For the first time after Rajesh Khanna’s death, his estranged wife Dimple Kapadia spoke in public about the superstar. Here are some excerpts from her speech at the inauguration of ‘Retrospective of Rajesh Khanna-Superstar Forever’ at the Siri Fort auditorium on Saturday.
On Rajesh Khanna: I spent my entire life with him as I was 16 when I got married. He was not a normal man, he was a very special man. There are so many things I can say about him but what is very very special about him is that his DNA was that of superstar. In the last few days he said to me ‘Pack up, the show is over’. He also said that ‘I lived my life with lot of grace and please make sure that it lives forever’
His fans: I like to salute his each and every fan for having made this possible. I think the one thing that he would have said if alive today to his fans is – ‘humein tumse pyar kitna yeh hum nahi jaante, magar jee nahi sakte tumhare bina’
I would like to thank DFF and the Information and Broadcasting Ministry for having this retrospective. Thank your for giving a chance to relive his memories.