Yesteryear actress Parveen Babi is best remembered for her sparkling presence on celluloid and her roles in movies like ‘Deewar’, ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’, to name a few.
But, not many are aware about her tragic life story. Her disturbed love life with filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has been widely discussed in some of his movies like ‘Arth’ (1982) and ‘Woh Lamhe’ (2006). But, Babi’s troubled love affair and her subsequent downfall leading to a tragic end is a story not many are aware of in depth. It’s a story that will make you weep and reminiscence the golden era when she ruled the industry with her porcelain features and her charming presence in super hit movies.
So, we remember this charming diva of old times and how her rise in Bollywood slowly turned into a downfall followed by a lonely death:
1. Rise in Bollywood
Starting out as a model, Parveen Babi landed her first Bollywood movie ‘Charitra’ opposite cricketer Salim Durani in the year 1973 which unfortunately bombed at the box office, but she got noticed for her performance in the movie. Her first commercial hit movie was ‘Deewar’ in the year 1975 opposite Amitabh Bachchan. She followed it up with movies like ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’, ‘Kranti’ and she became a part of the big league of actresses in Bollywood.