Queen of the Silver Screen.

MissMalini , 05 Feb 2009
Surekha Sikri
Surekha Sikri

Surekha Sikri’s been on the Bollywood radar for ages. Literally. She’s even bagged the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress  (Tamas & Mammo) twice! Pretty impressive for an actress in her seventies. You’ll catch her most often as the bold & bitter “Dadisa” on Balika Vadhu and a much more amicable Babho auntyin Saath Phere. (I confess I haven’t caught the second soap much at all but was oddly addicted to Balika Vadhu when it first started. Don’t ask.) I also recall her awesomely realistic bitter sweet performance in Zubeidaa (super film by the way.)

Garth
Jennie Garth at 16 & 36

So, do you ever wonder what you’ll look like in your 70s? (Or even on the way to 40 if you doubt you’ll make it that far.) I often do, especially since I caught an episode of the revived Beverly Hills 90210 with the former sorority wild-child Kelly Taylor (played by Jennie Garth) as a reformed (and oh-so-slightly wrinkled)  school counselor. Maybe I’m just being overly sensitive but I think its just plain mean to take an iconic TV drama from my “youth” and repopulate it with the new “kids” on the blocks. I mean, how is that supposed to make me feel? The thing is I’m not in denial about getting older (not anymore anyway) and I probably won’t care 20 years from now, but if I could just enjoy the next 10 years without any more subtle reminders from my idiot box I’d really appreciate it.

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