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Mr A

Ranaghat, India

#1 Dec 24, 2012
From Burewala in Pakistan, where he was born, to Bollywood where he lived, died and became immortal -Rajesh Khanna's death has come as a painful jolt to his millions of fans across the globe. The iconic actor had been marginalised by the Indian film elite and maligned by the media, but such is the impact of the greatest Superstar of all time, that one week on from his death his name generates far more search results on Google than Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan or Aamir Khan. Every Indian newspaper, news channel and website is covering every aspect of his life and articles are being written on anything connected to him from whether his famous mansion Aashirwad was haunted to which particular brand of pan Kaka preferred. Last week his funeral saw the whole of Mumbai come to a standstill. Thousands of fans lined the streets, and braved ceaseless rain to say goodbye to the most loved actor the world has ever known. As fans jostled with Police to catch one last glimpse of Rajesh Khanna's body, the hysteria that followed him wherever he went in the 1970s was once more in evidence. Indeed his co-star Shabana Azmi aptly remarked that the 69 year old actor (who was semi-retired and in a self imposed exile from the spotlight) remained a Superstar to the end, as evidenced by the swarms of fans that gathered outside his house when news of his death first spread across Mumbai.

Kaka in death, had won a final victory. Against all those forces that conspired against him for decades, desperate to scandalise and trivialise him. The Superstar had never cared for those forces, and was content knowing that his fans would always remain his, as he aptly remarked in the Havells TV ad that was to be his first and last. The media wanted to portray him as an ex-superstar forgotten by the masses, and desperately seeking the love and attention that was once showered on him. He was described as arrogant and manipulative, unbalanced and unable to accept that his time had passed. Yet when Kaka visited Chandigarh or Amritsar, Nagpur or Nainital in the 2000s he saw the same crowds desperate to shake hands with him, get an autograph or even see a glimpse of the eternal Superstar. The 'reel' India rejected Rajesh Khanna, but the real India loved and adored him, from the first time he crinkled those famous eyes whilst singing 'Meri Sapno ki rani…' to the last time they saw him, gesturing victory to the crowds who had assembled outside his house when news of his ill health first spread.

Today, as his millions of admirers try to adjust to the sad reality that he is no longer with us, the sense of loss and pain almost defies description and understanding. Why will a man, who had retired as a leading actor in 1988, be so widely missed and so deeply mourned in 2012? Why is a star who had aged and changed, and was barely seen on television once a year leave so many tears -and we know he hated them -in the eyes of fans from 16 to 60 across the entire globe? The answer is almost impossible to give. Was it the magnetic charm, incredible charisma, stunning smile that made Rajesh Khanna immortal? Did he become a Superstar thanks to the incredible music of his every movie, and his ability to bring the songs alive through his soulful performances? Was it that his characters like Anand, have left such a deep impact on our hearts and minds that nothing can erase them? Or perhaps his unique ability to convey emotion through his expressions and convincingly perform every type his character? Perhaps the best answer came from his fellow Superstar – and fan – Amitabh Bachchan when he said "His generation and the generations that follow, shall never be able to describe, or understand his phenomena ..!!
kumar14

UK

#2 Dec 25, 2012
Thank u Mr.A for sharing this.

No one can understand his phenomena,No one!!!!!!!!!!
MEE12

Bromley, UK

#3 Dec 25, 2012
Mr A wrote:
From Burewala in Pakistan, where he was born, to Bollywood where he lived, died and became immortal -Rajesh Khanna's death has come as a painful jolt to his millions of fans across the globe. The iconic actor had been marginalised by the Indian film elite and maligned by the media, but such is the impact of the greatest Superstar of all time, that one week on from his death his name generates far more search results on Google than Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan or Aamir Khan. Every Indian newspaper, news channel and website is covering every aspect of his life and articles are being written on anything connected to him from whether his famous mansion Aashirwad was haunted to which particular brand of pan Kaka preferred. Last week his funeral saw the whole of Mumbai come to a standstill. Thousands of fans lined the streets, and braved ceaseless rain to say goodbye to the most loved actor the world has ever known. As fans jostled with Police to catch one last glimpse of Rajesh Khanna's body, the hysteria that followed him wherever he went in the 1970s was once more in evidence. Indeed his co-star Shabana Azmi aptly remarked that the 69 year old actor (who was semi-retired and in a self imposed exile from the spotlight) remained a Superstar to the end, as evidenced by the swarms of fans that gathered outside his house when news of his death first spread across Mumbai.
Kaka in death, had won a final victory. Against all those forces that conspired against him for decades, desperate to scandalise and trivialise him. The Superstar had never cared for those forces, and was content knowing that his fans would always remain his, as he aptly remarked in the Havells TV ad that was to be his first and last. The media wanted to portray him as an ex-superstar forgotten by the masses, and desperately seeking the love and attention that was once showered on him. He was described as arrogant and manipulative, unbalanced and unable to accept that his time had passed. Yet when Kaka visited Chandigarh or Amritsar, Nagpur or Nainital in the 2000s he saw the same crowds desperate to shake hands with him, get an autograph or even see a glimpse of the eternal Superstar. The 'reel' India rejected Rajesh Khanna, but the real India loved and adored him, from the first time he crinkled those famous eyes whilst singing 'Meri Sapno ki rani…' to the last time they saw him, gesturing victory to the crowds who had assembled outside his house when news of his ill health first spread.
Today, as his millions of admirers try to adjust to the sad reality that he is no longer with us, the sense of loss and pain almost defies description and understanding. Why will a man, who had retired as a leading actor in 1988, be so widely missed and so deeply mourned in 2012? Why is a star who had aged and changed, and was barely seen on television once a year leave so many tears -and we know he hated them -in the eyes of fans from 16 to 60 across the entire globe? The answer is almost impossible to give. Was it the magnetic charm, incredible charisma, stunning smile that made Rajesh Khanna immortal? Did he become a Superstar thanks to the incredible music of his every movie, and his ability to bring the songs alive through his soulful performances? Was it that his characters like Anand, have left such a deep impact on our hearts and minds that nothing can erase them? Or perhaps his unique ability to convey emotion through his expressions and convincingly perform every type his character? Perhaps the best answer came from his fellow Superstar – and fan – Amitabh Bachchan when he said "His generation and the generations that follow, shall never be able to describe, or understand his phenomena ..!!
Maybe in India, but our kakaji is not much known worldwide than Amitabh Bachchan.
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sonal

India

#4 Dec 25, 2012
MEE12 wrote:
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Maybe in India, but our kakaji is not much known worldwide than Amitabh Bachchan.
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ab is available 24*7 on twitter facebook you can praise him as much as you can.
MEE12

Bromley, UK

#5 Dec 25, 2012
sonal wrote:
<quoted text>ab is available 24*7 on twitter facebook you can praise him as much as you can.
I am putting the record straight....and I like correcting confused members!
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radzi

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

#6 Dec 25, 2012
MEE12 wrote:
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Maybe in India, but our kakaji is not much known worldwide than Amitabh Bachchan.
.
Mostly made known by media hoopla after stealing credits when sharing media spaces of other famous people.

He himself did nothing on screen. He is made famous off-screen. An artificially elected superstar by the mafias.
Hardik123

Noida, India

#7 Dec 25, 2012
MEE12 wrote:
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I am putting the record straight....and I like correcting confused members!
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Dear Sonal Ji

Kutte ki dum 12 saal bhi nali me rakho sidhi nahi hoti,This dog does not know Hindi.Kindly explain him.
Abhijit

Varanasi, India

#8 Dec 26, 2012
Hardik123 wrote:
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Dear Sonal Ji
Kutte ki dum 12 saal bhi nali me rakho sidhi nahi hoti,This dog does not know Hindi.Kindly explain him.
Great, after all there is another person like myself in the world who has identified this Street Dog.
Abhijit

Varanasi, India

#9 Dec 26, 2012
MEE12 wrote:
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Maybe in India, but our kakaji is not much known worldwide than Amitabh Bachchan.
.
via self promotion and cheap stage shows. Kaka has been honoured in 2004 at USA as the Original Superstar of Indian cinema.
Abhijit

Varanasi, India

#10 Dec 26, 2012
AB-- via self promotion and cheap stage shows, whereas Kaka has been honoured in 2004 at USA as the Original Superstar of Indian cinema.
VIPIN

Noida, India

#11 Dec 26, 2012
Abhijit wrote:
AB-- via self promotion and cheap stage shows, whereas Kaka has been honoured in 2004 at USA as the Original Superstar of Indian cinema.
Dear Abhijit Ji very correct reply for MEE12. What ever the stuff we all fans have about KAKAJI's admiration are original and true like RK.
RK was very very transparent person.

Not like cheap Lambu.Cheap self approach.

MEE12

Bromley, UK

#12 Dec 26, 2012
Abhijit wrote:
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via self promotion and cheap stage shows. Kaka has been honoured in 2004 at USA as the Original Superstar of Indian cinema.
Honoured in USA does that mean worldwide to you???

USA is not the world!!!
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MEE12

Bromley, UK

#13 Dec 26, 2012
VIPIN wrote:
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Dear Abhijit Ji very correct reply for MEE12. What ever the stuff we all fans have about KAKAJI's admiration are original and true like RK.
RK was very very transparent person.
Not like cheap Lambu.Cheap self approach.
UKP!!
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Indo

UK

#14 Dec 26, 2012
MEE12 wrote:
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Honoured in USA does that mean worldwide to you???
USA is not the world!!!
.
MEE Bhai
Take it easy on Abhijit,he hasen't been outside India so USA is world to him.
VIPIN

Noida, India

#15 Dec 26, 2012
MEE12 wrote:
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UKP!!
.
Please complete the sentence "You are this UKP"

Abe lodhuchand tameej nahi haia to RK ka mat kaha apne ko,Abe kiya AB tere mama ka ladhka haia jo tere pet ma itna dard hota haia.

Badtameej.

Dhaaga

Mumbai, India

#16 Jan 1, 2013
radzi wrote:
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Mostly made known by media hoopla after stealing credits when sharing media spaces of other famous people.
He himself did nothing on screen. He is made famous off-screen. An artificially elected superstar by the mafias.
ABBEY HIJDE BAAP RANDI MAA KI FLOP PAIDAISH! AMITABH IS THE MOST GENUINE SUPERSTAR OF INDIAN CINEMA! UNKE WAJAH SE UNKE FILMON SUCCESS! UNHONE VINOD KHANNA AUR SHATRUGHAN SINHA JAISE FLOPSHOWS KI CAREER ESTABLISH KI! UNKE COSTARS FLOPSHOWS THEY! UNHONE KAMAAL KI ACTING KI ONSCREEN ISLIYE UNKE FILM SUPERHIT THEY! AMITJI NATURALLY ELECTED SUPERSTAR HAI RE! TU MERA SAWAAL KA JAWAAB DE, KAUN MAFIA HAI RE? TU BAKWAAS BANDH KAR RE!
Dhaaga

Mumbai, India

#17 Jan 1, 2013
Amitabh is HIJDE BAAP RANDI MAA KI FLOP PAIDAISH! AMITABH IS THE MOST Flop Hero OF INDIAN CINEMA! UNKE WAJAH SE UNKE FILMON flop! UNHONE VINOD KHANNA AUR SHATRUGHAN SINHA JAISE HitSHOWS KI Madad se apna CAREER ESTABLISH karne KI koshish ki! UNKE COSTARS HitSHOWS THEY! UNHONE Bakswaas ACTING KI ONSCREEN ISLIYE UNKE FILM SUPERflop THEY! AMITJI falsely ELECTED SUPERSTAR HAI RE! TU MERA SAWAAL KA JAWAAB DE, sab MAFIA HAI RE? Amitabh BAKWAAS BANDH KAR RE.
MEE12

Bromley, UK

#18 Jan 1, 2013
Amitabh and dharmendra overtook kaka!
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MEE12

Bromley, UK

#19 Jan 1, 2013
Dhaaga wrote:
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ABBEY HIJDE BAAP RANDI MAA KI FLOP PAIDAISH! AMITABH IS THE MOST GENUINE SUPERSTAR OF INDIAN CINEMA! UNKE WAJAH SE UNKE FILMON SUCCESS! UNHONE VINOD KHANNA AUR SHATRUGHAN SINHA JAISE FLOPSHOWS KI CAREER ESTABLISH KI! UNKE COSTARS FLOPSHOWS THEY! UNHONE KAMAAL KI ACTING KI ONSCREEN ISLIYE UNKE FILM SUPERHIT THEY! AMITJI NATURALLY ELECTED SUPERSTAR HAI RE! TU MERA SAWAAL KA JAWAAB DE, KAUN MAFIA HAI RE? TU BAKWAAS BANDH KAR RE!
True...if it wasn't for Amitabh:

The careers of Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha and Shashi Kapoor would have been finished.

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dhaaga

Mumbai, India

#20 Jan 1, 2013
MEE12 wrote:
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True...if it wasn't for Amitabh:
The careers of Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha and Shashi Kapoor would have been finished.
.
True...if it wasn't for Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha and Shashi Kapoor
The career of Amitabh Bachchan would have been finished

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