Today is Poonam Dhillon’s birthday. It seems like it was only a few years ago when director Ramesh Talwar spot her picture and suggested her name for Noorie. Directed by Manmohan Krishnan Noorie was a dream for the beautiful girl who was Miss Chandigarh to come to Mumbai and star with Faroque Shaikh in a Yash Raj film.
Poonam’s next release was Trishul where she played Shashi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan’s younger sister and sang ‘Gapuchi gapuchi gham gham…’ with Sachin.
There was no looking back for Poonam ever since and over the decades I met and interviewed her on many sets of many of her films.
Reproducing the sepia memories…