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Zeenat Aman talks about gender role reversal, posts her and Dharmendra's pics: Right to dress without being assaulted…

Aug 08, 2023 10:44 AM IST

Zeenat Aman and Dharmendra featured together in several films including Yaadon Ki Baaraat, Dharam-Veer, Shalimar and Jagir among others.

Veteran actor Zeenat Aman has shared her and Dharmendra's throwback photos as she spoke about gender role reversal'. Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, Zeenat posted a picture from the song Sare Bazar Karenge Pyaar from the film Katilon Ke Kaatil (1981). (Also Read | Zeenat Aman warns trolls, lists her Instagram rules in new post)

Zeenat Aman and Dharmendra in a still from Katilon Ke Kaatil.
Zeenat Aman and Dharmendra in a still from Katilon Ke Kaatil.

Zeenat shares her and Dharmendra's photos

In the music video, Zeenat was seen with a moustache as she played a man while Dharmendra wore a white dress essaying the role of a woman. Zeenat shared that people should have the right to dress as they please 'without being threatened or assaulted'.

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Zeenat talks about Dharmendra

Zeenat also shared a monochrome photo, a still from the song Naya Naya Hota Hai (1984 film Jagir), in which she was dressed in a shimmery silver outfit and earrings. Dharmendra wore a similar outfit in black. Sharing the pictures, Zeenat captioned the post, “Some personal opinions, two throwback images, and an anecdote… catalysed by the discovery of these pictures yesterday! Of the many actors I had the privilege of being a costar to, Dharm ji was a favourite."

Zeenat shares an anecdote

"Yes, he was strikingly handsome, but more importantly he was a down-to-earth gentleman. There were no pretences or airs about him, and that made me feel most comfortable on set. Dharm ji and I starred in a number of films together, including the international heist Shalimar. If you recall, I previously shared that this film was simultaneously shot in English and Hindi to cater to both audiences. Well, Dharm ji required assistance with his English dialogues and I required help with my Hindi. And so, post the daily shoot you would find each of us with our respective tutors, studiously running our lines for hours!" she added.

Zeenat on gender role reversal

Zeenat continued, "These pictures aren’t from Shalimar though. The first picture here is from the song Saare Bazaar Karenge Pyar from the film Kaatilon Ke Kaatil. It’s an excellent number, with a full-fledged gender role reversal! I posted this image first because I think people should have the right to dress as they please, without being threatened or assaulted. Perhaps the picturization of the song was meant to be comical, but its message is clear- dikha de ham mohabbat mein hai kitna dam, duniya maanegi maanegi maanegi mohabbat aise hoti hai (Let us show how strong love can be, the world will agree love is like this)."

She concluded, "The second picture is from the film Jagir. And I chose it because our look was sizzling in this number. I had on a glittering silver jumpsuit and Dharm ji had a matching one in black leather! The song is called Naya Naya Hota Hain Purana Purana, which could be quite a good heading for an essay about my Instagram debut! Have a wonderful day, everyone."

Zeenat Aman and Dharmendra featured together in several movies such as Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973), Dharam-Veer (1977), Shalimar (1978), Ram Balram (1980), Professor Pyarelal (1981), Samraat (1982), and Jagir (1984) among others.

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