Aamir Khan Gets Emotional, Recalls Asha Parekh Coming To His Rescue

Aamir Khan was in a nostalgic mood at the book launch of Asha Parekh’s biography The Hit Girl and recounted how she came to his aid during a childhood accident

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Aamir Khan Gets Emotional, Recalls Asha Parekh Coming To His Rescue

"Ashaji came to my rescue," Aamir Khan recalled. "This was at the location shoot in Panchgani of Caravan. I was playing around near a tree, fell flat on my face, my forehead was badly cut and there was blood streaming all over my face. That's when she immediately had me rushed in her Impala car to a hospital. Or else I don't know what would have happened. I still have a little scar on my head."

Aamir Khan thanked yesteryear's Hit Girl at the New Delhi launch on Sunday of her autobiography, co-written with film critic Khalid Mohamed. The superstar was the chief guest at the event which was jampacked with the capital's glitterati and the media.

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Aamir evidently has a sharp memory. He was just a knee-high kid, at the time of the accident, but he remembered that there was a nodding dog, a toy, placed in the car.

"She was like family. So I feel strange calling her Ashaji today. I have always called her Asha Aunty." he said. He specially jetted from Mumbai to the capital for the launch and returned to the city by the next flight.

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The Dangal superstar, it is learnt, was in a cheery mood. Before the event started, a nervous waiter had spilled orange juice on his shirt. He consoled the waiter that he should not worry at all, adding, "Take it easy...no problems."

Aamir Khan and Asha Parekh were joined by a surprise guest, Shatrughan Sinha, who flew in from Upaipur. When he was cajoled into speaking at the podium by Aamir Khan, the senior actor, had the guests in splits, when he said, "I'm just the 'cheap' guest today but since Aamir is asking me to speak, I will."

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At one point of time Shatrughan and Asha Parekh were not on talking terms, but had patched up their differences. The autobiography reveals that it was the Shotgun who had actually recommended her name as chairperson of the Censor Board, a position she occupied from 1998 to 2001.

The book, The Hit Girl, was launched earlier in the month in Mumbai by Salman Khan. Among those who had attended were the veteran actress' best friends Waheeda Rehman and Helen, as well as Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Salim Khan, Jackie Shroff, Imran Khan, Aruna Irani, Richa Chadda, Achint Kaur and stalwart music composers Pyarelal and Anandji.

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