Basanti’s aunt in the film ‘Sholay’
You will remember the character of the film ‘Sholay’ in which he rejected the relationship of Veeru i.e. Dharmendra for Basanti (Hema Malini). Veeru’s best friend Jai i.e. Amitabh Bachchan had come to talk about their relationship. Auntie had rejected the relationship here, while Veeru had reached the water tank. This scene of the film made Mausi Ji very famous. In this film, when Amitabh and Dharmendra’s career was at the peak, Leela Mishra had seen 67 springs of her life. He started his film career in the 40s.
Got married at the age of 12
‘Sholay Ki Mausi’ was only 12 years old when she got married. Leela Mishra was married to Ram Prasad Mishra who was a character artist and then started working in silent films. At the age of 17, Leela Mishra became the mother of two children. It is said that Leela Mishra, who belonged to Rae Bareli, and her husband belonged to the landlord family.
500 per month offer was received
It is said that Leela Mishra was the discovery of Mama Shinde associated with Dadasaheb Phalke. Mama Shinde had earlier given her husband a chance to work in his films. There was a dearth of women working in films in those days. This can be gauged from the fact that before taking her for a shoot in Nashik she was offered Rs 500 per month, while her husband was kept at Rs 150 per month. It is said that due to loss in acting skills, the film got out of his hands and his contract got cancelled.
refused to embrace the film actor, the film went hand in hand
However, he got a chance again and this time the film was ‘Bhikharin’, which was being produced by the Maharaja of Kolhapur. However, Leela Mishra lost this opportunity as well. Actually, for her role, she had to hug the male artist of the film while speaking the dialogue, for which she did not agree. A similar problem came when she was working in the film ‘Honahaar’. She was working with Sahu Modak in this film. In the film, he had to hug and come closer to her. He once again flatly refused to do all this. After this she got to play the mother of an 18-year-old girl in the film.
Film Nominated for Highest Prize Award at Cannes Film Festival
He started his career with ‘Anmol Gandhi’, Raj Kapoor’s ‘Awara’, Nargis-Balraj Sahni’s ‘Lajwanti’, which was nominated for Palme d’Or (Highest Prize Award) at Cannes Film Festival in 1959 . She first appeared in Bhojpuri film ‘Ganga Maiya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibu’. Leela Mishra has given priceless clock, panacea, sheeshmahal, stray, stain, storm, defeat, puzzle, chashme baddoor, immortal love, thirsty, merchant, mother’s lap, Jai Santoshi Maa, Lajwanti, college girl, Sholay, leader, friendship, introduction , Bairag and love diseases. Leela Mishra died on 17 January 1988 at the age of 80 due to a heart attack.