When Rajesh Khanna was at the pinnacle of success, media specially coined the term 'superstar' to define his popularity. But when Rajesh Khanna tasted failure and his films began bombing at the Box Office, he lost control and cried bitterly on his terrace one fine day.
Rajesh Khanna said in May 1990 issue of Movie magazine, "I remember that once at three in the morning, I was pretty high on spirits and, suddenly, it was too much for me to stomach because it was my first taste of failure. One after another, seven films had flopped in a row. It was raining, pitch dark and up there alone on my terrace, I lost control. I yelled out, Parvardigar, hum gareebon ka itna sakht imtihaan na le ki hum tere vajood ko inkar kar de,' (Don't test my patience to such an extent that I question your existence). Dimple (Kapadia) and my staff came running, thinking that I had gone insane. It was because success hit me so much that I couldn't take the failure."
Surprisingly, after Rajesh Khanna, no other star got such stardom, not even Amitabh Bachchan.