Rakhee's all praises for Rajesh : Ver...

Rakhee's all praises for Rajesh : Very Interesting article

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Sachin Sharma

India

#1 Sep 18, 2012
Rakhee breaks her silence after 15 years. Tells us why DDLJ was the last Shah Rukh Khan film she liked
Why are you so reclusive?
Why should I be in the public glare? I don't need too much money. I don't have too many responsibilities any more. I love my independence. There is nobody to question me. For the longest time now, it's been my farmhouse near Panvel and my animals. I think I may have belonged to the animal kingdom in my past life. And then, I have my books. I am happy and contented.
Has your love for animals and plants landed you in a spot?
I remember Yash Johar coming home one day and falling off the stairs because my dogs chased him. He ended up getting a hairline fracture. Another time, I got into an argument with Amitabh Bachchan when our car stopped and he started looking for the water bottles that had been kept inside. When he realised I had used all that water over some plants, he quipped, "Where are you coming from?" To which, I replied, "Why do you carry a sitar with you when you don't play it?"
Why did you stop acting?
I withdrew from films once I stopped getting roles of my choice. But I will always remember my journey and how lucky I have been in getting to learn from so many directors. I shared a great equation with the Barjatyas, Yash Chopra and Dev Anand. I still remember shooting at the TOI building when Satyen Bose slapped me when I didn't get a scene right in Jeevan Mrityu. I recall when I refused to shoot a scene in Gulmarg because a lump of poop was lying there, Hrishikesh Mukherjee himself picked it up and threw it away. Directors were special those days.
We didn't even see you at Rajesh Khanna and Dev Anand's deaths.
I wasn't there even at Sanjeev Kumar's death. When Rajesh passed away, I was at my farmhouse. I called up Gulzar and told him to rush to Aashirwad. I didn't come down to Mumbai. I didn't want to see him that way. I didn't want to make a spectacle of my tears either. But I did visit him in hospital. A few days after his demise, I placed a rose near his picture kept outside his bungalow. Rajesh was like one of the seven wonders for the industry. There was magic in his face and mannerisms. He was shy and conservative but misunderstood. Why wouldn't he come three hours late for a shot when his co-actors including me took three hours to dress up? He did not use any make up ever. Would anybody from the current crop of actors do a film like Bawarchi?
What do you think of today's Bollywood?
I am nobody to judge today's cinema but if you insist, here's my personal opinion. Today's hit films have a shelf life of seven days, the lyrics are incomprehensible, and the music is so noisy. Rajesh Khanna brought good films. Amitabh Bachchan brought bad films. I haven't liked a single SRK film after DDLJ. Aap kabhi robot bante ho, kabhi superman. What are you trying to prove? Be human. Taare Zameen Par was the last Hindi film I saw in the theatre.
You were paired with some of the most handsome heroes of your time. You were considered one of the best looking heroines. Were you ever attracted to anyone or vice versa?
I was in awe of Shashi Kapoor but I knew where to draw the line. As for the other way round, I don't know who got into that bracket. Joh baat mujhe karni hi nahin thi, us mein main kyun padun? I was engaged and committed to Gulzar.
We hear Gulzar and you are still in regular touch. I can't choose my parents and relatives. But I chose Gulzar. My choices are my responsibility. My bond with him will always remain.
Is your daughter Meghna making her next film? I don't think Meghna's kind of films are made anymore. Does Gulzar make films these days?
Which is your best performance?
Difficult question but Blackmail was perhaps the only film where I did not falter at all. I hated being melodramatic. I remember telling Subhash Ghai to tone down my role in Ram Lakhan but he thought differently.
They say you are a great cook.
I still cook. It's a stress buster for me.
Suhan

Alexandria, VA

#2 Sep 18, 2012
Sorry, I responded to this in another thread. Thanks for this. Great stuff, she certainly pulls no punches :-) Have always loved Raakhee and Kaka together.'Shehzada' is one of my favorite Kaka films - their chemistry was awesome! Here's the direct link to the TOI article.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainm...
Mr A

Mumbai, India

#3 Sep 18, 2012
very nicely said by Rakheeji
kumar14

UK

#4 Sep 18, 2012
Yes read it today in TOI.
Raakhee worked with RK in 3 movies-shehzaada,daag and aanchal whereas with AB she worked in more than 10 films.
This interview given by raakhee is a proof for all AB fans who are always eager to check the evidences before believing the known facts about our Great RK.
The interview proves that RK was ahead of all!!
rkfan

Singapore, Singapore

#5 Sep 18, 2012
she was signed for Majnoon with Kaka also
Sachin Sharma

India

#6 Sep 18, 2012
Suhan i think Shehzada was one of the better films of Kaka's to have not done well at the Box Office , he actually suited the character well, his arrogant or high sels esteem streak jelled well with his personality . Unfortunate that they both did only 3 -4 films
Mr A wrote:
very nicely said by Rakheeji
Anonymous

Chennai, India

#8 Sep 18, 2012
oo much excited about Rakhee statement,what is the matter ??
has she really shaken the earth !!!
I have read other actors statement after RK's death....on TV and magazines....all praised high about KAKA and its a matter of fact!!
in a group discussion held in bengali channel,all bengali actors and famous directors agreed after Rajesh Khanna value based Romantic film making stopped.....Amitabh paved the way for mar dhanga,violence type films....and that influenced all regional films...bengali,tamil,oria etc..and its a matter of fact!!
have you read Mousumi chatterji's candid interview ???
there are many other stalwarts talking and praising RK.
dont know why Raakhee is being given so much importance here !!!!

only depending on net to find TRUTH about RAJESH KHANNA is not at all correct...
Abhijit

Varanasi, India

#9 Sep 18, 2012
Friends-- I have just downloaded the grand interview of Rakheeji and going to paste here. Great to see that you have already done it. Greatly acknowledging your contributions.
I admire and appeciate Rakheeji's very bold and histroically true fact-- Rajesh Khanna brought good films and AB bad. This is enough to prove who is Original and who is manipulated....
Sachin Sharma

India

#10 Sep 18, 2012
Sagarika Basu wrote:
oo much excited about Rakhee statement,what is the matter ??
has she really shaken the earth !!!
I have read other actors statement after RK's death....on TV and magazines....all praised high about KAKA and its a matter of fact!!
in a group discussion held in bengali channel,all bengali actors and famous directors agreed after Rajesh Khanna value based Romantic film making stopped.....Amitabh paved the way for mar dhanga,violence type films....and that influenced all regional films...bengali,tamil,oria etc..and its a matter of fact!!
have you read Mousumi chatterji's candid interview ???
there are many other stalwarts talking and praising RK.
dont know why Raakhee is being given so much importance here !!!!
only depending on net to find TRUTH about RAJESH KHANNA is not at all correct...
Dear Sagarika,

Rakhees comments are attracting so much attention because she was in real terms a contemprorary Rajesh , and even to Amitabh infact she costarred in more movies with Amit than with Rajesh and would have really seen the transition phase well .Why i feel sad is that why such comments are being made after Kaka' death , i wish these were made when he was alive .

Since: Aug 12

Kolkata,India

#11 Sep 18, 2012
Sagarika Basu wrote:
oo much excited about Rakhee statement,what is the matter ??
has she really shaken the earth !!!
I have read other actors statement after RK's death....on TV and magazines....all praised high about KAKA and its a matter of fact!!
in a group discussion held in bengali channel,all bengali actors and famous directors agreed after Rajesh Khanna value based Romantic film making stopped.....Amitabh paved the way for mar dhanga,violence type films....and that influenced all regional films...bengali,tamil,oria etc..and its a matter of fact!!
have you read Mousumi chatterji's candid interview ???
there are many other stalwarts talking and praising RK.
dont know why Raakhee is being given so much importance here !!!!
only depending on net to find TRUTH about RAJESH KHANNA is not at all correct...
My dear Sagarika-di,
All are so much excited becos Only Rakhee told RK contributed GOOD films and AB gave only BAD films....she is the Only heroine,
who provoked the eternal rivalry of RK vs AB
my dear didi
dont you understand??
Nupur

Since: Aug 12

Kolkata,India

#12 Sep 19, 2012
Sachin Sharma wrote:
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Dear Sagarika,
Rakhees comments are attracting so much attention because she was in real terms a contemprorary Rajesh , and even to Amitabh infact she costarred in more movies with Amit than with Rajesh and would have really seen the transition phase well .Why i feel sad is that why such comments are being made after Kaka' death , i wish these were made when he was alive .
yes all these sugar coating comments are being made post KAKA's death....when they more or less retired from films...
I never heard Rakhee said so...when she was at the peak of her career...doing films with Amitabh
only Mausumi was always a straight shooter...she told frankly about all her contemporary heroes..including legend Uttam Kumar.
if you search internet..
all articles written about RK ,prior to 18 th July...you may come to know the BITTER TRUTH....The Reality Rajesh Khanna faced.....I dont believe what film industry and media saying after KAKA's death...All eye wash!!
Okay... the forgotten SUPER STAR is ALIVE again after 18th July !!
GOD is Great!!!!
kumar14

UK

#13 Sep 19, 2012
Sachinji I totally agree with u.I also feel sad that why such comments were not made when he was alive.why??????????
Sachin Sharma

India

#14 Sep 19, 2012
Dear Nupur ,

Which article of Maushmi's are we referring to , do we have the link as i would like to read it too.

Kumar ... i guess we need to be happy that atleast now its happening .
Mausmi

Bangalore, India

#15 Sep 19, 2012
This is great to know Rakhee's praise for RK. and specially the point where she defend on issue of his late comming.
Mausmi

Bangalore, India

#16 Sep 19, 2012
NUPUR GUPTA wrote:
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yes all these sugar coating comments are being made post KAKA's death....when they more or less retired from films...
I never heard Rakhee said so...when she was at the peak of her career...doing films with Amitabh
only Mausumi was always a straight shooter...she told frankly about all her contemporary heroes..including legend Uttam Kumar.
if you search internet..
all articles written about RK ,prior to 18 th July...you may come to know the BITTER TRUTH....The Reality Rajesh Khanna faced.....I dont believe what film industry and media saying after KAKA's death...All eye wash!!
Okay... the forgotten SUPER STAR is ALIVE again after 18th July !!
GOD is Great!!!!
Dear Nupur,

Would you plz tell me the link of Maushmi's article ....I want to read it .
kumar14

UK

#17 Sep 19, 2012
Yes Nupurji,pls share the article of moshumi chatterjee.
MEE12

Saint Albans, UK

#18 Sep 19, 2012
The silly thing about her comment is that she made more films with Amitabh than Rajesh, taking this into consideration means that her films were bad.

Raakhee/Rekha/Parveen Babi are bitter about Amitabh as they once were his side dishes.

Now you understand why Raakhee made this statement.

Tina Munim will probably say the same that Rajesh Khanna made bad films.

Raakhee is confused.....another Parveen Babi in the making.

.

Since: Aug 12

Kolkata,India

#19 Sep 19, 2012
Mausmi wrote:
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Dear Nupur,
Would you plz tell me the link of Maushmi's article ....I want to read it .
Mausmi dear...
everything is not avalable on the google link....there was a long TV interview years back..and also she told in her interviews published in yester years film magazines.

one thing I would like to mention here,Sagarika-di's father was very close to Hemanta Mukherjee...they were family friends....they used to live in Bhowanipore ,Calcutta......from Balika badhu days to her marriage to Jayanta Mukherjee .....Sagarika di and Mausumi were very intimate friends..
on Sagarikadi's wedding Hemanta Mukherjee himself came.....I heard many stories of RK from Sagarika-di...as she knew many persons close to RK thru Hemanta Mukherjee and Mousumi connections.
Sagarikadi would like to share...but she is not comfortable on this internet based forum...she belongs to RK's time and period....and she thinks everything is fairytale now!!! and today's generation wont believe......she is a very dignified lady
and just joined here on my request...she likes to read interesting forum posts in her spare time...
MEE12

Billingham, UK

#20 Sep 19, 2012
NUPUR GUPTA wrote:
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Mausmi dear...
everything is not avalable on the google link....there was a long TV interview years back..and also she told in her interviews published in yester years film magazines.
one thing I would like to mention here,Sagarika-di's father was very close to Hemanta Mukherjee...they were family friends....they used to live in Bhowanipore ,Calcutta......from Balika badhu days to her marriage to Jayanta Mukherjee .....Sagarika di and Mausumi were very intimate friends..
on Sagarikadi's wedding Hemanta Mukherjee himself came.....I heard many stories of RK from Sagarika-di...as she knew many persons close to RK thru Hemanta Mukherjee and Mousumi connections.
Sagarikadi would like to share...but she is not comfortable on this internet based forum...she belongs to RK's time and period....and she thinks everything is fairytale now!!! and today's generation wont believe......she is a very dignified lady
and just joined here on my request...she likes to read interesting forum posts in her spare time...
Nupur ji,

Why are using I S Johar on your profile photo?
.
Sachin Sharma

India

#21 Sep 19, 2012
NUPUR GUPTA wrote:
<quoted text>
Mausmi dear...
everything is not avalable on the google link....there was a long TV interview years back..and also she told in her interviews published in yester years film magazines.
one thing I would like to mention here,Sagarika-di's father was very close to Hemanta Mukherjee...they were family friends....they used to live in Bhowanipore ,Calcutta......from Balika badhu days to her marriage to Jayanta Mukherjee .....Sagarika di and Mausumi were very intimate friends..
on Sagarikadi's wedding Hemanta Mukherjee himself came.....I heard many stories of RK from Sagarika-di...as she knew many persons close to RK thru Hemanta Mukherjee and Mousumi connections.
Sagarikadi would like to share...but she is not comfortable on this internet based forum...she belongs to RK's time and period....and she thinks everything is fairytale now!!! and today's generation wont believe......she is a very dignified lady
and just joined here on my request...she likes to read interesting forum posts in her spare time...
your logic and comments are audacious ..why do ppl who were so close to Amitabh criticise him ..Rekha , Parveen , Raakhee ...even Kader Khan , Mehmood,...were they his side dishes as well .

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