Former actor Twinkle Khanna remembered her late father Rajesh Khanna on his ninth anniversary on Sunday with a heartwarming video of the superstar from the sets of his 1974 film Aap Ki Kasam. The video shows Rajesh Khanna recording his solo parts for the popular song “Suno Kaho Kaha Suna”, which also featured Mumtaz.
After filming the bits, Rajesh Khanna is seen speaking to a journalist about his experience recording the song. “I liked this. It was better than running around the trees. It’s about rocks,” Khanna, hailed as one of the greatest romantic heroes ever in Hindi cinema, replied with an ironic answer. When asked if he had issues with multiple shots before getting the right shot, the actor said, “Not at all. I liked this part. I liked doing it over and over.”
Towards the end of the short clip, Rajesh Khanna said that the most important thing in the romantic song was the synchronization between his expressions and the rhythm of the song. “Once you have the right beat and the action is performed on it, there is always appreciation.”
Alongside the video, Twinkle wrote a heartfelt caption. “I have his eyes, my son has his smile and the world has pieces of him embedded in their hearts. He still lives on…” Rajesh Khanna died on July 18, 2012 at his residence in Mumbai after a long illness.
Khanna, who became a superstar with the 1969 hit Aradhana, was often referred to as the “original superstar” of Hindi cinema. His glorious career includes films like Kati Patang, Baharon Ke Sapne, Ittefaq, Anand, Do Raaste, Khamoshi, Bawarchi and Amar Prem.