50 Bollywood Condolences For Rajesh Khanna

Bollywood Condolences For Rajesh Khanna

Young or aged, Rajesh Khanna had millions of fans around the world. People from all age groups remember Rajesh Khanna for more than one reasons, some remembered him for his unique head nodding style, his dressing style,  some for his memorable dialogues, his great movies and some for what he was; “A GREAT SUPERSTAR.” Bollywood celebrities from all walks of life remembered Rajesh Khanna aka Kaka Ji. Here’s what his great Bollywood fans has to say about him.

1. Amitabh Bachchan – “As I sat at his home this afternoon, to pay my respects, soon after learning of his passing away, a close functionary of his, came up to me and told me in a choked voice what his last words were — “time ho gaya hai ! Pack Up !”

2. Dilip Kumar – “Death is just the end of life, not a relationship. Rajesh will be missed dearly.”

3. Lata Mangeshkar – “aaj humari filmi duniya ke bohot mashhoor kalakar rajesh khanna ji,humare bich nahi rahe,mujhe bohot dukh hai,main dimple ji ,unki betiyaan aur daamad in sab ke dukh me shamil hun,ishwar rajesh khanna ji ki aatma ko shanti pradan kare.”

4. Manoj Kumar – “I miss him a lot and I have shared some of the best memories with him.”

5. Shatrughan Sinha – “He has been a lifetime film star who can not be replaced before or after,”

6. Anupam Kher – “Rajesh Khanna gave us a crash course in Romance. He introduced us to a special twinkle in the eye that made us feel good about ourselves. RIP,”

7. Karan Johar – “The magic…the mannerism…the mania of Rajesh Khanna is inscribed in every archive of indian inema…forever….RIP SIR!!!,”

8. Aamir Khan  – “Rajeshji was one of the biggest star that India has seen. He will always be remembered by every Indian with lots of love. Rajesh Khanna will be remembered for the joy, happiness and romance that he brought into our lives through his works. My heartfelt condolences to Dimpleji, Twinkle and to all the members of the family.”

9. Kamal Haasan –  “very few actors will be able to enjoy the kind of craze that Mr Khanna enjoyed in Bollywood.”

10. Shekhar Kapur – “Too young. Too early. Tragic. RIP Rajesh Khanna. A candle that burned brighter than any star for too short a time,”

11. Mahesh Bhatt – “When we lose a loved one, something within us dies. Our generation loved Rajesh Khanna. Today a bit if us dies with this enigmatic star,”

12. Shilpa Shetty – “…heartfelt condolences & prayers to the family to cope with this irreparable loss, RIP Rajesh Khanna, a Superstar always,”

13. Diya Mirza – “I saw him one day standing alone in a white kurta pyjama by the gate…a nation that was crazy about him was now just passing him by… That image will never leave my mind.”

14. R Madhavan –  “My childhood memories come flooding back when ever I see or Hear one of Rajesh Khanna Ji’s songs.A winsome smile and awesome actor. Heart broken to hear about Rajesh Khanna Ji. A Legend moves on a and leaves behind a sea of nostalgic memories. RIP Rajesh Ji.”

15. Riteish Deshmukh – “Women kissed his car n turned it red with their lipstick marks- such craze will never b witnessed-RIP Rajesh Khannaji-India’s 1st Super Star. Salim uncle (Khan) once told me- Ek Zamana tha jab theatre mein filmein nahin chalti thi- Sirf RAJESH KHANNA chalte the. -Love you sir.”

16. Hema Malini – “we always thought he would come back [from the hospital]. We are in shock right now.” His son-in-law Akshay Kumar told reporters about his death and added that “he has gone to a nice and heavenly place. I am happy that he has gone there and hope that everyone will pray for him.”

17. Bipasha Basu – “Loss of a Superstar! Iconic Actor! RIP Rajesh Khanna!,”

18. Shah Rukh Khan – “To live with intention and walk to the edge. Play with abandon, choose with no regret. Smile and made us do the same. Sir, you defined our era. Whenever life felt tough u made us feel how love could change it all. RIP.”

19. Shahid Kapoor – “RIP to the 1st king of romance…Rajesh Khanna.”

20. Subhash Ghai – “Khanna was the powerhouse of Hindi film industry. I met him on the sets of aaradhna, he had some kind of energy and you will be charged when he is around you. His name will be written in golden words.”

21. Madhuri Dixit –  “as another of Hindi cinema’s giants passes, Rajesh Khanna. Our sincere condolences to his family. We will miss him dearly.”

22. Vyjayanthimala  – “his death is a big loss to the industry. It’s my bad luck that I didn’t have the chance to work with him because he came much later. I remember when he came to Chennai for some film shoot the college girls went crazy to catch a glimpse of him when he was going to his studio.”

23. Manna Dey  – “He was a great actor, truly a superstar no doubt about it. I am honoured to have done playback for him. I have worked for him in several movies and actors like him are a rarity.”

24. Vivek Oberoi – “India’s 1st superstar is no more but his legacy will live on! Rajeshji’s movies will always remain a fond childhood memory. RIP Rajesh Khanna.”

25. Mrinal Sen  – “We had met several times. Once I had wanted to cast him in one of my films but somehow that didn’t work out due to his date problems.”

26. Buddhadeb Dasgupta – “Khanna’s acting would continue to inspire young actors in future. “He was a great actor and was the first superstar. He was a much bigger star than Amitabh Bachchan. He was a craze when we were in school and college. His acting will continue to inspire young actors of the coming generations.”

27. Farhan Akhtar – “‘Rajesh uncle, thank you for the movies, the music and the memories. You live on in our hearts.”

28. Rituparno Ghosh – “In the film Anand, Khanna delivered some of Indian cinema’s most memorable dialogue. The use of the word babu moshai for Amitabh Bachchan, who played a Bengali doctor in the film, is so deeply etched in the minds of Indians that it has almost become a synonym for Bengalis for the rest of the countrymen. In a dhoti and kurta, you showed the rest of India how truly elegant Bengal was.”

29. Shiamak Davar ‏- “Seen all his films many times over years his acting his songs his style his stardom will always inspire will miss the legend Rajesh Khanaa.’

30. Minissha Lamba – “You can never leave us… For u will always shine bright in our hearts… Thank you for all joy u brought to u the world.. RIP Rajesh Sir.”

31. Celina Jaitly – “Rajesh khanna gave the wonderful gift of “passionate romance” to the indian silver screen..may he RIP in the land of endless love ! My mother tells me that Rajesh Khanna in an airforce uniform was the epitome of the ultimate man in the 70s all girls were crazy after him.”

32. Sudhir Mishra  – “I can’t think of my school years without an image ,a song , a dialogue of Rajesh Khanna pppping into my head.”

33. Manish Malhotra ‏- “‘RIP superstar RAJESH KHANNA:his movies:songs:mannerisms:will always be cherished and remembered. His iconic stlye: Belts over his kurta collared shirts: scarf around his neck:slip on shoes: And his romantic songs will always be cherished.”

34. Juhi Chawla – “In uganda presently .. Heard the news of Rajesh Khanna ji passing away …sad… Zindagi Ka safar hai yeh kaisa safar ..An amazing life .. God bless his soul …. May he rest in peace !! So sad … Once again … When we lose someone we realise how special he was !!”

35. Madhur Bhandarkar – “Belt over the shirt & guru kurtas are some of the many trends set by kakaji that inspired & were followed by a whole generation.”

36. Sonu Nigam – “I was performing on Fardeen’s wedding, Rajeshji stood right in front of me listening to all my mad medleys, and then requested me to sing Jai Jai Shiv Shankar. And I couldn’t. Cuz I didn’t know d Antaras lyrics. I feel terrible today. Met him last at a frnd Satyaprakash’s son’s wedding cpl of months bck. Knew he cdn’t last long 4 he ws so frail,’ Sonu tweeted. He added: ‘Watchng RK’s final journey on news. D wrld may mock u 4 your carelessness while u r alive, but does evntually give u your due 4 your achievements on your final journey. RIP Sir.”

37. Shabana Azmi – “Rajesh Khanna was the superstar like no other, did 10 films with him. Met him last at Apsara awards. Pale shadow of himself but smile as winsome RIP RajeshK.”

38. Saira Banu – “I was supposed to work with him in ‘Choti Bahu’ but I could not because I was ill. I shot with him for two days and found that he was very charming, humble and a shy person.”

39. Tusshar Kapoor –  “Rajesh Khanna ji, our 1st superstar is no more! I worked with him in ‘Kyaa dil ne kaha & learnt a lot just talking to him! May his soul RIP!.”

40. Neha Dhupia –  “RIP Rajesh khanna Saab … U , ur stardom, ur magic will live forever!.”

41. Javed Akhtar – “Khanna witnessed unbelievable popularity, such that no one had ever seen or imagined. In fact from 1969 to 1973, it was a one-horse race,”

42. Kunal Kohli – ” The word superstar was used first for Rajesh Khanna. His style. His ada. His charm. His smile. His songs. His films. He. Will always live on”

43. Prateik – ” Zindagi ka safar, hai yeh kaisa safar, koi samjha nahi.. – aap shayad samajh gaye. RIP Rajesh Khanna Sahab… upar Smita se zaroor milna (Do meet Smita Patil up there).”

44. Rahul Bose – ” RIP Rajesh Khanna. The Phenomenon. Thank you for the magic.”

45. Vishal Dadlani – “Hoping that the news of Rajesh Khanna’s passing is another hoax. If it’s true, we’ve lost India’s first PHENOMENON, a true megastar! Rajesh Khanna inaugurated a park in Khar, in the 1970s. It’s still called RAJESH KHANNA GARDEN! Always will be! Official name became irrelevant!”

46. Ken Ghosh – “RIP Rajesh Khanna – my first memory of a film theatre was weeping while watching ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’.”

47. Shreyas Talpade – “My first film that I saw on a VCR was ‘Aradhana’. Zindagi kaisi hai paheli haaye, kabhi ye hasaye kabhi ye rulaye. RIP our very dear ‘ANAND'”

48. Divya Dutta – “RIP Rajesh Khanna! The very endearing superstar of Indian cinema who brought romance a new meaning on screen! You’ll be terribly missed Kakaji.”

49. Pooja Bedi – “Deeply saddened to know Rajesh Khanna is no more with us on this planet! Wish the family and all his ardent fans strength!”

50. Manoj Bajpayee – ” Nafrat ki duniya ko chod ke pyar ki duniya me khush rahena mere yaar! Still remember ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’. Saw it as a child. We will miss you sir.”