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Bollywood divas jazz up the Capital


Sahar Zaman,CNN-IBN
Aug 23, 2007 at 09:06pm IST

New Delhi: With this year marking 60 years of independence, the DT cinemas group thought it best to pay a tribute to all those female faces who lit up our 70mm screens and made our movies extra special.

Wednesday evening, the Capital was struck by the presence of divas of Indian cinema for the release of the book - Women in Indian Cinema.

"It is the first coffee table book on Indian women in cinema,” said actor Waheeda Rehman.

"Each region is shown differently in regional cinema and this book essentially Bollywood,” said actor Sharmila Tagore.

"I’m proud to be Indian, to be a woman and a part of the Indian film industry,” said actor Zeenat Aman.

Now even the original item girl was happy about the book but had a huge problem with that term.

"I should say song and dance, it is much better. ‘Item number’ sounds cheap,” said actor Helen.

The book is well categorised in each decade right from the twenties. The highlight of the book is a foreword by Sharmila Tagore.

But even as the pictures are its USP, most of them are the most common pictures that you would have seen.

All in all, it was an average effort for a stunning night.

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