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Shabana Azmi & Hema Malini On Vinod Khanna

Vinod Khanna, 70, who passed away today, worked with Hema Malini in The Burning Train, Rajput, Patthar aur Payal, Meera and with Shabana Azmi in Amar, Akbar, Anthony, Lahu Ke Do Rang among other films. Hema and Shabana recall Khanna’s Rajneesh days, his political rise, apart from his incredible star power. Just a few days ago our last film together Ek Thi Rani Aisi Bhi released. And now he’s gone. Vinod Khanna was a very fine gentleman, educated articulate and well-informed. I had the opportunity to work with him in several capacities. He was the villain in my early film, Patthar Aur Payal where Dharamji was the hero. Then in Haath Ki Safaai he was my co-star, though not paired opposite me. Then Vinod was my hero in one of my most favourite films; Aruna Raje’s Rihaee where he played …

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