Happy Birthday Helen: Bollywood continues to copy the 'Golden Girl'

Movies | | November 21, 2012, 12:39 pm
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Urmila Matondkar was also not far behind in stepping into the shoes of Helen. The actress danced to the popular track 'Mehbooba o Mehbooba' in Ram Gopal Varma's 'Aag'.

Urmila Matondkar was also not far behind in stepping into the shoes of Helen. The actress danced to the popular track 'Mehbooba o Mehbooba' in Ram Gopal Varma's 'Aag'.

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Deepika Padukone did a Helen in her film 'Om Shaanti Om'. She tried to 'Piya Tu' in 'Dhoom Taana' song.

Deepika Padukone did a Helen in her film 'Om Shaanti Om'. She tried to 'Piya Tu' in 'Dhoom Taana' song.

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Helen created a stir in 1971 with her sexy moves in 'Piya Tu Ab Toh Aja'. The song went onto become a chartbuster and Helen became an overnight star.

Helen created a stir in 1971 with her sexy moves in 'Piya Tu Ab Toh Aja'. The song went onto become a chartbuster and Helen became an overnight star.

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Not long before, Lara Dutta tried to be the 'Zulfo waali haseena' in the song 'Hum Hai Rahi Pyaar Ke' from 'Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi'.

Not long before, Lara Dutta tried to be the 'Zulfo waali haseena' in the song 'Hum Hai Rahi Pyaar Ke' from 'Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi'.

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'Golden girl' Helen was the original item girl of Bollywood. She scorched the silver screen with 'O Haseena Zulfon Waali' in 'Teesri Manzil'.

'Golden girl' Helen was the original item girl of Bollywood. She scorched the silver screen with 'O Haseena Zulfon Waali' in 'Teesri Manzil'.

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Kareena Kapoor's 'Ye Mera Dil Pyaar Ka Deewana' in 'Don' remake also grabbed many eyeballs.

Kareena Kapoor's 'Ye Mera Dil Pyaar Ka Deewana' in 'Don' remake also grabbed many eyeballs.

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Helen played the ultimate seductress on screen.

Helen played the ultimate seductress on screen.

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Katrina Kaif might be the 'Chikni Chameli' of Bollywood but her look in the song is inspired by none other than Helen's 'Mungda' song.

Katrina Kaif might be the 'Chikni Chameli' of Bollywood but her look in the song is inspired by none other than Helen's 'Mungda' song.

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From chequered blouse to dancing moves, Katrina Kaif took inspiration for the song from Helen.

From chequered blouse to dancing moves, Katrina Kaif took inspiration for the song from Helen.

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Apart from the story and acting, 'Sholay' is still remembered for Helen's dance in 'Mehbooba o Mehbooba'.

Apart from the story and acting, 'Sholay' is still remembered for Helen's dance in 'Mehbooba o Mehbooba'.

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Gauhar Khan took inspiration from Helen for her role in 'Once Upon a Time In Mumbai'. From golden locks to dressing style, Gauhar imitated Helen in the film.

Gauhar Khan took inspiration from Helen for her role in 'Once Upon a Time In Mumbai'. From golden locks to dressing style, Gauhar imitated Helen in the film.

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Helen was known for her item songs and bold roles in the films.

Helen was known for her item songs and bold roles in the films.