After sending legal notice to Rajesh Khanna's family members to prevent her eviction from his house, now his live-in partner Anita Advani has decided to go for his chautha which will be held on July 21.
"I will be going for his chautha for sure," she told Mid Day.
Her family is very concerned about her health. "Anitaji is not keeping well at all. She cries the entire day. She is not even having food or water; she only keeps on chanting God's name. Right now, she is staying with her sister in Grant Road and her family members feel whatever is happening with her, she didn't deserve it," a member from Anita's family told the tabloid.
Amidst talks of converting Rajesh Khanna's palatial Carter Road residence into a museum, Advani who had been staying with the actor since last eight years has sent the notice under Domestic Violence Act. Section 19 of the Act bars the family from 'dispossessing or in any other manner disturbing the possession of the aggrieved person from the shared household, whether or not the respondent has a legal or equitable interest in the shared household.'
Rumour mills suggest Anita Advani has also demanded a share in his property. Anita is the niece of the former president of the Philippines, Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos and his wife Imelda Marcos.
Rajesh Khanna and Anita Advani
Anita's cold war with Khanna clan
She shares a cold vibe with the family for obvious reasons. "During the procession that started from the actor's home, Advani attempted to climb into the vehicle carrying Kaka's body. However, Akshay [Kumar] spotted Advani and asked her to get off, as the vehicle was only for family members," a source was quoted by the tabloid.Anita on Rajesh
“He had started pushing me away. There were days where he didn’t even want to speak to his own family. They began isolating me, and I had begun to feel lost. I sent that notice when I was annoyed… without him, I had nowhere else to go. But I never thought I would actually lose him. The timing was really bad,” Anita told the tabloid.Blast from the past
Last year in an interview to Mid Day, Rajesh Khanna said he's very fond of Anita, but she's just a friend: "Anita and I have been known to each other for 32 years. She was in school then. We are just friends. She is a lovely person. I am very fond of her. But we haven't reached the stage of love."
Anita at that time said: "It's a very special, sacred relationship and I truly relish it. Unlike a normal relationship, there are no demands and expectations. This is much deeper."
Rajesh Khanna with Anita Advani