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How does it matter if Rajesh Khanna is dead or alive: PCI Chief

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Updated: Monday, August 27, 2012, 16:36 [IST]

PTI Chief makes rude comment on Kaka
Mumbai: Superstar Rajesh Khanna's death is considered as a big loss to the Hindi film industry. While many wept and expressed their grief over Kaka's sudden death, media persona Press Council Chief Markandey Katju made a few bitter comments over Khanna, that was too rude to digest.

When Kaka died, media channels made extensive coverage on the superstar's illness and demise. Last month, we saw how every news channel, portal and print media had covered every single news related to Khanna's life and death. This was not well accepted by the chairman of Press Council of India.

Katju had slammed the media for ignoring the important national news and focussing on filmstars and their deaths. Katju had said, "How does it matter if Rajesh Khanna is dead or alive." This was a really harsh statement against someone, who had earned love and fame across the globe.

Katju's statement did not go well with Kaka's rumoured girlfriend Anita Advani. She told a leading daily, "To say 'how does it matter if Rajesh Khanna is dead or alive', after he has passed away, is not in good taste. It has hurt me a lot, but more than that, I feel Mr Katju owes all of Kakaji's fans an apology."

Topics: rajesh khanna, anita advani
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Story first published:  Monday, August 27, 2012, 12:07 [IST]
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