How did Osho influence Vinod Khanna?

Would like to know your insights on how did Osho influence Vinod Khanna in the early 80s?

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Tuli Banerjee
June 7, 2017


Anonymous July 13, 2017 - 10:22 am
Ashok Chhibbar June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

Although I do not have personal knowledge of Vinod Khanna, I did meet him once in the mid 70's at RK Studios where he was shooting for a film with the legendary Ashok Kumar. At lunch time his two young boys came to the studio with a tiffin from home. A very down to earth person, Vinod was a gentleman to the core. Apparently, later he had some issues with his marriage and was quite disturbed. He yearned for inner peace and answers to a lot of questions building up in his mind. Looking for a Guru to lead him to that level of peace he stumbled upon Rajneesh. He joined the Ashram at Pune and stayed there for a prolonged period of time meditating and getting lessons in humility. He returned home well chastised and a better person than before. While he did a few films, his worth as an actor was never recognised especially when actors like Amitabh, Rajesh Khanna, Rishi Kappor and some more were on the scene. *p**p*RIP, Vinod Khanna. You lived a good and peaceful life. OSHO sure did have a positive influence on you.*p*

Prashant Patel June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

Vinod Khanna a very handsome actor and a splendid personality was spiritually enlightened by Rajnish OSHO as per the news in 80's when he happened to be on the top position in his professional career. Human body and soul are very influentional and could be attracted to the spiritual force and could break the shell of comfort zone (Family n Carrer) in search of light… looks like Mr. Khanna was on such a journey and may be even he succeded in his motive but was not able to deliver what he gained on the spiritual plane. His return to bollywood gave him back his postion in bollywood with being insaaf, satyamevijayate and dayavan boxoffice hits… *p**p*The question posed is can a human being with responsibilites go on the spiritual journey when his/her family needs him the most… the answer according to my views is if a person accomplish what desired balancing his time between carrer, society and passion his life could be considered as complete in every aspect…. *p**p*I have had always been a big FAN of Vinod Khanna and his acting… RIP*p**p* *p*

MrBond June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

I don't know how Osho influenced Vinod Khanna. But one thing is sure, Osho's influence was huge for Vinod Khanna gave up his top position in movies, his glamour-filled life and took to orange robe. He suffered for a long time for his this decision, but then the question has always been…did he think of it as 'suffering'*p*

Archana June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

Perhaps its true what they say. The higher you go, the harder you fall. At the peak of one's career, especially for celebrities, it is very easy to lose perspective. Surrounded by yes-men they have no idea when they lose touch with reality. Then comes a fall. A devastating one,from which very few can get up. Vinod Khanna was probably one of the smart ones who looked for  spiritual assistance before he had that fall. What he gained from Osho only he would be able to tell but there's no denying that he was someone who's calling was beyond cinema. That itself makes him one of the most intriguing personalities of our country.*p*

Mira June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

Interesting to read this. We all get overwhelmed at times and find means to make peace with oneself.*p*

christina June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

That was the time when loads of people were mesmerised by Osho. Then there was so much white skin in his commune and the stories of wild orgies in his commune kept filtering in. *p**p*Vinod khanna must have been so vulnerable to chuck his name fame for his quest of elusive peace. His vulnerability his good looks the many chinks in his armour made him so madly desirable to most women.that is what an actor should be wear his heart on his sleeve. Not like AB who is correct still does great roles with elan but all style and calculative. No heart at all*p*

TuliBanerjee June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

Thanks :)*p*

TuliBanerjee June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

Loved his lifestyle… almost envious 839Drsanjeevtrivedi  *p*

TuliBanerjee June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

Very interesting viewpoint @Prashant*p*

TuliBanerjee June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

Yes 2520Jamshedvrajan  passion can lead one to what heights… worth pondering…*p*

RakshaBharadia June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

That he was so vulnerable to throw it all way, does it mean that he had a heart…more than others? Who are almost always self obsessed? Esp in this world?  *p*

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DrSanjeevTrivedi June 8, 2017 - 8:56 am

Vinod Khanna when looking for stress free life, alternatives to personal routine life, variety, exploring something exorbitantly great, joined Rajnish.*p**p*He worked in Bhagwan Rajnish's kitchen as a cook for a while. He left Osho's ashram completely fulfilled and adopted his life back at Mumbai. No virtual progress made. He left his life style to adopt completely an alien way of living but returned back.*p**p*He never lived in confusion. When he got confused he experimented and stepped back.*p*

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