Kabir Bedi on Parveen Babi’s mental health problems: They could have begun in the childhood because she used to see spirits
Kabir Bedi is all set to launch his book Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Journey of an Actor. The actor has spoken about his ‘very intense relationship’ with late actor Parveen Babi in the book. The actress passed away in 2005 and her mental health issues were much discussed then. Bedi recalled that he wanted to be Parveen’s protector then, as he feels her ‘problems’ may have begun in her childhood as she used to see spirits.
In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Kabir said, “When you love somebody, you want to take care of them. I realised late there were problems and I wanted to be her protector. I mentioned that her problems could have begun in the childhood because she used to see spirits in the monuments around the house that were related to her family’s history.”
He further said, “There is an instant where I mentioned that when Parveen had one of her disturbing episodes her mother told Mahesh Bahtt, her father used to be like that. So my question was could it be genetics that could have created that situation as well. The third instance which you mentioned is that during the riots in Ahmedabad, the matron or the warden of the college put all the Muslim girls of teh college in the back of a truck and put mattresses over them, and that was where she had her first panic attack. That too was probably the first manifestation of panic attack we knew about. It could have happened earlier, but it is the one we new about.”
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