neighbor back then said in one of her interview that, “W
omen came out in droves to see
.They would stand in queues outside the studios to catch a glimpse, they would marry hisphotographs, and they would pull at his clothes. Delhi girls were crazier for him than Mumbaigirls. He needed police protection when he was in public. I have never seen anything like this
before and since.”
Rajesh Khanna gave 15 consecutive super hits during 1969 to 1971, which isstill an unbroken record in Indian film history. Despite of the number of super hits there were 35golden jubilee contributed to the Indian cinema by the legendary actor.
also made a film onhim, titled
Era of Rajesh Khanna gave the most melodious hits to the industry. During his epoch, KishoreKumar emerged, who later became the voice of super star. R.D.Burman, Kishor Kumar andRajesh Khanna was considered as the lucky combination for the movies. They bestowed manysongs together till 1991.
Love off the reel
The Megastar lover boy of the industry had not been much fortunate with the relationships.Before entering the glamour world, he had been dating model of that time Anju Mahendra for 7years, before meeting Dimple. He met Dimple at the sets of Bobby, who was then onl 15 and 15years younger to him. His charming persona was fascinating and this seeded a new wave of love
in Dimple‟s heart. The couple got married sooner.
After marriage Rajesh Khanna did not allowDimple to work in movies. So, Dimple often used to accompany Rajesh Khanna on his moviesets. However, their love did not last long and the couple started living separately. The reason fortheir separation was that Rajesh Khanna was always busy with his films, so Dimple also decidedto comeback in films but Kaka wanted her to stay at home and take care of his two daughters,Twinkle and Rinkie. Also, his bad habits took a toll on their relationship. Interestingly, even afterliving separately both of them never applied for divorce. In the meantime, Rajesh Khanna foundsolace in the company of Tina Munim. She worked with Rajesh Khanna in many movies and fellin love with him. But that relation also did not last long.
Rolling down the hill
The pace with which this fêted icon clambered the stairs of success and fame, he rolled back downhill with the same lick. Khanna came out of the blue, a virtual outsider to the world of films. In half a decade he tasted such spectacular success that a new lexicon had to be adopted todescribe him: superstar, the phenomenon, megastar, to name a few. And every cliché of fanworship attached itself to him: screaming women, lipstick- adorned cars, sick kids brought bymothers to heal, and so on. And then, as spectacular as the rise, came the fall. After 14consecutive box office hits, seven clanging flops were as mortifying as they were mystifying."Today words like superstar and icon are loosely used. But he truly was a megastar. And before