New Delhi. Every actor who reaches the silver screen has a single attempt to enter people’s hearts in a way that overwhelms them. But no one knows better than the audience the love of the audience who makes a ‘star’ and who makes a ‘side actor’. We are going to tell you the story of one such actress, who did a film with Anil Kapoor at the beginning of her career, but the dice of fate turned in such a way that the actress started acting in the very next film. of ‘mother’. This actress is Veena Banerjee, popularly known as Veena. Bina is still working in TV and film industry. Veena played the role of mother to many actors in the 80s and 90s.
Veena was also in the film ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’.
Bina was not a straggler in the world of Hindi cinema. She is the daughter of old time famous actor Pradeep Kumar. Because of her beautiful eyes and innocent face, she initially played the role of heroine. Veena has acted in more than 200 Hindi films and in most of them she has played the role of mother or sister-in-law. Veena started her career in 1977 with Yash Chopra’s ‘Dusra Aadmi’. The very next year she also appeared in Raj Kapoor’s ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’. But Zeenat Aman took all the focus of this film, and no one could see Bina.
Veena is the lead actress of ‘Rachna’
In 1979 came the film ‘Shiksha’, in which Bina played an important role. But the release of this film was very cold. Bina was also the lead actress in the 1980 film ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’. But this film was also a flop and he did not get any films for 3 years. Then in 1983, Veena came in the lead role in the film ‘Rachna’. The name of this film was also based on Bina’s character. The actress had high expectations from this film.
Veena is the daughter of yesteryear famous actor Pradeep Kumar.
Anil Kapoor was his hero in this film. The story of the film ‘Rachna’ was very emotional, making her look very innocent and beautiful. But the film proved so bad at the box office that most theaters removed the film within a week. In 1983, Bina starred in the film ‘Rachna’, after the film flopped, Bina was seen in the role of actor Kumar Gaurav’s mother in the second film ‘Lovers’ in the same year. This was the first film in which she played the role of ‘mother’.
Bina was followed by ‘Mary Jung’, ‘Karma’, ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’, ‘Ahat Mahila’, ‘Chandni’, ‘Baaghi’, ‘Saugandha’, ‘Khuda Gawah’, ‘Pehchan’, ‘Anjam’. Appeared in many films like ‘Jiddi’. Apart from Hindi films, this actress has also acted in Bengali films.
Tags: Anil Kapoor, Entertainment Throwback
First Published: March 23, 2023, 14:41 IST