Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman
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Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

As Waheeda Rehman turns a year today here is her life's journey in pictures. Disclaimer: itimes does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any information's, content or contained on, distributed through, or linked, downloaded or accessed from any of the services contained on this website.
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Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Born on May 14, 1938 into a traditional Muslim family in Andhra Pradesh, she was a skilled dancer, trained in Bharatnatyam. She entered films first as a dancer. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

She was spotted by Guru Dutt in the song in the latter film when he was on a visit to Hyderbad. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

He met her and a few months later brought her to Bombay and cast her as the vamp in his production, CID (1956), directed by his protege, Raj Khosla. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Waheeda made a stunning debut in Hindi cinema. The song Kahin Pe Nigahein Kahin Pe Nishana as she tries to seduce the villain and allow the hero to escape reveal her extraordinary facial mobility and dancer's grace. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Waheeda Rehman set foot in the movie business in 1956 with CID, directed by Raj Khosla for Guru Dutt Movies Pvt. Ltd. She plays Kamini, a woman of questionable reputation. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Playing the vamp in CID: Waheeda says"There was a lace blouse for Kahin pe nigahein kahin pe nishaana . So I told them that I'm not going to wear the dress". Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

When the director refused have a newcomer dictate terms, Waheeda said "No, I don't care. I'm not going to wear the dress like that. I won't come to the sets." Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Raj Khosla warned Guru Dutt about the new gurl Waheeda "Guru, just think about what you are getting into." Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Guru Dutt wanted Waheeda to take on a screen name. - "they said that everyone does it, Madhubala's name wasn't Madhubala. Nargis' name isn't Nargis. So I said, "They are they and I am me."" Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Guru Dutt and Raj khosla jibed to Waheeda's mother "Mrs Rehman, do one thing. Take your daughter back and make her a lawyer." Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Later Guru Dutt had to give in to Waheeda's demands. They gave her a dupatta to wear with the lace blouse. Guru Dutt Said "God, what kind of a woman is this?" Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Raj Khosla was very unhappy with Waheeda after CID. He complained that she had a lot of tantrums and "She doesn't even act well." Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Guru Dutt, on the other hand, was very happy with Waheeda's acting skills. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Waheeda next appeared in Pyaasa, one of Guru Dutt's--and Hindi cinema's--most iconic movies. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Waheeda broke through the following year with Guru Dutt's masterpiece Pyaasa in the role of the prostitute with the heart of gold. It is an absolutely brilliant performance that has held up beautifully till date. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

The way she blends nuances of love, desire and despair as she follows Guru Dutt up the stairs to the terrace to the strains of Aaj Sajan Mohe Ang Laga Lo is simply amazing. During the making of Pyaasa, Guru Dutt fell for her. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

If rumours are to believed Waheeda Rehman had a whirlwind affair with Guru Dutt when he was already married to Geeta Dutt. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

The romance affected Guru Dutt deeply and he went on a path of self destruction. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

Bollywood confidential: Waheeda Rehman

A still from the iconic song - Waqt ne kiya... Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

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