Deepti Naval

  1. Kiran Vairale, Arth, India, 1982.  Vairale picked up Navel’s leavings for a sparkling  cameo  in the background of the main event: Shabana Azmi v Smita Patil.  To Western eyes, these rivals  seem to be the Bette Davis-Joan Crawford of the Indian New Wave.  The other battle was between Azmi’s other dumped wife in director Vinod Pande similar Yeh Nazdeekiyan, which was touted as the big winner. But no, that was Mahesh Bhatt’s more experimental Arth. 
  2. Kiran Vairale, Hamkeen (Salty), India, 1982.   Naval was the first choice for the role of Chinki, but  Vairale  played the tangy one of  Waheeda Rehman’s three daughters – named after food flavours.   Sharmila Tagore was salty and the great Shabana Azmi, was sweet. Rehman and Vairale won supporting actress nominations at the Filmfare awards

 Birth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  2