Mumbai: This special issue, which commemorates 100 years of Hindi cinema, presents Vidya in a recreation of the iconic image of Nargis from Mother India. In sharp contrast to Mother India is an equally compelling image recreating Meena Kumari from Sahib Biwi aur Ghulam – embodying sexuality and vulnerability of a woman.
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Vidya said, Mother India is a classic and the picture of Nargis with the plough is one of the most iconic images of Hindi cinema. It is the single most evocative personification of Stree Shakti… and it seemed like the perfect ode to the coming of age of the Hindi film heroine as Indian cinema turns 100.
Captured with dramatic accuracy by Joy Datta, much spadework went into recreating this legendary vision.
From the kaala dhaaga around her neck to the heavy plough that Vidya carries on her muddied frame, every little detail played a big part in lending authenticity to this historic recreation.
For Editor Nichola Pais and her young and talented editorial team comprising Shubarna Mukerji Shu, Shweta Kulkarni and Bindi Shah, this special issue has been a labour of love.
Brimming with beautiful images and insightful content, the magazine includes articles commemorating the best films over the century, path-breaking directors, and legendary icons, tracing the roots of the Hindi film song, stand-out styles, the most outrageous gossip and more.
Also stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Rani Mukerji and Hrithik Roshan have shared their personal take on cine matters in the issue.