In an interview with former Bollywood town actress and author Twinkle Khanna, Waheeda said the adventurous underwater sport still remains on her bucket list.
A video clip that Twinkle shared with her five million Twitter followers on Monday showed Waheeda brushing off a surprised Twinkle’s “You want to go scuba diving at 81?” question with a simple “So what!”
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Twinkle said she “loves her (Waheeda’s) spirit!”
The 14-second long video footage has already gathered around 15,000 views.
People on social media reacted positively to the clip.
Go for it to Waheeda ji I am sure you will accomplish that with grace and elan. Would love to see you do it.— bhatiasum68 (@bhatiasumeet681) September 24, 2019
Yes....so what...age is only a number isn't it!!— Shobha Parmani (@ShobhaParmani) September 23, 2019
Waheeda at 81 , …. wants to go for scuba diving ? Dev Anand influence !😀— ravi (@ravides44886166) September 24, 2019
Waheeda was appearing as a guest on a TV chat show, joined by other former Bollywood superstars including Dharmendra and Asha Parekh, sharing anecdotes of their time spent on film sets together during the 1960s and 70s.
During a live video call on the same show, megastar Amitabh Bachchan talked about how he literally “worshipped” Waheeda back in those days.
A Padma Bhushan award recipient, Waheeda received recognition for her work in the Hindi movie industry in 1957.