Rajesh Khanna to be immortalised in statue on Bandstand

  • PTI, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Jul 17, 2013 06:39 IST
  • Rajesh Khanna

    A look at Rajesh Khanna's journey.

  • 1969 - Aradhana

    Paired with Sharmila Tagore and directed by Shakti Samanta, this movie was voted best film of the year by the Filmfare Awards. It gave us ...

  • 1969 - Khamoshi

    Rajesh Khanna and Waheeda Rahman's black and white film Khamoshi was known best for its lilting tunes.

  • 1971 - Haathi Mere Saathi

    Haathi Mere Saathi was the biggest hit of 1971, going by box office collections and was a favourite with children in the early 1970s. The ...

  • 1971 - Kati Patang

    Paired with Asha Parekh in this one, Rajesh Khanna plays Kamal Sinha in the movie. The movie was directed by Shakti Samanta and was the ...

  • 1971 - Anand

    Anand, one of the most-loved movies of Kaka, starred Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan in lead roles and Rajesh Khanna played the title role. Directed ...

  • 1972 - Amar Prem

    Amar Prem was directed by Shakti Samanta, and is based on a story Nishipadma by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay and stars Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore. The ...

  • 1972 - Bawarchi

    Bawarchi, family entertainer was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, starring Rajesh Khanna and Jaya Badhuri. The movie is about a young man named Raghu (Rajesh Khanna) ...

  • 1973 - Aavishkar

    Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore displayed a striking contrast to their chemistry in Aradhana in Aavishkar, which was about marital discord.

  • 1979 - Aan Milo Sajna

    Rajesh Khanna and Asha Parekh's village romance was memorable the fun-filled Aan Milo Sajna.

In a fitting tribute to Bollywood legend Rajesh Khanna on his first death anniversary, a statue will be installed at the Bandra bandstand alongside prominent personalities like Yash Chopra, Dev Anand and Raj Kapoor.

On July 18 last year, the 69-year-old actor passed away at his residence 'Aashirwaad' here after being critically ill.

Entertainment channel UTV Stars plans to unveil Khanna's statue at Bollywood's official landmark - Walk of the Stars at Bandra bandstand promenade - early next month to commemorate Khanna's inimitable style and charismatic smile.

The brass statue will immortalise one of his iconic poses. It will be unveiled by the actor's family members among well-known names from the industry.

Khanna, the first superstar of Indian cinema gave 15 consecutive solo hit films during his golden period from 1969-72, a record that remains unbroken till today.
 

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