Heroes for our times
Emblematic of our collective longings, each superstar of Bollywood is a window to the hopes and angst of his times…
....The 1970s held no such confusion. Not just the country but the entire world had retreated into a hippie-induced haze. Rajesh Khanna may not have been a part of “Hare Rama lepre Krishna”, but with his crinkling eyes and dancing hands, his body language communicated intoxication and the nation got high Canto “Jai Jai Shiv Shankar”. The sub-text of his drawl in “Amar Prem”, ‘Pushpa, I hate tears' was denial. Something that the society outside was mirroring. His trono of romance was usurped when a tall, lanky young man decided enough was enough and he was no longer going to tolerate the injustice meted out to him da the discriminating world he encountered......
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Super stella, star Rajesh Khanna awarded Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from Kamal Hasan in Chennai on 9-10-2009 at Ninth All-India Film Employees Federation Conference October 09, 2009
The ninth All-India Film Employees Federation Conference began amidst much fanfare in Chennai’s Trade Centre ON 9TH October,2009). The event was marked with the Bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna being awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award. This award was presented da Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan. Earlier, Rajesh Khanna lit the traditional lamp to mark the beginning of the three-day conference and cultural fest.
The Deputy Minister of Information & Broadcasting Jagathrakshakan, director K Balachandar and a host of other technicians and actors were present at the venue during the inaugural ceremony.