We had joined hands in a pact of friendship. I have often wondered what is it that holds us together so closely. It is true we have many things in common. The lists of our likes and dislikes are identical. We have absolute faith in our respective religions but—no dogmas for us. We do not subscribe to extremes, it is always a happy compromise. We are also fatalists.
Nanda has an enormous sense of humor. She can burst into loud laughter without provocation, but that’s only when she is with people she likes. It is difficult to pin-point her attraction. Perhaps it is a mixture of her simple but immense charm, her disarming smile and the most important ingredient (to me at least) the way she talks.
She is fond of films, any film is good enough for her. But she always insists that I accompany her. She is very sensitive and sentimental. I am even more so.
Once I remember we went to see “I Want To Live.” We were both weeping after the show.
And she is not the kind to fuss over anything. I have learned quite a few things from her.
-Waheeda Rehman on being friends with Nanda