Remembering Tall, Fair And Handsome Vinod Khanna
Vinod Khanna (late) was the only actor who competed against the star of the millennium and angry young man of Bollywood i.e. Amitabh Bachchan in 70’s and 80’s. Vinod Khanna was one of those actors who did many multi-starrer films yet never got dominated by any of his co-actors. Khanna’s bromance was popular with Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra and Feroz Khan. Vinod Khanna has the persona which made him popular in masses. Tall, fair and handsome Khanna started his career with negative roles and Mera Gaon Mera Desh was his notable performance as Jabbar Singh, opposite Dharmendra. Prior to that, he also gave strong tussle to Rajesh Khanna in Aan Milo Sajna. Let’s recall a few songs and scenes from Vinad Khanna’s career on his 71st birthday.
Vinod Khanna’s Association With Gulzar
Gulzar was a firm believer of talent, he worked with Vinod Khanna in 2 films; one of which was Mere Apne. Mere Apne was one of the finest films of its time. Vinod Khanna was given a mature character to perform and he was impeccable in that. Shatrugan Sinha’s character also got very famous as Chainu.
Amar Akbar Anthony – The Clash Of The Titans:
In Amar Akbar Anthony, this fight sequence between Bachchan and Khanna was brilliantly directed by Manmohan Desai where he made Vinod Khanna look the tough guy whereas Amitabh added the humoristic touch. Khanna was confident and poised in front of Bachchan.
Smart And Quick Witted Khanna:
In Parvarish, Vinod Khanna played the anti-hero against Amitabh Bachchan. The character was a mix of smart witted and emotional young man; his acting was hugely appreciated in this particular film.
Who can forget Qurbani, Vinod Khanna’s character was backed with amazing dialogues along with some great songs. This film was a mega blockbuster and strengthened the friendship of Feroz Khan and Vinod Khanna.
When Vinod Khanna made his comeback in late 80’s, Feroz Khan offered him one of iconic characters of Khanna’s career in Dayavan, which was a rekake of Kamal Haasan starrer Tamil film Nayakan. Vinod Khanna attracted the masses in a powerful role.
Vinod Khanna’s Excellent Comic Timing:
Even in Hera Pheri, Vinod Khanna impressed his viewers in an interesting character. His comic timing, reactions and emotional drama were all loved by the cine-goers and he gave a strong fight to Amitabh again.
Vinod Khanna was also known for some great songs. There were many hit songs filmed on him. Following are a few songs from his vast career.
Vinod Khanna – Life Time Achievement Award
Vinod Khanna was also honored with “Lifetime Achievement Award” by Zee Cine Awards in 2007.