- Nikhil Dwivedi announced a biopic ‘Superstar’
- The film is based on the book ‘Dark Star’
- Rajesh Khanna made his acting debut with ‘Aakhri Khat’
On the occasion of Rajesh Khanna’s 79th birth anniversary, producer Nikhil Dwivedi announced a biopic on the legendary actor, titled Superstar. The film is based on Gautam Chintamani’s bestseller book Dark Star: The Loneliness Of Being Rajesh Khanna. In an interview, Nikhil Dwivedi opened up about his film and said, “Yes, I’ve acquired the rights to Gautam Chintamani’s book, Dark Star, and 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 because I’m really very excited about bringing Rajesh Khanna’s story to the big screen,” reports ANI.
Farah Khan, who will reportedly direct this film, said, “Yes I have read Gautam’s book and it’s very fascinating. It’s definitely an exciting story. We are in a conversation over this but I cannot comment more,” reports ANI.
Rajesh Khanna made his acting debut in 1966 with Aakhri Khat. The late actor featured in films like Bandhan, Kati Patang, Choti Bahu, Anand and Amar Prem. Rajesh Khanna delivered over 17 successive super-hits from 1969-1971, which included 15 consecutive solo super-hit films. The late actor married Dimple Kapadia in March 1973 and has two daughters Twinkle Khanna and Rinke Khanna.
Rajesh Khanna also starred in Kati Patang, Anand, Haathi Mere Saathi, Bawarchi and Amar Prem among more. The late actor Rajesh Khanna died in 2012 due to cancer. He was posthumously awarded India’s third highest civilian honour Padma Bhushan in 2013 for his work in the entertainment industry.