Amitabh Bachchan pays moving tribute to friend Vinod Khanna: Read it here
Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna have worked on several blockbuster films together like Hera Pheri, Amar Akbar Anthony, and Muqadar Ka Sikandar to name just a few.
Which is why when Amitabh Bachchan first got the unfortunate news of Khanna's demise on 27 April, 2017, the superstar walked out of Sarkar 3 promotions mid-way to rush to the actor's residence.
Big B attended the funeral of the late actor along with his son Abhishek Bachchan and later wrote a heartfelt note for his departed friend on his personal blog along with dedicating a poem to him on Twitter.
Recalling his initial days in Bollywood, Big B wrote about how the duo became friends on the sets of the Sunil Dutt film's Reshma Aur Shera. "I first saw him entering the Ajanta Arts office in Bandra, of Sunil Dutt, where I was making my way to seek a job .. a most good looking handsome young man .. a body in elegant frame .. a swagger in his walk .. and a gentle smile as he looked towards me .. it was 1969 .. he was working in the Ajanta Arts film, Man ka Meet .. I was struggling to get a role, any role, anywhere ..In time we met again within the same precincts .. he and I were working in the same film of Dutt Saheb, Reshma aur Shera .. look trials in the office of the film .. travel and sittings on the story," Bachchan wrote
Bachchan recalled how the actor was friendly to him even when he was a newcomer and how they forged a friendship working on some of the cult classics together. He went on to mention how Khanna used to bring his two sons on the sets of Amar Akbar Anthony, "his generosity in smuggling me into the only Disco Club in the city at the Taj, where he was a member, and I not even remotely in any state to become one .. his marriage to Geetanjali, whom he and we all fondly called Gitly .. the birth of his sons, Rahul and Akshay, whom he often brought on to the sets of AAA .." reads the blog
Bachchan ended the hearfelt note with expressing grief about his death, "And this afternoon that association of 48 years came to an end ..
This man .. this body of enthused energy and giving .. this friend .. this colleague .. this ever smiling swagger infested individual, lay motionless ..
No one walked the way he did .. no one had the presence he had in a crowded room .. no one could lighten up the surroundings he was in, like him .. no one .."
Vinod Khanna breathed his last on Thursday, 27 April after battling cancer for many years. His last rites were performed later that day in Mumbai.
Updated Date: Apr 30, 2017 13:39:32 IST
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