Dimple Kapadia,Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna along with all friends unveiled the Rajesh Khanna’s statue for UTV Stars Walk
Khanna, considered as Bollywood’s original ‘superstar’, passed away on July 18 last year following health problems. In order to honour the superstar and pay a befitting tribute, UTV Stars, an entertainment channel, will install this statue at the ‘Walk of the Stars’ at Bandra Bandstand Promenade.
The statue shows Khanna carrying two balloons in his right hand, which immortalises one of his iconic poses from his film ‘Anand’.
The late actor’s wife Dimple Kapadia, daughter Twinkle, son-in-law Akshay Kumar along with industry friends like Rishi Kapoor, Jeetendra, Hema Malini, Randhir Kapoor, Rakesh Roshan, Asha Parekh, Zeenat Aman, Farhan Akhtar with wife Adhuna and mother Honey Irani, Mithun Chakraborty, Anju Mahendroo, Amar Singh, Rajiv Shukla and others were present on the occasion.
On the occasion, Dimple said, “Kakaji (as Khanna was fondly called) was energetic, he lived and died on his own terms. His contribution to cinema is unparallelled, he was the first superstar. His courage, bravery and fearlessness was even there during the time of his death. In real life he was Anand and he lived like Anand.”
“My journey with him was good, thriling… A roller coaster ride. I feel honoured to be with him and have two children. We are proud to have his statue,” she said.
Dimple even recited a line from Khanna’s last advertisement, in which he says, “Babu moshai, mere fans mujhse koi nahi cheen sakta” (nobody can take my fans away from me).
Daughter Twinkle said, “He is in my heart and he will always live there. It is a sentimental moment for us but as a family we are happy with this initiative.”
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