Waheeda Rehman mum about her affair with Guru Dutt
Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman recently unveiled Nasreen Munni Kabir’s book ‘Conversations with Waheeda Rehman’. Rehman, considered one of the most beautiful and talented actresses of Indian cinema, and starred in such movies as ‘CID’, ‘Pyaasa’, ‘Chaudhvin Ka Chand’, ‘Kagaz Ke Phool’, ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Ghulam’ and others with Guru Dutt refused to speak about her alleged relationship with the late actor-director. She was quoted in the media as saying, “I don’t want to get into it. My private life should remain private. It is nobody’s business. I know we are public figures, so when I fight with my husband do you want to know about it?”
The author of the book, Nasreen Munni Kabir, coming to Rehman’s rescue reportedly said, “We should respect the actor’s personal life and not cross the line. She is loved by all of us and not (relationship).”
Nasreen Munni Kabir’s book on Rehman, which is in a question and answer format, has insights into her childhood, her years with Guru Dutt also her experiences on other key films, filmmakers such as Satyajit Ray and Vijay Anand.
The actress while talking about Dutt’s death said, “Nobody knows. I don’t think he was in depression after the failure of ‘Kagaz Ke Phool’ as ‘Chaudhvin Ka Chand’ did quite well.”
Guru Dutt was found dead in his apartment under mysterious circumstances in 1964.
In the book, too, Rehman has avoided talking about her private life. And while replying to questions as to why directors fell in love with the heroines, she said, “…not all! As they (directors) have to think from hero’s perspective. All the directors were in love with me.”
Reportedly, the actress is ‘not okay’ if a film is made on her life.
The 76-year-old actress — who has featured in a number of Bollywood classics such as ‘Solvaa Saal’, ‘Bees Saal Baad’, ‘Guide’ and many more and entertained audiences with her graceful dancing prowess over the years — when asked if she would be fine with a film on her journey reportedly said, “I am (over) 75. Now it’s a long journey...it has to be made in four parts. But personally, I am not okay with it.”
“I am not fine with it and there is no reason (for it) as such,” she added.
She has appeared in recent movies like ‘Rang De Basanti’ and ‘Delhi-6’. Now she is happy away from the screen.