Asha Parekh’s autobiography The Hit Girl released, here is all you need to know!
Om Books International along with Roseate House, Aerocity celebrated the launch of Asha Parekh: The Hit Girl: An Autobiography with Khalid Mohamed, on 30thApril, 2017. The stunningly produced autobiography was launched by Chief Guest, Bollywood icon Aamir Khan who spoke about Asha Parekh’s immense contribution to Hindi cinema of the 60s and 70s.
On the occasion, Asha Parekh, Khalid Mohamed and Publisher, Ajay Mago shared their experiences of putting together the book. Present on the occasion was also actor and politician Mr. Shatrughan Sinha.
About the book
Asha Parekh, an alumnus of Bombay’s The J.B. Petit Girls’ High School, devoted after-school hours to learning classical dance from exacting gurus. Given a break as a leading lady by Filmalaya Studio’s Sashadhar Mukherjee, she debuted opposite Shammi Kapoor in the entertainer Dil Deke Dekho (1959). Instantly, the audience and the critics agreed, “A star is born.” Followed a concatenation of silver and golden jubilee hits, which established her as the quintessential Hit Girl.
Her innumerable dance ballets on stage have earned her immense acclaim, at home and overseas. Among her other facets, she has been involved since decades in running a charitable hospital. She was Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (1998-2001) and has been associated with the Cine and TV Artistes’ Associations and other organizations dedicated to the welfare of film industry workers, technicians and actors. She turned producer and director with several top TRP-rated TV serials like Kora Kagaz and Palash ke Phool. Currently she has chosen to retire from acting, but adds, “Never say never.” She lives by the famed Juhu shoreline in Mumbai.
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