Pradeep Somasundaram, Cochin Azad
A musical evening in memory of Rajesh Khanna.
From the dizzying heights of fame to quiet shadows behind the arclights, Rajesh Khanna`s life had a theatrical sweep, almost like one of his films. Bollywood`s original superstar, simply a phenomenon to some, passed away on 18 July 2012, leaving behind memories cast in celluloid of that famous crooked smile and a tilt of the head.
When an obscure artist Jatin Arora made his Hindi film debut in 1966 with Aakhri Khat, a low budget film, few paid attention. Even fewer must have imagined that the 23-year-old would go on to become Rajesh Khanna, the first ever superstar of the Hindi film world and cause mass hysteria of epic, unprecedented proportions. The demise of Rajesh Khanna has left a deep void in the Hindi tinsel world. We the students of Model Engineering College, intend to organize a musical night to pay tribute to Kakaji on this occasion. Renowned singers Pradeep Somasundaran and Cochin Azad will be singing for us on the day, with a full orchestra supporting them in the background. It`s an evening you must not miss.