Danny Denzongpa reveals his secret affair with Parveen Babi


Few know that Danny Denzongpa and Parveen Babi were in a secret relationship for few years. In an interview, the veteran actor opened his heart about his secret relationship with Parveen Babi. Their relationship dates back to the 70s. They dated for few years and finally drifted apart.

In his interview to Filmfare, Danny opened up about his relationship with Parveen, "We were two young kids and we lived together for four years. That was big news those days. We had a wonderful time, but later we grew apart and parted on a good note. We remained friends."

After splitting up with Danny, Parveen established relationship with actor Kabir Bedi and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and during those period they maintained cordial relationship.

"Parveen would keep inviting me for dinner. I had a new girlfriend (actor Kim) those days who was wary of Parveen. Also, if your ex keeps walks into the house anytime, it would be difficult for any girl to accept. I would pick up Kim from the sets after pack up and reach home only to find Parveen in my bedroom watching a movie on the VCR. I asked Parveen not to do it. But she'd say, 'We don't have anything between us, we are friends'," said Danny.

Denzongpa talked to Parveen’s then boyfriend Mahesh Bhatt about the matter and informed him that his girlfriend Kim, wasn't very happy about Babi's antics.

During that period, Parveen Babi was battling paranoid schizophrenia but little did anyone know that it would take her life.

Danny revealed one incident about Babi’s abnormal behaviour. He said, "I had been for dinner at her place. There were silver conches on the table. When I began blowing one, she got frightened. That's when Mahesh said, 'She gets easily frightened these days and is turning into a recluse'."

Mahesh Bhatt took Danny in confidence a few days later, "'Parveen's unwell. She cares for you and you must come over and give her support' said Mahesh," recalled Danny.

Denzongpa also revealed in the interview why Parveen cut all ties with him. The reason, strangely, was Amitabh Bachchan.

"One day she happened to read an interview where Amitji (Bachchan) had mentioned that I was a good friend of his. That was it. When I went to meet her the next time, she looked at me through the keyhole and refused to let me in calling me 'his agent' (Parveen's paranoid schizophrenia had resulted in her developing irrational fears vis-a-vis several celebrities including Bachchan). She was frightened of me too," recalled Danny.

On January 22, 2005, Parveen was found dead in her house. When she had not collected her newspaper and milk for three days, it raised alarm and the society informed police. Postmortem report said that she died 72 hours ago. Danny was among the handful of people who attended the actor's funeral back in 2005.