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Looking back 100 years of Zohra Sehgal

30 April 2012 4:43 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

It is Zohra Sehgal's inspiring journey as a theatre, film and TV artiste, that makes her birth centenary so special There are not many who have the privilege of Amitabh Bachchan pulling a chair for them. Zohra Sehgal is one of those few," filmmaker R Balki says with a laugh. "Each time Zohraji came on the sets of 'Cheeni Kum', Mr Bachchan would stand up, first greet her and then pull a chair for her to sit," says the adman-turned-director and adds that Sehgal's mesmerising inner beauty makes her his most favourite woman. This grand old lady - famous for her vivaciousness and enthusiasm - will turn 100 on April 27. Sehgal currently resides in Delhi with her daughter, Kiran Sehgal, and, as her friends say, the sprightly actor's zest for life is still intact. Though the present generation is familiar with Sehgal, mainly through her sporadic movie appearances, »

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