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Lalita Pawar

An old woman falls off a moving bus, the crowd goes 'Budhi gir gaya! Budhi gir gaya!'

Lalita Pawar in 'Lord of the Jungle' or Himmat-e-Marda (1935)
Started as a child actor in Raja Harishchandra (1928). Started going character roles at the age of 25.

4 comments:

  1. Its nice to see young Lalita Pawar pictures as we have always seen her in old age character roles.
    As the matter of fact Lalita or 'Ambu',as she was fondly called,was not a bit hesitant to accept glamorous and exposing roles even in 1930-40.
    I remember very well to have read somewhere that she played triple role in a movie perhaps in 'Himmate Marda' itself.
    Personally i would like to see articles at your blog supported by detailed and/or informative writeup along with these sort of vintage pictures.

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  2. ....and yeah,i want to ask a quiz about her.Lalita Pawar career as a heroine came to an abrupt end when while shooting for a movie in 1942 she was supposed to be slapped by a well know hero/actor of those times in a scene and accidentally the slap landed so hard on her that her left eye got squinted which make her looks very natural and befitting while playing wicked mother in law.
    Can any one tell who was that actor who slapped Lalita in that scene.

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  3. She was slapped by Bhagwan Dada. She was taken to a doctor who gave her a wrong injection...that eventually led to the problems. I actually like having these conversations in comments :)

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  4. A great artist to miss dearly...no other Lalita Pawar again.

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