Tabassum, recognized for internet hosting Doordarshan’s Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan, India’s first tv discuss present, died on Friday on the age of 78. Filmmaker Karan Johar known as her a ‘strong emotional memory’ and an ‘inspiration’ as he paid his tribute to the late Tabassum. Also learn: Tabassum of Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan fame dies at 78
In an interview, Karan, who additionally hosts the superstar chat present Koffee With Karan, recalled watching Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan as a baby and desirous to be like Tabassum, when he grew up. Karan additionally shared that he even instructed his late father, producer Yash Johar, about it. Karan mentioned Tabassum’s present was the primary chat present that he ever watched, and her ‘look and aura’ on the present ‘mesmerised’ him.
“She is an icon for me from my childhood. Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan was the first chat show that I ever saw. It had me mesmerized. I would wait patiently by my black and white TV set to watch the enigmatic Tabassum ji with her signature red rose beautifully completing her look and aura. When my father asked me what do I want to become when I grow up, I said I want to become Tabassum,” Karan instructed ETimes.
He additional mentioned about Tabassum, “She will always be such a strong emotional memory for me… and an inspiration… my thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones.”
Tabassum had hosted the superstar discuss present Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan from 1972 to 1993 on Doordarshan. She made her tv comeback in 2006 with Rajshri Productions’ present Pyaar Ke Do Naam: Ek Raadha, Ek Shyaam. After working in movies because the little one artist Baby Tabassum, the late actor was seen as an grownup in movies reminiscent of Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986), Naache Mayuri (1986), Sur Sangam (1985), Gambler (1971).
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