Friendships & Sisterhood are not only the best painkillers but the best medicine for loneliness and sadness. While our patriarchal society may prescribe marriage as the perfect remedy for loneliness, but is it? There are so many women who struggle to be happy in marriage, but fail. Even being married to the so-called life-partner, they find themselves so lonely and alone. And, the reason being our society overstresses the importance of marriage so much that women, unlike men, forget to foster friendships and sisterhood.
Today, we bring to you a heartwarming story of a friendship and sisterhood that shows that not marriages but some friendships are also made forever.
The female actors of the 60s – Waheeda Rehman (83 yrs), Asha Parekh (79 yrs) and Helen’s (83 yrs) Girl Gang is an inspiration. From going on movies together, to lunches and dinners to traveling abroad, these inspiring divas have given us the friendships goals.
How Waheeda Rehman talked Asha Parekh out of committing suicide
As per an old interview, Asha said, “My friends are why I’ve managed to hold on to my sanity and fight bouts of depression”.
In her book, The Hit Girl, published by Om Books Internationals, Asha talks about the depression she went through after mother died, and how Waheeda supported her through that phase.
“Overcome by fatigue and the lingering grief over the loss of my mother, I had to pack up (producing and directing TV shows). Or else I would have gone stark raving mad. Meanwhile, Dad had withdrawn into a shell. Ever since Mum left he was not the same again. How I regretted being my parents’ only child then. Dad succumbed to his ailments, aggravated by advancing age.There would be nothing to return home to at the end of the day but an empty home. Everything was meaningless. Tears would flow, there would be morbid thoughts and panic attacks. It seemed as if I was losing my mind. A few days later on being seized by anxiety again I called up Waheeda (Rehman) and said I wanted to commit suicide by leaping off my home’s balcony.
Waheeda was alarmed and scolded me, “Don’t talk rubbish. Promise me you will stop having such thoughts.” The next morning she was there, and said, “Asha, promise me, never ever think you’re alone.”
My friends and family have showered boundless love on me. At times I do wonder, “What if I had made that fatal leap?” I have collected myself now.“
How The Trio Are The Best Travel Buddies & Their Life Is No Less Than ‘Dil Chahta Hai’
The gorgeous ladies – Asha Pareek, Waheeda Rehman and Helen often go on trips together. They have visited places like Turkey, Alaska and Canada together. Recently, when their beautiful pics of Adaman Islands went viral, people demanded to recreate the magic of Dil Chahta Hai with these gorgeous ladies!
At IFORHER, we admire these beautiful inspiring divas who showed us how timeless friendships and sisterhood not only make your life beautiful, but sometimes save it too!