Word is that, Farah Khan will direct the film based on Gautam Chintamani’s bestseller, Dark Star: The Loneliness Of Being Rajesh Khanna.
Stardom can be ephemeral but rarely does one come across as heart-breaking an example as that of Rajesh Khanna.
The superstar passed away on July 18, 2012, after a prolonged illness.
Actor Dimple Kapadia instantly shot to fame with her film ‘Bobby’ in the year 1973.
There was a time when Kishore Kumar breathed life into virtually every hit song picturised on Bollywood superstars – from Dev Anand’s iconic toothless smile to Rajesh Khanna’s immortal winks.
How I learned to stop worrying and love the superstar.
In the climax of Anand, when the audience saw Rajesh Khanna die on-screen, it didn’t bother about anyone else; but in Namak Haraam, Khanna’s cinematic death ended up giving Amitabh Bachchan a new lease of life.
In 1969, people from Peshawar descended on Kabul in droves to watch Aradhana. And when Rajesh Khanna died, notwithstanding a few rants, Pakistanis also mourned the demise of the prince of passion.
Before him there were great stars, and he has been followed by many, but none evoked the mass hysteria that he did at the height of his meteoric rise, the decade of the 1960s, spilling into the early 1970s
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
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