'Retire sirf police hai ... chor nahi' actor Vinod Khanna retired from the world on April 27, 2017, morning.
The late and respected actor was a famous Hindi film personality who was born on October 06, 1946 in Peshawar, now in Pakistan. He left his impression not only in the film industry but also in politics as he was a member of Parliament from Gurdaspur, Punjab. The actor who began his foray as a villain with the movie 'Man Ka Meet' later entered the world of spirituality as a disciple of Guru Osho Rajneesh.
The tall, handsome actor who had a splendid personality then returned back to the Indian cinema after five long years. Although there are many instances to remember the heartthrob of Indian films but like every other famous personality, Vinod Khanna too had hard luck in his times.
With all due respect, we remember him with some of his controversies which soured the image of our beloved actor.
Vinod Khanna had a flourishing career during his 80s, but at its peak, he decided to quit Bollywood to follow the path of spirituality.
Alarmingly, in 1982, the actor called a press conference to make an astonishing announcement that he was to give it all away and was about to join his Guru Osho Rajneesh as his disciple.
The reason being there arised some problem at Rajneesh's Poona resort, due to which Osho shifted overnight to Oregon and also wanted his favourite disciple Vinod Khanna to follow him.
But five years later he returned to the world of glamour saying that he had never stopped following Osho, but is only making a comeback to assure financial security.
Amrita and Vinod met on the sets of JP Dutta's Batwara. While Amrita was completely infatuated with the handsome actor, Vinod didn't acknowledge her. At that time, she was engaged to the cricketer Ravi Shastri. When Amrita told Ravi that she had signed a movie with Vinod Khanna, Ravi scoffed, "You can never get Vinod Khanna even if you tried!" And Amrita took it as a challenge since she knew that Ravi had been unfaithful to her.
Amrita did hard to charm the actor and tried best to entice him with ladylike behaviour and attractive outfits. But during this, Amrita and Ravi broke up.
Vinod and Amrita got another chance to meet when their outdoor schedule in Rajasthan was announced. And this time, Vinod paid back to her affection, and soon they were in an intimate relationship.
But things didn't work out. Amrita's mother was their fiercest critic who couldn't understand why Amrita had fallen for a man who was nearly as old as her. Also, Vinod had just got divorced with his first wife Geetanjali, who he had left with their two kids to fly off to America for his Guru Osho Rajneesh.
After returning from Osho Rajneesh' ashram, Vinod Khanna was offered Prem Dharm opposite Dimple Kapadia. One shoot was scheduled for the night shift which was a bed scene between the actors where Vinod was supposed to kiss and hug Dimple before going off to sleep. On failure of shooting the first shot perfectly, they were asked to give a second shot. Mahesh, the director, decided to take a second shot and this time a long one so that the intensity could get captured.
Therefore, Mahesh shifted their base at a distance along with his basic unit. Due to the distance, Mahesh had to shout 'action' and 'cut' a little louder. The second shot started, and Vinod started kissing Dimple. The moment he hugged her, The director shouted 'cut' but because of the distance, his voice failed to reach there on time. Vinod kept kissing and hugging Dimple until Mahesh rushed in to stop him. Dimple was in a big shock, and so was Vinod!
Mahesh then made Vinod apologise to Dimple convincing her that Vinod must have lost control as he was shooting after a long time.
Vinod Khanna was cast opposite Madhuri Dixit in a film 'Dayavan' in the year 1988. The movie came in talks due to the odd pairing because of their decade-long age gap. But, this was not all... the duo shocked their fans by featuring an intimate scene in the movie. All this magnetised a lot of drama for the actors.
The duo got cosy and smooched. One of the scenes even picturized Vinod Khanna resting on Madhuri's navel with his shaving cream still on face.