Mumbai: Smita Patil At the age of 31, he had achieved so much which many actors could not achieve even after living their entire life. The big-eyed dusky Saloni Smita had such a smile on her face that the famous filmmaker Shyam Benegal had cast her for the lead role in the film ‘Charandas Chor’. Smita was not only an amazing actress but also an active feminist activist. Smita, who raised women’s issues prominently, chose to work in only those films that could engrave the dreams of women facing social change on the silver screen. Remember Smita Patil of films like ‘Bhumika’, ‘Mandi’, ‘Manthan’, ‘Arth’, ‘Aakhir Kyun’, ‘Aaj Ki Awaaz’, ‘Chakra’, ‘Mirch Masala’. In a career of just 10 years, Smita gave many memorable films to the cine world. In a short time, Smita had done that work for which she will be remembered for centuries.
Padma Shri awardee Vetrain Actress Smita Patil was born on 17 October 1955 to a politician. Smita’s father Shivajirao Patil was a minister in the Maharashtra government and mother was a social worker. It can be said that Smita got the first lesson to understand society in a different way from her own home. From the very beginning, Smita, of a rebellious nature, is considered the best actress of Hindi cinema. Smita started a new path for heroines playing female lead roles. Smita worked in Hindi as well as Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam and Kannada films. However, for the first time, he faced the camera only while reading the news on Doordarshan. Smita also has a funny anecdote as a news reader on Doordarshan.
used to read sari wrap on jeans
Smita Patil used to read news on Bombay Doordarshan. Wearing a sari was necessary to read news on Doordarshan and Smita liked to wear jeans. At that time, Smita used to wear jeans only and did not feel comfortable wearing a sari. However, a great solution for this was taken out by Smita. Smita would often reach the studio, wearing jeans but draping a sari over it, ready to read the news with a serious attitude.
Smita Patil was completely immersed in her character
Smita Patil was also very active in theatre. The actress started her film career in 1975 with famous filmmaker Shyam Benegal’s film ‘Charandas Chor’. The actress, known for her serious performances on screen, was very lively in her personal life, but as soon as she came in front of the camera and heard the action, she would completely get into the character of the film. Shyam Benegal once remembered Smita and told that ‘whatever she did, she used to get into that role. Once we were shooting for Manthan film somewhere outside Rajkot. During the shooting, Smita was sitting with the women of the village wearing similar clothes. Then some college students came there to watch the shooting of the film and they asked where is the heroine of the film? When someone pointed towards Smita, the student said in surprise that are you kidding..how can this village woman be the heroine of the film?’
Smita Patil used to get immersed in her character. (Photo Credits:_prat/Instagram)
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Smita Patil left the world in just 31 years
Smita, the mistress of such a charismatic personality, also fell in love with a person who was already married. She met Raj Babbar during the shooting of the film ‘Bheegi Palke’. The meeting turned into love and both of them decided to live together. The sign of their love is a son Prateek Babbar, who is now a part of the film industry.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : October 16, 2022, 16:28 IST