Mumtaz ‘felt unhappy’ not marrying Shammi Kapoor: ‘Kapoors have been strict about their bahus not working in movies’

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2022-05-14 16:39:48

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Mumtaz shared that she was very younger to marry Shammi Kapoor


  • Veteran actress Mumtaz married businessman Mayur Madhvani in 1974
  • Earlier, Mumtaz had revealed that Shammi Kapoor wished to marry her however she was not prepared
  • Mumtaz was an adolescent when she was in a relationship with Shammi Kapoor however determined to not marry him

It is no secret that Mumtaz and Shammi Kapoor have been in a relationship at one time. They did motion pictures like Vallah Kya Baat Hai (1962) and Brahmachari (1968) collectively however the romance couldn’t final lengthy. Shammi went on to marry Neila Devi and Mumtaz married businessman Mayur Madhvani. 

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In a latest interview, the veteran actress, who dominated over Bollywood within the Sixties and 70s, shared some particulars of her relationship with Shammi and mentioned that she wished to marry him however again then, she was solely an adolescent and feared taking the subsequent step of their relationship due to their age distinction and the ambition of turning into somebody within the motion pictures enterprise. Se additionally added that it occurred for the perfect and that Neila was a great match for Shammi. She additional mentioned, had she married Shammi again then, it might not have labored out between them.

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In an interview with Pinkvilla, Mumtaz mentioned, “I liked him tremendously. I imagine Shammiji additionally liked me so much. I felt unhappy that I couldn’t marry him. I used to be solely round 17. He was 18 years older than me. It was too early for me to get married. We separated with understanding. He was very candy and caring in direction of me. However you may’t combat future. Truthfully, had I received married, it wouldn’t have labored. As a result of I’d have at all times held a remorse in my coronary heart. I wished to behave. I wished to attain one thing. “

Mumtaz additionally mentioned that the Kapoors have been specific about their daughters-in-law not working within the motion pictures and cited it as one of many causes to not take the subsequent step of their relationship.

“The Kapoor household was strict about their bahus not working in movies,” added Mumtaz.

Praising Shammi’s second spouse, Mumtaz mentioned, “Shammiji married such an exquisite girl, a wonderful particular person. Neila Deviji’s such a sweetheart. She suited him completely and dealt with him so properly.”

Mumtaz made her performing debut in Bollywood on the age of 11 with the movie Sone Ki Chidiya (1958). She went on to turn out to be probably the most in style feminine actors within the Hindi movie business. Her motion pictures Do Raaste, Bandhan and Aadmi Aur Insaan (1969), Sachaa Jhutha (1970) and Khilona (1970) have been large hits and made her an unparalleled star within the Hindi movie business.


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