Parveen Babi – The year 1973. Parveen Babi debuted in the Hindi film industry. With Salim Durrani, the famous cricketer and the first Arjuna Awardee cricketer. The film was ‘Charita.’
This was when Indian cinema was going on with much traditionalism. New stories were also being served on the same old plate.
That is to say, there was no such thing as glamor, etc.
Women were kept at home, and they were also presented in the same way in films.
However, how long would all this go on? One day it had to change.
And with Parveen Babi’s character. She has been a ‘torch-bearer’ for Hindi film heroines in many ways.
Since her arrival, everything has changed from the clothes of the heroines in the films to the colloquialism and their pictorialisation.
Parveen Babi was the first heroine, or rather the first Indian, who got a chance to appear on the cover of the prestigious Time Magazine.
Parveen told Hindustan Times that even a woman could drink alcohol while sitting with men in the open.
Can do bed scenes in films and live-in in real life. She can have more than one boyfriend. There may be extra-marital relations.
On April 4, 1949, Parveen Babi was born in Junagadh, Saurashtra. Starting in films from 1973, the last film, ‘Irada,’ was released in 1990.
Philosopher U.G. in America After spending some time with Krishnamurthy, she came to India and was suffering from schizophrenia.
This journey started from becoming the top actress of Bollywood and reached its destination on January 20, 2005, after distancing from films, illness, and many breakups.
This was the same day when Parveen Babi was found dead in her apartment. However, many stories were left behind. There are many such stories, from talks to films that have been made.
Of course, we cannot make a false promise to tell all their tales, but what we find unique and which has been talked about less, those tales are being told to you today.
New York Airport
After being away from films, Parveen traveled around the world with Philosopher UG Krishnamurthy.
She had reached New York during one such trip. The date was April 7, 1984. He was John F. of America.
Kennedy landed at the airport and started exiting. However, the airport staff did not believe that she was India’s famous actress Parveen Babi. Because by then, schizophrenia had hit him.
Meaning their disintegration had begun. When you exit the airport, you have to go through specific procedures as per the rules. Proving your identity is also one of them.
However, the unbelievable thing is that Parveen could not even prove her identity.
So the airport authority locked him in a room by handcuffing him. Thirty mentally ill patients were already kept in that room.
Parveen’s mental condition was deteriorating with time. The extent was reached when Parveen said that Amitabh Bachchan wanted her to die.
He was the same Amitabh, who did the maximum number of films with Parveen Babi after Jaya Bachchan.
Parveen and Amitabh had worked together in eight films.
Despite this, Parveen made such allegations against him. In 1989, while giving an interview to a magazine, Parveen said,
“Amitabh Bachchan is a super international gangster. They are after my life. His goons kidnapped me. I was kidnapped and kept on an island. On the same island, he did my surgery and put a chip under my ear. With the help of this chip, they want to keep an eye on me.”Parveen Babi
During this interview, She also showed a wound under the ear. After all this, people accepted that Parveen’s condition had become really bad.
For some time, Parveen had stopped interacting with people. Nevertheless, after this incident, people also distanced themselves from him.
Not only outsiders, but Parveen was also completely cut off from her relatives.
In the early 90s, many journalists used to go to her house for interviews. Her disease was also visible to the people because whoever came to her house used to ask her to test her food and water.
She used to do this work to check that no one had mixed poison in her mind.
At the same time, she used to say about the people working here that these people have spoiled her makeup so that her face and skin get spoiled. When the electricity went to her house, she said that the international mafia had cut off to astonishing her.
All the journalists were agents of Amitabh Bachchan in her eyes. Seeing Amitabh on T.V., he used to get shocked.
Parveen also showed some symptoms of depression. It is said that all this was happening because of his failed relationship with Parveen.
She never married but was in a relationship with many people. Most people used to deny these things.
Only a few people admitted to being in a relationship with Parveen.
Among these people, three people were unique and had big names.
These names were Danny Dangjoppa, Kabir Bedi, and Mahesh Bhatt. When Mahesh Bhatt was in live-in with Parveen, she was married.
Inspired by his experiences, Mahesh made ‘Earth’ in 1982. Mahesh says that when he was with Parveen, he was just a struggling director, whereas Parveen used to be a big name in the film industry.
She wanted Mahesh to leave his wife and stay with her, which Mahesh was not ready to do.
This was a big reason for the separation of both of them.
Parveen Babi Disease
Parveen’s disease has also been considered genetic. Suppose his illness has come to her from her parents.
At the same time, there were some reports in which things in his childhood were considered responsible for this.
For example, in the 60s, when the riots broke out in Ahmedabad, Parveen studied in the school. Her teachers took her away by hiding him in a truck under several mattresses to save her from this riot.
During this entire journey, Parveen’s body was trembling with fear. She feared dying or being killed since childhood, which increased with increasing age.
Parveen Babi Last Days
In her last time, Parveen was entirely away from the public. While living alone in her apartment, she started doubting all her employees.
That is why people also started running from him. For three days, when newspapers and milk were not picked up from outside the gate, the people informed the police. Police arrived and entered the house by breaking the door.
It turns out that an era has come to an end.
Parveen Babi was once a superstar, a sex symbol of Hindi films, and no longer known.
When she was active, producers used to stand in line outside her house to get their films signed.
The news of the death of the same actress came when the police broke the door. The postmortem revealed that she had diabetes for a long time.
Because of this, there was gangrene in her leg. She also needed a wheelchair to move around in her house.
She had not eaten anything for three days before his death.