Bollywood actress Babita ruled millions of hearts with her acting in the era of 60s and 70s. She married Raj Kapoor’s son Randhir Kapoor and became the first daughter-in-law in the Kapoor family who was an actress. As Babita turns a year older, let’s have a look back at her complicated love affair with Randhir.
Worked in many superhit films
Babita started her acting career with the film ‘Dus Lakh’ in the year 1966 . Post this, she starred in ‘Raj’ with Rajesh Khanna. The film changed her destiny as it proved to be a super hit at box office. Babita gave back-to-back super hit films like ‘Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati’, ‘Haseena Maan Jayegi’, ‘Farz’, ‘Banphool’ and ‘Ek Haseena Do Deewane’, ‘Tumse Accha Kaun Hai’ and ‘Kismat’. When Babita’s career was at its peak, she decided to get married and made up her mind to say goodbye to the acting world.
How Babita met Randhir?
Babita and Randhir’s love story started on the film set. They met during the shooting of the film ‘Sangam’ in the year 1969. They developed a liking for each other soon and gradually, love blossomed between them. After the release of Randhir’s debut film ‘Kal Aaj Aur Kal’, the duo decided to take seven rounds on November 6, 1971. After marrying Randhir, the actress bid adieu to films. She appeared in a total of 19 films in her career. Babita soon became mother to Karisma and Kareena both of whom achieved success in the Hindi film industry and brought laurels to the Kapoor family.
Rift between Babita and Randhir
Babita, who did not think twice before leaving her career for love, decided to part ways from Randhir after 17 years of marriage. It all began when the career graph Randhir started coming down. At that time, he addicted himself to alcohol and made a distance from acting. This became a a reason of fight between Babita and Randhir. The couple remained separated from each other for almost 35 years. however, they did not divorce each other and were often seen posing together happily in family functions.
Cut to present, Babita and Randhir have rekindled their love by giving their marriage a second chance. They are trying to mend their differences.