Actor-turned-director, Rakesh Roshan is known to bring alive some interesting stories on silver screen through his movies like ‘Koi Mil Gaya’, ‘Krrish’ series, ‘Koyla’ to name a few. After being a versatile actor in 70s and 80s, Rakesh Roshan decided to don the hat of a director. And, as he decided to move on from being an actor to a director he decided to go bald which was a shocker for his fans. While we all have seen him in his bald look for so many years but no one knows the actual story behind it!
After the successful run of movie ‘Khudgarz’ in theatres, Rakesh Roshan announced his most ambitious project, ‘Khoon Bhari Maang’. He was ready to kick start this project but his wife, Pinky had put him a condition to go bald before he starts working on the movie. Much to his surprise, Rakesh did not understand the context and asked his wife about the relevance. She reminded him of ‘Khudgarz’, Rakesh’s previous directorial venture that was a huge grosser at the box office. Before the release date of the film, Rakesh Roshan went to Tirupati Balaji and prayed for the success of the film. He promised that he would go bald and offer his hair at the temple if his film is successful and as it turned out to be, ‘Khudgarz’ is still one of Hindi Cinema’s biggest hits.
However, Rakesh Roshan completely forgot about the promise but Pinky was aware of his wish. Therefore, she asked him to do so to complete his wish and express his gratitude to the almighty. After giving it though, Rakesh Roshan finally took it seriously and did as he had promised. The rest is history. Since that day, he has become one of Bollywood’s most successful and acclaimed producer-director.
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