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    Nikhil Dwivedi: In talks with Farah Khan to direct Rajesh Khanna biopic

    Nikhil Dwivedi is considering a biopic on India’s first superstar Rajesh Khanna.  The superstar has to his credit movies like Anand, Aradhana, Kati Patang, Amar Prem, and Khamoshi  and many more.  The Hindi cinema’s ‘phenomenon’ delivered 17 blockbusters in succession.  The iconic star generated mass hysteria, especially among women.

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    Rajesh Khanna

    Nikhil Dwivedi turning Gautam Chintamani’s book into a film

    Now, actor-producer Nikhil Dwivedi has received the rights to turn Gautam Chintamani’s book into a film. While Gautam will work on the adaptation of “Dark Star: The Loneliness of Being Rajesh Khanna”, Farah Khan is in talks to direct the project. It is expected that the movie will be announced on the eve of Rajesh Khanna’s 79th Birth Anniversary (29th December).

    Rajesh Khanna generated mass hysteria in the 70s

    The kind of mass hysteria Rajesh Khanna evoked was evident from his fan following. It was something which had not been seen before nor has been seen ever since. Such was the craze about him that female fans wrote letters in blood to him. Also, many married his photographs and mourned his wedding with Dimple Kapadia.

    The mysterious actor made his debut with Aakhri Khat (1966), under the guidance of Chetan Anand.  He achieved a never-seen-before rise and afterward a fall that was just as speedy. And of course, his recovery was equally dramatic.

    Rajesh Khanna was affectionately called Kaka by his industry friends.  The actor was quite a complex personality and was misunderstood by many. However, those who were close to him were bowled over by his large-heartedness. This and many other facets of the actor showcased in Gautam Chintamani’s book will be brought to screen.

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    Rajesh Khanna With his leading ladies

    Farah Khan to direct the Rajesh Khanna biopic

    Furthermore, Nikhil Dwivedi-produced biopic will also be a tribute to India’s original superstar. While ace director Farah Khan is said to direct the film, she will also script along with Gautam Chintamani.  Now, everyone is waiting to know who will play the Phenomenon of Hindi Cinema.

    Consequently, it’s not going to be an easy task for any actor to step into the shoes of India’s only superstar.  But one thing is certain that if the actor plays the part perfectly, he’s sure to win all the Best Actor awards of the season.

    No insider sabotaged my success in Bollywood: Nikhil Dwivedi- The New  Indian Express
    Nikhil Dwivedi

    Meanwhile, Nikhil Dwivedi says, “Yes, I’ve acquired the rights to Gautam Chintamani’s book, “Dark Star”. I’m in talks with Farah Khan to make the film. That’s all I can say for now. As and when any major development happens, I’ll be happy to share.” Commenting about it Farah Khan says, “Yes, It’s definitely an exciting story. We are in a conversation over this but I cannot comment more”.

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