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Has Rajesh Khanna lost it?
November 10, 2008 2:09:25 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
One look at the promo of WAFAA and the immediate thought that comes to the mind is Rajesh Khanna has truly lost it! Otherwise how else could one believe that the man who ruled the late 60s and early 70s could stoop down to working in a film which kick starts its promotion in a manner akin to that of a C Grade sex potboiler.
Directed by Rakesh Sawant, brother of Rakhi Sawant, WAFAA indeed looks like the one if the first look of the film is anything to go by. A sleaze fest in the making all the way, the movie showcases Rajesh Khanna as a multi millionaire who comes in close proximity of a sexstarved airhostess (played by Saana Khan, import from Pakistan) who is desperate to marry him only for his wealth.
Nothing wrong with the theme; after all one has seen countless films and TV serials with a theme like this. What is astonishing though is the manner in which the subject seems to have been treated. While Amitabh Bachchan's tryst with a girl much younger than him was treated in a classy manner by Ram Gopal Varma in NISHABD, WAFAA looks like the kind of film which used to be screened in morning shows in the times when single screens ruled before the advent of multiplexes.
Even though Rajesh Khanna has claimed that after acting in over 170 movies, he doesn't need to do a film which has vulgarity as its theme, his director Rakesh Sawant seems to be thinking otherwise, especially with his portrayal of Khanna and Saana in the film.
Now whether Rajesh Khanna has been truly conned or he himself got into the film well aware about how it would be treated that's something which only Mr. Khanna can answer!