Friday, October 22, 2021

Bollywood veterans on a comeback spree

Reading Time: 3 minutes 

Lately, quite a few veterans have left an impact in Hindi films, proving to naysayers that age is really just a number.

Be it Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao’s impeccable acting in the 2018 hit Badhaai Ho or Kamini Kaushal in the 2019 megahit Kabir Singh, or even Mithun Chakraborty in The Tashkent Files, Bollywood veterans have shown they can still be the boss if given the right roles, not to forget Amitabh Bachchan and his steady flow of releases that have continued over the years.

- Advertisement -

Here are some of old-timers with upcoming projects this year:

Zeenat Aman

Veteran actress Zeenat Aman, who has always captured the nation’s imagination with her stunning screen presence, is all set to be seen in an upcoming murder mystery Margaon: The Closed File. The film tributes Agatha Christie’s genre of work, and casts the 69-year-old actress as head of an Anglo-Indian family. She is an independent woman, a mother as well as an entrepreneur.

Actress Zeenat Aman
Actress Zeenat Aman. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Zeenat was last seen in a cameo in Ashutosh Gowariker’s 2019 historical drama Panipat. She played Humayun’s daughter Sakeena Begum. Unfortunately the film was a disaster, and she hardly had the scope to make an impact in her minuscule appearance.

Neetu Kapoor

Veteran actress and late actor Rishi Kapoor’s wife Neetu Kapoor has been a part of the Hindi film industry for over five decades now. She was last seen on screen in the 2013 film Besharam, which featured Rishi Kapoor and their son Ranbir Kapoor.

Actress Neetu Kapoor
Actress Neetu Kapoor. Source: Twitter

She is now set to make a comeback with the new film Jug Jugg Jeeyo, which also stars Anil Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Kiara Advani.


At 85, Dharmendra is all set to return in Karan Johar’s upcoming directorial Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt. The film also features Shabana Azmi and Jaya Bachchan.

Actor Dharmendra
Actor Dharmendra. Source: Twitter

Dharmendra, also known as He-Man of Indian cinema, made his Bollywood debut in the 1960s with Arjun Hingorani’s Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere. In his over 61-year-journey in the industry, he redefined machismo and is also known for his on-screen pairing with wife Hema Malini in their heydays.

Jaya Bachchan

Veteran actress and politician Jaya Bachchan, wife of megastar Amitabh Bachchan, was last seen on screen in the 2016 film Ki & Ka, where she played herself in a cameo.

Actress Jaya Bachchan
Actress Jaya Bachchan. Source: Twitter

The 73-year-old star will be seen in a full feature role in Karan Johar’s latest-announced film Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. The film also features Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt along with Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi.


READ ALSO: With Dilip Kumar’s demise, it’s curtains on Bollywood’s original Punjabi triumvirate

Link up with us!

Indian Link News website: Save our website as a bookmark

Indian Link E-NewsletterSubscribe to our weekly e-newsletter

Indian Link Newspaper: Click here to read our e-paper

Indian Link app: Download our app from Apple’s App Store or Google Play and subscribe to the alerts


Twitter: @indian_link

Instagram: @indianlink

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/IndianLinkMediaGroup

- Advertisement -

Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -


Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

  Growing up in Indian culture, most of us know that love has never been as popular as marriage. Even in the movies, the main...

Ep 8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s...

  To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic death...
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Being a ‘Chutney Mary’ and an unlikely romance with India (Book...

  For Melbourne-based social and political researcher Valerie Britton-Wilson, India has long held inexplicable allure. In her latest book A Touch of India she details...

The best of Perth

  Residents of Perth will proudly tell you that their city is the most isolated in the world. The journey from Sydney on the Indian...
smriti mandhana

WATCH: Smriti Mandhana on joining the Sydney Thunder (WBBL)

  Indian star opener Smriti Mandhana, the first Indian female cricketer to score a century in both ODIs and Tests in Australia, is an exciting...
Families ready to reunite with their loved ones overseas. Source Pixabay

Travelling to India after 1 Nov: All your questions answered

  Indian Link CEO Pawan Luthra discusses the Australian government's decision to reopen borders on Nov 1 with travel professional Ashwini Sonthalia. Who can go? Who...
Families ready to reunite with their loved ones overseas. Source: Pixabay

Travel exemption applications now open for parents of Australians

  As Qantas announced the new flights to India, Federal Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews announced that from today, parents of Australian citizens and...