Today is the birthday of veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor. Last year, on April 30, Rishi Kapoor died in a Mumbai hospital. He was battling cancer for a long time, and in 2018, he also underwent cancer treatment in New York for about a year. Rishi Kapoor has written his memoirs in the year 2017 in his book ‘Khullam Khulla’. He has made many revelations in this book with impunity, which includes many stories of his father’s extramarital affair with his first girlfriend. Rishi Kapoor has opened the pages of his life in this book with honesty and clarity.
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Once known as Bollywood’s chocolate hero, Rishi Kapoor has openly revealed his crush on actresses in the book. He has also mentioned Neetu Kapoor and their love story in detail. Rishi Kapoor was born on September 4, 1952 in Chembur, Mumbai. He played the role of the romantic lead in about 92 films between 1973 and 2000. In 2008, he received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. Let us know what revelations the sage has made in his book.
Rishi Kapoor has also mentioned in this book the extramarital affairs of Father Raj Kapoor. He wrote that Raj Kapoor had relationships with other women while he was married to Krishna Raj Kapoor. He has written that when he was young, his father had an affair with the famous Bollywood actress Nargis. He has also written that Raj Kapoor also had an affair with Vyjayanthi Mala.
Rishi Kapoor has written that he was madly in love with someone else, not Neetu. He has told in his book that his first girlfriend was the Parsi girl Yasmin Mehta, with whom he was madly in love. He also dated Yasmin. This is before the release of the movie Bobby. After Bobby’s 1973 release, Stardust magazine ran the story of the romance between Dimple and me. Dimple Khanna was already married at that time. The news of his affair with Dimple ended his relationship with Yasmin. Rishi Kapoor has written that he tried very hard to bring Yasmin back into his life, but she disagreed.
Rishi Kapoor wrote that his first girlfriend, Yasmin, gave him a ring. This ring was given to him at the time he was dating his girlfriend Yasmin. During the filming of the movie Bobby, Dimple wore this ring by pulling it off his hand. When Rajesh Khanna proposed to Dimple and saw the ring on her hand, he took it out and threw it into the sea near Juhu. This matter was in the news a lot at the time. Rishi has admitted in the book that the truth is that I never fell in love with Dimple. I did not love them.
Rishi Kapoor made his Bollywood debut in 1970 with his father’s film ‘Mera Naam Joker. In this movie, Rishi played his father’s childhood character. It was made popular with the 1973 film Bobby. His opposite was Dimple Kapadia in the movie. He also received the Filmfare Award for ‘Best Actor for This Movie. In the 1990s, Rishi Kapoor’s image was that of a romantic hero. Girls used to love him for his chocolate looks. He acted in about 51 films as a solo lead. With his wife Dimple, Rishi acted in about 12 movies together.