Bollywood actors Varun Dhawan, right, and Shraddha Kapoor perform during the trailer unveiling of ABCD 2 (Any Body Can Dance 2) in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The movie is scheduled for release on June 19, 2015. (Photo by Rafiq Maqbool/AP Photo)
The Week in Pictures: April 17 – April 24, 2015. Part 5/6
Lobby card in the movie ‘Boot Polish’, 1954. Lobby card depicting actresses Kumari Naaz and Chand Burke playing Belu and Kamala respectively, in the film ‘Boot Polish’ (dir. Prakash Arora, 1954). The actors are shown in an embrace here, although in the story Kamala was a cruel aunt to Belu and her brother Bhola. The film portrays the strength of the love of siblings, in the face of abject poverty and social cruelty. Produced by Raj Kapoor, the film won several Filmfare awards, including…
Portrait of the actress Saira Banu, c. 1965. Portrait of the actress Saira Banu (b. 1944), married to Dilip Kumar. Banu’s debut film was Junglee (1961) opposite Shammi Kapoor. She acted in several successful films including Padosan (1968), Purab aur Paschim (1971), Zameer (1975), Aadmi aur Insaan (1969) and others. This is an image of the young Saira, probably taken in a studio with soft lighting.
An autographed portrait of the actress Nimmi (b. 1933, real name: Nawab Banoo),. Nimmi was seen in several successful films of the 1950s and 60s including Barsaat (1949), Badi Bahu (1951), Alif Laila (1953) and Uran Khatola (1955) among others.