Superstar Salman Khan, who will be launching veteran actress Asha Parekh’s autobiography ‘The Hit Girl’ on April 10, has written foreword to the book and he has something sweet to say about the 1960 era and Asha Parekh.
In the foreword, Salman talked about 1960s era saying that the films of that time had innocence and there was no need for self-publicity 24×7. He praised Asha highly calling her the representative of the swinging era. He added that not only audience but her work was also appreciated by the film producers and directors.
The Dabangg star lauded Asha Parekh’s on-screen chemistry with veteran actors like Shammi Kapoor, Dev Anand and Rajesh Khanna. The Sultan actor revealed that his favourite films featuring the actress were Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai, Teesri Manzil, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Kati Patang and Caravan.
Salman wondered why the veteran actress opted out of the movies. According to the excerpts, the actor wrote, “Maybe she was not satisfied with the roles offered to her of the clichéd mother figure who has to suffer and shed tears. Maybe she did not want to be a part of a system averse to writing strong roles for senior women artistes. Maybe she wished to quit at a point when there were no new challenges for her as an artiste.”
Salman concluded recalling Asha’s song ‘Achha Toh Hum Chalte Hain…’. He said that Asha can never say good bye as movie stars may come and go but the veteran actress will always remain in hearts.