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Dance legend Amala Shankar, wife of Uday Shankar, dies at 101 in Kolkata
A pioneering figure in the world of fusion dance, Amala Shankar, who had starred in Uday Shankar's magnum opus Kalpana (1948), had turned 101 only last month.
Martin Scorsese first expressed his wish to restore Kalpana: Mamata Shankar
The film marked the debut of several yesteryear stars like Padmini, famed for Mera Naam Joker (1970), Usha Kiron, the South Indian actress Saraswati and Lalita.
Kalpana: Uday Shankar's broken dream
A part of Indian cinema's lost treasures, Uday Shankar's Kalpana was the product of a broken dream. On the great dancer's 39th death anniversary today (26 September), the film continues to be a sad statement of Indian cinema's ignorance towards the protection of its own history.