Dilip Kumar did not go to Raj Kapoor’s
Dilip Kumar has worked in many hit films in his career. Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar, popularly known as ‘show-man’, were very good friends. Raj Kapoor often organized a party for Dilip Kumar on the special occasion of Eid. But there was a time when Dilip Kumar did not go to Raj Kapoor’s studio to shoot. Manoj Kumar had narrated an anecdote related to this in one of his interviews.
Manoj Kumar had told, we were shooting for ‘Kranti’. Dilip Sahab was also supposed to act in the film. We had also booked RK Studio for the shooting of the film. When Dilip Kumar was informed about this, he refused to come to the shoot. Dilip sahib was already a very big star, so no one could ask him about this. Me and he were friends so I asked him why don’t you want to come?
In response to this, Dilip Sahab had said – My relationship with Raj Kapoor is different. This is just on my mind. Professionally we have always kept our work separate. I am not comfortable working there. Manoj Kumar had told Dilip Kumar in response to this that this is only the illusion of your mind and nothing else. Later Manoj Kumar was successful in taking Dileep to RK Studio and the two also shot together.
Dilip Kumar used to attend Raj Kapoor’s Holi party: When Dilip Sahab was shooting for the film, Raj Kapoor often visited the studio to meet him. Dilip Kumar’s career had come to a standstill these days and Kranti had acted as a comeback for him. The character of Dilip Sahab was also well liked. It is not that Dilip Kumar did not go to Raj Kapoor’s studio at all. Dilip Kumar used to attend Raj Kapoor’s Holi party and was also seen in the gathering of stars.