Earlier this year, Karan Johar’s much-anticipated memoir ‘An Unsuitable Boy’ created waves in the country. Now it’s superstar Asha Parekh’s turn. The yesteryear’s female superstar is all set to make the entire world know her story. She divulged all about her life and times to celebrated film critic and author Khalid Mohamed, who has penned the book.
According to reports, the ‘The Hit Girl’ – which will focus mainly on the evergreen beauty’s ups and downs in her career and personal life – will be launched by Salman Khan in Mumbai on April 10. Salman who loves to paint has tried his hands at writing, as he has written the foreword to the book. The book has been published by Om Books.
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’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 organized 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.
According to Times of India, Mohamed says, “Asha Parekh was the trade’s delight. She gave a round of hits all through the ’60s and early ’70s. She was a great actor, and an excellent dancer, both western and India. Then, this JB Petit girl went on to head many film bodies, including the Censor Board.”
Looks like celebrities are opening up and making their stories known to the world. Rekha, Rishi too had a biography titled ‘Rekha: The Untold Story’ and ‘Khullam Khulla’ respectively.