Superstar Bollywood Actress Sadhana took her last breath yesterday at 74.
Bollywood fraternity mourns at the sad demise of a legend. Sadhana, a name anyone can vouch for everlasting beauty and an enduring performance in Hindi cinemas, now rests in peace, she was 74 years young. She took her last breath at S L Raheja hospital in Mumbai on 25th December.
Sadhana dedicated some remarkable 20 years to Indian cinema which depicts an epitome of diligence and captivating drama in her work. Be it drama, romance, tragedy or love songs she has delivered to what we still cherish. Sadhana with her mesmerising eyes and soulful voice incarcerated hearts of her million fans.
Sadhana made her debut in a 1960’s classical romance “Love in Simla” which turned out to be a box office hit. Her famous “Sadhana cut” hairstyle trademark inspired by the then British actress Audrey Hepburn is still an iconic representation of hers.
Some of her early films include “Hum Dono” opposite Dev Anand, “Asli Nakli“, “Ek Musafir Ek Haseena“. Hum Dono was not a Technicolor and was re-released in colour in 2011. (Source: Wikipedia || Rediff.com in the film’s review writes about Sadhana; “Her eyes, expressive and captivating, do most of the work, while she balances out her submissiveness with a firm tongue). Then came the blockbuster of 1963 “Mere Mehboob” which gave her unfathomable stardom and yet another ladder to rise higher. During this reign, she was one of the highest paid female actors in the industry besides Vyjathimala. Sadhana got her second Filmfare nomination as Best Actress for the role of Meena in Yash Chopra’s directorial saga Waqt (Source: Wikipedia ) and was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by IIFA in 2002.