Color had newly invaded our films and initially it was believed that photogenic faces like Waheeda Rehman who were very simple actors may become redundant in color movies. They were wrong. While there was a greater demand for the glamarous Saira Banu and Vyajantimala, Waheeda Rehman and Nanda never went out of fashion either.
S Mukherjee launched Saira Banu with Shammi Kapoor in Junglee and when he had to picturize the title song it was Kapoor’s idea that he would glide down the snow mountain screaming ‘Yahoo’ and it worked.
We have often debated if cinema reflects society or the other way round but watching Junglee I always feel that it is not just Shammi Kapoor but the entire nation that is in a celebratory mood post independence!