Dharmendra watched Suraiya's film 40 times?

glamsham.com editorial
3 February 2014

By Mansoor Khan, Glamsham Editorial

Much before the Rajesh Khanna wave and the magnetic pull of Amitabh Bachchan, the artist who drew hysterical crowd was Suraiya, the number one actress cum the sensational singer of the 40s-50s. Glamsham.Com pays her homage on death anniversary and reveals how during her hey days she created ruckus among her fans and how she was escorted with premium security to defy her fans.

The younger generation may know Suraiya with connections to her love affair with evergreen actor Dev Anand. Besides her love affair she was the most saleable actress and commanded remuneration twice her contemporary actresses like Kamini Kaushal and Noorjahan.

Her popularity reached a pinnacle after she gave hits in row like ANMOL GHADI, DARD, BADI BEHEN, DILLAGI, MIRZA GHALIB etc. Soon she became the 'highest' paid actress of the 50s.

It's reported, that her popularity reached to such a zenith that during the premier of the movie BADI BEHEN her fans went berserk creating turmoil resulting in police resorting to lathi charge, a rare incident witnessed ever in the history of Hindi cinema!

After this incident Suraiya never attended any of her premieres fearing her fanatic fans. It may be hard to believe but it's true that outside her house, Krishna Mahal at Marine drive in Mumbai, from dawn to dusk her crazy fans used to hang around to have just a dekho of their beloved star. In fact, moving around for Suraiya had become so problematic that Suraiya had to take police protection round the clock both at her residence as well as while leaving out-of-doors!

Further, lore has it that actor Dharmendra in his juvenile days was so passionate about Suraiya that he saw her film DILLAGI forty times, each time walking on foot, miles to reach the cinema hall!


More on bollywood at glamsham.com

What to read next

How much can you actually save by refinancing?

Rates now at 3.11% APR 5/1 ARM- $250K for $972/mo. LendingTree's simple online tool to help determine how much you could be saving by refinancing.

$499 – Punta Cana 5 Nts. Including Air

Head to Punta Cana this summer with this deal out of several US cities.* Sale ends 5/13.

VA Mortgage Rates In 2016

VA Rates as Low as 3.25% (3.405% APR) 30 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military Takes 1 Min!

Get This Once-In-A-Lifetime Deal Before It's Gone!

Get 4 Disney Movies For $1 With Membership. See Details. Exclusive Titles, Merchandise, Offers & Discounts. Plus, Free Shipping On Your Initial Order!

A Simple Way to Color Your Gray

Feel like you're always fighting against the most stubborn grays? Try this: “I had stopped coloring my hair as nothing covered the gray. This worked!”

The Hot New Product for Gaining Ripped Muscles

Age is just a number -- and smart guys know that! See how men everywhere are making big gains at the gym.