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Ashwini Bhave: Working in Raj Kapoor's film was a dream come true

May 7, 2014 11:16:29 AM IST
updated May 30, 2014 6:04:14 PM IST
By Mansoor Khan, Glamsham Editorial
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Ashwini Bhave, the beautiful actress who stormed Bollywood with Raj Kapoor's HEENA in the early 90's celebrates her birthday today. Glamsham.Com wishes her birthday greetings and reveals how Rishi Kapoor boosted her confidence and played a key role into her journey in Bollywood.

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In the early 90's there was a sudden rise of Marathi heroines migrating into Bollywood thanks to the success of Madhuri Dixit, the Marathi lass. One among the many was Ashwini Bhave who after the success of HEENA did many movies with prominent filmmakers and top stars like Yash Chopra's PARAMPARA, SAINIK opposite Akshay Kumar among others.

While readers would agree that HEENA is Ashwini Bhave's first film but Ashwini denies the fact. In an interview she informed, ''Before I was discovered for Raj Kapoor's HEENA, filmmaker Surendra Mohan had signed me for his movie HONEYMOON opposite Rishi Kapoor. However, the movie was delayed and HEENA was released first. Hence my first tryst with Bollywood began with HONEYMOON.''

Interestingly it was on the sets of HONEYMOON she came close to Rishi Kapoor who later became catalyst for her signing HEENA. Ashwini recalls, ''Being a Maharashtrian I felt isolated and kept distance with everybody but Surendraji encouraged me to mingle with others and motivated me to shed my fear. Later I became acquainted to Kaderbhai (Kader Khan) who helped me a lot to improvise my Hindi and Urdu diction and Rishi Kapoorji, taught me how to be calm in front of camera and go into the skin of the character.''

Speaking about HEENA, Ashwini said, ''Working in a Raj Kapoor film was a dream come true but tragically Raj Kapoorji was not around but HEENA was his dream film that he had conceived in the 50's and wished to make with Nargisji. Thus being a part of the project was my biggest achievement.''




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