Salman Khan calls Asha Parekh’s autobiography a book of values & principles


After Karan Johar and Rishi Kapoor launched their respective memoirs earlier this year, veteran actress Asha Parekh has also come out with her autobiography titled ‘The Hit Girl’. Superstar Salman Khan, who has also written the foreword for the book, launched it at an event in Mumbai last week.  

Asha Parekh has co-authored the book with journalist, screen playwright, director, and movie critic, Khalid Mohammed. The ‘Kati Patang’ actress thanked Salman for taking the efforts to write a sweet foreword for her book.

Speaking at the event, Salman said, “I think it’s the bravest thing for anyone to write an autobiography. I bet I’ll never be able to do it.”

The ‘Sultan’ actor also praised Asha Parekh and her contemporaries for being close to each other, and in a lighter vein added that actors of today should imbibe this quality. “We’ve known Asha ji since we were kids. She’s been very dear to us. Helen aunty, my mother, Waheeda aunty, Saira aunty… they all were so close, which today’s girls should understand,” he said as he along with the audience cracked up laughing.

“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,” Salman added.

He also urged people to buy and read the book for their personal growth. “You must 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!”

Asha Parekh’s Bollywood friends and other celebs, including Waheeda Rahman, Helen, Dharmendra, Aruna Irani, Jeetendra, Jackie Shroff, Imran Khan and some more, were present at the launch event.