Legendary actor Rishi Kapoor breathed his last in a hospital in Mumbai after fighting a long battle with cancer on Thursday morning. As we remember Bollywood’s original chocolate boy, we bring you a few facts about the actor which you probably didn’t know:
1. His first big screen appearance was in the song ‘Pyaar Hua, Iqraar Hua’ from 1955 release Shri 420. He was three years old then.
2. He had played a young Raj Kapoor in Mera Naam Joker.
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3. He marked his directorial debut with Akshaye Khanna and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer Aa Ab Laut Chalen in 1999 but the film bombed at the box-office and he never wore the director’s hat after that.
4. He is extremely popular in Nigeria and also had a nickname there ‘Mace’ which means woman.
5. He was the original choice for the antagonist in Darr but he turned down the film as he didn’t want to play the baddie and suggested Shah Rukh’s name for the movie.