Veteran actor Zeenat Aman has shared a black and white image of herself which she discovered on the web together with the story behind it. She revealed it was clicked on the excessive profile ‘mahurat shot’ of her movie Shalimar in 1977 for which she wore a silver gown with a plunging neckline. She mentioned it designer Mani Rabadi ‘literally sewed me into the gown’ to offer it that beautiful match. Also learn: Shweta Bachchan, Dia Mirza react as Zeenat Aman says she had ‘butterflies in her abdomen’ earlier than her ramp stroll
Sharing the image, she wrote, “Some Saturday glam to inspire your evening plans! I’ve seen this image of myself floating around on the Internet, and thought it would be good to add some context to it. The year was 1977, and the cast and crew of Krishna Shah’s Shalimar had gathered at the Turf Club in Mumbai for the film’s ‘mahurat’. It was a packed, high profile event and everyone was dressed to the nines. My glorious silver gown was created by renowned costume designer Mani Rabadi based on a design of my own making. Its plunging neckline and sleek silhouette certainly turned some heads. In fact, Mani literally sewed me into the gown to give it that exquisite fit.”
Talking extra in regards to the day, she additional added, “We had several international actors in attendance that day, including Gina Lollobrigida. She later backed out of the production, amongst swirling rumours that we had locked horns. British actor Rex Harrison wasn’t at the event, but he was in the film. One day on set, he told me – “ A beautiful girl like you should get married immediately”. I had chortle over that. And for the file, I feel that’s a horrible motive to get married.”
Zeenat mentioned Shalimar didn’t fairly dazzle the viewers, but it surely was an exhilarating journey. “We shot the film in both English and Hindi, shooting each scene twice over,” she wrote.
Zeenat is often seen at movie occasions and on actuality TV exhibits as a visitor. About her comeback in movies, she had mentioned in one in all her posts that she is neither planning a return to the silver display screen, nor closing that door. However, she is all set to make her OTT debut with an upcoming collection, Showsttopper which can revolve round lingerie becoming.