You know you’ve tried it. In the 1970s, few Indian men hitting the discotheques hadn’t. The moves of Rajesh Khanna were so powerful, so devastating that the BBC actually made a documentary on his lifestyle entitled “Bombay Superstar” to introduce him to the West. Rajesh Khanna’s signature wink was and remains the final word in Bollywood seduction. If executed correctly, the wink has a 100% success rate. You can see the wink in almost any of Rajesh Khanna songs, including the evergreen Yeh Shaam Mastani from Kati Patang (1970). For everyone who’s still having trouble, I’ve broken down how to pull off this infallible move in 5 easy-to-master steps.
Step 1: Eyes on the prize. Make full, deliberate eye-contact with the chosen target. Make sure she sees you and can sense something’s approaching. Notice the arched brow and the pursed lips–Rajesh Khanna knows how to concentrate when it counts.
Step 2: Shut your eyelids. The key here is simultaneously tilting your head posterolaterally with the chin leading the way. This takes some very dedicated practice and coordination, so please don’t attempt this in public before you’ve put in the time. Subtle, right? Rajesh Khanna was as talented as he was beautiful.
Step 3: Act natural. Return immediately to starting position, maintaining eye contact with a sly smile as if what just occurred was normal. You’ll have plenty of time to gauge audience response after.
Step 4: Finish the song. Above all, keep singing. You gotta finish what you started. The violins are still playing and Kishore Kumar’s only on the first antra so hold that gameface until the last note.
Step 5: Watch and weep. This should not really qualify as a step. Observe the target’s resulting awe and proceed to take the win by a. proposing to her, b. holding her hand or c. reprising the film’s theme song.
That’s it folks–5 simple steps to becoming a Bombay Superstar. No Rajesh Khanna song is really complete with out it! For your viewing pleasure and further studies, check out Rajesh Khanna’s “Yeh Jo Chilman Hai” from Mehboob Ki Mehndi (1971). Then find some hair gel, a colorful ascot, and get winking.
This is the blog we have all been waiting for!!! No song of his is complete without a wink, many have tried and always fail. He is a Master.
Thank you! We agree, the wink is not for novices and Rajesh Khanna is truly the master. Strict practice is the only way.
Wow- you have captured the anatomical elements in the RK magic ver well- congratulations. I only wish I had read this when I was 21! A perfect recipe for a young romeo…
It is your job to teach my future husband this…otherwise it’s just not going to work!
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He was the FIRST superstar of Bollywood. Bombay University even had an essay on him in the textbook.
gud bro……i alwayz tell u dat u look like a prince.Dashing personality……………..keep it Up!!!
Ahaha, I laughed at this, but now it’s just bittersweet after today’s devastating news. Yes, I burst into tears when I heard it – in front of my whole family. Sigh. But Rajesh Khanna really was very handsome. 🙂
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An entire article describing Rajesh Khanna’s trademark wink??
Could we please have something on Dev Anand’s head-nod next?
We can never get enough of his devastating winking skills at Mr. and Mrs. 55! Glad we found a fellow fan!