Bollywood's retired Jubilee Queen continues to be a happy bunny! Shouldnt she be? She's got a fab career to ponder upon!Asha Parekh who turned 75 on October 2 and doesn't feel her age at all, is happy to share her birthday with Mahatma Gandhi. To celebrate her birthday, lets take a look at five of her movies:
* Aan Milo Sajna: The quaint and ideal Bahu, Deepali, became the symbol of obedience and grace in the movie. Director Mukul Dutt made the right choice by choosing her as she was able to play the character with ease.
*Kati Patang (1970): Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore turned down the role of the widow in the film. Director Shakti Samanta, who had done two wonderful films - Aradhana and Amar Prem - with late actor Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila, signed Asha instead. Playing the unfortunate lady in white, Asha melted hearts and also won popular awards like Filmfare for her performance.
* Caravan (1971): The last of the seven films that she did with her mentor Nasir Hussain, Caravan was arguably the biggest hit of Asha's success-driven career. Though the focus was on Aruna Irani as the fiery gypsy woman, Asha held her own as the runaway girl mostly hidden from public view.
* Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978): As the eponymous Tulsi destined to remain an outsider in the home set-up Asha had only 20 minutes of playing-time in this Nutan-dominated drama directed by Raj Khosla. But she left a lasting impression. The soul-searing title song sung by Lata Mangeshkar aided her performance.
* Teesri Manzil (1966): An out-and-out late actor Shammi Kapoor's vehicle, in which Asha left a sunny mark by creating her own space as a girl in search of her dead sister's killer. Her sheer vivacity and space control in the film's celebrated R.D. Burman's songs furnished Shammi a worthy co-star.