News|July 20, 2012 5:07 pm

Rajesh Khanna’s lover refuses to leave Aashirwaad

Yesteryear star Rajesh Khanna died day before yesterday as the whole country cried over the loss of a bollywood gem. Aashirwad, his residence in Carter Road, has already turned into a shrine and its conversion into a museum is also being talked about in the industry. But their are reports that the Bandra bunglow is at the heart of a bitter conflict between the Khanna familyand his live in partner, Anita Advani.

Anita Advani has been Rajesh khanna’a ladylove in the recent years and now she has reportedly sent the Khanna family a legal notice in order to safeguard against her possible eviction from Aashirwad. The notice invokes the Domestic Violence Act, and was curiously sent to the family on Tuesday, the eve of Khanna’s demise.

Section 19 of the Act bars the family from ‘dispossessing or in any other manner disturbing the possession of the aggrieved person from the shared household, whether or not the respondent has a legal or equitable interest in the shared household’.

For the last one month, the family has been trying to oust Anita Advani from the house, where she claims she has been living with Rajesh Khanna for the last eight years. This is why she sent the notice.

Said a source.

Anita Advani sent the notice through her advocate Mridula Kadam.

There has been a cold war going on between Ms Advani and the Khanna family that has become the talk of the town. It was also seen during the late star’s funeral procession on Thursday.

A source said,

During the procession that started from the actor’s home, Advani attempted to climb into the vehicle carrying Rajesh Khanna’s body. However, Akshay [Kumar] spotted Advani and asked her to get off, as the vehicle was only for family members.

Rajesh Khanna’s family members have always has a very bad relationship with Advani. Their history with the actor too has been filled with bitterness and negative feelings. Dimple Kapadia, Akshay Kumar, Twinkle and Rinki were reconciled with him in the final stages of his life, though they were not too close to him for many years.

Anita Advani claims that she has been living in Aashirwad for the past 10 years. She admitted that only recently, when ‘Kakaji’ was slipping in and out of consciousness owing to his debilitating illness, he would sometimes fail to recognise her.

He had started pushing me away. There were days where he didn’t even want to speak to his own family. They began isolating me, and I began to feel lost. I sent that notice when I was annoye. Without him, I had nowhere else to go. But I never thought I would actually lose him. The timing was really bad.