Interestingly both had a wedding dance in their time. Vyajantimala’s was a post suhaag raat in Ganga Jamuna where the blushing bride escapes to the field to sing ‘Dhoondho dhoondho re sajnaa’ and the missing bala is actually entangled into Dilip Kumar’s shirt, a different way of projecting romance and quite ahead of its time. Sridevi in comparison had a more predictable situation where she dances at a friend’s sangit to ‘Mere haaathon mein nav nav choodiyaan’ in Chandni.
Both were fortunate to get memorable folk dances to perform though Vyjantimala’s ‘Chad gayo paapi bichua’ in Madhumati was way superior to ‘Morni bagama bole’ in Lamhe the former choreographed by guru Sohanlal and the latter by his shishya Saroj Khan who to be fair to her tried her best to make it special with the radiant costume, desert location and Rajasthani dancers.
To be continued