Friday, April 28, 2017

Rest in Peace, Vinod Khanna!

Sometimes when a celebrity dies, you feel a certain ache in your heart caused by the void. Not just the void caused by his/her death but by the memory of watching a movie that cast this actor or the song he made his own with his charisma...

I can still picture Munnu singing "O rahi o rahi...", in a high pitch as she looked out of the window and perhaps remembered your style… the scenes of the film.. our last trip together… one of her last songs... 

I can still picture how my most favourite singer Kishore Kumar Sir would have sung it… in his style and the expressions.

Vinod Khanna was not just a Bollywood actor. He was nothing less than a Greek god. I remember growing up watching his Baba zarda and Cinthol ads… I knew I had a crush on him. 

By the time I realised what a crush is... Shahrukh Khan and Sonu Nigam entered my life. Ah, well!

It is not just about him passing away. 

It is the legacy of what you leave behind. What you continue to remind people of. That's our magic. 

I wish this magic to each one of us.

Rest in peace, Vinod Khanna.