Mumbai. Shah Rukh Khan’s film ‘Jawaan’ has proved to be a blockbuster. Fans are still excited about the film. Every day a large number of people are reaching out of Shah Rukh’s house ‘Mannat’ to catch a glimpse of Shah Rukh. Like Shahrukh’s ‘Mannat’, there was a time when there was a queue of fans outside ‘Aashirwad’. Even then, people waited for hours to catch a glimpse of the superstar. We are talking about Rajesh Khanna. who named his bungalow ‘Aashirwad’ and fans would always gather outside the house to see him. Apart from this there was another star for whom this house was special. Come on, let’s tell…
Shah Rukh Khan’s house is famous by the name ‘Mannat’. Fans reach there every day to catch a glimpse of Shahrukh. Similarly, Rajesh Khanna’s bungalow ‘Ashirvad’ was very famous in the 70s. Uncle considered this house very auspicious for him. It is said that after shifting to this bungalow, his 15 films were consecutive hits. Rajesh Khanna liked this house very much. The special thing is that the uncle bought this bungalow from the super hit star of his time Rajendra Kumar.
An old photo of the bungalow
Rajendra Kumar also had a heart for him.
Rajendra Kumar bought this house before Rajesh Khanna. Rajendra Kumar was looking for a home when he was at the peak of his career. When he saw this oceanfront house, he fell in love with it. Rajendra was told that the house was haunted but he liked the house so he bought it at that time for 65 thousand rupees. After this, when Rajesh Khanna was building his career, he decided to buy Rajendra Kumar’s house. According to ‘Jubilee Kumar: The Life and Times of a Superstar’, Rajesh bought Rajendra’s house in the hope that his fortunes would change like Rajendra’s. Rajesh bought this bungalow for 3.5 lakh rupees. Earlier the name of this bungalow was ‘Dimple’, which was the name of Rajendra’s daughter. After this, Rajesh changed his name to ‘Ashirvad’.
Call it a ‘blessing’ or a ‘dimple’, this house was auspicious for two of the greatest heroes of the century. Both of them liked it very much. It is also said that Rajendra sold the house to Rajesh without consulting his family. After this his wife became very angry with him. The house was sold for Rs 90 crore after Rajesh Khanna’s death.
First published: September 19, 2023, 17:36 IST