By Vivek, Chandigarh : Vyjayantimala being spotted in Chandigarh as the star guest for the Mohd Rafi night, being organised by Yaadgar-e-Rafi Society. She is the first South Indian actress who made it as a national star and is one of the biggest ever Hindi Film female stars in a career lasting almost two decades. Besides her ability as an actress, which was considerable, her greatest legacy to Indian Cinema perhaps is that it has become a must for any aspiring actress in Indian Cinema to be an accomplished dancer.
Vyjayantimala has always had the mandatory dance sequence in practically every film of hers evoking ‘classical art’ associations. She got her third Best Actress Award for Raj Kapoor’s Sangam (1964), one of the best triangles in Indian Cinema. She shares, “Sangam was the first movie to be shot abroad, first movie in techni-colour and the first movie with two intermissions.” The lady thoroughly enjoyed the abroad shooting which clearly reflected through her gestures; vibrant yet sophisticated.Vyjayanthimala is also an accomplished dancer and is one of those who introduced semi-classical dance to Bollywood. Her subsequent dance numbers in her films had earned her the title of “twinkle toes”. “I don’t have any regrets with my work or my era.
Nevertheless, I wish I had worked with Guru Dutt” she added. Besides dancing the lady shows a keen interest in sports and Politics. She off lately refused to play the character of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as she could not find herself appropriate to jump into the character of such a powerful lady in the Indian Political Scenario so far.