M F Husain and his love affair with Bollywood

Last Updated: Jun 09, 2011, 18:28 PM IST

Mumbai: Husain was also hugely impressed with Ram Gopal Varma`s discovery Urmila Matondkar.

Interestingly, more than sensuous, Husain found Urmila very funny. He, in fact, rued not having painted the `Rangeela` girl`s canvas on the big screen as he had plans of a comedy film with her.

Later, Amrita Rao impressed the legendary painter with her simplicity in `Vivah` so much that he happened to watch the film nine times. Not just that, his love for Sooraj Barjatya films and Amrita led him to organize a grand farewell to `Vivah` at a famous cinema hall in Dubai.

Husain had also planned a series of paintings showcasing moments of `Vivah`. Vidya Balan became the next to flutter his heart. Her raunchy-rustic role in `Ishqiya` amazed Husain so much that he was planning to make a film while he was in Qatar.

The latest diva that stole his heart was Anushka Sharma.

The painter could not stop raving about her after watching her in `Band Baaja Baraat`. He was so smitten by her beauty that he conveyed his feelings all the way from Qatar and Anushka was on cloud nine to be counted in the same league as Madhuri and Vidya.

PTI