Danny Denzongpa talks about Parveen Babi, the woman he once loved
As has been well-chronicled actor Danny Denzongpa and the late Parveen Babi were in a relationship for few years during the ’70s. Danny, the perfect gentleman he is, has only fond memories of her. He describes her as ‘a nice human being, very beautiful’. “We were two young kids and we lived together for four years. That was big news those days. We had a wonderful time, but later we grew apart and parted on a good note. We remained friends,” he recalls.
Parveen later dated Kabir Bedi and then Mahesh Bhatt and lived in the same colony, Kalumal Estate in Juhu, as Danny. “Parveen would keep inviting me for dinner. I had a new girlfriend (actor Kim) those days who was wary of Parveen. Also, if your ex keeps walks into the house anytime, it would be difficult for any girl to accept. I would pick up Kim from the sets after pack up and reach home only to find Parveen in my bedroom watching a movie on the VCR. I asked Parveen not to do it. But she’d say, ‘We don’t have anything between us, we are friends’,” he laughs adding he then had to ask Mahesh, also his friend, to make Parveen see sense.