- Screen Legends - Mala Sinha Part 2
- Episode 045
- 19m : 19s
After the success of ‘Phir Subah Hogi’, ‘Dhool Ka Phool’, ‘Parvarish’ and ‘Love Marriage’ in late 1950s, there was no looking back for Mala Sinha. She was being featured with successful actors like Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand, Shammi Kapoor and Pradeep Kumar. Mala started doing more heroine-oriented roles in 1960s and made a successful pair with Manoj Kumar, Dharmendra, Rajendra Kumar and Biswajeet.
Mala Sinha played the title role of ‘Jahanara’, a Mughal-era film and surprised everyone with her command over ‘Urdu' and the royal ‘tehzeeb’. She was equally at ease with a western look in films like ‘Ankhen’, ‘Do Kaliyan’ etc. While working in a Nepali film ‘Maiti Ghar’, Mala fell in love with its hero Chidamber Prasad Lohani and married him in 1968. She continued working in films after her marriage and gave several hits with younger heroes like Jeetendra, Rajesh Khanna, Sanjeev Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan.
Most of Mala Sinha’s hits were fuelled by her own star power as much as the heroes, most often carrying the films entirely on her own shoulders. SCREEN LEGENDS Mala Sinha Part 2 celebrates the woman who held the torch of the ‘Woman’s Picture’.