Tubelight actor, Salman Khan lights up ever event he’s at and the launch of diva Asha Parekh's autobiography was no different. Salman launched biography in the presence of many of yesteryears stars like Dharmendra, Helen, Waheeda Rahman, Aruna Irani, Jeetendra and Jackie Shroff, payed glowing tributes to Asha Parekh. Salman not only launched the memoir entitled The Hit Girl, on Monday evening but has also written a foreword to the book.
Known to have a sharp witty tongue when asked to say a few words Salman said,“Asha aunty thank you very much, I don’t deserve being here. Pasine chhut rahe hai mere iss waqt (I am sweating right now), I don’t understand what to say. I think it is a very difficult thing for anyone to write their own autobiography, mujhse toh life mein kabhi na ho (I would never be able to write it in my lifetime)!” He then pointed to Dharmendra and said laughing, “Dharamji would understand!”
Salman Khan has a word of advice for today’s actresses and he shared it at the launch of Asha Parekh’s biography, he said, “We know Ashaji, all of us, from when we were kids and she has been very great to us, we all lived in the same compound. Helen aunty, my mother, and they all were so close, which today’s girls should understand that (the audience and Salman cracked up laughing). Saira aunty, Shammi aunty, Sadhana aunty, everyone has been really close; it’s something that you don’t see anymore. I think that’s the best quality that generation had, and we have lost that quality! We become friends, but they were never not friends. Since the time they came into the movie industry, they were always together. Nanda aunty is no more, but Nanda aunty and Waheeda aunty were biggest of friends!”
Salman Khan gave everyone a big reason to read the book, he said, “I am really really pleased that I am here, book, book kharido, you must buy the book, go buy the book, because this generation has lived the cleanest lives possible, professionally and personally! This book would be a book of values and principles, if has its highs, it has its lows, it has fun moments, it will have a whole career graph. I think is something you must read because it will only elevate you as a person. Thank you!”
2017 seems to be the year of biographies with Rishi Kapoor, Karan Johar and now Asha Parekh all launching their biographies in the year. Much reading matter for the cinema lover.