Today is the death anniversary of Rajkumar, popularly known as Jani in Bollywood. Rajkumar died on this day in 1996. Rajkumar was that actor who lived like a king not only on screen but also in real life.
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In Hindi cinema, Rajkumar's name is taken as an outspoken actor. As much as Rajkumar was outspoken on screen, he was equally frank in his personal life. Rajkumar was born on 8 October 1926 in Balochistan (Pakistan) in a Kashmiri Pandit family. Rajkumar's famous films include 'Pakeezah', 'Waqt', 'Saudagar'. Rajkumar is not among us today, but many stories related to him are often heard. Sometimes he made fun of a star like Amitabh Bachchan and sometimes called Dharmendra a monkey. Rajkumar was a lively person and today we are going to tell you an anecdote of his vivacity...
Rajkumar sahib did not leave his style even while talking. It is known to all that he died of throat cancer. Surprisingly, Rajkumar kept himself a secret from the industry for a very long time about cancer. This thing did not become a spectacle in the media, so only Rajkumar and his son Puru knew this thing. But when Dilip Kumar came to know about this, he tried to console Rajkumar.
When Dilip Kumar went to his house to inquire about his health. As soon as Dilip Kumar expressed his regret over Rajkumar's illness. On this, the prince said in his familiar style- Jani! We are princes...we will have little illness like cold and flu. We've got cancer, cancer. This approach of Rajkumar near death made Dilip Kumar inconsolable and he returned home on the opposite foot.
The face of the prince standing on the verge of death remained the same rage that he kept for the rest of his life. Whenever there is mention of a star who speaks brilliant dialogues in Bollywood, the name of actor Rajkumar will be at the top. He will always be remembered for his unique dialogue style. Raj Kumar is still counted among the biggest superstars of Bollywood.
During the shooting of 'Marte Dum Tak', when flowers were garlanded on Rajkumar's body, he had said in his familiar guess - 'Jani today wear the necklace, when you really go, you will not even know' and it happened. One day the prince who was battling cancer suddenly left this world.
It is said that it was very difficult to understand the prince in real life. Nana Patekar had revealed in an interview that he had spent a lot of time with Rajkumar during the shooting of the film Tiranga. By which he came to know that he was very good at heart. People just didn't understand him.