December 14, 2016 1:07:56 pm
Bollywood paid tributes to Raj Kapoor on his birth anniversary on Wednesday. Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to write, “Birth Anniversary of Shri Raj Kapoor .. remembrance and thoughts of his genius .. !!”
Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan has remembered legendary actor Raj Kapoor on his 92nd birth anniversary and says his contribution to Hindi cinema is evergreen. “The greatest filmaker Mr Raj Kapoor on his birth anniversary, saw Shree 420 more than 400 times. Your contribution is evergreen,” Roshan tweeted on Wednesday morning.
Producer Goldie Behl took to Twitter to write, “Was introduced to #RajKapoor by my father one Sunday afternoon while shree 420 played on DD “son that’s a genius at work he’s the greatest ”
Raj Kapoor is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers and actors in the history of Indian cinema. He was the winner of several awards including three National Film Awards. He was a two-time nominee for the Palme d’Or grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his films “Awaara” and “Boot Polish”. The Government of India feted him with Padma Bhushan in 1971 for his contributions to the arts and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award was bestowed him in 1987 by the Government of India.
Read Bollywood’s tweets here:
T 2471 – Birth Anniversary of Shri Raj Kapoor .. remembrance and thoughts of his genius .. !! pic.twitter.com/UE7icsj2j9
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 13, 2016
The greatest filmaker Mr Raj Kapoor on his birth anniversary, saw Shree 420 more than 400 times. Your contribution is evergreen.
— Rakesh Roshan (@RakeshRoshan_N) December 14, 2016
The versatile actor was referred as Showman of Bollywood. It is said that the actor was extremely superstitious about his films and that is the reason why he abstained from alcohol or non-veg food during the release of Satyam Shivam Sundaram.
Look at some of his rare pictures here:
While we talk about several evergreen on-screen couples of the industry, it cannot be denied that Raj Kapoor’s pairing with Nargis was unmatchable. The duo has appeared in a lot of films together, such as Awara, Shree 420, Chori Chori and many more.
The late actor suffered from asthma in his later years. He died of complications related to asthma in 1988 at the age of 63.
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