Kabir Bedi Reveals Ending Open Marriage With Protima Gupta For Parveen Babi, Shares Inside Details In Memoir
Actor Kabir Bedi, who has been in the Bollywood industry for more than four decades is all set to launch his memoir ‘Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Journey of an actor’. One of the excerpts from his book has made its way to the internet. Kabir Bedi, in his memoir, has talked about how he ended his open marriage with Protima Gupta that caused him ‘greater anxiety’ and how he broke his marriage just to be with actor Parveen Babi at that time.
As published by Bollywood Hungama, the excerpt read, “Our open marriage may have seemed like a good idea at first. In the end, it only caused me greater anxiety. It had led to a lack of intimacy between us. I didn’t feel the love that I wanted, the caring and sharing I needed. Nor was I able to give it. The old magic had gone. I was feeling alone, empty and dejected. Parveen Babi filled that void. She was a ravishingly beautiful actress with fair skin, long black hair and dark, mesmerising eyes.”
Speaking about Parveen, he adds, “Her living openly with Danny (Denzongpa), wearing jeans and smoking in public, had given her a bohemian image in India. But, morally, she was a conservative Gujarati girl. While the rest of the Juhu gang talked about the ‘free sex’ preaching of Guru Osho, she believed in sexual fidelity. It’s what I was looking for when I fell in love with her.”