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In pics: Women who inspired Maqbool Fida Husain

India | IBNLive | June 9, 2011, 5:05 pm
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 Husain had praised actress Amrita Rao and said she had tremendous potential. After Madhuri Dixit, Husain felt Rao will go a long way. He said Amrita is the ideal woman of today, someone who still has her Indian values intact.
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Husain had praised actress Amrita Rao and said she had tremendous potential. After Madhuri Dixit, Husain felt Rao will go a long way. He said Amrita is the ideal woman of today, someone who still has her Indian values intact.

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 MF Husain has seen Anushka Sharma's film 'Band Baaja Baaraat' eight times and was looking forward to several more repeat viewings. And whenever he used to watch the film, he didn't put on his spectacles. He said that ever since he saw Anushka, his vision has improved!
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MF Husain has seen Anushka Sharma's film 'Band Baaja Baaraat' eight times and was looking forward to several more repeat viewings. And whenever he used to watch the film, he didn't put on his spectacles. He said that ever since he saw Anushka, his vision has improved!

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 After watching the film 'Yuvraaj' twice, Husain was entranced by Katrina Kaif's beauty. He wanted to commemorate her beauty on canvas and make it timeless.
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After watching the film 'Yuvraaj' twice, Husain was entranced by Katrina Kaif's beauty. He wanted to commemorate her beauty on canvas and make it timeless.

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 MF Husain depicted the West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee as the 'essence of Indian womanhood' in his painting.
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MF Husain depicted the West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee as the 'essence of Indian womanhood' in his painting.

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 Husain fell for the charisma of Tabu and signed her for movie 'Meenaxi'.
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Husain fell for the charisma of Tabu and signed her for movie 'Meenaxi'.

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 Husain used to talk about Urmila Matondkar to all those who came across him. He lauds her way of talking, walking, dressing and,of course, smiling. He sees in her all the qualities he found initially in Madhuri Dixit and later in Tabu.
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Husain used to talk about Urmila Matondkar to all those who came across him. He lauds her way of talking, walking, dressing and,of course, smiling. He sees in her all the qualities he found initially in Madhuri Dixit and later in Tabu.

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 According to Husain, Vidya is one who knows her mind and reflects the true Indian woman. He wanted to paint nude picture of Vidya.
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According to Husain, Vidya is one who knows her mind and reflects the true Indian woman. He wanted to paint nude picture of Vidya.

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 Painter Maqbool Fida Husain was a well known admirer of actress Madhuri Dixit and had once booked an entire theatre in Dubai to screen her comeback film 'Aaja Nachle.' Husain was always vocal about his liking for Dixit and found inspiration for a series of paintings on her titled
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Painter Maqbool Fida Husain was a well known admirer of actress Madhuri Dixit and had once booked an entire theatre in Dubai to screen her comeback film 'Aaja Nachle.' Husain was always vocal about his liking for Dixit and found inspiration for a series of paintings on her titled "Fida". He also produced and directed a movie "Gaja Gamini" that cast Dixit in the lead role. Husain's major crush on Madhuri was a fallout of watching her in the movie 'Hum Apke Hain Kaun'.

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