Rakhee Gulzar: The enigmatic relationship she shares with estranged lyricist husband – Hindustan Occasions

Actor Rakhee Gulzar turns 73 on Saturday. After making a formidable debut on the age of 20 in 1967 within the Bengali film Badhu Baran, Rakhee labored in Hindi movies together with Jeevan Mrityu, Sharmeelee, Daag, Blackmail, Kabhie Kabhi and Shakti, amongst a number of others. She has been away from movies for previous 17 years – she was final seen within the Aishwarya Rai-starrer Dil Ka Rishta (2003). She just lately labored in a Bengali movie, Nirban, that has been doing the rounds at movie festivals however is but to be launched.

Aside from the great work within the movies, Rakhee has had a filmy life as effectively – only a 12 months after her second marriage with lyricist Gulzar, she separated from him. That was 1973, a 12 months after daughter Meghna was born. They haven’t divorced until date and proceed to be the pillars of assist for one another even 46 years after they began dwelling aside.

Speaking about their relationship, Gulzar had stated, “Even at present, each time I need to eat fish cooked by her, I first reward her a saree as a bribe like I used to do once we have been courting. I gifted her so many sarees throughout our courtship days that I learnt to establish lovely Dhakai and Tant sarees. I used to reward her one of the best ones. I nonetheless do.”

From following little birthday rituals to elevating their solely daughter — who’s now an acclaimed filmmaker — Gulzar and Rakhee have been deeply concerned in one another’s life. “From when Meghna was a baby until the time she grew up, there hasn’t been a single event, second, incident or celebration that we haven’t shared with one another,” Gulzar stated, including, “We’ve been collectively via all of it — disagreements, fights and blissful instances. If this isn’t being collectively, then I don’t know what’s.” He was talking on the sidelines of the launch of his personal biography As a result of He Is.

“We nonetheless have a little bit argument in each two-three hours. And that I feel it’s only honest. What sort of love is it, through which folks don’t differ, don’t combat once in a while? However to say that we aren’t two completely different identities can be flawed. She does what she likes. I do what I like. All good buddies stay like this. You’re not shut sufficient in case you don’t brush in opposition to one another. We’re nonetheless similar to we have been all these years in the past. I’ve at all times been trustworthy about it. I didn’t preach. I didn’t give any classes or explanations. And he or she understood. That is how it’s,” he added.

Rakhee had additionally stated in an interview with Stardust, “We deserve an award for one of the best break up couple. We’re extra well-adjusted than most married . Gulzar and I are there for one another. He treats me as if I have been nonetheless his spouse. He calls me from his home and tells me, ‘I’ve referred to as 4 buddies for dinner. There’s no meals at house. So please, rapidly ship some jhinga curry.’ I ship it throughout. His different favorite is kheer and he loves me to make it for him.”

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A couple of biography on her personal life, Rakhee stated in an interview with Scroll final 12 months, “When you find yourself within the films, folks find out about your profession graph, and as for my non-public life, there are such a lot of issues I can’t discuss. It’s going to solely damage folks. I write for my daughter, and she will be able to deal with it when I’m gone. Movies, movies, movies – there must be one other dimension too. There’s a restrict, and now I need to do different issues, like journey and see locations. You hardly have any time left, and also you need to see the gorgeous world earlier than you kick the bucket.”

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