Why Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia got separated?
Friday, 20 July 2012 19:15
It is said when things in one’s life get difficult, that’s when the person learns who is his true friend and well-wisher. Rajesh Khanna too discovered this ugly truth before he breathed his last. When he was a superstar everyone was with him and when he lost the sheen, it was only Dimple Kapadia who stood by him like a rock. That’s when you wonder why these two couldn’t make their marriage work. Guess there is an explanation to that.
Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia
Rajesh Khanna was a huge superstar when he settled down with just emerged bubbly Dimple Kapadia. He was 31 and she was all of 16. Even after having a blockbuster as her debut movie, Dimple decided to enjoy the perks of her married life and bid adieu to filmdom. She gave birth to two daughters Twinkle and Rinkie. But Rajesh Khanna and Dimple’s married life started to erode gradually. Many blame this on Kaka’s inability to cope with success.
Rajesh Khanna was on denial that his days were soon getting over with the emergence of a lanky actor Amitabh Bachchan as his successor for the superstar tag. Though Khanna continued delivering hits, he wasn’t able to halt Bachchan’s meteoric rise. So as a resultant, his married life took a beating. Later Dimple too returned to films. Khanna would be away from home most of the time for various shoots. This led them to take the decision of getting separated in 1982. But interestingly, they never felt the need to get a divorce finalized. Later she started doing movies while Rajesh Khanna took to politics.
Guess there was a reason why their divorce didn’t go ahead. With time their differences dissolved and they bonded again as a family. She also campaigned for him in 1992 elections. Since then, she was with him and supporting him. She even worked in a movie with him called Jai Shiv Shankar produced by Khanna himself. While the film didn’t work, their bonding grew and till the end, she was his biggest support.