Neetu Kapoor-Rishi Kapoor engagement was deliberate by his sister Ritu, prophesized by Dilip Kumar

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Rishi Kapoor married his longtime girlfriend Neetu Singh in 1980. The 2 stars featured collectively in a number of motion pictures and had been one of the crucial wanted {couples} of Bollywood. But when it weren’t for Kapoor’s sister Ritu, the 2 lovebirds would have by no means taken their relationship to the following stage.

In his biography, Khullam Khulla, Kapoor devoted a chapter to his spouse Neetu the place he talked about how he was hesitant of telling his dad and mom about Neetu. However his father Raj Kapoor was conscious of his love for Neetu, and it was his sister Ritu who ‘plotted’ his engagement in Delhi.

“Although my brothers knew, my parents knew, and pretty much the whole world knew, I could never voice my intentions to Neetu or to them. I wasn’t even sure if I was ready for marriage. I was twenty-seven years old and still living with my parents in Chembur. Given how committed we were to each other, nobody could fathom why I wasn’t popping the question. How could they know that I was battling a million demons in my head?” the Bobby actor wrote in his e book.

Kapoor was apprehensive of marrying Neetu as a result of he doubted an actor’s longevity in Bollywood after marriage. “I often think I may never have married Neetu, or we may have got married much later than we did, if it weren’t for my sister Ritu. Left to myself, I may never have taken our relationship to the next level,” Kapoor famous.

Kapoor’s sister Ritu invited him to Delhi to attend an engagement ceremony in her household and when he returned to Mumbai, the actor had a hoop on his finger.

“I hadn’t a clue that Ritu had been plotting and planning along with my friends Gogi (film-maker Ramesh Behl) and Ravi Malhotra (father of Karan Malhotra, the young director of Karan Johar’s 2012 film Agneepath). At the airport in Mumbai, as I waited to board my flight, I met Saira Banu and Dilip Kumar, who asked me where I was going. When I told him I was headed for Delhi to attend an engagement, Dilip sa’ab joked, ‘Don’t pull a fast one on me. Aren’t you going there to get engaged yourself?’ How prophetic Dilip sa’ab’s words turned out to be,” learn an excerpt in Khullam Khulla.

Neetu Kapoor turns 63 in the present day. Rishi Kapoor handed away final yr after a protracted battle with most cancers.

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