Asha Parekh is an actress who saw much success and popularly in the 60s and 70s. So much so was her impact that a journalist is making a biography of her and her stardom.
On her stardom back then, Parekh is quoted by Bollywood Hungama, “Yes, there were many successful films. God was kind. I was labelled the ‘Jubilee Girl’ because of the number of golden and silver jubilees. When a well-known journalist (Khalid Mohamed) expressed keen interest in doing a book on me, I was in two minds. One can’t lie about one’s life in a biography. Neither can the book be only about my work. At the same time I cannot hurt people’s sentiments in telling the truth about myself. There are families involved.”
Parekh also said that there’s still time until the biography is completed, “Writing down my thoughts and experiences is easy. It’s the photographs that are a problem. There are so many of them to go through and select. And each has a bundle of memories attached to it.”
Parekh was a popular heroine for Shammi Kapoor and also Rajesh Khanna.
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