Bollywood evening on Wednesdays with Carla is becoming a tradition. Yay! Last night we watched a film in which this actress appeared, and trying to come up with her name was driving me insane. Of course I woke up at 3 am with it at the front of my brain, finally.
Her career spanned 40+ years. Who is she?
Bollyviewer and Shweta got this one: she is Protima (or Pratima) Devi. She was in films from the early 1940’s until the early 1980’s. I always like to see her because she has a dignity and presence when she’s onscreen that is very unique to her. She plays Kishore Kumar’s mother in this film, Dilli Ka Thug (1958).