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In his recorded message published now, Rajesh Khanna/Kaka has not given anything personal, secret, or thrilling.
In his message Rajesh Khanna has narrated how he was selected in the Hindi Film World, by an audition/interview with big Bollywood Producers.
He has given in the message the Hindi dialogue spoken by him in the interview which made him a film star. The following is the translation of the message in English:
“My dear friends, I am not a person to lament on or rejoice on thinking of the past sentimental events and I am not a person to get nostalgic.
I believe in living in the present and I have always looked ahead towards the future. Whatever happened will be in the past and thinking about the past happenings will not help.
But, when we suddenly come across familiar faces in unfamiliar settings the past memories come back to our minds rushing back.
I am reminded of my entry into the Film World more than 40 years back.
My journey in the Film Industry began with theater and I owe my success to the stage.
When I entered the film world, I had no ‘God Father’, no relatives or family members to guide me and help me to enter the film world or to become a film star.
I entered the field and came into the movies through the “United Producers -Filmfare Talent Contest”.
Persons interested in acting in films were called to the “Times of India” in the presence of celebrated filmmakers like:
- Chopra saab,
- Bimal Roy ,
- Shakti Samanta and many others.
However, I boldly answered them and said,” I know the dialogue but you have not told me what is the characterization of the person to deliver the dialogue. Is he the hero who is announcing to his mother that he plans to marry a dancer and maker her the daughter-in-law of the house? You have not told me whether the hero is rich, middle class or poor. Is the hero a villainous character or a pleasant fellow, etc.”
The Producer Mr Chopra said, “You are from the stage and so make your own characterization as to how you will convince the mother.”
(“Mujhko yaaron maaf karna. Haan main kalakaar hun, haan main kalaakar hun. Kya karoge meri kahaani sunkar?”…`
Friends, I am a part of you, and as I said, you have all given your time for me.My dear fans, you are the ladder to my success and I have no words to thank you all. I received love from you all and I am unable to return it back. This is the love, your presence in large numbers that I am grateful for and I thank you and my greetings and wishes to you all.