By Hindustan Times
India's first superstar Rajesh Khanna, who passed away on July 18, 2012, left behind a special recorded message for his family, friends and fans, which was played at his chautha held over the weekend.
In the message, he is heard as saying that he owes his success as an actor to the stage.
He talks about how he began his career as a theatre artist when there was no godfather whom he could turn to.
He came into the movies through the United Producers Filmfare Talent contest where he was seated on a long table in presence of celeberated filmmakers like Bimal Roy, Shakti Samanta and many others.
He had to deliver the dialogue which he had been asked to memorise.
Nervously, he asked, "Maine kaha ki dialogue toh yaad ha