73 year old veteran Bollywood actress Asha Parekh has defied the Union Minister Nitin Gadkari’s alleged remark of her pleading him to lobby Padma Bhushan Award! She has expressed pain and discontent at the irresponsible remark by a responsible minister for tarnishing her lifelong unstained career!!!
It may be remembered recently at an event in Nagpur Nitin Gadkari had made the outrageous revelation how the eminent top star of the 60’s Asha Parekh had claimed 12 floors of his building (as the lift was not functional) and begged to lobby India’s second highest Civilian Honor Padma Bhushan for her, despite being awarded Padma Shri!
The media went berserk, caring a damn to seek the reaction of the senior actress. However recently a leading TV channel spoke to the legendary actress who peeved at Gadkari’s humiliating remark for maligning her name in the Padma Bhushan award controversy retorted, “I am pained at the disgusting statement of Mr. Nitin Gadkari.”
“I have never lobbied for Padma Bhushan award. I don't want to say anything more than this," said Ms Parekh looking depressing and sad.
A look at the illustrious graph of Asha Parekh reveals that the actress does not need a Padma award to decorate her career because her career itself is studded with multiple jubilee hits like DO BADAN , LOVE IN TOKYO , TEESRI MANZIL , MERE SANAM, CARAVAN , MERA GAON, KATI PATANG and MAIN TULSI TERE AANGAN KI, KALIYA etc
In addition she has been honored with multiple awards like Filmfare Best Actress Award for KATI PATANG, Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award (2002), International Indian Film Academy Awards for outstanding achievement in Indian cinema (2006), Pune International Film Festival--Lifetime Achievement Award (2007) Bollywood Award--Lifetime Achievement Award (2007) and of course the government of India’s Padma Shri.