It’s hard to find real friends in Bollywood, but there are exceptions sometimes…
That Waheeda Rehman and the Late actor Nanda shared a warm friendship is well known fact, but their bond is something that is rare and special not just in Bollywood but even otherwise. Rehman who was supposed to grace a book launch event called excused herself from appearing at the event.
In an interview to a daily, Nasreen Munni Kabir the author who got reclusive Waheeda Rehman to open up about her life and document it in an authorised biography said, “She was in a flood of tears after learning that her best friend Nanda had succumbed to a heart attack. She told me that I’d have to cancel the launch because she couldn’t dress up and face the camera. It would be hypocritical. We suggested a release sometime next week but Waheedaji needs more time.”
Kabir also added that theirs was a friendship of almost 50 years and even reminisced the two veteran stars first meeting, “They met at a studio and Nandaji was piqued by the fact that Waheedaji didn’t return her smile. But a few days later, when they started shooting for Kala Bazaar, Waheedaji invited her for lunch, told her she could use the bathroom attached to her make-up room and the two became good friends.”
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