Rajesh Khanna a symbol of romance Mamata
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that Rajesh Khanna was a
symbol of romance and in his death the film world has lost a "pole star".
"Rajesh Khanna was always a symbol of romance. His smiling face and the
ability to connect with people at ease had made him popular. We lost a big
pole star in the film world today," Mamata said while paying tribute to
the Hindi films' first superstar whom, she said, she knew personally.
The chief minister said, "Rajesh Khanna was a legend and his acting
has delighted cinema-lovers across many generations. It's a very sad day
and his demise is a colossal loss for the Indian cinema. May his soul rest
in peace. "Recalling the days when the Bollywood superstar was an MP,
Mamata said, "I had known him personally. We used to gossip in the Central
Hall of Parliament. His smiling face is still fresh in my mind."
Reflecting on Khanna's lighter side, the chief minister said, "I had once
invited him for a Trinamool Congress party rally in Kolkata. He had told
me in a lighter vein 'I would go well-dressed. 'The chief minister
conveyed her deep condolence to
Dimple Kapadia and other members in
the departed actor's family.
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