Since we need to blog every day, I have decided to find inspiration from my daily life. As I mentioned that I have been reading this book called ‘the Greatest Show on Earth’ (edited by Jerry Pinto), there are few references of Devyani Chaubal, who was supposed to be the queen bee of gossip columnists. I remember she always finds mention in articles on Rajesh Khanna. So, I finally decided to look her up on the internet, which led me to a supposedly famous 1973 BBC documentary on Rajesh Khanna called ‘Bombay Superstar’.
This write-up pretty much covers what is shown in this documentary. It also has links to the 9 parts of the BBC documentary. If you are anything like me, and love films, and filmy people and gossip, then you will enjoy it. I was about to go to sleep yesterday at 12 am, when one thing led to another and I started watching the documentary. I slept only after watching the whole of it. It is interesting to watch the inside world of a superstar. I don’t know if filmstars were generally this candid those days because I cannot expect such interviewsfrom the filmstars of today. Devyani Chaubal’s candid observations on Rajesh Khanna are very, very interesting.
I will say if you are a Bollywood fan, watch it. Here are the YouTube Links (in 5 parts):
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