Hindi cinema veteran Asha Parekh has left a long legacy of films. Asha, who has been the heroine of many highly successful films, decided to remain single for her life and there is an emotional reason behind it, which she has revealed in her biography and then in an interview to Verve magazine.
Asked about her single status, Asha said that it was the best decision of her life. Asha told that the person she loved was married. In such a situation, by marrying her, she did not want to be called a woman who broke the house. Therefore, they had only the option to remain single for a lifetime. Asha Parekh has also mentioned this important and emotional story of her life in her biography hit Girl, which was released in 2017. In it, Asha revealed that she was in love with filmmaker Nasir Hussain, but he was married, due to which Asha had kept distance from him.
Asha, Waheeda are good friends with Rahman and Helen and are often seen moving around together. Asha Parekh was one of the top actresses of Hindi films between 1959 and 1973. Apart from films, Asha Parekh also held many important positions related to films. She was the President of the Cine Artists Association from 1994 to 2000. She also has the distinction of becoming the first woman president of the censor board.
She was awarded the Padma Shri award in the year 1992 for her outstanding contribution to the field of art. Asha Parekh started her career as a child artist. Asha faced rejections in her initial career. In 1959, Asha as a heroine, Nasir Hussain gave a break in his film Dil Deke Dekho, in which Shammi Kapoor was in the lead role. After this, he did not look back.