Vintage Tidbits – Indian actress Nigar Sultana denying reports of her marriage with Pakistani actor Ishrat (Darpan Kumar)
One of the most boisterous Press conferences ever to be held in Bombay’s filmdom was the one held on June 13 – 1954, when gazelle-eyed Nigar Sultana denied reports of her marriage to Pakistani actor Ishrat (Darpan Kumar).
Nigar’s outburst against “blood-sucking” producers and relatives was spiced with the choicest of adjectives which reflected both her poetic talent as well as her flamboyant, tomboyish personality—the latter kind, of course, being unprintable.
Said Nigar to the reporters: “One of these blood-sucking producers, who has a face like a cauliflower and an intelligence which matches that of any illiterate tailor from Darji Gali in Lucknow, wanted me to work exclusively for years on his never-ending film. I have worked on it for 200 shifts and my role is still not complete.”
About some of her relatives, Nigar said: “My home is like an orphanage. For years I have been supporting more than forty-five persons in my home. In sheer desperation, I left my house to stay with a friend.” (Filmfare)