Zeenat Aman and Mazhar Khan in Baba Zarda ads

Many on-screen enchantresses have not been lucky in love and the sex-symbol of the 1970s Zeenat Aman is no exception. After her relationship with Sanjay Khan left her with a damaged eye, Zeenat married the already-married and a decade younger Mazhar Khan in 1985. The couple had two sons, Azaan and Zahaan. But this relationship also fell apart. Zeenat and Mazhar were divorced by 1998 and she was also reportedly assaulted by her in-laws and elder son. Mazhar Khan died the same year.

[Zeenat fan? There’s more for you on Cutting the Chai. Zeenat Aman as the classic dark-haired Indian beauty in 1970 Air India ad, Zeenat Aman’s childhood pics and a perfume named after Zeenat Aman]

In these Baba Zarda ads from the late 1980s/early 1990s they do appear to be very much in love.

In these Baba Zarda ads Zeenat Aman and Mazhar Khan appear to be very much in love.

Some moments mean so much more
Moments of joy.
Moments of laughter.
Moments of togetherness.
Made more tasteful with Baba.
For completely tobacco satisfaction…
without lighting up.
The unbeatable great original.
Baba Flavoured Chewing Tobacco
Baba
Zafrani Zarda
120

In these Baba Zarda ads Zeenat Aman and Mazhar Khan appear to be very much in love.

Some moments mean so much more
Moments of joy.
Moments of laughter.
Moments of togetherness.
Made more tasteful with Baba.
For completely tobacco satisfaction…
without lighting up.
The unbeatable great original.
Baba Flavoured Chewing Tobacco
Baba
Zafrani Zarda
120

Baba Flavoured Chewing Tobacco TVC featuring Zeenat Aman and Mazhar Khan