The pair of Raj Kapoor and Nargis Dutt makes one of the most talked-about affairs of Bollywood. The showman was so intensely involved with the latter that he had reportedly self-harmed himself when he heard the news of the actress getting married to Sunil Dutt. It’s learned that Kapoor used to come home drunk every night and lay in the bathtub weeping and crying.
Raj made his debut in Bollywood when he was 10-years-old. He was one of the finest actors, producers, and directors of the Hindi film industry. Just like his movies, Raj’s personal life too was celebrated by the media.
Raj Kapoor and Nargis made one of the best on-screen couples. For the first time, they were paired together in the movie ‘Aag’. When both of them met, Raj was 22, and Nargis was 20. After their first film together, they were paired in many movies. Eventually, they grew close to each other.
Raj Kapoor loved Nargis with his heart and soul. Even though he was married and had kids, he told her that he would marry her. After nine long years of their relationship, the actress felt alienated. Gradually, the two started getting distant from each other. When the set of the movie ‘Mother India’ caught fire, Sunil Dutt saved Nargis, which sparked a new love story.
The new lovebirds got married to each other, leaving the Mera Naam Joker actor devastated. speaking on the same, Raj’s wife, Krishna Kapoor had shared, “Night after night, he would come home drunk and collapse in the bathtub weeping.” He became a drunkard. It is also said that Kapoor burnt himself with a cigarette so that he could believe that he was living in reality.
Even when Nargis died, at her funeral, Raj Kapoor stood with the public. He was asked to stand closer to her corpse. However, he refused. In an interview, Kapoor said that he would never forgive the late actress. He said that she cheated on him by signing the movie ‘Mother India’.