Thursday, July 19, 2012

Rajesh Khanna aka Kaka

No larger than life persona was he made to portray , no superhuman feats was he made to  perform; he was just made to play the role of the man next door , not invincible but vulnerable ,given to emotions and weaknesses like you and me ,  one could easily identify with.That was Rajesh Khanna. In fact this ordinariness made him  extraordinary ,  endeared him to all  and made him a superstar.
In late seventies, he along with other crew members had come to Shimla to shoot for film ‘Kudrat’- a Chetan Anand movie. On a holiday, probably a Sunday, I rushed to Chhota Shimla, to a place where  shooting was going on . It was a shoot for  a scene from  dance-chorus number- Sawan Nahin Bhadon Nahin- with Rajesh Khanna and Priya Rajwansh  in the lead . Priya wore a red dress with makeup to match and Rajesh Khanna, in a combination suit with spotted yellow tie was his usual smartest self . Aruna Irani in Kameez salwar looked like a typical Punjabi Bebe  Dimple Khanna , all graceful was also there.
Priya Rajwansh   bade adieu long back- and now  Rajesh Khanna is also gone !

R.I.P !


  1. May his soul rest in peace...
    God bless...

  2. He was indeed a wonderful actor. I've enjoyed his Songs immensely :-)