The chemistry of Raj Kapoor and Nargis has transcended the screen. Both have appeared in iconic films such as Awara, Shree 420, Barsaat and many more. Considered to be one of the most iconic pairs in Hindi cinema, the two have also come together in real life.
However, the relationship ended and Nargis married actor Sunil Dutt after saving her on the sets of Mother India. Nargis nursed Sunil for two weeks, attending to all of his needs. The two married in 1958.
Speaking of which, Raj Kapoor’s son, the late actor Rishi Kapoor, wrote in his memoir Khullam Khulla that the relationship between the two families had healed in the last few years when Nargis and her husband Sunil Dutt attended. his wedding. He also said that his mother, Krishna Raj Kapoor, also spoke with Nargis on this occasion.
“My father did everything with great pomp and show, including our wedding ceremonies. He flew in maestro Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan from Pakistan for my sangeet. It was a typical Raj Kapoor event that started at 11:30 pm and continued until 6 am, ”writes Rishi.
“JP Chowksey told me later that something unexpected had also happened on my wedding day. Nargis-ji had not set foot in RK Studios after completing Jagte Raho in 1956. However, that day she came with Sunil Dutt to attend the ceremony. She was apparently very nervous about attending a Kapoor event after twenty-four years. My mother, sensing her hesitation, would have taken her aside and said: “My husband is a handsome man. He is also a romantic. I can understand the attraction. I know what you are thinking, but please don’t worry about it in the past. You came to my house for a happy occasion and we are here today as friends, ”said Rishi in his biography.
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