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Saira Banu recollects cropping Vyjayanthimala's face out of throwback 'Madhumati' pic
Saira Banu recollects cropping Vyjayanthimala's face out of throwback 'Madhumati' pic

Mumbai, Sep 12 : Veteran actress Saira Banu, who often shares anecdotal posts on her Instagram account, on Tuesday, shared another throwback story on the photo-sharing app and shared that during her childhood, she was an ardent fan of actress Vyjayanthimala and actor Dilip Kumar.

The film features Saira's husband Dilip Kumar, and Vyjayanthimala whom Saira fondly calls 'Akka' (elder sister). 

Sharing a set of three pictures, Saira Banu posted on Instagram, "More often than not childhood and teenage memories can be so strange and rib-ticklingly funny. To me, this particular memory of 1958, when I was a young girl, is embarrassing to the tee because today, down the years my association with my favourite film star Vyjayanthimala has turned into an alliance wherein she is 'Akka' (elder sister) to me and we speak to each other every other week.  "As I was growing up I had this habit of pasting photos of my favourite heartthrobs on the wall just next to my bed so that first thing I could gaze at them. Just a year earlier I had seen Sahib's fantastic performance in 'AAN' which was specially screened in London”. 

She continued in her note, "He was so handsome. I was mad for him. Then there were also cutouts of Elvis Presley the King of Rock, towering Rock Hudson, and enigmatic James Dean pasted on the wall. In our home in London we had this letter box which was the cynosure of the eyes of my brother Sultan and my expectant eyes as letters from our mother and friends would come from India. Being homesick we would thirst for them. My mother knew I was crazy about Indian films so she would intermittently post (a film magazine) for our entertainment."

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