New Delhi: Actress Sonam Kapoor has penned a heartfelt message on social media on the birth anniversary of yesteryear’s star Nutan Samarth Bahl, better known as Nutan.
Remembering the veteran actress, the ‘Masakali’ girl took to her Instagram page and shared a picture wherein she is seen dressed like 90’s actress and wrote, “This was an ode to #nutan my favourite actress from the golden era of Indian cinema besides #Waheedaji.”
The ‘Neerja’ star continued, “It’s her birth anniversary today and I just want to say I’m grateful for the legacy she left behind through her brilliant work, Bandhini, Saraswati Chandra, Milan, Sujata, meri Jung to name a few. You were the flag bearer for strong female roles… #flashback #nutan #hero #heroine.”
Nutan, who had appeared in more than 70 films in a career spanning over four decades, was regarded as one of the finest female actors in the history of Hindi cinema.
Nutan, who started her career at the age of 14 in the 1950 film ‘Hamari Beti’, was noted for playing unconventional parts and her performances often received praise and accolades. Her first big break was Seema, for which she won her first Filmfare Best Actress Award.
Born on June 4, 1936, Nutan died of cancer in 1991.