The legendary Raj Kapoor is known by names including Charlie Chaplin of Indian Cinema and The Showman. He continued making films through 1970’s and 1980’s. Kapoor’s films have created a huge impact in the Indian Cinema. He was married to Krishna Malhotra who was his first cousin. Despite being a married man, he is also famous for his major breaks ups and link-ups with many actresses in Bollywood.
He was first linked with Nargis during the making of the film Andaz in the year 1949. Nargis and Raj Kapoor had been in a constant relationship both professionally and personally for 16 years. On a major note, Nargis was ready to marry Raj Kapoor but Raj Kapoor was not ready to leave his wife and children. They both never revealed their relationship publicly. Soon they both parted their ways when Nargis went on to marry Sunil Dutt. Later, Kapoor was said to be seeing actress Vyjayanthimala who had appeared in his film Sangam. When Raj Kapoor was shooting for movie Satyam Shivam Sundaram he was rumored for his link-ups with Zeenat Aman. He was very much inspired by her dedication towards her work.
In Raj Kapoor’s autobiography Rishi Kapoor, penned down:
“I remember moving into the Natraj Hotel on Marine Drive with my mom during the time Papa was involved with Vyjayanthimala. From the hotel, we shifted for two months into an apartment in Chitrakoot. My father had bought the apartment for Mom and us. He did all he could to woo her back, but my mother wouldn’t give in until he had ended that chapter of his life”.
Despite his rumors of link-ups with his co-stars, he showed his immense dedication and loyalty towards his wife. It is truly admirable and inspiring. Kapoor has left a legacy and nobody can ever be compared to him.