I like this Sitara Devi dance in Aabroo (1943). It’s also fun to see Yakub enter the picutre… As I mentioned sometime back, in the same film, he did a drag version of “Inhi Logon Ne”.

By the way, I have heard/read that Sitara Devi still makes lively appearances and actively promotes kathak… She is 93 years old now! In Aabroo, she was 24. (In Roti, she was probably 23… At first, I had gotten some misinformation from somewhere that she was considerably younger in that film, just a teenager (16 or 17?)… But it makes more sense that she was in her 20s at this time.)

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