Rajesh Khanna’s bungalow to be converted into museum


Bollywood’s first superstar Rajesh Khanna was cremated yesterday amidst fanfare. His last journey was attended by thousands of fans including family members. Keeping in mind the last wish of the original star and the wish of his two daughters Twinkle and Rinki Khanna, his sea-facing bungalow on Carter Road in Bandra West is likely to be converted into museum.

"Yes, there are plans to convert Aashirwad into a museum, but nothing has been finalised yet. The family members will take the decision after Rajesh Khanna`s `chautha`. It`s his daughters Twinkle and Rinke`s wish to do so," a source close to Rajesh Khanna`s family said on condition of anonymity.

"Khanna wanted that after his death, the bungalow be converted into a museum. If this happens then it will be India's first star museum. His two daughters Twinkle and Rinke are married and well-settled... they don't need his property," the source told.

"But the final decision on the museum will be taken by the two daughters," the source said.

The museum will comprise of Khanna's clothes, trophies, cars and other memorabilia.

"There are several valuable things related to Khanna in his bungalow. So right from trophies that he has received till date for his film career to his clothes to the battery of cars that he has to artifacts and other things will be part of the museum," the source said.

Rajesh Khanna died on Wednesday due to liver infection. He was 69. He is survived by his estranged wife Dimple and two daughters Twinkle and Rinki.


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