Was accepted in characters with grey shades: Zeenat Aman

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New Delhi, Jun 29 (PTI) Veteran actor Zeenat Aman believes her journey in Indian cinema was defined by characters with grey shades that ultimately led filmmakers to write interesting roles especially for her.

Looking back at her journey in the film industry, the Bollywood star, who ruled the 70s and 80s with hits such as "Satyam Shivam Sundaram", "Hare Rama Hare Krishna", "Qurbaani", "Dhund", "Don", "Manoranjan" and "Yaadon Ki Baarat", on Wednesday said people accepted her in unconventional characters.

"I was accepted by the audiences at that time in characters which had grey shades, whether it was a drug addict, or someone who died of an overdose... There was an audience acceptance. Subsequently, writers wrote parts for me where it was a good bad girl, good girl and other kinds of roles that did well," the actor said at an interactive session organised by FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) here.