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PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 12:05 PM IST

Actor Zeenat Aman has completed 50 years in the Indian film industry. The actor celebrated the special occasion with the cast and crew of her upcoming film, Margaon The Closed File. A video from the celebrations has landed online.

The video shows Zeenat giving a short speech as she thanks all those who have gathered there to celebrate with her. Kept on a table in front is a cake with candles on it. As she blows the candles and cuts the cake, everybody sings ‘Laila Main Laila’, the hit song, picturised on her, from her film Qurbani (1980). Also seen in the video are known names such as Pallavi Joshi. The film will also star Kitu Gidwani, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, Parvin Dastur, Bharat Dabholkar, Liliput and American Indian actor Rachel White.

Reportedly, the celebration took place on the sets of her film in the palace of Chota Udaipur, a royal household in Gujarat. The maharani and maharaja also graced the occasion. Zeenat plays a character called Sylvia in the film, which is being directed by Kapil Kaustubh Sharma.

Zeenat made her screen debut back in 1970 but with Dev Anand’s 1971 film Hare Rama Hare Krishna, she finally arrived. She went on to star in many memorable films and was often compared to Parveen Babi and celebrated for their bold departure from convention.

The actor took a break from films after marriage but made a comeback with Boom in 2003. She has been appearing in smaller supporting roles since then in a number of films. She was seen in a short but prominent role in 2019’s Panipat.

Zeenat has often spoken about how the industry was back then and how much it has changed since the 70s. She has often appreciated the better working conditions for actresses of today. In 2016, speaking to IANS, she had said things have become better for actors nowadays. “The whole scenario has changed for the better with personalised vanity trailers. Also, the whole corporate culture and the facilities are much better,” she had said.

On the question of what were the differences she has seen over the years, she said: “I wish we had good paychecks. I wish that time professionalism and corporate ethos could have (been) much better.”

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