|Bollywood celebrities are saddened by the death of the original superstar Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai on Wednesday. He is being remembered as a ‘king of romance’, a ‘charmer’, the ‘first superstar’ and many similes of lavish praise.
An ailing Rajesh Khanna succumbed to his prolonged illness today and left for his heavenly abode at the age of 69. As soon as the news of his death spread around, tributes started pouring in for the superstar.
Here’s what Bollywood stars and celebs have been tweeting:
Shahrukh Khan: To live with intention & walk to the edge. Play with abandon, choose with no regret. Smile & made us do the same.Sir,u defined our era.RIP
Bipasha Basu: Loss of a Superstar!Iconic Actor!RIP Rajesh Khanna!
Shahid Kapoor: RIP to the 1st king of romance ...... Rajesh khanna ......
Poonam Pandey: Kaka made his death a celebration IN REEL LIFE, Let us Make It Same In REAL LIFE. zindagi BADI honi chahiye lambi nahi. RIP RAJESH KHANNA. Anand mara nahi. Anand Marte nahi. RIP RAJESH KHANNA
Genelia D'Souza: R.I.P Rajesh Khannaji
Karan Johar: the magic...the mannerism...the mania of RAJESH KHANNA is inscribed in every archive of indian cinema...forever....RIP SIR!!!
Shabana Azmi: He was d SUPERSTAR like no other Did 10 films with him Met him last at Apsara awards Pale shadow of himself but smile as winsome RIP RajeshK
Shilpa Shetty: Jus heard the sad news,heartfelt condolences & prayers 2 the family 2 cope with this irreparable loss,R.I.P Rajesh Khanna,a Superstar always
Sonam Kapoor: Rip rajesh khanna
Anupam Kher: Rajesh Khanna gave us a crash course in Romance. He introduced us to a special twinkle in the eye that made us feel good about ourselves.RIP
Mahesh Bhatt: When we lose a loved one, something within us dies. Our generation loved Rajesh Khanna. Today a bit if us dies with this enigmatic star.
Shekhar Kapur: 2 young.2 early.Tragic. #RIPRajeshKhanna. A candle that burned brighter than any star for 2 short a time
Tusshar Kapoor: Rajesh Khanna ji, our 1st superstar is no more! I worked with him in kyaa dil ne kaha & learnt a lot just talking to him! May his soul RIP!
Farah Khan: Just hrd the saddest news.the 1st Superstar of india is no more.bt the legend that was Rajesh khanna will live eternally thru his films.
Madhur Bhandarkar: The epitome of superstardom is no more amongst us. There was none, there is none & there won't be any like you kakaji. You will be missed.
Kunal Kohli: The word SuperStar was used first for Rajesh Khanna.His style.His Ada.His charm.His smile.His songs.His films. He.Will always live on
Neha Dhupia: RIP Rajesh khanna Saab ... U , ur stardom, ur magic will live forever!
Ken Ghosh: RIP Rajesh Khanna- my first memory of a film theatre was weeping while watching - "Haathi Mere Saathi"-
Dia Mirza: "Babumoshai eto bhalo bhasha bhalo na..."Anand, Kati Patang, Bawarchi and many more... What a legacy you've left behind. RIP Rajesh Khannaji
Pooja Bedi: Deeply saddened to know Rajesh Khanna is no more with us on this planet! Wish the family & all his ardent fans strength!
Sophie Choudry: R.I.P Superstar,Legend Rajesh Khanna Sahib. Ur magic, ur movies & all the incredible songs u were part of shall live on in our hearts 4ever
Arshad Warsi: RIP KAKA.... God bless n have mercy on his soul....
Ayesha Takia: So beyond sad 2 hear of the passing of Rajesh khanna ji. Let us all pray for his family,so they may get strength.RIP Rajesh Khanna ji.
Manish Malhotra: RIP superstar RAJESH KHANNA:his movies:songs:mannerisms:will always be cherished and remembered. His iconic stlye:Belts over his kurta collared shirts: scarf around his neck:slip on shoes:. And his romantic songs will always be cherished
Rahul Bose: RIP Rajesh Khanna. The Phenomenon. Thank you for the magic.