Thursday, July 19, 2012

Things you didn't know about Rajesh Khanna

Things you didn`t know about Rajesh Khanna

Rajesh Khanna tried his hand at direction with Jai Shiv Shankar in 80s. His wife Dimple was paired opposite Kaka in the film, which never saw the light of the day

>> Rajesh Khanna's cheerful Punjabi character in Anand was based on actor filmmaker Raj Kapoor, while his Bengali friend Bhaskar Banerjee (played by Amitabh Bachchan) was modelled on director Hrishikesh Mukherjee himself. 

>> The superstar's debut was Aakhri Khat and it led to a spate of hits like Aaradhna, Amar Prem, aan Milo Sajna, Aap Ki Kasam, Anurodh, Avtaar, all starting with A.

>> Jeetendra and Rajesh went to the same school in Girgaum and then later to KC College too. In fact it was Khanna who inspired and supported Jeetendra to get into movies.

>> He was earlier slated to play the lead in Deewar.

>> His uncle, who disapproved of his acting aspirations, asked him to change his real name from Jatin if he wanted to act. 

Rajesh Khanna suffered from liver infection

"His liver got infected. He could not digest his food after a certain point of time. During his last days, he could not take solid food so he was on liquid intake," Rajesh Khanna's close friend Vijay Zaveri told.

Rajesh Khanna was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in suburban Bandra June 23 and after staying in the hospital for two weeks, he was discharged.

The actor had been battling health issues since April and as per reports, his health deteriorated in May and since then, he was on liquid intake.

Last month, his manager Ashwin told that Rajesh Khanna had stopped food intake, but a day later the actor had come out and greeted media persons and fans assuring them he was fine. He waved at them from the balcony of his house Aashirwad on Carter Road in Bandra June 21.

Fondly known as 'Kaka' by his fans, Rajesh Khanna married Dimple Kapadia in 1973. They separated in 1984. 

After giving hits like "Aaradhana" and "Amar Prem", the actor was out of the limelight for many years. He has recently acted in a Havell's ad campaign.


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