Friday, July 20, 2012
By Shilpa Chopra
Rajesh Khanna and his MG Sports car
Rajesh Khanna may have said adieu to this world but his contribution to Indian cinema can never be gauged. Few people know that Rajesh Khanna was also a die hard fan of cars. In his films, he preferred to shoot the entire car scene by driving the cars himself and this is the reason why he had the most loved of all times cars in his collection. He had a Chevrolet Impala gifted by his ex-wife Dimple Kapadia and 1964 Willys CJ3B Jeep. His craze for cars can be measured with his intent to film the 'Mere Sapno ki Rani' song by driving the Jeep himself.
He may not be with us but his passion for cars and some of the memorable films are still with us which will remind us of him as a great actor. It is said that he owned a British Sports car made by MG at a time when it was highly costly to import cars and there was only Hindustan Ambassador and Premier Fiat available in India. Contrary to this day when there is an entire fleet of cars in India available in every price range.
During his days, he was the iconic actor that used to set trend in the industry and his liking used to become the likings of his innumerable fans. No actor, no actress today has seen so much craze as that was for this actor who has left Bollywood weep and not to have tears as he himself has said that all the people are puppets in the hands of God and it is only God who knows when the string breaks. Also, the actor has left an iconic image that none of the actor today can achieve and even Amitabh Bachchan who was considered to have dethroned Rajesh Khanna from the superstar pedestal has paid sincere tribute to the great actor on his blog.