MUMBAI: Veteran actress Vyjayanthimala plans to compile her dance numbers and release it on VCDs and DVDs.
Sources close to the her say, “She is on the verge of compiling her dances on DVD formats. Will she be adding her film numbers is anybody’s guess? But she will attract media attention with the accumulation of her dances.”
He adds, “She is an example of performing pure classical Bharatnatyam. As an extention, she learns classical music to traditional texts. She is also doing extensive research work on various temple dances and its forms.”
Vyjayanthimala, considered one of the finest Bollywood’s dancers of her time, made her debut in Tamil film Vazhkai in 1949. The film was a hit and continued its success when remade in Hindi as Bahar in 1951. She had won the Best Actress Filmfare Award three times for her roles in Sadhana (1958), Ganga Jamuna (1961) and Sangam (1964).
She had even portrayed the role of Chandramukhi in Devdas in the year 1955 and bagged with the Best Supporting Actress Award. Ladki was her last film in 1989, but from 58 to 70s, she has other hit films to her credit like Madhumati, Sunghursh, Duniya, Pyar Hi Pyar, Prince and Ganwaar. In 1996, she was bestowed with the Lifetime Achievement Award.