Veteran actress Asha Parekh, in her recently released autobiography The Hit Girl, has denied the claim made by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari that she climbed 12 floors to meet him. Not only this she also called her meeting with the politician as the worst mistake of her life.
Last year, Gadkari claimed that the actress met him seeking recommendation for the Padma Bhushan but as the lift of his building was not working, Asha had to climb 12 floors to meet him. He also stated that he felt bad for her.
In her memoir, Asha admitted that she met the minister and also recalled her meeting. She wrote that the first question that Gadkari asked her was about her age and then he abruptly replied that he will recommend her for the Padma Bhushan.
She contradicted Gadkari’s claim that she climbed 12 floors to meet him saying that she finds it difficult to climb even one flight of stairs and if she had climbed 12 storeys, she would have admitted in the hospital. She also informed that the lift was working perfectly.
Asha added that when she read Gadkari’s claim she was shocked.
Parekh received Padma Shri by the P.V. Narasimha Rao government in 1992.
The autobiography of the veteran actress was launched by superstar Salman Khan, who also wrote the foreword to the film.