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Bollywood veterans Asha Parekh, Waheeda Rehman and Helen enjoy a vacation in Srinagar; pictures inside

The actresses relished their time on a houseboat and savoured a delicious meal

Sanghamitra Chatterjee Calcutta Published 24.06.24, 05:16 PM
Asha Parekh, Waheeda Rehman and Helen in Srinagar

Asha Parekh, Waheeda Rehman and Helen in Srinagar Instagram

Bollywood veterans Asha Parekh, Waheeda Rehman and Helen are currently enjoying a vacation in Srinagar, show photos shared by the former on Instagram.

"Enjoying the houseboat in Srinagar. #FriendsForEver #FriendsLikeFamily #Holiday #FunTime #BeautifulKashmir #Nostalgia #MakingMemories," Asha wrote on Instagram on Sunday.

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Fans quickly flooded the comment section of the post, expressing their admiration for the actresses. One wrote, "Wow 3 Amazing Super Queens Legends never die... They shine forever," while another observed, "Triveni Sangam. 3 unmatched, unparalleled dancing queens of the 60s & 70s have come together. What a fantastic moment."

Another photo shared by Asha shows the three actresses sitting in the shade of a tree on a sprawling green landscape in front of a splendid white building, enjoying a sumptuous meal.

Asha, Waheeda and Helen are fast friends and are often spotted together at events or on their trips. The trio celebrated together after the Dada Saheb Phalke Award was conferred on Asha in 2022.

Asha, now 81 years old, began her career as a child actor and made her debut as a lead heroine in Dil Deke Dekho (1959). She has acted in several films, including Kati Patang (1971), Teesri Manzil (1966), Love in Tokyo (1966), Aya Saawan Jhoom Ke (1969), Aan Milo Sajna (1970) and Mera Gaon Mera Desh (1971).

Waheeda Rehman made her acting debut with the Telugu film Rojulu Marayi in 1955. She gained popularity with Guru Dutt's films such as Pyaasa (1957), Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959), Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960) and Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962).

Helen was introduced to Bollywood by actress Cuckoo, who helped her secure jobs as a group dancer in films like Shabistan (1951) and Awaara (1951). She soon became a regular performer and featured as a solo dancer in films like Alif Laila (1954) and Hoor-e-Arab (1955). Helen got her major break in 1958 with the song Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu in Shakti Samanta's film Howrah Bridge.

Writer Salim Khan helped her get roles in several films he co-scripted, including Immaan Dharam (1977), Don (1978), Dostana (1980) and Sholay (1975). In 1981, Helen married Salim Khan. She is the adoptive mother of Arpita Khan and stepmother to Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Sohail Khan and Alvira Khan.

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