Veteran actor Rajesh Khanna, who passed away on July 18, 2012, has left a farewell message to all his fans just like his movie ‘Anand’, where his character leaves a last note for Babumoshai (Amitabh Bachchan) before passing away.
In the recorded message the actor poured out his heart and spoke about the journey and thanked his fans for all their love and support through out the years.
The recorded message is as follows –
“Mere pyaare dosto, bhaiyo aur beheno nostalgia mein rehene ki aadat nahi hai mujhe. Hamesha bhavishya ke baare mein hi sochna padtaa hain jo din guzar gaya hai, beet gaya hai, uska kya sochna lekin jab jaane pehchane chehre anjaan se ek mehfil mein milte hai toh yaadein wapas tazaa ho jati hai. (I don’t have a habit of dwelling in the past and living with nostalgia...but looking forward for a bright future as what is gone is gone and there is no point thinking of it. But when we meet known faces in an unknown place then we recollect old memories).”
“My journey began with theater; I owe my success to the stage. This theater where it all began when I joined the film industry, I had no God Father, no relatives or family that I could turn too. I came into the movies through the United Producers Filmfare Talent contest.”
“They asked me we had sent you a dialogue, did you memorize it? I was sitting in front of the table where they were seated and felt I was undergoing a court-martial. I thought they would take a gun and fire at me.”
“Mujhko yaaron maaf karna... Haan main kalakaar hun, haan main kalakaar hun, kya karoge meri kahaani sunkar...”
“The ladder to my success goes to my fans, don’t have words to thank you....I got love but was unable to return it back.”