Raj Kapoor told about the moments of his life when he was a child. Then his family shifted to Bombay. He writes, ‘The environment in which I grew up was similar to theater and films. We came to Bombay in 1927. At that time there was the era of silent films. My father J. Joined Grant Anderson Theater where Ardeshir Irani made India’s first talkie film ‘Alam Ara’ and father was in it. I was just 5 years old when I acted in the play ‘The Toy Cart’ and got my first award for it. At that time I didn’t see anything other than show business.
Father’s actresses used to sprinkle life
The showman of Bollywood further explains that he was very beautiful in childhood. His father’s actresses used to sprinkle life on him. He writes, ‘I was very fair. Had blue eyes. When I used to go on stage, my father’s actresses used to cuddle me. I used to feel very excited, but I learned the art of hiding emotions very quickly. I matured very quickly at a young age. I was a priest of nudity.’
Erotic thoughts came because of mother
Erotic thoughts came to Raj Kapoor’s mind because of his mother. She has written, ‘I think it all started because of my intimacy with my mother, who was sharp-featured at that time being a young, beautiful and Pathan woman. We used to take a bath together and it was only after seeing them naked that erotic thoughts came to my mind. There is a wonderful phrase in Urdu – muqaddas uriyan meaning sacred nudity, which perfectly describes it. There are definitely bathing scenes in my films. Women captured my memories from the very beginning and they started appearing in my films.
When the woman did clown with Raj Kapoor
Raj Kapoor has written, ‘We once went to Western Punjab, which is now in Pakistan, it was my father’s birth place. My great grandfather was the Tehsildar there and the whole village had respect for our family. In the village, women used to burn gram on the fire. I remember I went to buy chana. I was just wearing a shirt, nothing under it. The lady roasting the gram gave a strange smile and said, ‘You don’t need to pay for the gram, you just put up your shirt and show it. I did and stood up. That woman laughed a lot after seeing me.
Its effect shown in cinema
Whatever happened in Raj Kapoor’s life, its effect was seen in the cinema. He wrote, ‘I was very innocent. Years later, when I thought about it, I found that the woman had something in her mind. Sometimes chana becomes a sex object in my life. It showed up in my cinema too. There is a scene in Bobby, where a boy lights up Bobby’s face with a mirror and she is sitting in the library. The girl first gets angry and then starts laughing. The boy says let’s have tea, but Bobby says no, let’s eat chana.’
Actresses were seen soaked in these films
The movie ‘Bobby’ was released in the year 1973. In this, his sons Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia were in the lead roles. This film is also in the discussion because of this, because Dimple wore a bikini at that time, which created a sensation. The bold scene created a ruckus. This art of Raj Kapoor is seen not only in ‘Bobby’, but also in films like ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ and ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’. No one can forget that scene of ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’, where Mandakini was seen wearing a white saree and bathing in the waterfall. His wet body is clearly visible. There are many such scenes in the film. Something similar was seen in ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ too. Raj sahib did not lag behind in showing the wet body of Zeenat Aman too.