Like A Shooting Star Doomed To Darkness After A Glorious Run, Rajesh Khanna Spent The Better Half Of His Career In The Shadow Of His Own Stardom Yet, Forty Years After His Last Monstrous Hit, Khanna Continues To Be The Yardstick By Which Every Bollywood Star Is Measured With Seventeen Blockbusters In Succession And Mass Adulation Rarely Seen Before Or Since, The World Was At Khanna S Feet The Hysteria He Generated Women Writing Letters In Blood, Marrying His Photograph, Donning White When He Married Dimple Kapadia Was Unparalleled Then, In Matter Of Months, It All Changed Khanna S Career Hit A Downward Spiral Just Three Years After Aradhana 1969 And Never Really Recovered.Rajesh Khanna Ek Tanha Sitara Looks At The Phenomenon Of An Actor Who Redefined The Film Star Gautam Chintamani S Engaging Narrative Tries To Make Sense Of What It Was That Made Rajesh Khanna, And What Accounted For His Extraordinary Fall.
Author of Dark Star The Loneliness of Being Rajesh Khanna 2014 and Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak The Film That Revived Hindi Cinema 2016 and Pink The Inside Story 2017 Gautam s writing has featured in national publications, including a compilation on Dadasaheb Phalke awardees published by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Legends of Indian Silver Screen He was on the National
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- 15 May 2017 Gautam Chintamani