November 28, 2009 3:02:13 pm
Veteran actress Asha Parekh prefers yesteryear’s heartthrob Shammi Kapoor over Bollywood Badshah Shahrukh Khan when it comes to dancing.
Parekh said that Kapoor,who was his first co-star in 1959 ‘Dil Deke Dekho’,continues to be her favourite actor till date.
When asked whom she considers a better dancer among Kapoor and Shahrukh,Parekh said,”Shammi Kapoor had lot of music and rhythm in his body. Shahrukh must be finding it difficult because he must have learnt it.”
Parekh,who is being felicitated for completing 50 years in the film industry at the on going 40th International Film Festival of India,said that Kapoor,also known as India’s answer to Rock ‘n’ Roll star Elvis Presley,is a born dancer.
The veteran actress who dominated the Hindi filmdom between 1959 and 1973 said that she is not out of the industry and still in touch with her colleagues including Wahida Rehman,Saira Bano,Sadhana and Helen.
“We often meet not that I am invisible in the film industry circle,” she said.
While she was all praise for the directors of yesteryears,Parekh also expressed admiration for current generation of filmmakers including Suraj Barjatya,Farhan Akhtar,Priyadarshan and others. “They are very talented directors,” she said.
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