prachi baidwrote on Jul 19 2009 4:24PM
Bina Rai was a leading actress primarily of the black and white era.She had once said that she had to be on hunger strike for few days in order to convince her parents for letting her act in films.Finally her emotional blackmailing worked and bollywood industry got a lovely actress in the industry.
Prem Nath was paired with Bina in a film named Aurat , a Bollywood version of the tragic Biblical tale of Samson and Delilah (1949). The film was not a hit, but Bina and Prem Nath fell in love with each other.Soon after that in year 1950 they both got married and opened their own production house as P.N Films.
Their first film from P.N. Films was Shagufa which was a big box office failure.Her films with leading man Pradeep Kumar remain her best-remembered performances, where she played the title role in Anarkali , Taj Mahal and Ghunghat for which she won the Filmfare Award Best Actress.
Bina stopped acting in films many years ago, claiming that women of a certain age don't get good roles