Bollywood actress, Asha Parekh is known for her outstanding performances. In a recent interview, veteran actress Asha Parekh spoke about having no regrets about staying single in her whole life. Prominent actress Asha Parekh never married in her whole life and as a great actress, she doesn’t need any introduction. Apart from being an enviable actress, she is the first female Chairperson of the Censor Board.
Asha had made her debut in Bollywood with the movie Maa, at the age of 10. After seven years, she attained popularity with her first film as a female lead in ‘Dil Deke Dekho’ with co-star Shammi Kapoor. In women-oriented roles, Asha Parekh has also produced unconventional and empowering serials like – Kora Kagaz and Kangan. Through the years, she has never pulled back from mentioning her love for her director, mentor, and producer, Nasir Hussain, and her decision to stay single all her life.
The veteran dive, Asha Parekh has seemed on the cover of the magazine, Harper Bazaar, and in an interview with the same, Asha Parekh spoke about her decision to not get married. The 79-year-old actress Asha Parekh shared her thoughts and stated that she might not be destined for it. She stated: “I guess I was not destined to get married. Honestly, I would have loved to get married and have children, but it wasn’t meant to be. However, I have absolutely no regrets.”
In her autobiography, The Hit Girl, actress Asha Parekh had opened up about her love for her director, mentor, and producer – Nasir Hussain. Speaking about her love for him, she had stated: “Yes, Nasir Saab was the only man I ever loved. It would’ve been worthless to write an autobiography if I didn’t write about the people who mattered in my life.”
Furthermore, she said that she never wanted to be a home-breaker, which is why she had never married Nasir. She stated: “I was never a home-breaker. There was never any ill will between me and Nasir Saab’s family. In fact, I was so happy to see Nusrat (Hussain’s daughter) and Imran Khan (grandson) at my book launch. I feel I’ve lived my life decently, and without hurting anyone.”
In a chat with The Times Of India, Asha Parekh had talked about the vacuum in her life and how she had realised back in 2003, that she was not suffering from depression but plain loneliness. She had expressed:
“I was the only child of my parents and after the death of my mother, father and aunt, suddenly I was all alone. There was a total vacuum in my life. I used to sit all alone during evenings and slowly depression started seeping in. I used to cry a lot and I didn’t know what was happening to me. Then it suddenly hit me that it was not depression but plain loneliness in the absence of my near and dear ones. It was in 2003 after I lost my father. At that point of time I had no clue what I should do and often felt that ke abhi mar jana chahiye.”