One of legendary Rajesh Khanna’s cherished dreams was to share ‘screen space’ with his actor son-in-law Akshay Kumar. In one of his merry moods, the late Kakaji (Khanna, that is) enthused, “Surely, I can bet that it would be a ‘casting coup’ and generate fireworks on the screen, if some enterprising producer casts Akshay and me together in some film project. Of course, I would not want to play his ‘sasur-ji’ in the movie. Rather I would prefer that I play his father or some non-related character. It would be a volatile sparring of histrionic talents. Actually, I am game, but I need to check with Akshay whether he would also be equally excited to be co-starring with me. The lethal combination of romantic icon RK versus action-king AK would definitely create history in the annals of Bollywood,” Kakaji had said to this correspondent in the recent past at a filmy party held at a Juhu 5-star hotel.
Unfortunately, destiny decided otherwise, when it snatched the iconic Jatin Khanna (that’s his real name) away before this could even materialise.