10 Fun Facts About Rishi Kapoor!

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His son Ranbir is ruling the roost when it comes to Bollywood romances right now. But Rishi Kapoor himself was the baap of romance in his heydays!

On his birthday today, here are 10 facts about the splendid actor.

 

1. Bollywood stars are extremely popular in Nigeria. They are given nicknames too. Rishi Kapoor is nicknamed ‘Mace’, which means woman.

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2. The first actress to play his on screen love was not Dimple Kapadia but Simi Garewal in Mera Naam Joker!

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3. Neetu Singh hated Rishi Kapoor because he used to constantly play pranks on her. On the sets of Amar Akbar Anthony, he smeared kajal on her face, forcing her to redo her make-up. 

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4. He did a number of films opposite Madhuri Dixit, who later did an item number in Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani opposite son Ranbir!

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5. In Deewana, Rishi Kapoor insisted that the song Aisi Deewangi be picturised on him instead of SRK.

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6. He used Sweaters to look hot. 

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7. He also appeared in the British films Don’t Stop Dreaming (2007) and Sambar Salsa (2008). Phir bhi unka dil hai hindustani!

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8.  After winning the Filmfare award for best debut in Bobby, he did not win another Filmfare for 25 years. The next one was for completing twenty five years in the industry.

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9. He starred opposite Simi Garewal in the Technicolour era, against Sonam and Farha in the VHS era, opposite Meenakshi Seshadri in the Laser Disc era and Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit in the VCD era. All his films are available on DVD now. 😛

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10. Neetu Kapoor’s mom was against her going out with Rishi and would send Neetu’s cousin to tag along every time the couple went out for a date.

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This is our way of saying “Thank You” for having entertained us through the years, and continuing to surprise us with some great performances. And yes, for also having given the world, Ranbir!

The team at ErosNow wishes Rishi Kapoor a very Happy Birthday! You can wish him on our Facebook page.

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