Not many may be aware of the fact that, legendary actor Rajesh Khanna last worked under the direction of R Balki, as he featured in a fan commercial which was directed by the ‘Paa’ fame filmmaker. R Balki, apart from directing Bollywood movies, was also a well known ad filmmaker. After receiving the responsibility of directing a ad film on a specified brand of fans, the director was clear about wanting Rajesh Khanna to feature in it.
According to reports, Rajesh Khanna, in spite of not keeping well, agreed to do the commercial. He was so impressed by the filmmaker’s work that, the superstar made a request of casting him in one of his Bollywood projects.
On the other hand, R Balki went on to reveal about, never being a fan of the superstar unlike all his other friends. In fact, it was the other rising star during the era of 70’s, Amitabh Bachchan, which had R Balki awestruck and hence the reason why Big B is a part of filmmaker’s every project. 18th July 2015 marked the third death anniversary of the Bollywood’s only superstar Rajesh Khanna.