Now we are all well aware that Rishi Kapoor broke a million hearts we he openhearted-ly declared his love for the beautiful Neetu Singh. One was the hearth-robe of Bollywood, other the most sought after heroine of that time! Love was bound to happen. Their rocking chemistry and blossoming love were always visible in the movies they did together. The magic on the silver was not just ‘brilliant acting’, it was true love.
How it all started!
Neetu started dating Chintu(Rishi Kapoor’s nick name) when she was just 14. He was already a well-established actor and hearthrob of millions by then, while she was beginning to flourish in the the world of bollywood. Their first movie together the film Zehrila Insaan. It was not love at first sight for the lovely duo. Rishi Kapoor was quite a pranksterin those days and loved teasing the newbie Neetu on the sets. He would smear her face with kajal just after she would get done with her make up. But in a typical filmy style, Neetu fell in love with that very guy who irritated her the most. Rishi too on the other side didn’t think once before opening up to her.
Neetu’s mom didn’t seem to be quite happy with the way things were turning up. She was not at fault, as Neetu was too young, only 14 years old and was just beginning to climb the ladder of success. She did not want to set the tongues of the industry insiders wagging about their relationship. This is why Neetu’s mother always sent someone along with Neetu whenever she went out on a date with Rishi Kapoor.
When Rishi proposed to Neetu, Rajee was over the moon. But Neetu had some kind of guilt in her mind. She was single handedly bore the weight of her house and she didn;t want to leave her mother all alone without anyone to support her. When Rishi Kapoor got to know about this, he didn’t think twice before inviting Rajee to stay along with them after marriage. How their engagement came about is a story by itself. It was at a wedding in Rishi’s family in Delhi. The family decided that this was the right moment to announce their engagement. The sudden announcement and engagement gave Neetu jitters and her nerves had to be calmed down by with a glass of bubbly given to her by her husband. They got married soon after.
Now when two famous celebrity decide to tie the knot, the paparazzi will not be far away from their life proceeding. This couple too like all others, had it’s own share twists and turns. The Kapoor family was known to be very paternal and a kapoor bahu was expected to lead a simple household life and leave the Bollywood industry. Neetu didn’t hesitate once, she returned all her signing amount and left the industry for her good. This got the rumour mills up and running. People claimed that Neetu was forced into an early retirement. But she hit back saying it was her personal choice and Rishi was a very supportive husband.
In the late 1990’s, bollywood insiders revealed that Rishi was turning into an alcholic and some newspapers also carreid the reports of a complaint being filed by Neetu against Rishi Kapoor for domestic violence. Some reports also stated that Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh have parted ways. However, she returned to the Kapoor household and took care of her little family.
The love goes on
The couple broke through all these controversies and supported each other through the thick and thins of life. Neetu recently said in and interview, “There always comes a phase in a couple’s life when there would be friction, disagreements. Rishi and I also went through that stage. It was just one of those problems which only the husband and wife would understand. Fortunately, we were able to sort out our differences. Today, everything is forgotten.” The couple came out of all these controversies and supported each through the high and lows of life. She recently said in an interview, And it truly is. With this couple coming out with their new flick Besharam in which the lead role is being played by their very son Ranbir Kapoor, we can only wish em luck for their upcoming movie and wish em a long and prosperous life ahead.