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I was married to Kakaji so no question of another woman, argues Kapadia
Sunil Baghel (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 1, 2012)
Actor Dimple Kapadia on Friday filed a petition in the Bombay High Court asserting she was late superstar Rajesh Khanna’s legally wedded wife till his death, and no other woman thus could seek a share in his vast wealth by claiming to have been in a relationship with him.
Dimple’s petition, supported by another almost identical plea submitted by her son-in-law Akshay Kumar, follows just days after a magistrate’s court in Bandra suggested that she arrive at a settlement with Anita Advani, who claims to have been in a live-in relationship with Khanna and has sought access to his palatial Carter Road bungalow ‘Aashirwad’ and a monthly maintenance of Rs 10 lakh.
Advani has filed a case of domestic violence against Dimple, her two daughters Twinkle and Rinke, and son-in-law Akshay Kumar for evicting her from Aashirwad after Khanna’s death on July 18.
While Dimple’s position on being Khanna’s wife is technically correct, it’s common knowledge that she was estranged from her husband for many years and lived a separate life. She and her daughters, who rallied around the superstar only during his last days, have now closed ranks again against Advani.
Twinkle and Rinki will soon file separate petitions in the high court rejecting Advani’s claim to their late father’s wealth and monthly maintenance.
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Kakaji’s iconic Carter Road bungalow Aashirwad has been renamed as Vardan Aashirwad
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; August 21, 2012)
After veteran superstar Rajesh Khanna’s demise last month, his home on Carter Road in Bandra turned into almost a shrine where thousands of fans poured in to pay their last respects. According to the late actor’s last wish, the iconic landmark Aashirwad has been renamed as Vardan Aashirwad.
While some have expressed surprise at the sudden name change, we tell you the reason behind it. A source close to the family says, “It was Kakaji’s last wish. He wanted the name of the bungalow to be changed from Aashirwad to Vardan Aashirwad. However, it could not be done earlier due to his failing health. The name was finally altered only a couple of days back.”
The source adds, “Kakaji always felt that Aashirwad should be named Vardan Aashirwad and he had conveyed his wish to his wife Dimple Kapadia and daughters and his son-in-law Akshay Kumar. That’s how now one can see the new name on the bungalow.”
Change of hands As a child, Khanna stayed at Charni Road with his foster father Chunnilal Khanna, post which he shifted to Girgaon. At the time when he was still coming up as an actor, he purchased Aashirwad from actor Rajendra Kumar. Incidentally, the bungalow was then called Dimple, after Kumar’s daughter. Little did Khanna know then that his future-wife too would be called Dimple.
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Rajesh Khanna steps out into the balcony of his iconic bungalow to reassure his fans
MUMBAI MIRROR (June 22, 2012)
Reports that former matinee idol Rajesh Khanna’s health may have worsened have whipped up a frenzy of sorts on television and the Internet, not to mention the mad rush of fans and media persons waiting outside the superstar’s bungalow Aashirwad.
Hence, it was heartening to see ‘the original superstar of Hindi cinema’ step out into his balcony, along with estranged wife Dimple Kapadia and sonin-law Akshay Kumar, to greet the crowds. And while the actor looked weak and frail; a mere shadow of his former self, the victory sign he flashed was perhaps a reassurance that he is better now.
On June 20, we had told you how Khanna had stopped eating and was being attended by doctors every day, and how his family has been by his side throughout. With 15 consecutive super hits in the late sixties and early seventies, Rajesh Khanna earned the distinction of being the ‘first superstar’ of the Hindi film industry. Recently, he appeared in a television commercial shot by adman-turned-filmmaker R Balki.