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Arun Khopkar’s Teevra Madhyam (1974).

Arun Khopkar’s Teevra Madhyam (1974)

Naseerudin Shah and Smita Patil in a screen test for Richard Attenborough's Gandhi

Naseerudin Shah and Smita Patil in a screen test for Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi

 In Shyam Benegal’s Bhumika (1977), a film bloosely based on Hansa Wadkar’s autobiography Sangtye Aika

In Shyam Benegal’s Bhumika (1977), a film bloosely based on Hansa Wadkar’s autobiography Sangtye Aika

Mrinal Sen’s Akaler Shandhaney (1980)

Mrinal Sen’s Akaler Shandhaney (1980)

Ketan Mehta’s Bhavni Bhavai (1980)

Ketan Mehta’s Bhavni Bhavai (1980)

G Aravindan’s Chidambaram (1985). Photo by Peter Chappell

G Aravindan’s Chidambaram (1985). Photo by Peter Chappell

With Naseeruddin Shah in Sagar Sarhadi’s Bazaar (1982)

With Naseeruddin Shah in Sagar Sarhadi’s Bazaar (1982)

Shyam Benegal’s Manthan (1976)

Shyam Benegal’s Manthan (1976)

All photos courtesy Anita Patil Deshmukh unless otherwise indicated.

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