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LEISURE
THIS WEEK

Google Celebrates Nutan’s 81st Birthday with a Doodle

Bollywood actor Nutan, best known for her work in Bandini and Sujata, would have been 81 on June 4, had she been alive. Google celebrates her birth anniversary with a doodle dedicated to her. Born to film actress Shobhna Samarth and filmmaker Kumarsen Samarth as Nutan Samarth in 1936, she went on to work in more than 70 Hindi films in a career spanning over 40 years .Till 2011, she was the only female actor to hold five Filmfare Best Actress awards. Nutan was married to Rajnish Bahl and died young at 54 after suffering from breast cancer. Nutan was honored with the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian honor of India, in 1974.

Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan Celebrate 44 Years of Togetherness

Dharmendra Does Not Believe His Life is Worth a Biopic

Veteran Bollywood actor Dharmendra has said he is averse to the idea of a film based on his life, saying he will never give permission to any filmmaker to make a movie tracing his life’s journey. Asked the reason, the yesteryear’s hero said, “Because my life is not worth it. However, I will keep on telling parts of my story through several other ways.” Dharmendra, 81, also asserted that he does not even intend to write a book about his life. The actor will soon complete 60 years in the industry, and he has entertained audiences with movies of all genres -- from the intense Bandini and Satyakam to potboilers like Raja Jani and Pratigya, and as a comic artiste with perfect timing in Sholay and Chupke Chupke.

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