India, Nov. 19 -- In the early 1970s, a tsunami of sorts hit Bollywood - its world of white and black was about to get blurred. Fimmaker Dev Anand was looking for a new face for his film, Hare Rama Hare Krishna. It just so happened that his eyes fell on a pipe-smoking 19-year old Zeenat Aman. A statuesque beauty with devil-may-care attitude to boot, Zeenat was Dev sahab's Janise/Jasbir. Incidentally, in the film, Zeenat played a hippie and Dev's long-lost sister. Despite the film having a love angle (Mumtaz), it was Zeenat's electric presence which lit up the screen.

The film made people in India sit up and take a good look at this young star who had absolutely no qualms about her unconventional ways. She flaunted her curves in elegant y...