Dimple Kapadia turns 59, but does she look it?

  • Subhash K Jha, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 09, 2016 17:36 IST
Dimple Kapadia says that a lot has happened in her life but she doesn’t want a book to be written on her (Yogen Shah)

Dimple Kapadia turned 59 on Wednesday, but we know she doesn’t look it. The actor, who’s not seen very frequently on screen, says she doesn’t mind doing films, but she needs good scripts for it.

“There aren’t enough good scripts. Besides, I am lazy! There you finally got the honest truth out of me! I need good scripts and directors. I just hope it happens soon. There has to be something inviting or something fun for me to give so much time to. How many films have I done in the last 10 years? Not more than six to seven, I am sure. Though I am not counting,” says Dimple.

Asked the secret behind her good looks, she says: “If you insist on knowing why I look younger than my age, then I’ll tell you. It’s poker.Let me think of the formula. I sleep at 4 pm and get up at 2 am. No, I’m just kidding. I’ve no clue as to why I look the way I am.”

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She adds, “People feel I look younger than my age. I don’t feel that way. I think all my contemporaries are glowing these days. If you still insist I look younger than my contemporaries, then it could be because I play poker, the others don’t. That’s the secret.”

The actor still hates talking about herself.”I don’t know how you expect me to talk about myself. It’s so vain and self-obsessed. I can’t be like that. And you should really respect me for that. For being the person that I am,” she said.

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She says people do tell her that they miss her on the big screen, but she leads a very hectic social life. “People say they miss me on screen. That’s very kind. But I have my own life, and a very hectic and turbulent life with so many ups and downs,” she said.

After her superstar-husband Rajesh Khanna died in July 2012, legal troubles over his property cropped up. And even though a lot has happened in her life, she doesn’t want anyone to tell her life’s story through a book.

“Not just that. So much has happened in my life during the past six years. But a book on my life? No way! Every life is special. Every one has problems. Life has to be a roller coaster ride. Otherwise, what’s the point of living? Why should I make a song and dance about mine?” she asks .

“I became a wife at 15 and was a mother of two at 18 (actors Twinkle and Rinke Khanna). So what? Lots of women marry young and become mothers at a young age. The only really special thing that happened to my life was that I married superstar Rajesh Khanna. What can I say about him that hasn’t already been said? It’s my regret that his fans never saw me on screen with him. We did a film called ‘Jai Shiv Shankar’. But it got shelved,” says she.

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