Life is a long, wonderful and colorful dance: Vyjayanthi Mala

In 1989, Vyjayanthimala again faced the 1989 Tamil Nadu general election, this time being opposed by Aladi Aruna of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. He again defeated his opposition by about 12584 votes. Later in 1993, he was nominated to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, for a six-year term. In 1999, he resigned from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress party. In his letter to party president Sonia Gandhi, he included the reason for his resignation, where he said, “It is painful to see the party deviate from its principles after the death of Rajiv Gandhi. The party has lost touch with its grassroots level and anyone can. Day by day see that honest party workers are constantly being neglected”, she adds, “It is becoming more and more difficult to justify myself in front of the public and my conscience does not allow me to be in the party anymore. Is”. She later joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on 6 September 1999.

In its heyday, Vyjayanthimala was the subject of many controversies, especially for her relationship with her co-stars. In the early 1960s, Vyjayanthimala was paired with Dilip Kumar, who starred with her more than any other actress, resulting in great on-screen chemistry between them. While working for his home production “Ganga Jamuna”, it is said that Kumar chose the shade of sari that Vyjayanthimala wore in every scene.

In the early 1960s, Raj Kapoor began filming “Sangam”, starring Vyjayanthimala, starring Rajendra Kumar and Kapoor himself. Filming took four years to finish. During this it is said that Vyjayanthimala was romantically linked with Kapoor and almost married him. At first she was angry with him and kept him away. However, Kapoor did not give up. The incident had kicked out Kapoor’s wife Krishna along with their children from the husband’s house! He checked in at the Nataraja Hotel in Mumbai and stayed there for four and a half months as Krishna hated the matter. Vyjayanthimala married Dr. Chamanlal Bali in Bombay! After marriage, she gave up her acting career and moved to Chennai. They have a son, Suchindra Bali, who tried to make it into films with the help of his mother, but still failed and is now married and the father of two children. In 2007, she published her autobiography, titled “Bonding”, which received a very warm response especially after Rishi Kapoor, who read the chapter in which she denied having an affair with her father, a It came out strongly with the statement that his father had an affair with Vyjayanthimala for which the family had to bear the brunt. The sale of the book collapsed after Rishi burst out.


Sahil Kothari

Sahil Kothari is a Senior Journalist at youthistaan.com Follow him on twitter @sahilkothari21
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