While talking to Mumbai Mirror in the year 2011, Mumtaz had revealed that Shammi Kapoor wanted to marry her. He said, ‘It was not so, but yes, he wanted to marry me.’ The two had come close during the shooting of Brahmachari (1968) movie when Shammi proposed to Mumtaz.
Shammi Kapoor wanted to settle down with Mumtaz
Mumtaz had said, ‘I was only 18 years old when he told me that he wanted to settle down with me. I was getting offers from many films and I didn’t want to get married so early in my life. Mumtaz had also revealed that even after his refusal, the relationship with Shammi Kapoor did not turn sour. He said, ‘It was very simple. He offered and I very politely said ‘no’. enough. I respected him a lot.
‘Shammi was very handsome’
Mumtaz had also admitted that Shammi Kapoor was a very good person and a great actor. He said, “In those days there were only two good looking men in the industry – Feroz Khan and Shammi Kapoor. Dharmendra can also be added to the list, but Shammi was very handsome, no doubt about it. Today’s heroes don’t look so good.
Bhagkar was married to Geeta Bali
Talking about Shammi Kapoor and Geeta Bali, they first met in 1955 during the shooting of ‘Rangeen Raatein’. Shammi was in the lead role and Geeta did a cameo. Four months later, both of them fled and got married in a temple. Geeta gave birth to a son a year later, who was named Aditya Raj Kapoor. Then five years later, daughter Kanchan was born. There was a storm in Shammi’s life when Geeta left him forever due to smallpox.
Shammi said goodbye to the world in 2011
After Geeta, the second woman in Shammi’s life was Mumtaz. However, Bina Ramani also claimed that she had an affair with Shammi. In the year 2011, Shammi was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital due to deteriorating condition. He was put on ventilator. On August 14, he said goodbye to the world.