Vinod Khanna (6 October 1946 – 27 April 2017) was an actor and producer of Bollywood films. He was the recipient of 2 Filmfare awards. Vinod was also an active politician and was the sitting MP from Gurdaspur constituency (between 1998-2009 and 2014-2017). After making his debut in 1968, Khanna first acted in small roles or negative roles. His angry young man role in the movie Mere Apne, his negative role as the main villain in the superhit movie Mera Gaon Mera Desh and his role in the crtically acclaimed movie Achanak based on the events of the popular case K. M. Nanavati v. State of Maharashtra, as the military officer turned fugitive. In 1982, at the peak of his film career, Khanna temporarily quit the film industry to follow his spiritual guru Osho. After a 5 year hiatus, he returned to the Hindi film industry giving two back to back hit films Insaaf and Satyamev Jayate.
“Mann Ka Meet, was released, I got rave reviews. Within a week, I had signed 15 films! But buying a house was tough. Nobody wanted an actor as a neighbour.”- Vinod Khanna.
Source: Times of India
“My own mind, my mind was thinking too much. My mind was very hyper. Thoughts were all over the place and I was very angry in the sense that I had reached a saturation point where people can press your buttons and make you react – your emotions, your anger and it wasn’t under my control. Yet I used to see when I meditate these things don’t affect at all and you become the master of your mind. And these were the things that drove me to say that I have had enough film, I have had enough fans, I have made enough money. I felt that if I really had to go deeper into meditation, I need to give full time to it.” – Vinod Khanna.
Source: News 18
“One must realise, you come alone, you go alone. You have to travel your own path.” – Vinod Khanna.
Source: Huffington Post
“I am all alone in this make up room today because I am no longer in the rat race called filmdom. No one needs me today because the industry is motive-oriented and everybody is selfish. I too do not need anybody today. I am happy and contented with my wife and kids.”- Vinod Khanna.