Super star Rajesh Khanna was quite unhappy with Shatrughan Sinha over his decision to contest in the 1992 by-election for the New Delhi constituency against him. While Rajesh was contesting on a Congress ticket, Shatrughan was on a BJP ticket. Rajesh defeated Shatrughan by over 28,000 votes and retained his seat till 1996. The two didn’t speak for a long time. Shatrughan now regrets getting into a feud with Rajesh. He said that the superstar passed away before he could apologise to him and make amends.
“Rajesh was very upset when I contested against him in a by-election. Honestly, I didn’t want to, but couldn’t refuse LK Advani ji. I tried explaining this to Rajesh but he did not like it; we didn’t speak for quite a long time. However, we did start talking after many years,” Shatrughan Sinha told TOI. He further added, “I wanted to go and apologise to him when he was in the hospital and hug him, but sadly, he passed away before I could do that.”
Rajesh Khanna died in 2012 after his prolonged illness.