On the occasion of the gorgeous actress Parveen Babi’s birth anniversary today, we look back at the incomplete love story of her and Mahesh Bhatt.
Mahesh and Parveen’s heart-wrenching love saga
In a number of Mahesh Bhatt movies, it’s noticed that there is a love triangle. He has also spoken about love triangles throughout his life. When asked about this coincidence, he said that his mother found herself in a ‘triangular’ situation of his father and his legitimate wife. According to Bombay Times, he experienced the emotional trauma of that triangle in his cradle. He was then hurled into an extra-marital affair with an actress (Parveen Babi) who was fiercely lonely, confessed Bhatt. She somehow reminded him of his mother. She was alone, and he needed to play the prince on the white horse.
How love blossomed
Their love blossomed in 1977, when Parveen was shooting for ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ and ‘Kala Patthar’. She was madly in love with Mahesh Bhatt. But he was married man. Further, Bhatt decided to live in with Parveen, but this fairytale had a bitter ending forever.
Shocking incident in Bhatt’s life
On an evening in 1979, Bhatt faced a big truth of his life. When he reached home, he saw that Parveen was sitting with a knife in her hand. On seeing him, she said dont talk! The room is bugged, they’re trying to kill me.” This was the first incident when Bhatt saw him in this condition. After that, he took her to doctor,who wanted Parveen to get an ‘electric shock treatment’, which seemed like the only option to keep Parveen calm at the time. But, Bhatt was not ready to do that. He wanted to give her the best treatment.
Soon, Parveen became uncontrollable. She did not eat medicine. Whatever foods were given to her, she forced Bhatt to take it first, just to check whether medicine was not added in it or not.
Parveen’s exes Kabir Bedi and Danny Dengzongpa help Bhatt
Kabir Bedi, who was Parveen’sex, suggested she take treatment in the US. With the help of Danny Dengzongpa, who was a neighbour and her former boyfriend, also Bhatt during that phase. At that time, she even felt Amitabh Bachchan, with whom she did several films, wanted to kill her. She also hallucinated that there was a bomb in her car, and she could hear it ticking.
Later, Bhatt ran away with Parveen to Bangalore. But, a philosopher suggested Bhatt should stay away from Parveen as her condition was worsening. He then started writing the script on ‘Arth’, which was inspired by his own life.
Bhatt and Parveen’s painful separation
One day, Parveen asked to Bhatt to choose between her and the philosopher. He knew that this was the end of their relationship and he walked away in the middle night.
The Dark Night
The darkest night in Parveen Babi’s tragic story came in 2005, where the news of her death in her Mumbai residence came in. She was found death at her home. No one knows that when she death or how she died. After three days, her body was found in her bed. According to the post mortem at Cooper hospital, there were no traces of food in her stomach, but, some alcohol was found, and, it is possible that she had not consumed anything for more than three days and, as a consequence, starved to death.
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