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bollywood – strange place na. Some people put in their cœur, coeur & soul and still are not able to climb the stardom ladder. And on the other hand we witness, new faces being tagged with celebrity status with their very first appearance. As it is often a dit "Out of sight, out of mind" - the very people who couldn’t get enough of toi once upon a time, today don’t have few minutes to spare on you. Mind you, this not only happens to be the story of one-time actors but sadly, some yesteryear’s superstars as well.

I mean not everyone can boast of a filmy career graph as Amitabh Bachchan or...
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Star-In-Law: A Study In Contrast
The once-next-to-god icone Rajesh Khanna and his rising son-in-law Akshay Kumar personify the quirks of superstardom
Naman Ramachandran

It's summer 2006. The grounds of a stately, quintessentially English accueil in Buckinghamshire is a hubbub of activity. bollywood is in the air as director Vipul Amrutlal Shah discusses the suivant shot with cinematographer Jonathan Bloom. Katrina Kaif, shivering in the sudden chilly breeze, looks fetching in a wedding robe as she hovers near a Rolls Royce limousine festooned in wedding bunting.
Rajesh Khanna's work has a lasting...
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Dec 11 2010 Films

Sensational Superstars of bollywood – Rajesh Khanna :

The hysteria he created swept across ages, gender and genres. His films ran to full houses and his following swelled each passing day. Be it his distinct sartorial sense, his dialogue delivery ou his mannerisms, Rajesh Khanna was a pioneer in many sense. It wouldn’t be wrong to call him the complete superstar.

Khanna’s gentle looks, disarming smile and that famous tilt of the head did wonders for his female following. And with Kishore Kumar’s dreamy voice for playback, this was just what the doctor ordered. With the sensuous Roop Tera Mastana, enthralling Pyaar Deewana Hota Hai and the timeless O Mere Dil Ke Chain Rajesh Khanna, became — and remains — the King of Romance.

Akshay Kumar will begin the two-hour puja this afternoon at his Rajesh Khanna's bungalow

Akshay Kumar is a religious guy.

Akshay Kumar and Rajesh Khanna

He greets his Friends with a Jai Mata Di, he visits the Vaishnodevi temple in Jammu every year. And now, he has organised a havan at his father-in-law Rajesh Khanna's bungalow, Aashirwaad.

The bungalow on Carter Road now sports a spanking new and improved look, unlike its rundown state last year.

Private event

The puja will start in the afternoon and go on for a couple of hours. It will be a private event with only family members attending.

A source...
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Memories of Rajesh Khanna
By: Dinesh Raheja Date: 2008-12-28

Dinesh Raheja sees the legendary side of the yesteryear superstar

I HAVE never liked anybody's work ou persona (not even my own) so consistently that I became a fan. I have loved performances plus than performers. However, there was a phase in the 1970s, when I was in my impressionable years, a pan-cultural phenomenon called Rajesh Khanna swept the film industry; and all roads led to cinema houses montrer Khanna's films.

The word superstar became common usage thanks to him. Amitabh had once reminisced about his early days: "I became...
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Rajesh Khanna gets it from Kamal
The ninth All-India Film Employees Federation Conference began amidst much fanfare in Chennai’s Trade Centre today (October 9th, 2009). The event was marked with the bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna being awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award. This award was presented par Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan. Earlier, Rajesh Khanna lit the traditional lamp to mark the beginning of the three-day conference and cultural fest.The Deputy Minister of Information &Broadcasting Jagathrakshakan, director K Balachandar and a host of other technicians and actors were present at the venue during the inaugural ceremony.
 Super étoile, star Rajesh Khanna
Super Star Rajesh Khanna
Super étoile, star Rajesh Khanna irrevocably impacted Indian cinema and culture like no actor before him. His jouer la comédie perfection and application of talent were drawn solely from his inward vision. Super étoile, star Rajesh Khanna did not cultivate the phenomenal attributes that created his "superstardom" par reason ou will, but through the connectedness to his own persona that the masses then idealized. For he is one who is impervious as to who is ahead and who is behind. Super étoile, star Rajesh Khanna’s inward vision, a special gift from the divine leads him always. Today he is the indomitable and highly respected...
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Dev Anand was my inspiration: Rajesh Khanna

Hindustan Times
New Delhi, December 09, 2011

The 50s was the era of black and white classics, and the ruling stars included Dilip Kumar, the thespian, Raj Kapoor, the serio comedian and Dev Anand, the eternal romantic. Each had his own distinct style and fan following. I was an ardent admirer of Dev Anand from my teens.

I clearly remember watching and loving him in Funtoosh, Baarish, Kala Pani and l’amour Marriage. He had the best looks and smile of his era and his puff was legion.

There was no better romantic actor than him. With his unique style and fluidity,...
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I must act with Rajesh Khanna: Dimple

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Dimple Kapadia on how she deals with personal tragedies, why she is indebted to Bobby and her desire to do one film with Rajesh Khanna

What happened to the film toi were supposed to do with your ex-husband Rajesh Khanna?

That too didn't happen. But I am looking vers l'avant, vers l’avant to someone casting us together. I should do at least one film with him, otherwise I'll feel incomplete.

Aishwarya Rai

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai will perform at the 10th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards event, scheduled to be held in Macau, China on June this an for three days from June 11-13. Aishwarya will perform at the Venetian-Macau Resort on the night of June 13. Apart from Aishwarya, other actrices like Sonam Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor will also perform at the 10th IIFA event.

Rajesh Khanna Veteran actor Rajesh Khanna will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Each year, IIFA honours a member of the Indian film fraternity with the Lifetime Achievement Award...
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Ranjeeta in Cine Blitz, October 2000.

.......What was her association with the superstar like?

"Just because toi do a lot of films together, and vibe well, that doesn’t mean toi are having an affair," exclaims Mumtaz. "I am sure Juhi and Shah Rukh have nothing to do with each other but there are rumours of an involvement, which I don’t think are true. Similarly, my friendship with Rajesh Khanna was also misunderstood. He was my neighbour and we got along very well. I would pull his leg and tease him about his fan following. Whenever Rajesh entered a hotel in Madras, there was a queue of...
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Rajesh Khanna alias ‘Kaka’ – A career saga

Thespian of bollywood Rajesh Khanna alias ‘Kaka’, (Jatin Khanna) born on 29th December 1942 came from affluent family in Punjab. An actor who forced bollywood to coin the word ‘Superstar’ and relate to him from 1969 to 1974.

Chetan Anand’s ‘Aakhri Khat’(1966) was Rajesh’s debut movie which did not create any ripple at all. Post which he featured in a couple of plus movies, but it was Shakti Samanta’s ‘Aradhana’(1969) with Sharmila Tagore which established him as a romantic hero with mannerisms, soon followed par Raj Khosla’s...
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Reviewed par : Dinesh Raheja

Frank Capra's immortal observation: tragedy is not when the actor cries; tragedy is when the audience cries, perfectly fits Anand. It is a film that keeps its protagonists dry-eyed but makes the stoniest blink with emotion.

In 1970, the an of Anand, another film about a bravely dying protagonist l’amour Story (Ryan O'Neal, Ali McGraw), stormed the world. Perhaps it was just cosmically ordained that at that time the world would be in the mood for a collective, cathartic cry.

Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Anand, of course, famously laced the tears with laughter. Anand is memorable...
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Super étoile, star Rajesh Khanna turns 68 & Twinkle Khanna turns 36 on 29th December, 2010.

Mumbai, Dec 29 :

Bollywood's first superstar Rajesh Khanna (or, Jatin Khanna) turned 68 on Wednesday, while his eldest daughter Twinkle (Tina) celebrated her 36th birthday the same day.

Here are some trivia about Bollywood's 'King of Romance':

Rajesh Khanna was once accused of lewd conduct on the sets of 'Anokha Rishta'. The young lady, who raised a hue and cry, was Sabeeha, daughter of yesteryear superstar Ameeta. Eventually nothing came out of the allegations and all was forgotten.

Rajesh Khanna used to charge...
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Heroes for our times


Emblematic of our collective longings, each superstar of bollywood is a window to the hopes and angst of his times…

....The 1970s held no such confusion. Not just the country but the entire world had retreated into a hippie-induced haze. Rajesh Khanna may not have been a part of “Hare Rama lièvre Krishna”, but with his crinkling eyes and dancing hands, his body language communicated intoxication and the nation got high chant “Jai Jai Shiv Shankar”. The sub-text of his drawl in “Amar Prem”, ‘Pushpa, I hate tears' was denial. Something that the society outside was mirroring. His trône of romance was usurped when a tall, lanky young man decided enough was enough and he was no longer going to tolerate the injustice meted out to him par the discriminating world he encountered......

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Autor par : Dinesh Raheja

Amar Prem redefined the right time-right place magic. Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore were at the peak of their careers, Shakti Samanta was going through his most creatively fecund phase, lyricist Anand Bakshi was spurred par his success to outdo himself, and R D Burman, it seemed, could strike no wrong chords at all.

The treatment of Amar Prem's story and characters may not be entirely grounded in reality (Sharmila's religious, courteous and compassionate courtesan is a far cry from the beedi-smoking, venom-spewing prostitute she played in Mausam), but the film's...
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Rajesh Khanna - The Super étoile, star of Indian Cinema was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Videocon IIFA at The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel during June 11 to 13, 2009 in Macau.

Super étoile, star Rajesh Khanna who has made innumerable contributions to Indian cinema, keeping this in mind, the IIFA Advisory Board and the IIFA Management have zeroed down on Super étoile, star Rajesh Khanna’s name for the tenth IIFA which at Macao.

Super étoile, star Rajesh Khanna’s rise to stardom is considered phenomenal. One can recollect, from 1969 to 2010 (even today), the Super étoile, star Rajesh Khanna phenomenon swept...
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Autor par : Dinesh Raheja

Remembering the time when he was a newcomer while Rajesh Khanna was a phenomenon, Amitabh Bachchan once said: 'I got famous purely because I was working with Rajesh Khanna in Anand. People asked me questions like, 'How is he to look at? What does he do?' '

It is certainly magnanimous of one superstar to speak in such glowing terms of another who was once his chief adversary at the box-office. While there is no denying the apparent modesty peeking through Bachchan's praise, he is not far from the mark in encapsulating the Khanna phenomenon.

The sheer fan following Rajesh...
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