Today is the 57th death anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of the country to leave a different mark on the hearts of elders to children. Today his death anniversary is being celebrated all over the country. He is also affectionately called Uncle Naheru because of his proximity to children. He, along with Mahatma Gandhi, gave freedom to the country. He had to go to jail 9 times to get freedom for the country. He died in Delhi on May 27, 1964, from a heart attack. His demise at the age of 74 shook the entire nation. Nehru has a great connection not only with politics but also with films. So many stars have played her roles in Bollywood films and TV series. Not only this, he was a big fan of an actress, who is counted among the most beautiful actresses of her time. So let’s know which actress she was, whose former Prime Minister of Arts was crazy.
This actress was a big fan
It is often seen that politicians have always been associated with films and film personalities. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru also has a similar attachment. Nehru has been a big fan of the Hindi actress Suriya, the legend of the Hindi cinema world. It cannot be doubted at all that Suraiya was not only a beautiful actress but also a singer. She was one of the most acclaimed and famous artists of her time. He mesmerized audiences in his 40s and 50s with his singing and beauty. Jawaharlal Nehru was one of them.
Nehru said this while meeting Suraiya
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the country’s first Prime Minister, loved watching Suraiya’s films. In many reports, it was claimed that it was disclosed by Nehru himself in front of Suraiya during a program. He told that apart from politics, he loves watching Suriya’s films and is a big fan of his. At the same time, Suraiya’s film ‘Mirza Ghalib’, released in 1954, was very much liked by Nehru. She loved the actress acting in this film. The film was based on the life of Mirza Ghalib and Suraiya played Moti Begum. Veteran actor Bharat Bhushan was in the role of Mirza Ghalib. Nehru not only liked Suriya’s acting in this film but his voice also made him convincing. Suraiya gave her voice to about five ghazals in the film Mirza Ghalib.
Jagdeep’s acting was also convincing
The former Prime Minister of the country was not only crazy about the beauty of Suraiya, but he was also convinced of Jagdeep’s acting. Nehru liked Jagdeep’s acting in the film ‘Hum Pachhi Ek Dal Ke’ released in 1957 which was produced by PL Santoshi. Jagdeep acted as a child artist in the film. In this film, the child Jagdeep’s acting Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru liked it so much that he praised Jagdeep’s work. This gave Jagdeep a lot of happiness and a lot of encouragement as well.
Contribution to Indian Cinema
This was a time when people called cinema a disaster, but Nehru called it a tool of education and a means to develop the country’s identity. At that time, he was heavily influenced by cinema. Not only this, he always insisted on producing good messages. In January 1952, India’s first international film festival was inaugurated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. During this, he emphasized the need for more cultural intervention in the field of films in one of his speeches.
These stars played the role of Nehru on screen
Jawaharlal Nehru was not only associated with films, but his stance has been strong that his character has been shown well in many films and TV serials. Let’s know about the movies and stars who have portrayed Nehru’s character on screen very well. In the film ‘Gandhi’ released in 1982, actor Roshan Seth played the role of Nehru. At the same time, actor Pratap Sharma was seen in his role in the 1990 film ‘Nehru’. His role was well-liked. Dalip Tahil, a well-known Bollywood actor and actor who made his mark on the lines of Villan, has also appeared in Nehru’s role. He played this role in the 2013 film ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’. At the same time, actor ‘Benjamin Gilani’ has also won the hearts of people in the role of Nehru in the film ‘Sardar’ (1993). Actor Saurabh Dubey is also included in this list. He became Nehru in the film ‘Legend of Bhagat Singh’ (2002).