Zeenat Aman Expresses Her Desire to Play Niloufar in Jubilee
Jubilee, the period drama set in the Hindi film industry of the 40s and 50s, has received critical acclaim for its storytelling, music, and cinematography. The series stars Prosenjit Chatterjee, Aparshakti Khurana, Aditi Rao Hydari, and Ram Kapoor in key roles, and Wamiqa Gabbi’s portrayal of Niloufar, a bold and unapologetic actress, has garnered particular praise.
Recently, legendary actress Zeenat Aman expressed her desire to play the character of Niloufar if given the opportunity. In a conversation with comedian and host Zakir Khan, Aman wasted no time in naming Niloufar as her dream role, stating that the character was “damdar hai,” or powerful. Gabbi was thrilled to hear that Aman, a trailblazing actress from a different era, had seen Jubilee and admired her work.
Gabbi said, “She is one of the most confident, progressive, and unapologetically sexy actresses of her time. She always stood out from the rest. It’s overwhelming for me to know that she’s watched the series and she loved it and, if given a chance, she would like to play Niloufer. I am truly honored and ecstatic. I hope that she likes my other performances in the future.”
Aman, who rose to fame in the 70s with hits like Hare Rama Hare Krishna and Yaadon Ki Baaraat, is known for her confidence and progressive mindset. Her willingness to take on challenging roles and break the mold of the traditional Bollywood heroine has made her an icon in Indian cinema.
Gabbi’s portrayal of Niloufar in Jubilee has been praised for its authenticity and depth, with critics noting that the character’s arc and growth throughout the series were some of the show’s highlights. Gabbi, who has previously appeared in films like Jab We Met and Dil Diyan Gallan, has become one of the breakout stars of 2021 with her performance in Jubilee.
In addition to Jubilee, Gabbi will be seen next in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Khufiya alongside Tabu and Ali Fazal, as well as another series by Bhardwaj called Charlie Chopra and Mystery of the Solang Valley.
Jubilee, created and directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, offers a glimpse into the golden era of Hindi cinema and the lives of the stars and filmmakers who made it happen. The series has been hailed as a masterpiece of storytelling and production design, and Gabbi’s performance as Niloufar has been praised as a standout in an already stellar cast.
With Aman expressing her desire to play Niloufar, it remains to be seen whether the show’s creators will take notice and offer the actress a chance to bring the character to life. Regardless of what happens, Aman’s admiration for Gabbi’s performance is a testament to the young actress’s talent and potential. Jubilee has become a cultural phenomenon, and with performances like Gabbi’s, it’s no wonder why.