Veteran actress and talk show host Simi Garewal turned a year older on Sunday, October 17. The 72-year-old still manages to reign over many hearts with her daring nature and patronizing personality. Simi Garewal is not only known for sharing the big screen with prolific actors like Shashi Kapoor, Raj Kapoor and more. But she also gained worldwide recognition for her talk show, Rendezvous with Simi Garewal. Her outspoken personality on the show made her well known to moviegoers, while many popular Bollywood celebrities graced her show with pouring out their hearts. Today, on the special occasion of Simi Garewal’s birthday, here we have hosted 5 iconic moments from her chat show that will never be able to be forgotten by fans.
Rekha confesses her love for Amitabh Bachchan
In one of the episodes where evergreen star Rekha was the main guest, host Simi ended up asking her the most inevitable question on national television. When asked, “Fascinated as you were, did you fall in love with Amit Ji?” “Rekha replied,” Absolutely, duh! This is a stupid question. I have yet to meet a single man, woman, child who cannot help but fall completely, passionately, madly, hopelessly, hopelessly in love with him. So why should I be singled out?
Sushmita Sen talks about adoption
When actress Sushmita Sen decided to get adopted with marriage, many believed the star was only doing it for publicity. When asked by Simi Garewal to open up about the same thing, Sushmita Sen said, “I’ve been to 14 organizations and they all turned me down because they apparently don’t give children to single parents. Some people had this very strange notion of “what if this was a publicity stunt”. All I have to do is get on the cover of a magazine to get the publicity I want. I don’t have to take a lifetime of responsibility for this.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s take on the showbiz industry
When Aishwarya Rai Bachchan joined Simi Garewal on the chat show, she expressed her candid thoughts on the crab mentality that prevails in the entertainment industry. She said: “That would probably be a more general statement when I talk about the crab mentality. These are all crabs in the basket. And there is one who climbs, takes all the trouble, makes the effort. And instead of encouraging and helping, you’re just going to pull that one down. And say, ‘stay with us, crawl with us, but you’re not going anywhere.’ It’s a sad attitude to have.
Ranveena Tandon opens up about her engagement to Akshay Kumar
When Simi Garewal asked Raveena Tandon why he took a 2 year hiatus. The actress said, “It was a voluntary decision, I was engaged to someone I knew and thought I was going to give up. Because I wanted to lead a normal life. Simi, when he delved into whether the hiatus was in hopes of marriage, Raveena added: “I don’t think engagement is hope, I would take it much more seriously than just hope. He said that on the last day of his shoot, and then we’ll do it. In fact, even when I started my career over, even now, he told me to give up your career and we will get married. And I said, once in my life I chose you for my career but I’m sorry this time I think I’m going to choose my career.
Preity Zinta reflects on herself at 12
In a candid conversation with Simi Garewal, Kal Ho Naa Ho star Preity Zinta reflected on her 12-year-old self. The actress has revealed that she will do weird things to pose as an adult. She said, “I stuffed my mom’s bra with oranges and stood in front of the club and said I was 18.”
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