Renowned actress Ivanka Das, known for her roles in projects like ‘Bombay Begums’ and ‘Haddi,’ took a nostalgic journey on the occasion of legendary actor Rajesh Khanna’s birthday. Celebrated as the first Bollywood superstar, Khanna left an indelible mark on the industry during his era.
Ivanka, sharing her personal connection, unveiled that her choti masi was Rajesh Khanna’s biggest fan during his prime. Recounting the charismatic aura that surrounded the actor, Ivanka reminisced about her masi’s deep admiration, detailing memorable visits to Khanna’s residence and a close connection with his personal assistant.
Reflecting on Khanna’s on-screen brilliance, Ivanka expressed her admiration for his iconic roles in films such as “Roti” and “Nazrana.” She praised his intense acting and highlighted the honesty he brought to his characters, acknowledging Khanna’s remarkable ability to portray the struggle between honesty and self-existence. Films like “Anand” and “Bawarchi” were also cited as testaments to his legendary status.
In recognizing the challenges actors face in today’s competitive industry, Ivanka drew a parallel with the current superstar Shah Rukh Khan. While acknowledging Khan’s uniqueness, Das emphasized that Rajesh Khanna’s legacy was forged on a distinct path, making him an unparalleled and complete package in the history of Indian cinema.
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As fans worldwide celebrate Rajesh Khanna’s enduring legacy, Ivanka Das’s heartfelt tribute adds a personal touch to the remembrance of the original “Babu Moshai” of Bollywood.