When Bollywood's ultimate romantic star Rajesh
Khanna breathed his last, a few weeks back, it was a shock to
the entire nation. But, most of us are actually unaware of Kaka's
biggest shock of life.
Rajesh Khanna was very fond of our former Prime Minister Rajiv
Gandhi and credited him for introducing him to politics. According
to a leading daily's version, Kaka used to call Rajiv Gandhi's
assassination as 'the biggest shock of his life.'
According to media reports, Rajesh Khanna was made the Congress
nominee to spite Amitabh Bachchan, who had fallen out with his good
friend Rajiv Gandhi, following the Bofors controversy. It is said
that Rajiv Gandhi used Khanna "to settle scores with Bachchan". In
fact, the last public picture of Rajiv Gandhi with his wife Sonia
Gandhi, alongside Rajesh Khanna, was published on the front page of
most national dailies on May 21, 1991, which remains a part of the
recollection of a large number of people in the capital.