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"Motionless .. still .. eyes shut in perpetuity .. a form on wooden logs .. covered .. flames about .. and a life turned to ashes ," wrote Amitabh Bachchan in the first sentence of his blog, which was dedicated to his old friend, Vinod Khanna, who is no more in this world!
In his latest blog, Amitabh Bachchan revisited his golden moments with Vinod Khanna and revealed many interesting facts about Vinod Khanna's life. Read it out below..
When Big B Met Vinod Khanna For The First Time
"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."
When Vinod Khanna Saw Big B
Big B further wrote, "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."
Vinod Khanna Is A Big Star: Big B
"On return from the location his continued connect with me .. he a big star .. but always most humble with selfless concern for others .. the rides he would take me on, in his recently acquired Beetle VolksWagen, yellow in color."
Big B Used To Call Vinod Khanna’s Wife ‘Gitly’
"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."
When Big B's Stunt Went Horrible Wrong & Left Vinod Khanna Injured
"That guilt ridden incident when I had to fling a glass in a scene towards him and it accidentally hitting his chin, cutting him open right through to his teeth."
When Big B Kept Apologizing To Vinod Khanna
"The remorse regret and guilt within me to date for that unforgiving accident.. rushing him to his doctor, late at night, getting stitched up, driving with him to his house to settle him in and to just keep apologising for this horrific accidental slip."
Big B Recalls Yet Another Horrific Incident Of Vinod Khanna
"That incident at a restaurant in SoBo, where someone made a snide remark, and he took him on, getting knifed in the arm during the scuffle, but being victorious ," wrote Amitabh Bachchan in his blog.
When Vinod Khanna’s Father Passed Away..
Recalling Vinod Khanna's father demise, Big B wrote, "The sudden passing of his Father soon after our work together in ‘Reshma" I being with him in his hour of grief."
Big B’s Special Moments With Vinod Khanna
"The amazing chemistry of the several historic films that we did together .. an association that was so loveable and considerate .. spending time in each others make up rooms, sharing our lunch, just biding time and talking of all kinds of talk.
"The late shoot pack ups and the beyond midnight drives to Juhu Beach, to just sit with our directors and he to have a drink, and I mine ( I used to in those days )"
Big B’s Fun Moments With Vinod Khanna
Big B further wrote, "The jigs we would invent on set.. Impromptu songs .. when 5 Librans working together in the same film at the same scene would break into - Shammi Kapoor ji, Amjad, Kader Khan, Vinod and I - our little ditty, on the sets of ManMohan Desai's Parvarish"
‘We are crazy Librans .. **%#@!! up this film" .. !!!
"And the uproarious laughter that followed each shot that we gave together."
When Big B Met Vinod Khanna In Los Angeles
"And then one day his sudden decision to the following of Rajneesh .. his passion and the strength of his belief .. his sincerity in his following, right to California where Rajneesh had shifted.
"I met him in Los Angeles during this period on a stray visit, and he spent hours at a common friend's place explaining to me what the movement meant not just to him, but to the World in general," wrote Big B.
Big B concluded his blog on a said note and wrote, "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."