Bollywood legend Rajesh Khanna has passed away at the age of 69. Rajeev Sharma comments on his career:
Success would not escape the actor for long. “Aaradhana” (The Prayer) in 1969, flooded India like a tsunami, and Khanna became a superstar overnight.
This is my favorite song from that movie:
Sharma mentions the story behind another famous song:
One little known fact about Rajesh Khanna is that his immortal song “Roop Tera Mastana” from “Aaradhana” with Sharmila Tagore was shot in one take without any audio tape running in the backdrop. The reason: producer Shakti Samant wanted to capture the raw emotions of his lead pair without the traditional audio back-up. The rest, as they say, is history, as the song is considered the ultimate song of raw passion in Bollywood.