Published on 26 Nov 2009 | over 8 years ago
SONG:MAIN NA BHOLUNGA
SINGER:MUKESH & LATA MANGESHKAR
FILM:ROTI KAPADA AUR MAKAN
Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (English: Food, clothing, and shelter) is a 1974 Indian Bollywood Hindi-film which is written, produced, directed by and stars Manoj Kumar alongside Shashi Kapoor, Zeenat Aman, Amitabh Bachchan, Moushmi Chatterjee, Prem Nath and Madan Puri in pivotal roles. Laxmikant Pyarelal were the music directors. The film was the highest grossing film of 1974.
Zeenat Aman born 19 November 1951 is an Indian actress who has appeared in Bollywood films, notably in the 1970s and 1980s.
After having studied in Los Angeles, winning the Miss Asia Pageant and a successful modeling career, Aman's film career began with a small role in O. P. Ralhan's Hulchul in 1971. A second role in Hungama (1971), starring singer Kishore Kumar, was also not successful.
In Hare Rama Hare Krishna, Aman, aided by R. D. Burman's song "Dum Maro Dum" , won over the heart's of audience as Janice. She earned a Film fare Best Supporting Actress Award and BFJA Award for Best Actress. Throughout the 1970s, the Dev-Zeenat pairing was seen in half a dozen films: Heera Panna (1973), Ishq Ishq Ishq (1974), Prem Shastra (1974), Warrant (1975), Darling Darling (1977) and Kalabaaz (1977). Of these, Warrant, was the biggest box-office success.
Her hip looks in "Yaadon Ki Baaraat' (1973) as the girl carrying a guitar, singing 'churaliya hai tumne jo dil ko' (in Asha Bhonsle's voice) has won her more popularity and the hearts of millions of fans.
She appeared on every Hindi film magazine's cover during 1970s. In December 1974, Cine Blitz magazine was launched with Zeenat Aman on its cover, a testimony to her popularity at the time. However, she went on as the favorite cover girl of the popular magazine 'Stardust'.
Zeenat Aman, in her later career, found success with other banners such as B. R. Chopra, Nasir Hussein, Shakti Samanta, Manoj Kumar and Manmohan Desai.
In 1978, she starred in Raj Kapoor's massively publicised Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978), however, the film was heavily criticized. The subject ironically dealt with the notion of the soul being more attractive than the body, but Kapoor chose to showcase Aman's sex-appeal. The actress was highly criticized for her exposure but somehow, later on the film had a great deal to do with Zeenat's fame and the movie itself was distinguished as a work of art. She also earned a Film fare nomination as Best Actress for this film.
Zeenat Aman matched Sophia Loren & Gina Lollobrigida in the battle of oomph at Shalimar's launch. 1978 could have been a disaster year for her, because of the diminishing box office returns of Satyam Shivam Sundaram and Shalimar, but it was Don that came to the rescue and set her career soaring again. Ironically, her reasons for accepting the role in Don were altruistic, and she didn't even take any remuneration for it, because she wanted to help the producer, Nariman Irani, who died midway filming. Her role of a Westernized revenge-seeking action heroine contributed to the film's huge success, and her fans reconnected with her again. Westernized heroines like Parveen Babi and Tina Munim now followed in her footsteps, by the late 1970s. Aman continued to act in hits like Dharam Veer, Chhaila Babu and The Great Gambler.
By the beginning of the 1980s multi- stars films became a trend, and Zeenat Aman was increasingly asked to just provide sex appeal in hero-oriented, despite her success in so many films. In contrast to this trend was her performance as a rape victim seeking justice in B. R. Chopra's Insaaf Ka Tarazu (1980) for which she received a Filmfare Best Actress nomination. This film was followed by success in the love triangle Qurbani, Ali Baba aur 40 Chor, Dostana (1980) and Lawaaris (1981).
Her last role as the female lead was in the movie "Gawahi" a court room drama in 1989.Zeenat received a Lifetime Achievement Award during the Zee Cine Awards function in 2008, as a recognition of her talent & contribution to Hindi Cinema.
Zeenat married Sanjay Khan (Abbas) during the making of the film Abdullah. Soon after the pack up of the movie, she was assaulted by Sanjay and his wife Zarine during a private party at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Colaba so badly that her eye was damaged - none of the guests intervened.
in 1980's she got married to Mazhar Khan and had two sons Azaan and Zahaan. Mazhar Khan died in September 1998.
Today, Aman lives with her two sons and makes many social appearances and film awards functions, she is rarely seen on screen.