Press Esc to close
Sunday 26 March 2017
News updated at 12:28 PM IST

Reema Nath made Husain act in 'Mohabbat'

Last updated: 13 June, 2011
Mumbai, June 13 (IANS)

Writer-director Reema Rakesh Nath is perhaps the only one to have directed M.F. Husain in a film. Not only that, Husain also painted the poster for her father's 1947 moive ''Romeo and Juliet''.

The film was "Mohabbat" (1997) and it featured Akshaye Khanna, Sanjay Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit.“It was a scene where Madhuri was to hold an exhibition of her paintings. I asked him to appear as M.F. Husain in the scene. Perhaps it was because Madhuri was involved Husain saab readily agreed," Nath said

"He not only made an appearance in the film, he also arranged for the gallery and put all his paintings up. Yes, all the paintings that you saw in 'Mohabbat' that were supposedly done by Madhuri were actually Husain saab's. It was great fun directing him. He was full of vivacious suggestions. This shot with Husain saab was my mahurat shot," she added.
Husain died in London June 9. Reema, who is married to Madhuri's business manager Rakesh Nath, remembers him as a "generous soul".

"He was warm-hearted and so full of life...we all will miss him," she said.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A delegation of FIFA U-17 Football World Cup at DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Saturday...

A delegation of FIFA U-17 Football World Cup at DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Saturday...

Artists Kashmir perform at fifth Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM) organized by North East Zone...

Artists Kashmir perform at fifth Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM) organized by North East Zone...

President Donald Trump, flanked by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price...

President Donald Trump, flanked by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price...

New Mobile Medical Unit vehicle are launched by Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Department...

New Mobile Medical Unit vehicle are launched by Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Department...

Map of India with BJP symbol- Lotus, during the Panch Parmeshwar Sammelan for the MCD elections...

Map of India with BJP symbol- Lotus, during the Panch Parmeshwar Sammelan for the MCD elections...

Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty during the launch of Saffola breakfast cereal, in Mumbai...

Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty during the launch of Saffola breakfast cereal, in Mumbai...

A farmer from Tamil Nadu state climbs a tree in a bid to commit suicide, but was later coaxed down..

A farmer from Tamil Nadu state climbs a tree in a bid to commit suicide, but was later coaxed down..

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh pinning stars on the shoulders of a cadet during passing out...

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh pinning stars on the shoulders of a cadet during passing out...

Women with their faces painted to on the eve of 60th Earth Hour in Muradabad on Saturday...

Women with their faces painted to on the eve of 60th Earth Hour in Muradabad on Saturday...

Indian cricketers pose with series trophy before the start of last test match against Australia...

Indian cricketers pose with series trophy before the start of last test match against Australia...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523