Today I am sad. My childhood hero, an actor who I liked since the age of 12 yrs passed away after prolonged illness. Yes I am talking about none other than Superstar Rajesh Khanna. 12yrs is hardly an age to understand love and romance but for me it was some magic which drew my attention on this star. Ever since the news of his illness and death came in, my mind just stopped working and kept hoping for miracle for him but life is such that those who come would go some day. As he said these lines in film Anand.. "Zindagi aur maut uparwale ke haath mein hai Jahanpanah.... Hum sab toh is rangmanch ki kathputliyan hain jinki dor uparwale ke haath mein hai. Kab, kaun, kaise utthega, yeh koi nahin jaan sakta...". so true as we don't know who goes when.
I recall going to one of his concerts years back with my husband. Though Rajesh Khanna came on stage for few mins only and that was enough to make me crazy. My eyes were only for him and that made me happy. Wish I had chance to go up and talk to him personally but that never happened. Kishore Kumar voice suited him perfectly and together both of them created magic on screen with super music and songs.
As one of my friend said some days back, we lost the voice first and now we lost the face. Rajesh Khanna had style which just drove people mad. I am not going to write about rise and fall of a super star as enough of it has been said.
Rajesh Khanna is gone but I can never forget him. His famous dialogue "Pushpa, I hate tears re" made everyone cry when he died. It broke my heart to see him this way. When I saw his one and only ad of Havells fan I was shocked to see a frail man on screen. Aapke fans aapse koi nahi chheen sakta. Rajesh Khanna. And I would like to always remember this smiling face who I grew up liking, admiring and silently loving. Farewell our hero............:(
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I leave this post now with the song I loved a lot from movie Andaz(1971). zindagi ek safar suhana, yahan kal kya ho kisne jaana