Farah Khan to make a biopic on Bollywood's superstar Rajesh Khanna

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Dec 28, 2021, 10:02 PM(IST)

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The film will be based on Gautam Chintamani's book 'Dark Star: The Loneliness Of Being Rajesh Khanna`.
 

On the eve of veteran Bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna's birth anniversary, producer Nikhil Dwivedi announced a biopic based on the star. The film will be based on Gautam Chintamani's book 'Dark Star: The Loneliness Of Being Rajesh Khanna`.

Talking about the project, Nikhil Dwivedi said, "Yes, I've acquired the rights to Gautam Chintamani's book, Dark Star, and I`m in talks with Farah Khan to make the film. That's all I can say for now. As and when any major development happens, I'll be happy to share because I`m really very excited about bringing Rajesh Khanna's story to the big screen."

Farah Khan who is likely to helm the project said, "Yes I have read Gautam's book and it`s very fascinating. It`s definitely an exciting story. We are in a conversation over this but I cannot comment more."

The term 'superstar' was coined first for Rajesh Khanna, who had delivered 17 successive super-hits in three years from 1969-71, which included 15 consecutive solo super-hit films.

Such was the craze about him that female fans reportedly wrote letters in blood to him, married his photographs and went into mourning when he tied the knot with Dimple Kapadia in March 1973.


'Kati Patang', 'Anand', 'Haathi Mere Saathi', 'Bawarchi' and 'Amar Prem' are some of his memorable films.

Rajesh Khanna passed away in 2012 due to cancer. He was posthumously awarded India's third highest civilian honour Padma Bhushan in 2013 for his work in the entertainment industry. 

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