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Asha Parekh on why she chose to remain single despite being in love

Asha Parekh was a force to reckon with in the 1970s.

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New Delhi Updated on: December 04, 2019 12:45 IST
Asha Parekh reveals why she chose to live alone despite her love for director Nasir Hussain

Asha Parekh reveals why she chose to live alone despite her love for director Nasir Hussain

Asha Parekh was a force to reckon with in the 1970s. With films like Kati Patang, Teesri Manzil, Dil Deke Dekho, Ghunghat, Chhaya and others to her credit, she reigned supreme the era of the classic cinema. Though she attracted a lot of attention from the men, she chose to remain single all these years -- despite being in love with one of her directors Nasir Hussain.

In a recent interview with Verve, she opened up on how she never understood the concept of marriage as she saw many of her fellow actors getting caught cheating by their wives -- who later forgave them.

Further, she revealed that she chose not to be a homewrecker and said, “As much as I loved him (Nasir Hussain), I could never consider breaking up his family and traumatising his children. It was far simpler and satisfying to be on my own.”

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•Asha Parekh• -Comment down your favourite song of her🌸 [ Asha Parekh (born 2 October 1942) is an Indian film actress, director, and producer who appeared in many commercially successful films throughout her career. She was the highest paid actress of her time and was one of the most successful actresses of the 1960s and 1970s. She is considered one of the most influential actresses of all time in Hindi cinema. In 1992, she was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India for her contribution to the field of cinema.Parekh has remained unmarried, claiming that her reputation of being unapproachable made people hesitate in asking for her hand in marriage. In her memoir "The Hit Girl", she confirmed rumors that she was romantically involved with her married director Nasir Hussain but out of respect for both their families, she couldn't marry him. Previously, Parekh would only state that she had a longtime boyfriend but declined to elaborate on the relationship, only stating that "it was nice while it lasted." She said she had not seen Nasir Hussain during the last year of his life, as he became reclusive because of his wife's death, but she did speak to him the day before he died in 2002.Today, Parekh concentrates on her dance academy Kara Bhavan and the Asha Parekh Hospital in Santa Cruz, Mumbai, named in her honour because of her many humanitarian contributions ]-Wiki _ #AshaParekh #bollywood #love #india #music #aliabhatt #hollywood #song #shraddhakapoor #instagood #shahrukhkhan #actress #songs #ranbirkapoor #salmankhan #bollywoodactress #cute #afghanistan #bollywoodactor #bollywoodimages #photooftheday #kajol #instagram #party #kanganaranaut #deepikapadukone #pop #remix #actor #varundhawan

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Parekh said that her friends were the ones who supported her through thick and thin. “My friends are why I’ve managed to hold on to my sanity and fight bouts of depression. Shammiji (Nargis Rabadi) was always with me before she passed away last year," she said.

She also revealed that she got a lot of male attention but chose to travel the world with her friends Waheeda Rehman and Helen -- instead of tying the knot. 

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