Rakhee Gulzar birthday special: The iconic screen mothers of Bollywood

On Rakhee Gulzar's 69th birthday, we look back at actresses who are renowned for portraying mothers on screen in Bollywood


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    Insistent upon playing good roles rather than star status, the actress raised eybrows when she didn't hesitate to play frequent co-star Amitabh Bachchan's mother in films such as 'Laawaris' (1981) and 'Shakti' (1982). Towards the late 1980s and early 1990s she portrayed strong character roles as the bereaved and bitter elderly mother widowed at the hands of the villains or a woman with principles in films like 'Ram Lakhan' (1989), 'Baazigar' (1993), 'Khalnayak' (1993), 'Karan Arjun' (1995) among others.

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