‘Bobby’ Considered to be the biggest hit film of the year 1973. The success of this film was not only benefited by filmmaker Raj Kapoor, but also Dimple Kapadia, Rishi Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar and superstar Rajesh Khanna. It is also a coincidence that Lata Mangeshkar’s birthday is on 28 September and the film ‘Bobby’ was released on the same day. After the death of Lata Di, the first birth anniversary is being celebrated today, while 49 years have passed since the film was released. ‘Bobby’ was released on 28 September 1973, Lata di made the songs of this film hit with her voice. Along with telling the tales related to ‘Bobby’, we will also show a throwback picture with the entire team of Lata Di during the shooting of the film on Lata ji’s birthday.
Raj Kapoor made his son Rishi Kapoor the hero of ‘Bobby’ to bridge the failure of the film ‘Mera Naam Joker’. The success of the film ‘Bobby’, made on Teenage Love Story, not only gave life to Raj Kapoor but also proved to be a milestone in the careers of Rishi and Dimple. Bobby made up for the damage done by ‘Mera Naam Joker’. At the same time, little Dimple Kapadia had spread the sensation.
Krishna Kapoor’s jewelry was sold
Actually, Raj Kapoor had made the film ‘Mera Naam Joker’ in a huge budget. When the film was released, it did not work, Raj Kapoor suffered a huge loss, there were all kinds of debts. According to media reports, Raj Kapoor’s wife Krishna Kapoor had to sell her jewelry in order to repay the loan. It is said that to overcome the loss of the film and to launch his son Rishi, made the film ‘Bobby’. When the film was released, it became a tremendous hit. All the failures of ‘Mera Naam Joker’ got washed away and people started considering Raj Kapoor as a great director. We have all heard this story, but the late actor Rishi, the hero of the film, had disclosed about the cast of the film in an interview given to the media in the year 2012.
Raj Kapoor did not have money to give to Rajesh Khanna
Rishi Kapoor had said that ‘There is a misconception that the film was made to launch me as an actor. ‘Bobby’ was made to pay off the debt of the film ‘Mera Naam Joker’. Father wanted to make a film on a teenage love story and wanted to cast Rajesh Khanna in the film but father did not have money to give him.
It was during ‘Bobby’ that Rajesh fell in love with Dimple.
Although Rajesh Khanna did not work in ‘Bobby’ but only after this film his life also changed. Even before the release of the film ‘Bobby’, Rajesh Khanna, who was a superstar of that era on Dimple Kapadia, was such that he proposed marriage. Rajesh’s proposal for Dimple, who entered the film industry, was like a dream. So there was no question of saying no and thus Dimple married Rajesh. Whereas Rajesh was about 15 years older than Dimple at that time.
Rajesh-Dimple got married during ‘Bobby’
After marrying Rajesh, Dimple started considering herself as the happiest girl in the world, the superstar she once stood outside her bungalow to get a glimpse of. Dimple became pregnant during the shooting of the film ‘Bobby’. When Dimple reached the premiere of ‘Bobby’, her baby bump was visible. When the film ‘Bobby’ was released after about 8 months of marriage, it dominated the box office. Dimple had become such a fantasy that every youth was dreaming of.
Dimple was engrossed as soon as ‘Bobby’ became a hit
When ‘Bobby’ was released after marriage, all box office records were broken. Dimple became a star overnight. Dimple did not even realize that the film would become such a success. But Rajesh Khanna had put a condition along with marriage that she would not work in films.
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Lata Mangeshkar made the songs hit
Although many songs of the film ‘Bobby’ became famous, but people still sing ‘Hum tum ek room mein bandh ho aur key kho jaye’. The filming of this song and the voice of Lata Mangeshkar- Shailendra Singh made it a super hit. The music of the film was given by the duo of Laxmikant-Pyarelal.
Tags: Dimple kapadia, Entertainment Special, Lata Mangeshkar, Raj Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, Rishi Kapoor
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 28, 2022, 11:30 IST