Shammi Kapoor – Mumtaz Love Story: Legend actress Mumtaz has spoken about her romance with late actor Shammi Kapoor in interviews. The two met during the shooting of ‘Brahmachari’, which proved to be a turning point in Mumtaz’s career. He featured in the film’s iconic song ‘Aajkal Tere Mere Pyar Ke Charcha’.
relationship turned into a nightmare
Their love story didn’t last long, but for Shammi it seemed like it ended on a bitter note. In an archival interview shared by YouTube channel Lahren Retro, Shammi said that the two shared some “dreams” which turned into “nightmares”. Talking about the success of ‘Brahmachari’, Shammi Kapoor was asked about his memories with Mumtaz from the film and he said, “At that time, I was a widower and Mumtaz was a very pretty little girl and had been married for a short time. For both of us we dreamed and then it turned into a nightmare. I am happy as of today.”
Mumtaz rejected the offer of marriage
Shammi Kapoor’s first wife Geeta Bali passed away a few years back and at this point, Shammi was a single father to son Aditya and daughter Kanchan. In an earlier conversation with Pinkvilla, Mumtaz had said that it would have been too early for her to get married at that time. He said, “I was only 17 years old. He was 18 years older than me. It was too early for me to get married. I had to become something.
Mumtaz shared that she rejected his proposal but no one believed that she was going to say no to him. He told ETimes, “Shammi Kapoor was very loving and caring with me. No one would believe that we were in love. No one believed that I had said ‘no’ to him for marriage because Shammi’s status in wealth was high. He said, ‘How can Mumtaz refuse Shammi?’ After separation, Mumtaz made a name for herself in the film industry.
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