1953 was an important year in Geeta Roy’s life. Guru Dutt’s third directorial ventue
“Baaz” was released. It was produced by Geeta Bali’s sister and her husband and starred Geeta Bali and Guru Dutt. It was also
partly financed by Guru Dutt himself. The movie proved to be a disaster at the box office. The only redeeming feature of the
film was its music. This was only the second movie for O.P. Nayyar, the music director. Geetaji sang six of the eight songs
for this movie. Almost all songs became super hits. Amidst these financial losses incurred a debt ridden Guru Dutt pressed
Geetaji to marry him. Finally she convinced her parents and Geeta Roy and Guru Dutt tied knots on May 26, 1953.
Because of the wedding and the new responsibilities of a new household Geetaji found herself with not much time to sing in as many
songs as before. She did honor all of her commitments and still managed to sing in nearly 20 odd movies.
Geetaji was supposed to sing most of the songs for Filmistan’s musical “Anarkali” but ended up singing only one song. Its music
directors were replaced many times before the producers settled on with C. Ramchandra. He opted to go with Lata Mangeshkar, his
favorite singer at that time. However for his other movie “Shagufa” she sang a solo and a duet.
Even for Chitragupt, the music director for whom she sang most songs for, she managed to record one solo for “Band Master” and
another solo for “Manchala”. In Dhaniram’s “Shole” she recorded two solos and a duet. For Hafeez Khan’s “Lakeeren” she sang
a solo and a duet.