The merit of any artist lies in their ability to create extraordinary. Helen, a performer par excellence, encompassed this unique quality in heaps.
A potent blend of elfin charm and seductive moves, the smile in her eyes and litheness in her steps were far more intoxicating than the numerous whisky bottles she pranced around.
Every performance of hers in any movie, big or small, was, perhaps, the most-awaited segment -- a magnificent, lavish show guaranteed to thrill the audience and reaffirm their faith in the iconic dancing queen.
Time hasn't dulled the memory of Helen's shimmering sexiness, whose memories continue to beguile the viewer. A picture of refined elegance and gentle grace, Bollywood's beloved Ms Chin Chin Choo turns 69 today.
On her birthday, rediff.com showcases the legendary performer's Ten Best Dance Numbers of All Time, in no particular order:
Piya tu ab to aaja, Caravan
Sensuality dripped in every moment as Helen played the unforgettable Monica to Caravan's memorable cabaret ditty, Piya tu ab to aaja in Caravan.
No one quite winked as she meaningfully ran her slender fingers around those long, fish-stocking clad legs, breathing heavily and super sexily only to promptly free herself off a frilly red- black skirt and top and sashay in a glittering gold number.
It's unusual to utter striptease and tasteful in the same breath. Helen, of course, wouldn't have it any other way.
Text: Sukanya Verma
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