Zeenat Aman has a knack for entering with style. Zeenat is back to causing a stir, this time on Instagram, decades after she quit from acting in movies. Zeenat first ignited the screen with Hare Rama Hare Krishna in 1971, which launched her career. The 71-year-old actress is having a blast and continuing to win people over with her ramp walk shots and family photos. Zeenat joined Instagram on February 11 and has only published 18 times since then, yet she already has 137K followers.
Zeenat introduced herself as a “actress, mother, and maverick” and said in the title of her Instagram post, “Laughing at the places life brings me,” that she intends to approach it as just another adventure. She posed in her house for a young female photographer in one of her first postings while wearing no makeup. “In the 1970s, the film and fashion industries were utterly controlled by men, and I often found myself the sole female on set. I have been videotaped by several excellent guys over my career. But a woman's look is different, the seasoned actor said.
It makes sense why a lengthy number of well-known ladies are falling in love with her all over again and leaving comments and likes on her posts. Zeenat's admirer list has Shilpa Shetty, Sayani Gupta, Mithila Palkar, Dia Mirza, Zoya Akhtar, Shweta Bachchan, Archana Puran Singh, Tanuja Chandra, Diandra Soares, Sandhya Mridul, Rhea Kapoor, Anita Dongre, Gul Panag, Amruta Subhash, Manisha Koirala and Mallika Dua, alongside Prasad Bidapa, Varun Grover, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla.
Her detailed anecdotal captions are resonating with a lot of people. Zeenat describes her mother Vardhini Scharwachter as “beautiful, clever, feisty and my rock of strength” in her article. She also discusses how Vardhini married her father Amanullah Khan despite being a Hindu. When they split up, her mother married a German guy she referred to as “Uncle Heinz” after falling in love with him. Zeenat refers to her mother as “really the wind under my wings” since she taught her how to enjoy life on her own terms. One of the few family photos that, according to Zeenat, made it through the 2005 Bombay floods is this one.
Zeenat tweeted this image of herself wearing a costume created by Oscar winner Bhanu Athaiya taken by JP Singhal during a look test for Raj Kapoor's Satyam Shivam Sundaram at RK Studios. She reflects on the controversy surrounding her on-screen character Rupa, saying she was “amused by the claims of obscenity,” pointing out that “every motion is orchestrated, prepared, and done in front of hundreds of crew members.”
This article is a representation of the profound changes in celebrity attraction and adoration throughout time. Zeenat recalls how important it used to be for fans to receive a celebrity's signature and how, with the development of cellphones, the tradition has been supplanted by selfies. She shares a signed picture of herself. She also says that her mother would have her sign each of the many headshots that were printed and distributed by her mother to admirers or sent as replies to fan letters.
Zeenat reflects on her conversation about the female wage gap in an interview she gave to the Australian Broadcasting Commission while filming Laila O Laila (Qurbani). The caption says, “In my time, I was praised as the best paid female performer, yet the pay check gap between my male co-stars and myself was so wide it was ludicrous.
During the most recent Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai, Zeenat opened the presentation for fashion designer Shahin Mannan. She attracted attention with her beautiful stroll while flaunting her “silver bob” and wearing a red and black jacket along with black leggings and tinted sunglasses. At the age of 19, Zeenat began modelling and competing in beauty pageants before breaking into the film industry.
“My pantsuit was relaxed and a bit carefree. I had forgotten how chaotic being backstage is! Zeenat released a video of her behind-the-scenes moments just before the ramp walk, saying, “The hustle of a fashion show nearing showtime is unique, and I can't deny that there was a butterfly or two fluttering in my stomach.
Zeenat discusses the “speculation” around her “return to the silver screen” in her piece. She describes herself as a “notoriously private person” and talks about how she has been misquoted, taken out of context, censored, and the subject of rumour since she was 16 years old. She wants to take advantage of the chance to look back on her life and work on her terms, “without any demands from managers, studios, or companies,” as she approaches the age of ninety. She quips that her boys are helping her comprehend web jargon like “thirst trap,” demonstrating her quick wit.
There are rumours that the actress, who was most recently seen in a cameo in Ashutosh Gowariker's Panipat, may make her online television debut with the web series Showstopper, whose name perfectly describes Zeenat Aman.