The last of the idols

The last of the idols

There are 20 comments on the Hindustan Times story from Dec 29, 2005, titled The last of the idols. In it, Hindustan Times reports that:

Rajesh Khanna: The last of the idols! A chocolate faced actor stole the hearts of the judges at a talent hunt contest way back in the 60s when United Producers' Talent contest announced him the winner.

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Abhijit K Roy Varanasi

Pune, India

#1 Aug 23, 2006
Yes, by stoling the hearts of the judges at a combined talent hunt contest by Filmfare & United Producers' Association in the late 60's, the First Super Star of the Nation was born. And it is the fate of the country that the Super Star is a Superb Actor as well, because he has an extraordinary talent to look most ordinary on the one hand and extra-ordinary glamorous on the other on the silver screen. He does not need different costumes to enter in different characters, because his way of characterization comes directly through heart. And this classic quality makes Rajesh Khanna an All Time Super Star Actor of Film World. He always maintained an 'otherness' on the screen and never comprises with the adverse circumstances for his survival and maintained his own special dignity. So he really deserves for the title as Living Legend (1999), Pride of the Film Industry (2005)and a number of International and National level Life Time Achievement Awards.
Kenny Newton

United States

#3 Aug 23, 2006
I also agree and feel the same about Erich Von Stroheim.
Abhijit Kumar Roy

Varanasi, India

#4 Aug 24, 2006
I extend my hearty and sincere thanks to Mr. Simpson and Kenny Newton for agreeing with my feelings about Mr. Rajesh Khanna. Actually my feelings about him is born gradually since Haathi Mere Saathi days to till date step by step. Thanks once again.
Kenny Newton

United States

#5 Aug 24, 2006
Do you know who Erich Von Stroheim is??
Looks like you are a die hard fan of Rajesh Khanna .Why don't you write him a letter and see if he answers.
regards,
Ken
Abhijit K Roy Varanasi

India

#6 Aug 24, 2006
Yes, I have searched and learnt about Late Erich Von Stroheim (1885-1957), via Internet, who was an Actor, Director and many more.
I have met twice Mr. Khanna and he has appreciated me by commenting exactly what you have said and blessed me heartily. Thanks,
Kenny Newton

United States

#7 Aug 24, 2006
You really should study Stroheim's work and not ever admit that you are educated via internet.Erudite persons have spent their lives in books and libraries. Stroheim wore a monocle Khanna dosen't. rajesh Khanna is only being elevated to Stroheim staus via Lovemarks.com .I cannot help but say Mr.Varanasi that perhaps some pathology exists between Mr.Khanna and yourself.What is the purpose of all the adulation you give him? Rumour has it that an international organization has been attempting to call him {FOR TWO AND A HALF YEARS= they also have a proxy who is an aquaintance of his I believe but am not certain}and he dosen't answer the telephone,and his servants demand whatever caller to reply in HINDI and are not polite ,resulting in no progress.This I know from a colleague at work. If you communicate with him pls kindly advise the gentleman to accept international calls. I have been sworn to secrecy and have revealed too much.
Thanks kindly
Ken
Abhijit Kumar Roy_ India

Varanasi, India

#8 Aug 25, 2006
I am not interested in Late Stroheim's work. I just visited his site because of your first comment:"I also agree and feel the same about Erich Von Stroheim". Because I wanted to know about the person to whom you are comparing Mr. Khanna. I do not want to compare Rajesh Khanna with any body else, because he is the First Super Star of our country India and is an unique Phenomena owing to the reason that he is a super fine actor as well. And he deservely won most prestigious awards at National as well as International level such as Living Legend (1999); Pride of the Film Industry (2005) and a number of Life Time Achievement Awards in India and abroad, the latest is at Trinidad (2006 June 10). I do'nt know why he did not attend the international calls, which he should. I have no personal relation with him. I have just expressed my feelings on him which generated in my heart owing to his extraordinary performances in film after film, his emotional acting, which directly comes through heart and nothing else. Thanks.
seyc_44

Grand Rapids, MI

#9 Sep 12, 2006
Shashi Kapooris the best actor of India.Khanna can't hold a candle to him or his wife who was also a formidable actress and respected lady.He has too much bad behaviour around him.Lovemarks.com kept me going for a while and had changedmymind ,but I do notsee any of those stirring new posts ...so I can't sustain the momentum on Khanna
Abhijit Kumar Roy_ India

India

#10 Sep 13, 2006
seyc_44 wrote:
Shashi Kapooris the best actor of India.Khanna can't hold a candle to him or his wife who was also a formidable actress and respected lady.He has too much bad behaviour around him.Lovemarks.com kept me going for a while and had changedmymind ,but I do notsee any of those stirring new posts ...so I can't sustain the momentum on Khanna
For GOD's sake, please try to learn analysing critically any issue through heart and not by mind.
seyc_44

Grand Rapids, MI

#11 Sep 13, 2006
Reason before passion.
Big Latho

Burnaby, Canada

#12 Sep 28, 2006
sey _44 SHUT THE UP ./annoying
seyc_44

Grand Rapids, MI

#13 Sep 28, 2006
Big Latho wrote:
sey _44 SHUT THE UP ./annoying
You are a great excuse for an abortion & by the way SAME TO YOU/INANE
Seyc_44

Grand Rapids, MI

#14 Oct 12, 2006
Big Latho wrote:
sey _44 SHUT THE UP ./annoying
Amit has won the Legion D'Honneur .What has Khanna won but a stupid award in TRINIDAD??? whereTRINIDAD??????
Highest civilian honour after the the Onassis and the Nobel. Khanna is not going to win those. He is in parentheses.
Ambrik singh

Varanasi, India

#15 Oct 12, 2006
Seyc_44 wrote:
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Amit has won the Legion D'Honneur .What has Khanna won but a stupid award in TRINIDAD??? whereTRINIDAD??????
Highest civilian honour after the the Onassis and the Nobel. Khanna is not going to win those. He is in parentheses.
It is most ridiculous to know this. The most violent angry person of the screen is receiving highest civilian honour, haa, haa, haa, haa ...... What a shameful choice by the so called award distributors?
seyc_44

Grand Rapids, MI

#16 Oct 13, 2006
Ambrik singh wrote:
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It is most ridiculous to know this. The most violent angry person of the screen is receiving highest civilian honour, haa, haa, haa, haa ...... What a shameful choice by the so called award distributors?
WHAT THE F>> WHAT DOES this word "SHAMEFUL" mean at last? "SHAMEFUL" is Dimple Kapadia, Khanna's wife in Porn scenes with Anil Kapoor."Shameful" is Khanna's molestation cases of minors. SHAMEFUL are they who misuse the word "SHAME" . You are misusing this word.Everytime something is not in Khanna's favour it is a "SHAME" on others."Shame " on the Zulu tribe for letting him in.He didn't manipualte that they just let him in .They conferred a title .That is why he vacations for free in Madagascar.Shame shame shame shame shame shame shame shame shame shame shame shame.Get your porno divas out of selling their flesh and then speak of "shame."Shame this and shame that.Have you gota dictionary. Shame on lovemarks.com and all those stupid people posting for Khanna. They are stupid and shameful.
Ambrik singh

Varanasi, India

#17 Oct 15, 2006
seyc_44 wrote:
<quoted text>WHAT THE F>> WHAT DOES this word "SHAMEFUL" mean at last? "SHAMEFUL" is Dimple Kapadia, Khanna's wife in Porn scenes with Anil Kapoor."Shameful" is Khanna's molestation cases of minors. SHAMEFUL are they who misuse the word "SHAME" . You are misusing this word.Everytime something is not in Khanna's favour it is a "SHAME" on others."Shame " on the Zulu tribe for letting him in.He didn't manipualte that they just let him in .They conferred a title .That is why he vacations for free in Madagascar.Shame shame shame shame shame shame shame shame shame shame shame shame.Get your porno divas out of selling their flesh and then speak of "shame."Shame this and shame that.Have you gota dictionary. Shame on lovemarks.com and all those stupid people posting for Khanna. They are stupid and shameful.
You are also one of them. Ha, ha, ha, ha.......
seyc_44

Grand Rapids, MI

#18 Oct 16, 2006
Ambrik singh wrote:
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You are also one of them. Ha, ha, ha, ha.......
You are seeing and thinking double again.
The psychosis has set in. Cannot make love and it is getting to you hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahah
prostate cancer hurts eh?
I am so glad I am not you.
A M -Ganguly

Varanasi, India

#19 Oct 28, 2006
Abhijit K Roy Varanasi wrote:
Yes, by stoling the hearts of the judges at a combined talent hunt contest by Filmfare & United Producers' Association in the late 60's, the First Super Star of the Nation was born. And it is the fate of the country that the Super Star is a Superb Actor as well, because he has an extraordinary talent to look most ordinary on the one hand and extra-ordinary glamorous on the other on the silver screen. He does not need different costumes to enter in different characters, because his way of characterization comes directly through heart. And this classic quality makes Rajesh Khanna an All Time Super Star Actor of Film World. He always maintained an 'otherness' on the screen and never comprises with the adverse circumstances for his survival and maintained his own special dignity. So he really deserves for the title as Living Legend (1999), Pride of the Film Industry (2005)and a number of International and National level Life Time Achievement Awards.
A very well drafted appreciation note, which covers in brief the uniqueness of Mr. Khanna as an outstanding Actor. Being a Bengali fellow, I always admire him for his classic performance in Amar Prem. Really he is an uncomparable performer of Indian cinema.
sanjay

New Delhi, India

#20 Apr 17, 2007
seyc_44 deserves an award from the tribes for his comments.:-)

This bloke says that shashi is a bettera ctor than rajesh. That is a joke even shashi will relish.

Too bad that morons like seyc_44 are posting here.
Indo

Wolverhampton, UK

#21 Apr 24, 2013
Abhijit Kumar Roy_ India wrote:
<quoted text>
For GOD's sake, please try to learn analysing critically any issue through heart and not by mind.
Wish I knew how to do this

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