The government of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province recently decided to convert the ancestral homes of Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar into a museum. Both stars have ties to the big city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Peshawar. However, very few people know that the family of Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor is closely linked in Pakistan. Madhu jain book Kapurus: the first family of Indian cinema According to Dilip Kumar’s father, Sarwar Khan was a good friend of Raj Kapoor’s father Prithviraj Kapoor and grandfather Bashesarnath. However, there was a big difference in their hobbies. On the one hand, Prithviraj Kapoor was interested in cinema, while Sarwar Khan considered it false. Even while playing, he made fun of Prithviraj and called him “son of Kanjar”.
However, an interesting incident happened when Dilip Kumar’s film “Jowar Bhata” was released. Even before appearing in this film, Dilip Kumar kept this new name while hiding his real name Yusuf Khan. One of the reasons for this was that the father hadn’t gotten to know his work in the movies. Dilip Kumar himself once said that his father considered acting worse than dying. But when he saw a poster for Dilip Kumar’s Jowar Bhata, he said that in there an actor looked like his son.
About this, Raj Kapoor’s grandfather, Bashesarnath, told him, “It’s not Yusuf, it’s Yusuf. Now you too have become Kanjar da Putr. Sarwar Khan was very angry with Dilip Kumar for this, but in the end he too had to bow to his son’s stubbornness. Please say that he often used to tell Raj Kapoor’s grandfather Bashesarnath that you have a mustache, your kids work in movies and you can’t walk with a mustache anymore. Interestingly, not only Raj Kapoor’s father, Prithviraj Kapoor, but his grandfather also starred in films. His grandfather Basesharanath was seen in Raj Kapoor’s film ‘Awara’.
Dilip Kumar, 98 years old Dilip Kumar recently celebrated his 98th birthday. However, this time there was no big event on her birthday. Saira Banu, wife of Dilip Kumar, while informing about the lack of celebrations, said this year has been sad for us. Dilip Kumar Saheb’s brother died of the consequences of the crown. Other than that, the Corona crisis was not avoided in the country. So we decided to celebrate his birthday this time with just a few family friends.