An exhibition dedicated to screen beauties from the past 100 years of Indian Cinema will kickstart the 12th Osians Cinefan film festival in the Capital next month.
The Divas of Indian Cinema – 100 Years of Beauty and Grace, from the Osianama Archive Collection will reveal the special status that actors have enjoyed in films over the years, said a press release.
The Bollywood diva's various avatars will be explored through the roles essayed by actors such as Devika Rani, Nadia, Suraiya, Kamini Kaushal, Meena Kumari, Geeta Bali, Nargis, Madhubala, Nutan and Mala Sinha from the early days of Bollywood.
Yesteryear beauties like Waheeda Rehman, Saira Banu, Vyjayanthimala, Asha Parekh, Hema Malini, Mumtaz, Sharmila Tagore, Helen and Jaya Bachchan are a part of the exhibition too; so are Rekha, Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai, Vidya Balan and Kareena Kapoor.
The exhibition attempts to pay homage to these screen icons as they have portrayed the various personas of a woman -be it mother, goddess, vamp, lover or redeemer. The cinematic artworks comprise vintage and rare posters, show-cards, stills, song-synopsis booklets among other artifacts.
The exhibition will be on display during the 12th Osians Cinefan film festival from July 27 to August 5.