Remembering the colours of Rajesh Khanna
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KARACHI: Be it a monologue on the existential dilemma of a cancer patient or a drunkard’s confession of love for a singer at a brothel, Rajesh Khanna’s fans felt his character’s anguish. After a prolonged illness, the actor who was lovingly called Kaka by his peers, passed away at the age of 69 at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai.
Unlike his Bollywood verve, Khanna’s personal life was turbulent. In the late 60s, he fell in love with little known actor and fashion designer Anju Mehndru, whom he dated for seven years but didn’t marry as she was not ready. Khanna then met Bollywood bombshell Dimple Kapadia, whom he married in 1973, a few months prior to her hit film Bobby. While the actors were among the most dazzling onscreen, they could not capture that chemistry in real life and were separated after 11 years of marriage. According to Indian press reports, their relationship grew estranged as he was busy filming and Dimple wanted to purs
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