Rajiv Kapoor, the youngest son of Bollywood actor and Raj Kapoor, died on Tuesday due to a heart attack. Rajiv Kapoor’s career was nothing special. Father Raj Kapoor launched Rajiv in Bollywood, but later something happened that his relationship with father deteriorated. Rajiv Kapoor continued to curse his father Raj Kapoor throughout his life for his failed career. Rajiv Kapoor’s displeasure was such that he did not even attend the funeral of father Raj Kapoor.
Raj Kapoor made the first film Ek Jaan Hain Hum in 1983 for his son Rajiv. He was the lead hero in the film, but the film flopped. After this, Raj Kapoor made Ram Teri Ganga dirty film with son Rajiv, which proved to be a superhit. The film was directed by Raj Kapoor. In this, Mandakini was in the female lead role, whose character was so strong that Rajiv Kapoor’s role in the film weakened. In such a situation, Mandakini took credit for the success of the film. Mandakini became an overnight star with the success of ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’, but Rajiv Kapoor was to no avail.
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According to writer Madhu Jain’s book ‘The Kapoors’, Rajiv Kapoor used to blame his father Raj Kapoor for weakening his character in the film. It is said that Rajiv appealed to father Raj Kapoor to make another film. He wanted his character to be strong in the film, so that his career could progress, but Raj Kapoor refused to make another film for Rajiv. This soured their relationship. Raj Kapoor gave Rajiv his assistant’s job, forcing him to work up to the spotboy.
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Rajiv was offended by this behavior of father Raj Kapoor. After ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’, Rajiv Kapoor acted in many films like Hum To Chale Pardes, Angaare, Lover Boy, but he only got disappointed. None of these films survived the box office. After this, Rajiv began to blame his father for his failure. He was so angry with the father that he did not even attend his funeral.