In the eighties and nineties, no heroine was willing to play negative roles. Bindu was an actress who was ready to take that risk. Bindu became Bollywood’s Mona Darling even though she had to hear curses and screams from her fans through her roles. At the same time, Bindu had to become a victim of politics in Bollywood.
In an interview given to Bollywood Hungama, Bindu revealed his ordeal. Bindu has alleged that she was denied the award due to her being a newcomer and instead the award was given to lead actress Jaya Bachchan.
“It’s a backdoor secret. Even though I got more votes, I didn’t get awarded. This has happened three or four times. It has always happened at the film fair,” Bindu said. “I was nominated for Do Raste. But they asked how to give an award to the first filmmaker. Then he gave it to Jaya. Because she was the heroine. I didn’t get it. Dastan was also nominated for me. I have the vote. But the award was not given Bindu claimed.
Bindu Desai’s father, Nanubhai Desai, was a well-known producer. Mother Jyotsana was a theater actress. Therefore, the actor had a passion for cinema since his childhood. Bindu was a great admirer of Vyjayanthimala. Bindu made her acting debut with the film Unpad, which was released in 1962. Although she wanted to be a heroine, Bindu was rejected saying that she was not fat.
But Bindu took on negative roles through Do Raaste. Bindu made a decision without thinking about what people would think or if he would be typecast. Women used to hide their husbands from the Bindu when they came to public places. They were afraid that she would hypnotize them. Bindu himself talks about this in an interview.
“When men came to see me, their wives would push them back. The wives hid their husbands from me. They were afraid I would hypnotize them. As husbands they were beautiful. I laughed. But nowadays people know what is real and real,” says Bindu.