NFAI tweets rare pic of Suchitra Sen on her 86th birthday
14 Apr 2017 00:03 AM
The National Film Archive of India (NFAI) tweeted a rare picture of late Bengali actress Suchitra Sen as a tribute on her 86th birthday on Thursday.
The picture shows her playing the role of Parvati or Paro in the 1955 Hindi movie Devdas, India Blooms reports.
Suchitra Sen (April 6, 1931 – January 17, 2014), born as Roma Dasgupta in Pabna, now in Bangladesh, virtually ruled the Bengali cinema for nearly 25 years, her acting prowess rising to legendary heights.
According to film chronicles, she made her film debut in 1952 in the movie Shesh Kothay but it was never released.
The following year she was cast against Uttam Kumar in the movie Share Chuattor. A romantic comedy, the film launched them as the most preferred leading pair of Bengali cinema for more than two decades.
Although she acted in a few Hindi films, her role as Parvati in Devdas (1955) where Dilip Kumar was in the eponymous role and as Aarti devi in Aandhi (1975) against Sanjeev Kumar were highly acclaimed.
Sen however removed herself from public glare after completing nearly 25 years in the film industry and led a reclusive life, surrounded by her immediate family, until her death.
Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, tweeted, "Remembering the greatest actress of Bengali Cinema, Suchitra Sen, on her birth anniversary."