Rajesh Khanna, the politician and the phenomenon!

By Hindustan Times

The last public picture of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi with his wife Sonia Gandhi alongside that of Rajesh Khanna published on the front page of most national dailies on May 21, 1991 remains part of the recollection of a large number of people in the capital. The photograph was taken when
the Gandhis had gone to cast their vote for the Super Star who was the Congress nominee against the BJP stalwart LK Advani from the New Delhi constituency. Though Advani won narrowly in the controversial election, Khanna remained determined to enter the Lok Sabha, which he eventually did in the by-election after Advani, who had also contested from Gandhi Nagar gave up his New Delhi seat. Needless to say, he defeated another top star Shatrughan Sinha in a hyped confrontation and entered the Indian