How streaming platforms brought back women who ruled Bollywood in the 1990s

In their new innings, the queens of the 1990s are playing meatier roles far removed from their earlier screen image. And they are earning plaudits for their performance, not just looks or dance moves



Suveen Sinha New Delhi
“Tip tip barsa paani”, the popular rain song, first appeared on screen in the 1994 film, Mohra. It appeared again in 2021’s Sooryavanshi.

Barring some remixing, the two songs are the same. They have the same tune, the same singers (Udit Naryaan and Alka Yagnik), the same hook-step, and the same male lead, Akshay Kumar, who plays a cop in both the movies. The difference is that the female lead in the Mohra song is Raveena Tandon, who made her film debut in 1991. The Sooryavanshi version has Katrina Kaif, who, according to internet databases, is 12 to 13 years junior 
to Tandon.

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First Published: Sep 22 2023 | 10:01 PM IST

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