Rishi Kapoor Neetu Singh Wedding – 4 Decades Of Love!

The Rishi Kapoor Neetu Singh wedding made for one of the cutest, fun and romantic couples of Bollywood. Both their reel life and real life chemistry can melt your hearts. Read onto get to know about their love story, marriage and more about this evergreen Bollywood jodi.

Kapoor Khandaan Ki Shaan

Coming from a filmy background, Bollywood was not something that was new to Rishi Kapoor. He is the son of the legendary Late Raj Kapoor. Chintu aka Rishi Kapoor had his first lead role in the film Bobby opposite Dimple Kapadia in the year 1973. He was a heartthrob to many at the peak of his career. Neetu Singh entered Bollywood as a child artist. Later, she made her debut in the movie Riskshawala in the year 1972.

Kapoor Family - Rishi Kapoor Neetu Singh Wedding

Back in the day, Rishi Kapoor was linked to a lot of actresses before the Rishi Kapoor Neetu Singh celebrity wedding became a reality. They both met each other for the first time on the sets of Bobby. Neetu Singh was shooting for another film during that time. Meanwhile, Rishi Kapoor got close to Dimple Kapadia though he had his eyes on Neetu. The Rishi Kapoor-Dimple Kapadia affair was the talk of the town and he had planned on proposing to her for marriage. But Raj Kapoor, his father, disapproved of the idea and Rishi Kapoor could never go against it! Soon, he ended his affair with Dimple Kapadia.

During their initial days, Rishi and Neetu got many opportunities to work together, but were never attracted to each other. Neetu Singh was more of his confidant and a shoulder to cry on!

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The Love Story

Rishi Kapoor was abroad shooting for Barood and that was when he realised his feelings for Neetu Singh. He sent her a telegram that read “Yeh Sikhni badi yaad aati hai”, which was the turning point of their relationship. Neetu Singh was still taking her baby steps in Bollywood when she started dating the star. Neetu Singh’s mother was not very happy with their relationship. She always sent Neetu’s cousin brother along, whenever the couple went on a date. The duo dated for 5 years before they got married!

The Love Story - Rishi Kapoor Neetu Singh Wedding

Before we get to the Rishi Kapoor Neetu Singh wedding, the story of their engagement is quite a story! Rishi Kapoor was in Delhi attending a friend’s wedding and his sister secretly invited both the families for the event. The families knew about the couple and their blossoming love and decided to get them engaged. During that time, Rishi Kapoor did not have a ring to give to Neetu, so he took his sister’s ring and gave it to her. She was 21 years old when she got engaged!

The Wedding - Rishi Kapoor Neetu Singh Wedding

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The Rishi Kapoor Neetu Singh wedding took place in 1980 and cemented the relationship betweent the celebrity couple. Neetu Singh decided to give up her career after her marriage. Months before the wedding, she wrote letters to the directors and co-actors that she wouldn’t be a part of the film fraternity anymore. Also, Neetu Singh gave back the signing amount for the films she signed. She left the industry in the year 1983.

Even after their marriage, Rishi Kapoor was said to have had affairs with a few of his co-stars but Neetu Singh never acted upon them. In an interview, she said, “Even when we were dating, he remained a total flirt and would pretend he did not have other affairs when he was caught and always denied it. I knew that. But I was too innocent and if he said ‘nahi hai’ I would believe him. He knew in his mind that I was a simple person and felt ‘yeh mujhe sambhal legi’ and that he could mould and dominate over me.”

The Family - Rishi Kapoor Neetu Singh Wedding

Like any other couple, the duo had their ups and downs in their marriage but all of that is past now. She recently said in an interview, “There always comes a phase in a couple’s life when there would be friction, disagreements. Rishi and I also went through that stage. It was just one of those problems, which only the husband and wife would understand. Fortunately, we were able to sort out our differences. Today, everything is forgotten.”

Their Movies - Rishi Kapoor Neetu Singh Wedding

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Now, the couple is blessed with two children, Riddhima Kapoor, a fashion designer and Ranbir Kapoor, an actor! Neetu Singh recently made a comeback in Bollywood after 30 years opposite her husband in Do Dooni Chaar(2010), Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012) and Besharam (2013).