Throwback: Here’s why Dimple Kapadia didn’t divorce Rajesh Khanna despite living separately for years
Actress Dimple Kapadia who turned 64 today (June 8) has had an outstanding career in the Entertainment industry. In the year 1973, she married actor Rajesh Khanna who was 15 years older than her. They have two daughters Twinkle and Rinke Khanna. But their marriage was in trouble as Rajesh didn’t want her to continue acting in movies.
On Father’s Day last year, Twinkle had written a piece about her parents on Tweak India. Sharing an old photo featuring both of them, she had written, “He told my mother that I was the best present she could have ever given him as I entered the world, feet first, on his 31st birthday. He called me Tina Baba, never Baby, and though I didn’t realise it at that point, my upbringing was different from all the other young girls around me.”
Back then, after Dimple’s separation from Rajesh, there were reports of her bond with Sunny Deol. According to reports, while they both loved each other, Sunny didn’t want to divorce his wife. It is said that upset over Sunny’s decision, Dimple also did not divorce her husband Rajesh Khanna, despite not staying together.
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Dimple and Sunny were a part of many hit films like Arjun, Manzil-Manzil, Aag Ka Gola, Gunah and Narsimha. It was during these films that reports of them being in love emerged. While they never said anything in public, it was Sunny’s ex-girlfriend, Amrita Singh, who had confirmed that he was in a relationship with Dimple.
Rumour mills also stated that Dimple and Sunny were so close, that her daughters, Twinkle Khanna and Rinke Khanna had started addressing Sunny as ‘Chote Papa’. Also in 2009, when Dimple’s sister, Simple Kapadia had passed away, Sunny was by her side, consoling her. A few years ago, they were apparently seen together on a train in London. Their video was also viral on social media in which both were seen together.
On the work front, Dimple was last seen in Christopher Nolan’s Tenet.