If Sara Ali Khan is ruling the silver screen today, then there was a time when her mother Amrita Singh was the queen of hearts. With her pretty face and infectious smile, the actress was the dream girl of many. But, she was not just a pretty face! In fact, the actress gave several hit films including her debut film that went on to become one of the biggest blockbusters of that time. Today on her birthday, we bring to you a list of her 5 films that we implore you to watch.
Amrita’s easy-going candour as Anil Kapoor’s starry-eyed sweetheart adds to the genuine atmosphere as well provides Saaheb‘s sentimental palette some comic relief.
Chameli Ki Shaadi
Chameli Ki Shaadi is one of the cult movies of Bolywood. Starring Amrita Singh and Anil Kapoor, it still is remembered by all the movie lovers. With this film, Amrita proved that there is much more to her than just a pretty face. She played the school-going titular character of Basu Chatterjee’s comic classic.
When fans start hating you because you played the negative character on the silver screen so well, it means you have done your part right. Amrita Singh became the baddie after she played the selfish and suicidal big sister of an innocent Juhi Chawla in Aaina which also starred Jackie Shroff. She was so bad that she was good. No wonder she walked away with all the accolades and Best Supporting Actress trophy from Filmfare.
If Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhattchemistry was the soul of this film then Amrita Singh as the typical Punjabi mother was the backbone. As Arjun rightly says in this movie that ‘Punjabi mother-in-law se khatarnak kuch bhi nahi hota is duniya mein’ and Amrita leaves no stone unturned in painting her as a perennially prejudiced and peeved picture of pain in the neck.
Deceiving with her dignified manners, Amrita Singh conveys the face of hypocrisy with chilling conviction in the role of an intimidating school principal of an elite school.
By line: Divya Thearia