Raj Kapoor Made 'Mera Naam Joker' Actress Sit On His Lap But Called Her 'Putar': Reveals Ranjeet

In a recent interview, Ranjeet made a shocking revelation from the time when he met Raj Kapoor for the first time at the latter's studio.


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Raj Kapoor Made 'Mera Naam Joker' Actress Sit On His Lap But Called Her 'Putar': Reveals Ranjeet

Raj Kapoor is considered a hugely influential actor, film director and producer even so many years after he left for his heavenly abode. He has also been called the Charlie Chaplin of Indian Cinema. With his career over the years, he received multiple accolades, including three National Film Awards, eleven Filmfare Awards in India, and also the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, which was bestowed to him in 1987 by the Government of India. Now, in an interview, Ranjeet revealed an interesting anecdote about Raj Kapoor.

Ranjeet talks about visiting Raj Kapoor at the filmmaker's studio

In an interview with ANI, renowned actor-director, Ranjeet known for his villainous characters onscreen, recalled his meeting with Raj Kapoor for the first time, in his studio. Ranjeet shared that RK studios had life-size cut-outs of the heroines who played prominent characters in his films. Following this, Ranjeet praised Raj Kapoor's cheesy looks and explained his humble nature. Ranjeet shared:

“When I entered the studio (RK Studio), I saw life-size cut-outs of all the actresses who starred in his (Raj Kapoor’s) films. The minute he (Raj Kapoor) entered, he was like, ‘Sorry Ronny ji!’ He was an extremely good-looking man. He had a fair complexion, and his cheeks were red. He had light eyes.”

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Ranjeet shares that Raj Kapoor used to make a Mera Naam Joker heroine sit on his lap while narrating the scenes

In the same conversation, Ranjeet then made a stunning revelation about Raj Kapoor. The Inquilaab actor shared that Raj Kapoor used to make a Mera Naam Joker heroine sit on his lap while narrating the scenes. For the unversed, the film featured Rishi Kapoor, Padmini, Simi Garewal, Manoj Kumar, Kseniya Ryabinkina, and Dharmendra in prominent roles. Thus, recalling the first meet-up with Raj Kapoor, Ranjeet shared that the former had shown him an album from those days and revealed the same to the latter. Elaborating more about Raj Kapoor's intention, Ranjeet explained:

“Mera Naam Joker picture thi na… uski heroine ko god mein bithakar scene samjhaaya hai. He wasn’t being flirtatious while doing so. He would call the actress ‘putar’ (daughter) when he asked her to sit on his lap.”

Karisma Kapoor once revealed that her grandfather, Raj Kapoor, would pull women by their hair

In an interaction with Lehren Retro, famous director, Dharmesh Darshan once revealed a shocking detail about yesteryear superstar, Raj Kapoor. According to Dharmesh, when he was shooting for a song in the film, Raja Hindustani, there was a scene where Aamir Khan was supposed to pull Karisma Kapoor's hair. However, Aamir was reluctant to do so, but Karisma insisted on shooting the scene as planned. She even gave her own grandfather, Raj Kapoor's example and revealed that she had seen him pull women's hair. The director was quoted as saying: 

"She took me to a corner. She requested we do it. She said, ‘I’ve seen my grandfather do it sometimes. Forget his films. In real life.' When she told me that, I went to Aamir and said, ‘No one take this, one take that. Just straight up pull her hair'."

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Waheeda Rehman once revealed that she sat on Raj Kapoor’s chest to stop him from confronting the crowd

Earlier, during a candid chat, Waheeda Rehman had talked about facing a horrific incident when a mob of students stopped her just to see her. It was when she was travelling back after her shoot with Raj Kapoor for Teesri Kasam in Bina, Madhya Pradesh. She was travelling back by train with Raj Kapoor,  her sister, and her hairdresser. Thus, she revealed how the train had stopped suddenly as a mob of students gathered at the station and was adamant that they wouldn’t let the train move until meeting the actress. Thus, it infuriated Raj and Waheeda, her sister and her hairdresser had to stop him from going out and confronting the mob. Recalling how she sat on Raj Kapoor’s chest to pin him down, Waheeda shared:

“The crowd became furious and started hurling stones and hitting the train with big iron bars. They did not let the train move an inch. We had to duck down in our compartments to avoid being hurt while Rajji was getting more and more enraged. He wanted to go out and confront the crowd. His friends tried to restrain him and, when they realised they couldn’t, they pushed him into our compartment and said, ‘Ladies! Take care of him. He has gone wild. The three of us had to literally pin Rajji on to the seat. I sat on his chest while my sister held on to his legs. He became red as a tomato and tried to wriggle out of our grip while we were struggling to keep him down. We kept imploring him, ‘No, Rajji, no!’ To which he protested, ‘Let me go! Let me go!’”


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