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Big B reminisces about his memories of Vinod Khanna in his blog

Last Modified Monday, 1 May 2017 (15:02 IST)
Mumbai: Describing Vinod Khanna, veteran actor, MP and his co star of many films like ‘Reshma Aur Shera’, ‘Zameer’, ‘Parvarish’ and ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’, as ‘a most good looking handsome young man .A body in elegant frame .

A swagger in his walk;, megastar has said that he (Vinod Khanna) had a ‘confident charm’ about him that was ‘infectious’ 'I first saw him entering the Ajanta Arts office in Bandra, of Sunil Dutt, where I was making my way to seek a job .
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a most good looking handsome young man .
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a body in elegant frame .
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a swagger in his walk .
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and a gentle smile as he looked towards me.
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it was 1969 .
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he was working in the Ajanta Arts film, ‘Man ka Meet’ .
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I was struggling to get a role, any role, anywhere .
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,' Mr Bachchan said in an emotional blog in which his reminisced about his association with Vinod Khanna.
Paying a tribute to his close friend and his co-star of several films, Mr Bachchan said, ' No one walked the way he did .
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no one had the presence he had in a crowded room .
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no one could lighten up the surroundings he was in, like him .
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no one .
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' Recalling about his warmth and friendliness towards a newcomer like him , Mr Bachchan said, 'He a big star .
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but always most humble with selfless concern for others .
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the rides he would take me on, in his recently acquired Beetle VolksWagen, yellow in color .
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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 .
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his marriage to Geetanjali, whom he and we all fondly called Gitly .
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the birth of his sons, Rahul and Akshay, whom he often brought on to the sets of AAA .
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'The Hotel in Udaipur and our rooms distanced .
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me away in one lonely corner and he in another .
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I call him in the middle of the night and express the loneliness .
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he inviting me over and saying to stay with him in his room .
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for a newcomer you cannot imagine what this meant to me to be treated like this by a star .
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' In his blog, the Big B fondly remembered how they forged a friendship working on some of the cult classics together, 'The sudden passing away of his Father soon after our work together in ‘Reshma’ .
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I being with him in his hour of grief .
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and then .
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the amazing chemistry of the several historic films that we did together .
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an association that was so loveable and considerate .
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spending time in each others make up rooms, sharing our lunch, just biding time and talking of all kinds of talk .
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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 ) .
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'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 .
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the remorse regret and guilt within me to date for that unforgiving accident .
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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 .
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His confident charm was infectious .
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there was always an optimistic swagger about him .
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a smile .
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a laugh .
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a casualness .
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nothing seemed to disturb him one felt .
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the relaxed ‘cool’ of today’s times .
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'The jigs we would invent on set .
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impromptu songs .
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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” .
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And the uproarious laughter that followed each shot that we gave together .
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Talking about the period of Khanna’s sudden decision to quit films in the midst of a flourishing career in quest of Osho, Mr Bachchan said, 'And then one day his sudden decision to the following of Rajneesh .
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his passion and the strength of his belief .
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his sincerity in his following, right to California where Rajneesh had shifted .
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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 .
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' Amitabh Bachchan and ruled the Box Office in the 1970s , featuring together in several blockbuster films together.
Big B attended the funeral of the late actor along with his son Abhishek Bachchan yesterday. (UNI)


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