This week on Flashback, we take a look at the life of the former Miss Asia Pacific Zeenat Aman, born to Amanullah Khan who was one of the writers for the classic “Mughal-e-Azam”. Zeenat was the second choice for the junkie ‘Janice’ character in Dev Anand’s ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’,(1971) in which she got all the accolades for her role. She took on roles of the modern urban Indian woman, who made no excuses and took no prisoners. From dumping a poor lover to pursue a rich man (Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (1974), and still manage to win audience’s approval. She pursued Vijay Arora by strumming her guitar singing “Churaliya hai” in the Nasir Hussain’s hit film “Yaadon Ki Barat” (1973), fought alongside Amitabh Bachchan as a revenge-seeking action heroine in “Don” (1978). Zeenat Aman is one actress that revolutionized the portrayal of Indian Women” in hindi cinema.

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