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Rare memorabilia of Meena Kumari on display

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016,15:38 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Mumbai | Iconic Bollywood actress Meena Kumari’s original publicity material and memorabilia, including paintings and portraits of her films, will be on the display at the Womanhood Festival here.

At the event, paintings of 1972 Pakeezah and the 1953 classic Daera, co-starring Nasir Khan will be showcased. Portraits of Dilip Kumar-Meena Kumari starrer Kohinoor and Benazir, co-starring Ashok Kumar and Shashi Kapoor, will be on the display at an event scheduled tomorrow at Osianama Liberty as part of the ongoing festival. Besides, posters of Meena Kumari ki Amar Kahani, Phool Aur Pathar and images of Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam will also be featured.

The actress’ films like Pakeezah, Parineeta and Daayra will also be screened at the event. She is a true icon for Womanhood & Cinema, absorbing all, breaking all, in the search to be herself… Along with Nargis and Madhubala, she represents the feminine iconicity just as ‘Mother India’, ‘Mughal-E-Azam’ and ”Pakeezah’ represents a different trinity of Indian cinema, Neville Tuli, chairman, Osian’s Group said in a statement. Meena Kumari aka Mahjabeen Bano, starred in over 90 films in her career spanning nearly 30 years.