|a young Rita|
Just like her mother Chandrima Bhaduri, Rita Bhaduri also showed an inclination towards acting. She used to be active in theatre since her college days. In 1971, she took admission in Film Institute, Pune where her batchmates included artists like singer Shailendra Singh, Shabana Azmi and Kanwaljeet. After completing the course of two years, she got her first movie ‘Aaina’, It was directed by K Balachander and starred Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz as the lead pair. The music was composed by Naushad and the movie released in 1974.
I performed character roles in movies like ‘Udhaar Ka Sindoor’, ‘Pratima Aur Payal’, ‘Anurodh’ etc. Meanwhile some such events took place that soon I became the top Heroine in Gujarati films.”
This phase continued for nearly eight years which led to a situation where she even had to settle down in Vadodara. Most of her movies proved to be hit on the box office. These included ‘Kulvadhu’, ‘Dikri Ane Gaay Dore tyaan Jaaye’, ‘Kashino Dikro’, ‘Diyar Bhojai’, ‘Akhand Choodlo’, ‘Jaagya Tyaanthi Sawar’, ‘Garwi Naar Gujaratan’, ‘Alakh Niranjan’, ‘Jugal Jodi’, ‘Peethi Peeli Ne Rang Raato’, ‘Saachun Sukh Saasariyamaa’, ‘Kankuni Kimmat’, ‘Maana Aansu’, ‘Ma Mane Sambhare Chhe’.
|Shubhuda (L) & Shri Nabendu Ghosh (C)|