Earlier today the terrible news of yesteryear superstar Vinod Khanna passing away came as a shock. He was 70 and lost the battle to bladder cancer. But co-incidentally, April 27, the day Vinod Khanna breathed his last is also the day his close friend, director and co-star of many films, legendary Feroz Khan had died. In fact today is his death anniversary. And the day of his demise marked the death of his co-star of blockbuster films like Qurbani, Dayavan etc. Strange coincidence, isn’t it?
Feroz Khan, died on April 27, 2009 at the age of 69, succumbing to lung cancer. Both were considered as two of the coolest superstars of Indian cinema. Their first collaboration came in 1976’s Shankar Shambhu. The film had Feroz Khan playing Shankar and Vinod Khanna playing Shambhu. Their biggest success came in 1980 with blockbuster hit, Qurbani. The film was directed by Feroz Khan and starred Vinod Khanna in the lead role, with he himself playing a second lead. The film was the biggest hit of the year. In fact such was the craze of this With chartbuster tracks be it, Aap Jaisa Koi, Laila Main Laila, Hum Tumhein Chahte Hain Aise etc.
Fresh after the success of Qurbani, Vinod Khanna shocked everyone when he took a sabbatical from films. But when he returned, it was Feroz Khan’s another directorial that give him his big hit in Dayavan. A remake of Tamil hit Nayakan, Dayavan, too, was a critical and commercial success and helped Vinod Khanna re-establish himself. Just like most of his directorials, Dayavan, too, had Vinod Khanna in the lead and Feroz playing a second fiddle.
The two remained great friends until Feroz Khan succumbed to lung cancer. And it looks like both of them chose the same day to leave this world.
Just like Feroz Khan, Vinod Khanna, too, has left for a better world. There will never be a superstar as cool as these two legends…
Source : http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/vinod-khanna-and-feroz-khan-strange-coincidence-india-lost-two-of-its-coolest-superstars-on-the-same-day-april-27/