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
Indian Army and the US Army troops carry out joint training on medical evacuation and underslung carriage of howitzers with help of helicopters during the ongoing 17th Edition of India-US Joint military exercise at...PTI Photo
Congress General Secreatry Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on her way to meet the family of Arun Valmiki, who allegedly died in police custody, in Agra.PTI Photo
Farmers participating in Lokniti Satyagraha Kisan Jan Jagran Padyatra, which began on Oct 2 in Bihar's Champaran, carry ashes of farmers killed in Lakhimpur Kheri violence, at the Shastri Ghat on the banks of Varuna in...PTI Photo
Lawyer Amit Desai arrives at sessions court for the hearing of Aryan Khan's drugs case, in Mumbai.PTI Photo/Shashank Parade
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's manager Pooja Dadlani arrives at the Sessions Court for a hearing on Aryan Khan's drugs case, in Mumbai.PTI Photo/Shashank Parade
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