Waheeda Rehman ‘not okay’ with a biopic on herself
Veteran actress Rehman, who recently unveiled Nasreen Munni Kabir’s book Conversations with Waheeda Rehman, says she is “not okay” if a film is made on her life.
The 76-year-old has featured in several Bollywood classics like Solvaa Saal, Pyasa, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, Bees Saal Baad and Guide, and she has regaled audiences with her graceful dancing skills over the years.
Biopics are a new trend in the Hindi film industry. So, asked if she would be fine with a film on her journey, she said, “I am (over) 75. Now it’s a long journey…it has to be made in four parts. But personally, I am not okay with it.”
“I am not fine with it and there is no reason (for it) as such.”
In the last decade itself, the actress featured in movies like Rang De Basanti and Delhi-6. Now she is happy away from the screen.
“How much to work? We should give a chance to others as well. I don’t miss anything…I am happy with myself. I travel a lot, read a lot, meet my friends, like to cook occasionally. I am satisfied with my life,” said the veteran actress in an interaction at Sofitel, Mumbai.
She launched Conversations with Waheeda Rehman, a longish interview exploring several aspects of her life and career.