Raj Kapoor married the daughter of Rewa's IG, this act broke the relationship between Zeenat Aman and Dev Anand

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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Bollywood's 'showman' star Raj Kapoor's 36th death anniversary is on June 2 and on this occasion we are telling two important stories from his life, due to which on one hand his family got settled and on the other hand a famous couple broke up. Raj Kapoor worked in films for more than five decades. During this time he was awarded with awards ranging from Padma Bhushan to National Award, Filmfare and Dadasaheb Phalke. Almost everyone knows about Raj Kapoor's film career and his hit films, but here we are telling two stories from his personal life.

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The first story is about Raj Kapoor's wedding. His wedding was very interesting and fun. This wedding was organized by Raj Kapoor's father Prithviraj Kapoor. He was also a well-known film producer and owner of Prithvi Theatre. Once he went to Rewa with his theatre troupe. His two sons Shammi and Raj Kapoor also went with him.

Father Prithviraj Kapoor went to Rewa and got him married to the IG's daughter

The responsibility of Prithviraj Kapoor's security was given to Kartar Nath Malhotra, the IG of Rewa at that time. He was the IG there at that time. During this time Prithviraj Kapoor and Kartar Nath became friends.

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Children of Raj Kapoor and Krishna

Then what happened was that Prithviraj Kapoor arranged the marriage of his elder son Raj Kapoor with IG's daughter Krishna. In this way Raj Kapoor married the IG's daughter and brought her into the Kapoor family. After marriage, they became parents of five children. They gave birth to sons Rishi, Randhir and Rajiv Kapoor. They also had two daughters, whose names are Rima and Ritu.

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Kissing Zeenat Aman proved costly, Dev Anand got jealous

Raj Kapoor had settled down, but because of him Dev Anand and Zeenat Aman's relationship broke up. According to reports, romance between Zeenat Aman and Dev Anand started during the shooting of 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna'. Both wanted to spend time with each other. Dev Anand wanted to take Zeenat Aman on a date and propose her in a romantic way. But on the same day Dev Anand and Zeenat Aman had to go to the screening of Raj Kapoor's film 'Ishq Ishq Ishq'. This was in the year 1974. Dev Anand planned to go on a date after the premiere, but things went awry before that. Dev Anand has also mentioned this in his book 'Romancing with Life'.

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Dev Anand had told the whole incident in the book

Dev Anand wrote, 'After the premiere of 'Ishq Ishq Ishq' at Metro Cinema, Raj Kapoor kissed Zeenat in front of everyone and congratulated her for her brilliant performance in the film. This would have made his evening even more wonderful. Yet, he went ahead and kissed the person whom I considered my only property, my discovery, my leading lady. I was jealous of him.' Dev Anand believed that only he had the right to Zeenat because he had given her her big break. He fell madly in love with the actress.

Zeenat Aman is sad, she felt bad about Dev Anand's words

But after this incident, the relationship between Dev Anand and Zeenat Aman broke forever. Zeenat Aman was also saddened by the fact that Dev Sahab believed that nonsense incident without knowing the whole truth and even got it printed in a book so that the whole world could read it.

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