran is filled with such gems and delightful anecdotes and insights. Watch the video to unveil the Superstar.