Bollywood superstar Salman Khan will formally release veteran actress Asha Parekh’s autobiography The Hit Girl on April 10. Asha, known as the ‘hit girl’ of the 1960s for her nearly unbroken string of successful films, shares a very special history with Salman’s family.
Salman Khan, who is a huge fan of the veteran actress has written the foreword of the book in which he has praised her wholeheartedly and also said that Asha Parekh represents the swinging era of the 1960s. He also wrote: Needless to say this autobiography by Ashaji was much needed. She can never say goodbye really. Because movie stars may come and go but Asha Parekh will remain in our hearts forever.
Salman’s father writer Salim Khan’s second wife Helen was a close friend of Asha Parekh and her girl gang of Waheeda Reman, Nanda, Sadhana and veteran character actress Shammi. The entire society of iconic sisterhood would often be seen at film previews organised by Salman’s father.
“Now Sadhana and Nanda are gone. It’s just Helen, Waheeda, Shammi Aunty and me,” sighs Asha, not prone to succumb to defeatism or pessimism. It is this never-say-die spirit that the autobiography titled The Hit Girl brings forward. “This is something I wanted to do but hadn’t gotten down to doing for a very long time. My good friend and journalist Khalid Mohammed, whom I’ve known for years, helped me to do it. I hope the book is liked,” she said.
Priced at Rs 895, the book is written by Khalid Mohamed and is published by Om Books International. Here’s a look at some of the pictures of Asha Parekh which have made their way to the book:
Well, after looking at the pictures and reading what Salman has written in the book, we really can’t wait to read The Hit Girl.
(With inputs from IANS)
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