"I am extremely touched by the UTV Stars' gesture to honour me. I am grateful to everyone who appreciates my contribution to the Indian film industry," Asha said at the unveiling of her hand impression tile.
The tile will be installed at the UTV Stars' Walk of the Stars at Bandra Bandstand Promenade.
Celebrities Dimple Kapadia, Waheeda Rehman, Jeetendra and Jackie Shroff among others attended the ceremony.
Waheeda, a very good friend of Asha, said: "She is a wonderful human being and she deserves this. I know her for quite some time and she is like my sister. I am very happy for her."
Asha, 71, started her career in 1959 with hit romantic drama "Dil Deke Dekho" and her chemistry with Shammi Kapoor was really appreciated. Thanks to the film, she became a star. In her decades long career she featured in films like "Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai", "Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon", "Teesri Manzil " and "Kati Patang".
--IANS (Posted on 06-12-2013)