Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Once Upon a Time: Parveen Babi


Isn't she gorgeous? And like most beautiful women, she's craaaaazy. Yeah, it's a really interesting story. If you're curious (and you know you are) you need to check out my latest guest post.

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Come back here and let me know what you think! xoxo

18 comments:

ravenlocks said...

What do YOU think happened to her? :) I'm always curious to know what your opinion is on these poor souls. You write in a way that leaves it up to us readers to decide. It really does seem like there was something more to this woman than we think. Especially because they wrote her off as schizophrenic.

But all mysteries aside, she was a stunning woman. Her face is so pretty. I can see why she was so popular.

xo

Azu

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Another great guest post on Tanvi's blog!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Bloody days...something must have been amiss with her death, seems too crazy. Maybe someone came after her after all her episodes. And to be found schizophrenic as well, she must have been a piece of work to be around. That was marvellous! x

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

what a sad death! omg'd. i hate to see anyone die alone that way. i definitely detected some mental illness when you were telling her story. such a beautiful woman. so sad.
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Shannon said...

You rock the guest posts. She's stunning, really and what a story. Makes me so sad and I didn't know her until 45 seconds ago....

Dawn (Sassy) said...

this post was deep! wow! Thats sad!

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Dawn

Tanvi said...

Amar Akbar Anthony was my favorite movie of hers.

Thanks again for the guest post!!!

Meri said...

Wow I've never heard of her, she was so beautiful! Where do you find all of these stories about beautiful but tragic famous women! Well written :)

FASHION TALES said...

Wow, beauty and with all the drama, schizophrenia, etc. This was a wonderful feature to read as always.

Vix said...

I was thrilled when Parveen's face popped up in my blog reader. I've gasped over her pretty face for years and knew nothing about her, what a sad tale.. xxxx

Movies on my Mind said...

Gosh, this takes me back. Parveen Babi was like one of my first loves, along with Daisy Duke.

Hey, if you want a dose of totally charming early '80s Bollywood brilliance, check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L4TvBFNoFE

Takes me back to when Indian women actually looked like real Indian women. Happy days.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Have they made a movie about her? That story is something!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Wow, how tragic and mysterious. It does make you wonder - were her wild accusations all part of her illness or was there a grain of truth in there somewhere?

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Chloe Moon said...

Wow...I think she was murdered if she was accusing people of all those things. As I was reading I was like she sounds like she has total schizophrenia! I never knew how many tragic stories there were. Tragic but breathtakingly interesting!! =)

TH2 said...

It is extremely unlikely Babi was schizophrenic. This rumor has been floating around for years (it's all over the internet), perpetuated by Bollywood celebrities and their associates, who are not - shall we say - the most honest, selfless, intelligent people around, let alone experts in psychiatry.

Most likely, Parveen's erratic mental state in later years was attributable to a delusional disorder, specifically psychosis due to substance abuse, similar to what happened to Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd. Much of this hedonistic bohemianism occurred when she hung out with the "Juhu Gang". She experimented with hallucinogens such as LSD in the 1970s, with men that exploited/used her in many unsavory ways, such as Mahesh Batt and Kabir Bedi. Moreover, she sought spiritual/psychological help from U.G. Krishnamurti, a purported guru, who was really a nihilistic charlatan.

Her full name was Parveen Wali Mohammad Khan Babi. She came from Muslim royalty, born Junagadh, in the state of Gujarat, in western India. Her education was schooling at Mount Carmel High School, and university at St. Xavier's College (both located in Ahmedabad). She converted to Christianity (Anglicanism) in 1996.

Saima Yunus said...

Oh, that's so sad! I agree, pretty females are crazy :( Just ask Rekha. Poor lady.

Parveen Babi is officially awesome in my book.

pooja bhutani said...

Th2 so well said, truly she met d most exploitive men like bhatt! Substance abuse could have led to her psychotic state . This man bhatt cannot stop raving about her disease in public as if he is some great brain specialist , all d more wt he cn best do is coz he is the only man who cn do it is to mk movies on himself ! Crap like ug he sticked with it shows his intelligence !Praveen babis condition certainly ws due to dis self blabbering idiot .

pooja bhutani said...

Th2 so well said, truly she met d most exploitive men like bhatt! Substance abuse could have led to her psychotic state . This man bhatt cannot stop raving about her disease in public as if he is some great brain specialist , all d more wt he cn best do is coz he is the only man who cn do it is to mk movies on himself ! Crap like ug he sticked with it shows his intelligence !Praveen babis condition certainly ws due to dis self blabbering idiot .