Mumbai: Though famous actress Anju Mahendru continued to be the 'other woman' in Rajesh Khanna's life, at the last stage of Kaka’s life both of them came closer. According to source, the lady who was abandoned by RK for beautiful and sexy Dimple Kapadia was by his side when he passed away.

After a stormy relationship of seven years, Rajesh Khanna severed his relationship with Anju and after their break up, the actor married Dimple Kapadia, who was 15 years younger to him.

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, a close friend of Anju said, "After I learnt of Khanna's death through the media,I thought of Anju first because I knew she would be heartbroken. I managed to reach her place at late night and heard that Khanna and Anju had come closer in the last years of his life. She used to take care of him and even accompanied him to hospital. With tears in her eyes she told me, “My only consolation is that I was holding his hand when he took his last breath'."

Rajesh Khanna's friend Bharathi Pradhan said, "Kaka and Anju had become friends much before he fell ill. When he bought a new office, Anju used to work with him. He also told me how happy he was when Anju told him that she had bought a car. That is the kind of relationship they shared."

She further added, “Anju had given an interview to a publication after Kaka got married. In the interview she gave a hint that Rajesh Khanna continued visiting her home."

It was reported that Anju was present with Khanna family at the Pawan Hans crematorium. While Kaka’s grandson Aarav lit the pyre Anju burst into tears.

A source said, "Both Anju and Dimple cried. As Rinke tried to console her mother, Anju's tears continued to roll down her face."

(JPN)

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