Rishi Kapoor broke a million hearts when he khullam-khulla declared his love for the beautiful Neetu Singh. One was the chocolate boy of Bollywood, other the most sought after heroine of that time- love was bound to happen. Their amazing chemistry and blossoming love were always visible in the movies they did together. The magic they created on the silver screen was not just ‘good acting’, it was true love.
It all began when Neetu started dating Chintu, aka Rishi when she was just 14 years old. He was already a well-established actor and the heartthrob of millions by then, while she was just taking baby steps into the industry. The first time they came together on-screen was for the film Zehreela Insaan (1974).
It was not love at first sight for the beautiful pair. Chintu was quite a prankster and loved teasing the young Neetu on sets. He would smear her face with kajal just after she completed her makeup. But in true filmy style, Neetu fell in love with the guy who irritated her the most, and Rishi too reciprocated her love.
When Rishi proposed to Neetu, Rajee was over the moon. But, Neetu had a nagging feeling of guilt in her mind. She was the sole breadwinner of the house, and she did not want to leave her mother all alone without anyone supporting her. But Neetu’s ‘knight in shining armour’ came in and solved her dilemma. He invited Rajee to stay with them after marriage.
There were a lot of controversies after their marriage, Neetu was forced to retire early from films and stay as a housewife. There were reports of the couple having friction, but they stuck together in all the thick and thin and would be celebrating Neetu’s birthday today, together.