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Nasir Hussain was the only man I ever loved: Asha Parekh

Nasir Hussain was the only man she ever loved, says yesteryear star Asha Parekh, who was launched by ‘Nasir saab’ as she calls him, in 1959’s Dil Deke Dekho.

bollywood Updated: Apr 18, 2017 17:22 IST
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Indian veteran actor, director and producer Asha Parekh attends the launch of her autobiography The Hit Girl written with Khalid Mohammed.(AFP)

Yesteryear actor Asha Parekh says the late filmmaker Nasir Hussain was the only man she ever loved.

For years, the entertainment business has known of the celebrated actor’s long-standing relationship with Hussain who not only introduced her in Dil Deke Dekho in 1959, they went on to collaborate on seven feature films, all superhits including Teesri Manzil and Caravan.

They also a shared a personal relationship that has come to light in Asha Parekh’s new autobiography The Hit Girl.

(From L to R) Bollywood actors Jeetendra, Aruna Irani, Helen, Waheeda Rehman, Dharmendra and Salman Khan during launch of veteran actor Asha Parekh's autobiography The Hit Girl, in Mumbai. (PTI)

On the need to speak out about the love of her life, the actor said: “Yes, Nasir Saab was the only man I ever loved. It would’ve been worthless to write an autobiography if I didn’t write about the people who mattered in my life.”

She credits her co-author for putting that part of her life. “My co-author Khalid Mohamed handled the whole episode so discreetly and gracefully.”

Asha Parekh reveals that she never got married as she never wanted to take Hussain away from his family.

“I was never a homebreaker. There was never any ill will between me and Nasir Saab’s family. In fact, I was so happy to see Nusrat (Hussain’s daughter) and Imran Khan (grandson) at my book launch. I feel I’ve lived my life decently and without hurting anyone.”

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