Anju Mahendru, the mannequin and actress, who is understood for her performances in motion pictures reminiscent of Jewel Thief, Bandhan, Intaqam, and the TV sequence Kahiin to Hoga and Kasautii Zindagii Kay, was in a live-in relationship with Rajesh Khanna.
Bollywood’s first celebrity, heartthrob of the 60s, Rajesh Khanna had an unmatchable, mad fan following amongst ladies. Earlier than Shah Rukh Khan claimed the title of King of Romance, Rajesh was often known as Sapno ka Rajkumar. Rajesh Khanna has hundreds of thousands of girls, who would do something to glimpse their favorite Kaka.
In March 1973, a number of feminine followers of Rajesh Khanna felt heartbroken once they realized that their prince charming had discovered a life companion for him, and received settled with Dimple Kapadia. Nonetheless, many do not know the rationale why Kaka determined to get married to Dimple. Rajesh’s massive resolution to calm down comes from a heartbreak. Earlier than Rajesh and Dimple got here collectively, there was one other woman in his life, and their breakup broke the actor to such an extent, that he determined to marry Dimple.
The woman who broke Rajesh Khanna’s coronary heart is…
Anju Mahendru. Sure, as per a number of media experiences, Rajesh and Anju had been in a really critical, live-in relationship, and their romance someplace affected newcomer Anju’s profession in these days. Anju began her profession as a mannequin at 14, and he or she went on to star in standard motion pictures reminiscent of Jewel Thief, Bandhan, Intaqam and Dastak.
After Anju and Rajesh went right into a relationship, Anju grew to become a loyal girlfriend, and even Rajesh was initially supported in direction of her profession. After staying in a 7-year live-in relationship, Rajesh and Anju broke up. However why?
Anju’s non-commitment to marry Rajesh affected their relationship badly
Reportedly, after Rajesh turned 27, his mom wished him to get married, and the actor proposed to Anju to marry him, however she rejected him. A number of years later, he once more proposed her to, however Anju did not change her resolution. Anju wished to give attention to her profession and wished to determine herself as a heroine. Whereas Anju was courting Rajesh, her link-up rumours with cricketer Gary Sobers and later Imtiaz Khan attracted headlines. Since Anju rejected Rajesh’s proposal a number of occasions, the miffed actor determined to finish their relationship, they usually broke up in 1972.
Regardless of their ugly previous, Anju and Rajesh grew to become buddies after 17 years
After Rajesh married Dimple, he did not communicate to Anju for 17 years. Nonetheless, in 1988, the 2 buried the hatchet and have become buddies once more. Anju grew to become an emotional energy to Kaka. Anju additionally grew to become cordial with Dimple, they usually had been noticed collectively at household capabilities. Nonetheless, Rajesh and Anju nonetheless had arguments, and there was a rift between them, till…
Anju stood by Rajesh until his final breath
In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Mahesh Bhatt revealed that Anju stood by Rajesh until his final breath. He stated, “After I learnt of Khanna’s dying via the media, I considered Anju as a result of I knew she could be affected by his dying. I managed to succeed in her late at evening and learnt that Khanna and Anju had received collectively within the final years of his life. She used to handle his medical wants and even accompanied him to the hospital. Holding again her tears, she instructed me, ‘My solely comfort is that I used to be holding his hand when he took his final breath’.”