The chemistry of Raj Kapoor and Nargis created panic on the screen. Both appeared in iconic films like Awara, Shree 420, Barsaat and many more. Considered to be one of the most iconic couples in Hindi cinema, the two grew up together in real life.
However, the relationship ended and Nargis married actor Sunil Dutt, as they saved her on the sets of Mother India. Nargis helped Sunil for two weeks, fulfilling her every need. The two tied the knot in 1958.
Talking about this, Raj Kapoor’s son, the late actor Rishi Kapoor, wrote in his memoirs Khullam Khulla that in later years the relationship between the two families got fixed when Nargis and husband Sunil Dutt attended their wedding. . He also said that his mother Krishna Raj Kapoor also spoke to Nargis on the occasion.
“My father did everything with a lot of pomp and show and that included our wedding ceremonies. He flew from Pakistan to Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan for my music. It was a typical Raj Kapoor incident that started at 11.30 pm and continued till 6 am, ”writes Rishi.
“JP Chaukse later told me that something unexpected had happened on my wedding day too. Nargis-ji did not set foot in RK Studios after completing Jagte Raho in 1956. However, on that day, she came with Sunil Dutt to attend the ceremony. Twenty-four years later, Kapoor was very nervous about going to the show. My mother, sensing his hesitation, allegedly took her aside and said, ‘My husband is a beautiful man. He is also romantic. I can understand the attraction. I know what you’re thinking, but please don’t kill yourself from the past. You have come to my house on a happy occasion and we are here today as friends. ‘