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Birthday Babita Kapoor: This is why Babita-Randhir separated for 31 years

20/04/2021 at 8:05 AM

Mumbai, April 20: Babita Randhir Kapoor or you may say only Babita better known as Babita Kapoor is an Indian former actress is the daughter of late actor Hari Shivdasani. She is the first cousin of her actress Sadhana Shivdasani.

She did her debut film in Dus Lakh (1966), but it was the romantic thriller Raaz (1967), opposite Rajesh Khanna, that gained her recognition.

Born on April 1947, she starred in nineteen films as the lead heroine, including the box office successes Dus Lakh (1966), Farz (1967), Haseena Maan Jayegi, Kismat (both in 1968), Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati (1969), Doli (1969), Kal Aaj Aur Kal (1971) and Banphool (1971).

Babita and Randhir had a love marriage in 1971 but went their separate ways in 1988. However, their friendship and willingness to be the best parents to their two daughters have endured.

Let’s know the reason behind the separation of Randhir and Babita:

Everything was going well in Randhir and Babita’s marital life. Even though Babita had also quit acting to marry her man, however, Randhir’s career started to seeing a downfall and by the 1980s, none of his films was doing well at the box office.

In the year 1981, the financial woes started to take a toll on Randhir and Babita’s relationship. Randhir Kapoor was stamped as a ‘flop hero’. He started drinking more and didn’t take his acting seriously, and in 1987, Babita decided to separate from Randhir.

The news spread like wildfire and created chaos in the media. Randhir went on to live with his parents and Babita stayed back with Karishma and Kareena in her apartment.

Babita started preparing Karishma Kapoor to be an actress against the Kapoor rituals. Babita’s firm effort paid off and Karishma did her debut in Prem Qaidi in 1991. In fact, later Kareena also bagged her debut film in 1999 with Refugee.

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