Some men have got charisma so strong that they can make millions of other men jealous. Indian ladies, for decades have been mesmerized by magnetic personality of this hunk and have nagged their lovers and husbands for not using a certain soap endorsed by this magnetic personality…Trust me that was charm of Vinod Khanna, who was not only one of the best looking actors of Hindi Cinema but also was one of the finest actors that we have known.
Physically he might have left us today but his works have already made him an immortal. We pay homage to this great actor today and we will talk about his 3 roles that will make us remember him till end of times…
Amar (Amar Akbar Anthony)
Amar is one of the characters that comes to your mind first when you think of Vinod Khanna. A cop with heart of Gold, who fights the goons, and has soft corner for a con woman forced to live a life of crime. He makes an effort not only to save her but also brings her out from the life of misery.
My Aunt had once said that…When he sang…’Tere sang jeevan ki dor bandhi hai’ in the mellow voice of Mukesh in the song ‘Humko tumse ho gaya hai pyar’, he literally made girls of that era fall in love and day dream about him.
Shyam (Mere Apne)
Gulzar Saheb is known for recognizing talent, he has cast best of actors in the roles with which they proved their mettle. He did a small cameo ffor him in Parichay but Shyam is one of those characters of Gulzar that was made immortal by amazing performance of Vinod Khanna. In my humble opinion, this was his life’s best act. His persona matched to the well written character which fitted him like hand in a glove. Shyam has anguish, anger and pain, emotions that you take home after you have finished watching this film. Hats off to Vinod ji for this.
He played Cop Amar in ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ and an exact opposite Amar in this one, in one of the most powerpacked action laden film yet romantic acts of his time, Qurbani will be recalled as one of his Bilingual films, made both in Hindi and English, in this movie he shared space with Zeenat and Feroz but again he made girls drool over him inspite of other two sharing his space on screen. His dialogues from Qurbani have been acted and copied by almost every stand up mime, and is indeed his most memorable action roles.