Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan expressed heartfelt grief over the passing away of veteran actor Rajesh Khanna. He tweeted - "What can one say when a colleague, a most important member of the fraternity, younger than you passes away..Rajesh Khanna no more !"

Rajesh Khanna died at his Bandra residence on Wednesday after longstanding health issues. In the last few weeks, he had been in and out of hospital on a number of occasions.

Bachchan's shock over his colleague's demise could be summarised in his tweet - "I stand mute in front of his still body, with nothing crossing my mind ... just disbelief, and a reverence to his departed soul !!"
Big B and Kaka, as Rajesh Khanna was fondly called, had starred together in films like Anand and Namak Haraam. Khanna's portrayal of a happy-go-lucky cancer patient in Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Anand remains one of his most memorable performances till date.

Khanna had won a Filmfare Best Actor award, while Bachchan had won a Filmfare Best Supporting Actor award for Anand. Big B tweeted - "The word 'superstar' was invented for him, and for me it shall ever remain his, and no others .. !!"


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