Waheeda, Helen and I meet for lunch: Parekh
Actor Asha Parekh says that she’s quite social, and often meets her friends from the industry
Though veteran actor
Asha Parekh (right) might no longer be acting in films, she still keeps in touch with her friends from the film industry. In fact, Asha says she is quite social when it comes to meeting her friends and they often catch up. “I meet Waheeda (Rehman) ji, Helen... We go out for lunches and movies. We go to each other’s houses. It’s great,” says Asha, who along with Waheeda and Helen, even went on a 10-day vacation in 2013.
In her book, The Hit Girl published by Om Books Internationals, Asha talks about the depression she went through after mother died, and how Waheeda was a source of support to her. Talking about stress and work-pressure, Asha says that the present crop of actors has to deal with so much competition. “They are very stressed out. There is so much of promotion and media glare all the time. At the same time, it’s commendable that they are so grounded,” says Asha, adding that this stress of box office collections was there during her time as well. “Money does matter, after all someone has put money in the film,” she says.
Asha, who has been in films such as Dil Deke Dekho (1959) and Teesri Manzil (1966), says her journey has been spectacular. “My first film was a superhit, and that is a nice memory. Going down memory lane, you feel you have achieved a lot,” she says. Happy with how her book has turned out, Asha wants to just take it easy now. “There are no plans for the future. I just want to take rest. I have worked very hard,” she adds.