Pushpa, I hate tears: Rajesh Khanna was not the first choice for ‘Amar Prem’?
The memories of late superstar Rajesh Khanna, brings back faint echoes of numerous films, songs and dialogues of him that are legendary, the most popular and loved one being, “Pushpa, I hate tears” from his classic film ‘Amar Prem’ (1972). Everything, from his style to his demeanour, and the dialogue went viral and still is. However, did you know that Rajesh Khanna was not the original choice to play this character? Yes, we are as shocked as you.
We did some digging and found out that Rajesh Khanna was not the first choice for the character of Anand Babu, in this masterpiece by late veteran filmmaker Shakti Samanta. The director originally had actor Raaj Kumar in mind for the role. But, as soon as Rajesh got to know about this, he made his way to Samanta’s office.
The actor and filmmaker had previously collaborated on films ‘Aradhana’ and ‘Kati Patang’ which shot Rajesh Khanna to the stardom he was known for. Hence, the actor was slightly miffed with the filmmaker as to why did the latter not offer him the role. (Also Check:Throwback: Check these vintage pictures of Rajesh Khanna and Twinkle Khanna)
Shakti Samanta calmly replied that the only reason he did not consider Rajesh for the project was because the actor had his dates full with other projects. It indeed was true as Khanna had his hands full with movies, which came as an add-on with with his super stardom. However, Rajesh did not want to let go of the film, so, he came up with a unique idea.
Rajesh committed to Samanta, that he would dedicate four hours everyday, post his busy shoot schedules and commitments. Hence, every day, after he wrapped up the shoot for his other movies, the actor used to go on the sets of ‘Amar Prem’ and shoot for the same.
Well, aren’t we glad that he did this? For not only the movie went on to become a superhit, but we now cannot imagine anyone in the legendary role of Anand Babu which Rajesh Khanna immortalised with his impeccable dialogue delivery and sheer dedication as an actor.
Karan Singh Grover’s marriages leads to actor & now a 2018 Dadasaheb Phalke Award
While his body is every man’s dream, it is also every girl’s fantasy. The same goes for his lovely ex-wife.
Friends, Karan Singh Grover has recently been honored with a Dadasaheb Phalke Award on April 20, 2018, in Mumbai under the guidance of PMO and CBFC.
OMG! Is what one would say. However, there still lies the Maha Shock of his ex-wife, Jennifer Winget receiving one too.
Stylish as he may seem, he’s become the talk of the town for just this week, grabbing all eyes at the ceremony. However, questions do pop up in the human mind asking – Have the standards of the Dadasaheb Phalke Awards gone that low? Who knew that so-called working actors could receive awards too? (Also Read:Karan Singh Grover To Receive ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Award’)
Karan’s journey from a regular employee to a handsome actor is more like a flop script of a Hindi movie, where one feels that they’ve wasted Rs 180/- on buying a ticket. It feels like the popcorn would taste better on the Road compared to a movie theatre.
From a Punjabi family, Karan Singh Grover grows up to be a Hotel Management student and then a Marketing Executive in Mumbai. In 2004, Karan’s journey took to many places, where the best role played at a serial named ‘Qubool Hai’ and a movie named ‘Hate Story 3‘ to be better than great in 2015.
Calling for what’s needed, The Glam Girl, Jennifer Winget has done lots since her divorce. For sure, she’s excelled as a Television actress and a fashion diva with her right attitude and looks that are worth crores. Still, there lies a question unanswered after this event.
Karan Singh Grover, who was previously married to Jennifer Winget and Shraddha Nigam is now married to Bipasha Basu. As an ex-wife and Television actress, it was she [Jennifer Winget], who brought him back into the limelight after his failed marriage with Shraddha.
However, after Karan and Jennifer filed for divorce, it was Bipasha Basu’s turn for a long life love session with Karan, which gave an announcement in public about the couple soon to be married. Many stars such as Mr & Mrs. Dutt, the Bachchans, and the Khans – were seen at Karan and Bipasha’s reception.
Furthermore, Karan Singh Grover’s movie ‘Alone‘ was quite unsatisfying to watch. Does this mean that Bipasha Basu brought her husband into the limelight where Bollywood’s greatest stars roam?
Karan Singh takes on his past to the future, and his relationship with Bipasha never really looked like a positive. What’s more? Is Karan’s interview with BollywoodLife. Karan went all out to say that his marriage with Jennifer was a mistake! Not only that, he added that some people are better off as friends and should not take it to the next level.
What must have Jennifer felt then? And she ever felt like giving it back to Karan Singh Grover? But, what she feels now is the real achievement for her work. Looking at the past, this is the biggest question that remains unanswered till today – Was she really a mistake for Karan? Or is Karan a mistake for 3 women including Bipasha Basu?
Nodding on it, Karan’s body and face will still make a great picture on a magazine cover. But, these 3 Musketeers have been with him as partners in both personal and professional life. For after seeing all that’s happened in his life, and now at the Dadasaheb Phalke Awards just shows that giving Karan an award wasn’t such a great idea. For there were and are many other actors who deserved the award and its category.
Throwback Thursday: When Sanjay Dutt confessed his wish to marry Madhuri Dixit
Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit’s reunion after 20 years with Karan Johar’s ‘Kalank’ has become the hot topic of discussion. The duo were rumoured to have dated each other for some time in 1990s but both have always remained tight lipped about it.
The onscreen hit jodi is happily married to their respective spouses, Sanjay’s love for Manyata is known to all. She is like a tower of strength for him. Madhuri too is happily married to Sriram Madhav Nene.
But seems like the actor still has a soft corner for his ‘Khalnayak’ co-star. Here’s a video of Sanjay confessing how he still doesn’t mind marrying Madhuri….’IF’ given a choice. This was at the Goa Fest last year when he was asked a hypothetical question on who would he want to marry if given a choice and he quipped, “Anybody knows Maanyata Dutt? Nobody knows? But…I would like to marry Madhuri Dixit. ”
Watch the video here:
It’s not like the actor said it seriously. We know the immense love he shares with his wife. (Also Check: ‘Kalank’ the film that was to star Sridevi, goes on floor)