There are a number of heroines in Bollywood who want to look ‘hot.’ Though in old hindi movies sex appeal was not seen, however, there is one old actress that actually fits in the definition of ‘hot’ and ‘sexy’ and this actress is Mandakini. The epitome of ‘sexy’ in Bollywood, Mandakini is still known for her good looks.
She shot to fame at a young age of 16 with her role in ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’ film in 1985. She even was nominated for best actress in Filmfare Awards. Her shot to fame was her song in an amazing white saree. Her song and dance sequence under a waterfall in the movie is still remembered today.
Many heroines like Karenna Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee have worn the white saree in award functions. It is even rumoured that Karenna will be appearing in white saree just like Mandakini in her upcoming film in 2012.
The effect of Manadkini’s amazing saree can be gauged from the fact that whenever any actress dons the white saree, it is said that she is doing a ‘Mandakini’. This white chiffon saree was plain and see through. Mandakini wore the saree without a blouse or underskirt, which did raise the eyebrows of many movie critics.
The famous waterfall sceneis etched in the memories of the Bollywood fans forever. The amazing white saree that she wore was a symbolic gesture of the inner modesty and simplicity of her character and at the same time portrays her sensuality.
Bollywood is not a stranger to white sarees. Dewy Nargis in ‘Pyar Hua Ikrar Hua’ , sensual Zeenat Aman in wet white saree in ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’, simple Rekha in white nine yard saree in ‘Silsia’ to name a few. The amazing white saree has proven its popularity over the decades.
However none of the looks have been able to match Mandakini’s allure in the flimsy and white saree draped across her body.