The month of August represents the pinnacle of summer
and also the peak of thunderstorms. Where the pinnacle of summer means
growth and success, thunderstorms don't pass without grabbing attention!
Such is the celebrity and personal lives of one of Bollywood's power
couples even today, Rishi and Neetu Kapoor!
The beautiful couple
took over the big screen and the headlines with their undisputed
chemistry and love story during their time! The charming Neetu Singh
entered the industry at the point where the chocolate boy, Rishi Kapoor
had already captured the title of being an established actor. When Neetu
was 14, the two talented personas began dating, soon becoming the talk
of the town!
The two came together for the first time for their movie, Zehrilla Insaan.
Unlike most couples, these two did not hit it off with a smile on their faces; at least, Neetu didn't, with kajal
on her face by the one and only Rishi himself! Eventually, it was the
naughty pranks Rishi played on her that won her over! After their first
movie, came many more such as Zinda Dil, Khel Khel Mein, Dhan Daulat,
and Anjane Mein!
was not long before Rishi Kapoor
proposed to his lady love, which
although sent the gal's mother, Rajee over the moon, the latter herself
was very apprehensive about the proposal. Being the breadwinner of the
family, Neetu felt uncomfortable leaving her mother to fend for herself,
and this is when the charming actor swooped in and became her real life
hero! After the marriage on January 22, 1980, he brought his
mother-in-law along and offered her a place in their home and in his
As with any celebrity love story, controversy is a must! It was believed that the Kapoor family was very patriarchal
and a Kapoor bahu
to handle the household and nothing more. True to the rumors, Neetu
left the film industry in 1983, shortly after the marriage. Many years
later, word was out that Rishi Kapoor
had become an alcoholic - leading
to marital issues between the evergreen jodi of Bollywood.
the many hurdles and controversies thrown about, the pair has lead a
happy, and successful marital life with two beautiful children! Their
daughter is happily married and an established fashion designer whereas
their son, actor Ranbir Kapoor
, is the heartthrob of many!