Rishi Kapoor : Real Life Hero No. 1

Rishi Kapoor

Rishi Kapoor was indeed a real-life hero no. 1. An actor, ancestor of a legendary family, and a nice human. He passed away just a few hours back. He touched the hearts of layman with his effortless acting. Right from Bobby, he was looked at as a common man’s hero. Here is a different angle on his life.

Reel and Real Life

Neetu Singh and Rishi Kapoor had the bonding since their teenage, that changed into an unshakable relationship enduring the highs and lows. The studio was her play area. Rishi wasn’t a simple man to coexist with, but it was very much real as like as reel life. They proved to be great partners, lovers, and parents.

Neetu – the younger artist

Neetu Singh was a youngster artist. When she entered her adolescents, Neetu was playing the driving woman. On the other hand, Rishi Kapoor was the child of “the showman”, Raj Kapoor, and movies were in their DNA. Playing his dad’s more youthful self in Mera Naam Joker, Rishi made his official presentation in the main role in Bobby in 1973.

Love and more love

They were working very well on-screen together, their reel life science so genuine, it initiated gossip. Once Rishi Kapoor was on an outstation shoot and he missed his companion significantly. He sent her a message, that was “yeh sikhni badi yaad aati hai”. (I remember this Sikh lady again and again)

The idea to just date

He didn’t need marriage. To such an extent, that through their romance, which started in 1975, he advised her, “I will just date you, however never wed you”. Twelve movies and after five years, things ended up being extraordinary. But these emotions took U-turn after a while. When she was 21 and he 26. Rishi felt that “I generally felt she will take care of me.”

Away from movies

Months before the marriage Neetu told all her producers that, she will be no more working in movies. She needed to agree to the legend of ‘Kapoor ladies don’t work in motion pictures’. In her own words, Neetu Singh said “It was a reliable choice at my end. I had been acting in films since the age of 5 and had done more than 70 movies, I expected to concentrate on my home and family, which I needed for”.

Rishi Kapoor - Neetu Kapoor

She kept them together

Neetu kept her word promptly. She never asked for working in some movies. She concentrated on her home and family. She always stood firmly behind Rishi and their children. Ranbir concedes, “I have seen them fight, however, my mom is a stone. She is the person who has kept all of us together”.

She was prime hope

Neetu played a role against Rishi in Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Love Aaj Kal’ and Habib Faisal’s ‘Do Dooni Chaar.’ after 39 years, She was the prime hope of Rishi in his illness. Neetu and Kapoor’s family made every possible effort to save  Rishi’s life, Neetu’s real-life hero no. 1.

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