Rajesh Khanna Lived King To The End, Reveals His Close Friend – Exclusive! | Hindi movie news
“He was full of life and indifferent to what the media wrote about him”
Rajesh Khanna lived the King Size life to the end. He was one of the most generous people I have ever met in my life. What the media reported about him, his financial situation and his relationship with his family was completely wrong as I witnessed everything that was going on in his life. He was full of life and was quite indifferent to what the media wrote about him. But he also told me that it was the same media that had helped him during his difficult days.
He also told us: “We are Khatris and hum log betiyon ko dete hain unse kuch lete nahin (we provide for our daughters, we do not depend on them)”.
“Akshay Kumar was his boyfriend and that’s how he addressed him”
He shared a special bond with Dimpleji and she cared for him and cared for him until the end. She was there with him 24/7. Before Kakaji got sick I saw Dimple come to his house and he also visited him for lunch and dinner. Akshay Kumar was his boyfriend and that’s how he addressed him too. There is another incident that I must mention here. Kakaji and Dimpleji were both invited by a radio station and a listener asked Dimple about the secret to her beauty. Kakaji took the microphone from him and said, “It’s me.” On the same trip, Dimpleji went shopping and returned with Kaka’s favorite cigarettes and sunglasses. He was not wearing his designer glasses on this trip and when Dimpleji insisted he wear them and said, “Lag raha hoon na main Rajesh Khanna? (I look like Rajesh Khanna, don’t I?) ”
Kakaji knew his time had come, but he was not afraid as he was fully aware of his health and he was also a bit of an astrologer. But his doctor expressed disappointment at not being able to save him. During his last days, Kakaji had gifted a DVD of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s “Anand” to his doctor, as his real life resonated with the character he played in that film.
“Kakaji would say:” Iss industry mein relations Friday to Friday badalti hain “
He felt disappointed with some colleagues in the film industry, whom he had helped early in their careers. One of the same artists had replaced it in a film that had a famous dialogue that was retained in the film after Kakaji’s exit from the project. But he had no regrets. Kakaji would say, “Iss industry mein relations Friday to Friday badalti hain (relations change every Friday in the film industry).”
I remember when Kakaji returned from Macau after receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from Amitabh Bachchan, a member of the press asked him why he and Amitabh Bachchan can’t get together again. Kakaji immediately accepted the idea and said, “Why not? But there should be a producer to make the film.