June 4, 2017
Different emotions brought
alive on the screen by late actress Nutan's expressive face were
depicted as part of a Google doodle on her 81st birth anniversary on
"Today's Doodle reflects Nutan's expressive acting style on what would have been her 81st birthday. It was hard to sum up her genius in a single portrait, and so we depicted four distinct expressions," Google said in a statement.
The image reflects her expressions as a conflicted murderess from "Bandini", the anguished untouchable from "Sujata", the hell-raising orphan from "Seema" -- all memorable characters played by Nutan, a celebrated Indian film actress known for communicating complex emotions using only facial expressions and body language rather than dialogue, the statement read.
Her faces fill up for the "oo" in Google.
An icon of Indian cinema for over four decades, Nutan pioneered powerful women-centric films in an age when male actors dominated the silver screen.
Over her career, her distinct, groundbreaking style helped solidify an award-winning legacy.
She was honoured with Padma Shri in 1974 for her contribution to the Arts and a total of six Filmfare Awards, five of which were for Best Actress.