Sometimes Jitendra yearned for 100 rupees for 6 months, today he is the owner of property worth about 1600 crores, this is how his fortunes turned
Mumbai: Jeetendra, who shares tremendous chemistry on the silver screen with Bollywood’s top actresses, has been famous for his special dressing sense. Jitendra’s pairing with Rekha, Hema Malini, Sridevi, Jaya Prada, who gave about 121 hit films in his film career, was liked by all. There was a time when Jitendra had become another name for success in the industry. Because of his excellent dance, he was also known as Jumping Jack, but Jitendra has struggled a lot to get success.
Jeetendra is a successful actor, film producer and owner of a luxury bungalow in Mumbai but he got only Rs 100 for the first film, that too after waiting for 6 months. Jitendra’s real name is Ravi Kapoor. Initially, he used to live in a Chawl in Mumbai. Jeetendra’s father and uncle both used to supply jewelery in films. When Jeetendra was in college, his father had a heart attack. When the father became ill, there was a problem in running the house. In such a situation, Jitendra also got into business with his uncle.
worked as junior artist
Jitendra’s desire to become an actor also arose in his mind while going to the sets of films. In such a situation, Jitendra requested his uncle to meet filmmaker V Shantaram. Uncle arranged a meeting. When Jitendra asked him to work in films, Shantaram said that if you want to try, do it, but I will not give you any work. Jitendra became very sad after hearing this. But after some time something happened that Jitendra got a call from the same Shantaram, and along with Jitendra, 6 more boys were also selected.
100 rupees received for the first film
Jitendra was very happy, but his happiness soon ended when he came to know that the work will be given only on the day when no junior artist turns up, but he has to keep coming to the set everyday. Jitendra wanted any work, so he started coming on the set everyday. Meanwhile, Jitendra continued his efforts and one day managed to impress Shantaram. Shantaram took the screen test, and was selected for the film ‘Geet Gaya Pattharon Ne’. Jitendra worked on a salary of 100 rupees a month and kept working for 6 months without money.
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Jitendra has made a property of 200 million dollars
However, the film ‘Geet Gaya Pattharon Ne’ was successful in changing the direction of his life and Jitendra went on to write a success story after that. Jitendra has given many superhit memorable films one after the other to the Hindi film industry. It was V Shantaram who changed his name from Ravi Kapoor to Jitendra. The 80-year-old actor is leading a wonderful life. According to the site of Celebrity Net Worth, Jitendra owns assets worth $200 million i.e. around Rs 1600 crore.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 09, 2023, 15:39 IST