Late actor Rajesh Khanna's estranged wife Dimple Kapadia and his daughter Rinke Khanna were spotted at the retrospective organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in New Delhi. The three-day event screened 10 of the actor's landmark films.
The actor, who romanced death on screen as often as he did heroines, left behind a special recorded message for his family, friends and fans. Forty years ago, in Anand, his character taped a message for Babumoshai or Amitabh Bachchan. In real life, the superstar's message was played at his chautha.
The final journey of Bollywood's first superstar Rajesh Khanna began in Mumbai. Mr Khanna's body was taken to the cremation ground in a glass casket to allow his fans, thousands of whom lined Mumbai's roads, to pay their last respects. The veteran actor died at home in Mumbai on July 18, 2012. He was 69 and had been battling cancer.
NDTV pays a special tribute to the man, who was Indian cinema's first superstar. At a time when the term 'superstar' is almost overused, let's flashback to the 70s when Rajesh Khanna had thousands swoon over him, marry his photograph, and many even named their children Rajesh. We discuss how there will never be another like him.
Rajesh Khanna may have been a man with many shades of grey, but across the many interviews and many opinions that have been shared about the man over the past few days, one fact remains true that he was indeed the first superstar of the Indian film industry.
Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman, who had worked with Rajesh Khanna in films like Khamoshi and Dharam Kanta, remembered the late superstar as a jolly person and said he would never remember his song's lines and that she would always have to help him.