Zeenat Aman Reminisces: How 'Babusha' Became 'Babs' Sharing Story of Her Childhood Nickname
Veteran actress Zeenat Aman recently delighted her fans with her adorable picture, she penned a heartfelt note. She reveals the fascinating stories behind her own childhood nickname and what the legendary actor Dev Anand used to call her.
In her Instagram post, Zeenat Aman appeared in an elegant all-white outfit, but it was her touching message that captured the attention of her followers. She began by discussing the significance of childhood pet names, which can often stick with us throughout our lives.
Zeenat recalled how her father affectionately called her "Babusha" during her early years. This unique name was a playful blend of "Babushka," referring to an old Russian lady, and "Babugosha," which means pear. She humorously noted that these monikers were far from appropriate for a young girl, but they represented her father's sense of humor.
As she grew up, her childhood friends adopted the name "Babs" from "Babusha," and it became her nickname among her closest companions.
The actress also shared a special memory of the late actor Dev Anand, who used to call her "Zeenie." Over time, this endearing nickname evolved into "Zeenie baby," a name that became widely known in the media. Today, as she has grown older, she is affectionately referred to as "ZA" or "Zee" by those who know her well.
Zeenat Aman reflected on the significance of such "home names" and the love and intimacy they represent. She mentioned that she took inspiration from her father and gave her own sons unique pet names: "Azaanchu" for the older one and "Zanuski" for the younger.
In a heartwarming gesture, Zeenat Aman invited her followers to share their own odd, funny, or unique pet names in the comments, prompting an outpouring of stories and affection from her fans.
The actress's Instagram post garnered immediate reactions from her admirers and industry colleagues. Actress Kajol expressed her appreciation with red heart emojis, while one user reminisced about Zeenat Aman's iconic status in the 70s and 80s, affectionately referring to her as "Zeenie Baby."
Another user shared their gratitude for the beautiful trivia and even mentioned their own pet named Chiku, whose picture perfectly matched the name's cuteness.
Zeenat Aman, who made her Instagram debut in February, continues to share her thoughts on various topics, offering glimpses into her life and experiences, from parenthood to the privacy of celebrities, and even the lighthearted topic of hair dyeing. Her posts resonate with her dedicated fan base, creating a sense of connection and nostalgia.
- PTC PUNJABI