Mumbai. Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar have fought each other many times on the big screen. Both his films were popular among the audience. Both were good friends in real life as well. Both were not only associated with films but also consulted each other on personal matters. Once Raj Kapoor’s grandfather created trouble for Dilip Kumar. Dilip sir’s father got very angry after this. But Raj Kapoor had solved the whole matter with a trick. Come on, let’s tell…
Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar were not friends in the film world. In fact, both of them knew each other for a long time. Both their families also knew each other well. Dilip Kumar was born on 11 December 1922 and Raj Kapoor was born on 14 December 1924. Both were born in Peshawar and their homes were also a short distance away. Raj Kapoor’s grandfather Dewan Basheswarnath Kapoor and Dilip Kumar’s father Lala Ghulam Sarwar Ali knew each other well.
When Basheshwarnath revealed the secret
Basheswarnath was happy that his son Prithviraj Kapoor and grandson Raj Kapoor are part of the film world. At the same time, Sarwar Ali Khan did not want Yusuf Khan i.e. Dilip Kumar to act as he considered it a gimmick. Once Basheswarnath met Sarwar Ali Khan in a bazaar in Mumbai and said to him, ‘Let me show you something’. He took the server and placed it in front of a big poster. The poster was of the film ‘Juganu’, which had a large photo of Dilip Sahab and instead of ‘Yusuf’, Dilip Kumar’s name was written below. Sarwar was surprised to see this. Basheswarnath told him that one day he would become famous. Although ‘Juganu’ was not Dilip Sahib’s first film, his family members did not know that he was a part of the film world till then.
This is how Raj Kapoor resolved the matter
When Dilip Sahib reached home, he came to know the whole matter. His father stopped talking to him because he wanted Yusuf to do a government job. Dileep sought help from Raj Kapoor to solve the matter. Realizing the matter, Raj Kapoor asked his father Prithviraj Kapoor to pacify the whole matter. Prithviraj Kapoor then met Dilip Sahib’s father and explained that his son was doing very well and had a lot of talent. If you encourage him, he will get more fame and status than a government job. Prithviraj’s words changed Sarwar Ali Khan’s mind and he forgave his son.
First published: November 16, 2023, 06:56 IST