Mumbai: Superstar Rajesh Khanna's death is considered as a
big loss to the Hindi film industry. While many wept and expressed
their grief over Kaka's sudden death, media persona Press Council
Chief Markandey Katju made a few bitter comments over Khanna, that
was too rude to digest.
When Kaka died, media channels made extensive coverage on the
superstar's illness and demise. Last month, we saw how every news
channel, portal and print media had covered every single news
related to Khanna's life and death. This was not well accepted by
the chairman of Press Council of India.
Katju had slammed the media for ignoring the important national
news and focussing on filmstars and their deaths. Katju had said,
"How does it matter if Rajesh Khanna is dead or alive." This was a
really harsh statement against someone, who had earned love and
fame across the globe.
Katju's statement did not go well with Kaka's rumoured
girlfriend Anita Advani. She told a leading daily, "To say 'how
does it matter if Rajesh Khanna is dead or alive', after he has
passed away, is not in good taste. It has hurt me a lot, but more
than that, I feel Mr Katju owes all of Kakaji's fans an