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Why Asha Parekh never worked with Dilip Kumar?

October 3, 2013 02:46:48 PM IST
By Mansoor Khan, Glamsham Editorial
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Asha Parekh, the legendary actress of the 50s and 60s is also regarded as Jubilee Actress of 60s for giving a string of hits from 1960 to 1969. Each year she gave minimum one hit. Her major hits include GHUNGHAT (1960), JAB PYAR KISISE HOTA HAI (1961), APNA BANAKE DEKHO (1962), BHAROSA (1963), ZIDDI (1964), MERE SANAM (1965), TEESRI MANZIL (1966), UPKAR (1967), SHIKAR (1968) AYA SAWAN JHOOM KE (1969).


In fact the year 1966 was a special year for Asha as this year she gave a string of four consecutive hits in a row viz. TEESRI MANZIL, LOVE IN TOKYO, DO BADAN and AAYE DIN BAHAR KE. Thus winning the inimitable title of 'Jubilee Actress', akin to actor Rajendra Kumar who was tagged as 'Jubilee Kumar'.

Asha Parekh continued her success story even in the 70s though not the same kind of the 60s. Few of hits in the 70s include KATI PATANG (1970), MERA GAON MERA DESH (1971), CARAVAN (1971), ZAKHMEE (1975), MAIN TULSI TERE AANGAN KI (1978). She switched to doing character actor roles in the 80s with KAALIYA (1981) opposite Amitabh Bachchan as his sister-in-law.

Readers would be surprised to know that once Asha Parekh made the statement for an actor, 'Whom I don't like, I don't work with!' Well, it may come as a stunner to many readers because the person in question is nation's most revered and cherished actor Dilip Kumar!!!

According to reports Asha Parekh made this frank remark at the 40th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) held at Panaji in 2009. When she was asked why she has never worked opposite superstar Dilip Kumar in her entire career. She candidly replied, 'Whom I don't like, I don't work with!'

Asha Parekh attended the 40th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) as she was felicitated for completing 50 years in the film industry.

Though the remark created a debate in media, thespian Dilip Kumar paid no heed. Like a gentleman he ignored the statement and even attended Asha Parekh's 70th birthday in the year 2012.

As Asha Parekh turned 71 on her birthday, Glamsham.Com wishes her long life.



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