Yesteryear diva Helen made a mark in Bollywood with her brilliant dance moves in songs like Aa Jaane Jaan, Piya Tu Ab Toh Aaja and Mungda, among others.
I don’t think I would have been able to survive in the film industry in these times, says Helen.
While she actively worked in movies in the 50s, 60s, 70s and early 80s, she was later seen in cameo appearances in films like Khamoshi: The Musical (1996), Mohabbatein (2000), Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006) and Heroine (2012). While speaking to BT recently and reminiscing the bygone era, the actress shared, “Our time was different. I remember, Waheedaji, Madhubalaji and I, we were very strict and punctual. The scenario has changed now. I don’t think I would have been able to survive in the film industry in these times. I have done my bit, and I am happy now.”
Talking about the ongoing pandemic, she added that the current situation gave her ample time to go down the memory lane.
She said, “It gave us time to become better human beings before leaving the world. Whenever I look back, I always have a smile. ‘Is this you, Helen Khan?’ I always ask myself.”