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Saira Banu reminisces the magic behind Padosan; praises Mehmood

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Saira Banu shares throwback memories of her 1968 cult comedy entertainer.  

Saira Banu reminisces the magic behind Padosan (1968) as she opens up about the dedication of veteran actors Mehmood Saab, praises the rib-tickling humor of Sunil Dutt and spontaneous creativity of Kishore Da. The yesteryear star revealed how the combination of the trio turned every scene into a timeless laughter symphony. From the quirky head-shaving ceremony to the stroll in 'Brindavan Gardens,' the actress gives her followers a sneak-peek into BTS tales of the iconic film.

Saira Banu reminisces the magic behind Padosan; praises Mehmood

Saira Banu reminisces the magic behind Padosan; praises Mehmood

For the unversed, earlier this week, veteran actress Saira Banu kicked off the Padosan series wherein she was seen sharing some anecdotes, trivia, and memories that went behind this comedy entertainer. Continuing the same, in her post, Saira wrote "Continuing with the PADOSAN series, I want to talk about Mehmood Bhai's dedication to his roles. At the "Vrindavan Gardens" Palace, Mehmood Bhai joined our unit to start shooting scenes with me. Soon after his arrival, he sat in the palace verandah with his barber and then we witnessed the funny ceremony of him shaving off his head, giving off his beautiful hair to portray the bald dance teacher Master Pillai with romantic intentions towards 'Bindu'. As the barber shaved, "Tup Tup", tears rolled down his cheeks. We were both sad and amazed, momentarily forgetting our laughter.

She went on to add, “The funniest scenes were where Master Pillai alias Mehmood was constantly trying to win over the affection of Bindu. In one scene I am trying to make Bhola jealous when he is standing in the window opposite. In this, I had to hold hands with Mehmood Bhai and rest my head on his big shoulders! It was a scream for both of us because all our lives he had been like a lofty big brother and now doing this scene to enrage Bhola, Sunil Dutt was rib-ticklingly funny. Another favourite scene is where I am strolling in “Brindavan Gardens” with Master Pillai amidst the beautiful greenery and fountains all around, Dutt Saab, Kishoreji and other comedians are walking right behind us eavesdropping trying to hear what we two are talking about (hidden with mobile branches of leaves and trees).”

“We had an able director Jyoti Swaroop who tried to control us in our fun and frolics while shooting but the major contribution to the making of scenes was inspired on the spot by Kishoreji, Mehmood, and Dutt Saab. For instance, the song “Meri Pyaari Bindu” was choreographed from start to finish by Kishoreji,” she concluded.


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Padosan was one of the most celebrated films and it also gifted the world of Indian cinema with timeless melodies created by legendary composer R.D Burman along with a host of singers like Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey, Asha Bhosle, among others.

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