Rajesh Khanna was originally to star in ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ opposite Zeenat Aman and not Shashi Kapoor – Exclusive! – times of India

If Raj Kapoor Had there been a way, he would not have had a younger brother. Shashi Kapoor But Rajesh Khanna Who would have played the lead role in his home production ‘Satyam Shivam’ Sundaram‘ Antonym Zeenat Aman |, Well, Raj Kapoor had finalized the way with Rajesh Khanna, who loved the role. What happened behind the scenes is another interesting story that ETimes is going to tell you today. As always, we have the specifics.

Raj Kapoor was very much in love with Rajesh Khanna as an actor and asked him if he would like to come on the board of ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’. Kakaji (as Rajesh Khanna) is affectionately called and soon agrees. But the team ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ was not in favor of casting Rajesh Khanna. He asked Raj Kapoor to cast Shashi Kapoor instead.

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Subsequently, Raj Kapoor gave this news to Rajesh Khanna on his birthday, which falls on 29 December (today is also 29 December). Rajesh Khanna asked them not to worry.

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Luck is funny and after many years, Rishi Kapoor Rajesh Khanna was approached to play Akshaye Khanna’s father in his directorial venture Aa Ab Laut Chalen. Rajesh Khanna signed on to the role and shortly after confirming his availability on the film, he told his dear friend Bhupesh Rasin ‘Aaj Neel Aankhen Wale (he meant, Raj Kapoor) when yeh dekh rahe honge (from heaven), toh woh zaroor muskura rahe honge’!

When contacted, Bhupesh Rasin confirmed the story.