Saturday, September 6, 2014

Rakesh Roshan – The Filmmaker Turns 65

With a string of hits from 2000 (Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai ) to (2013 Krrish 3) filmmaker Rakesh Roshan has proved that he is filmmaker with golden touch. Rakesh Roshan, the brilliant filmmaker, actor, producer turns 65 today; Raaga.Com wishes the actor birthday wishes and a successful future. 

Son of an eminent music director Roshan, who gave super hit movies like AARTI, BARSAT KI RAAT, TAJ MAHAL etc., Rakesh Roshan aspired to be an actor but after a brief stint as a actor in movies like ZAKHMEE (1975), KHEL KHEL MEIN (1975), Khatta Meetha (1978), KHOOBSURAT (1980) he switched to film making as his career as a actor did not win the kind of stardom which his friends Rishi Kapoor and Jeetendra won. 

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With his first movie KAAMCHOR (1982) he hit the bull’s eye but his second movie as a producer BHAGWAN DADA (1986) was a huge loss and Rakesh Roshan was forced to take direction himself with KHUDGARZ (1987). What began as a forced decision became a blessing in disguise because KHUDGARZ was a blockbuster and opened a flood gate of hit movies KHOON BHARI MAANG (1988), KISHEN KANHAIYA (1990), KARAN ARJUN (1995), KAHO NAA... PYAAR HAI (2000), KOI MIL GAYA (2003), KRRISH (2006) and KRRISH 3 (2013).

Readers may wonder there is one thing common in all the movies of Rakesh Roshan and that is all the movies begin by the letter ‘K’. So what is secret behind this letter ‘K’. Rakesh Roshan in an interview said, “While I was making my movie BHAGWAN DADA, a fan saw my movies advertisement in film magazines and in a letter advised me that the title of the movie is wrong and must be altered to beging with a letter ‘K’ otherwise the movie might be a flop and will incur heavy financial losses to me.” He added, “ To prove his logic he gave examples of all my hit films, which incidently began with the letter ‘K’ like KHEL KHEL MEIN, KHATTA MEETHA, KHUBSOORAT, KAAMCHOR etc. However I ignored his advice thinking it is mere superstitious. But to my shook the movie was a disaster at box office and made financially bankrupt as the fan has suggested.” 

He continues, “Hence after BHAGWAN DADA, when I made KHUDGARZ, I intentionally stuck to the letter ‘K’. The movie was a hit. After KHUDGARZ, the fan again wrote to me saying, ‘The truth is there for you to see now that KHUDGARZ is a hit. Since then it’s been ‘K’ for all my films.”