When Shammi Kapoor started his film career, people started comparing him with his elder brother Raj Kapoor.
Image Credit source: Scene from Film Professor
Bollywood actor Shammi Kapoor was one such artist, whom fans liked for acting as well as dancing. It is said that Shammi Kapoor’s personal life was as exciting as reel life. Shammi Kapoor He did not get success in the early part of his career, but when his luck brightened, he did not look back. Today is the death anniversary of Shammi Kapoor. He said goodbye to this world forever on August 14, 2011. Today we will tell about interesting stories related to his life.
Like Rajkumar, Shammi Kapoor was taken care of
Shammi Kapoor was born on 21 October 1931 in Ajinkya Hospital, Mumbai. He was the first son in his home who was born in the hospital. At the time of his birth, this fear was constantly in the mind of father Prithviraj Kapoor. The reason for this was that when Shammi Kapoor was in his mother’s womb, at the same time two more brothers younger than Raj Kapoor died within a week. At the time of his birth, his parents had to sell a lot. Later they were taken care of like princes.
Had to leave school because of Raj Kapoor
When Shammi Kapoor’s father returned to Mumbai in 1939, he started working with Ranjit Studios. Five years after this, in the year 1944, his father started Prithvi Theatre, which is very famous today. The first play named Shakuntala was played in Prithvi Theatre. Shammi Kapoor and his elder brother Raj Kapoor took part in this play. But when Raj Kapoor could not get leave to participate in the play, he got into a fight with the principal. After which both Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor had to leave school.
Nutan has dated
Shammi Kapoor worked with actress Nutan in her debut film Laila Majnu. It is said that actress Nutan was his childhood girlfriend. Shammi started dating Nutan at a very young age. It is said that Shammi Kapoor also wanted to marry Nutan, but Nutan’s mother Shobhana did not approve of this relationship. However, he later married Geeta Bali, which lasted only for 10 years. Let us tell you that Shammi Kapoor got a lot of praise for his acting in films like Kashmir Ki Kali, Professor and Junglee.