Just focus on acting, not everyone can become Raj Kapoor, when the actor made fun of Manoj Kumar

The name of showman Raj Kapoor is immortal in Hindi cinema forever. He worked in many successful movies like ‘Shree 420’, ‘Sangam’, ‘Awara’ and ‘Chori-Chori’. Raj Kapoor was not only a great actor but also a great director. Along with the audience, Raj Kapoor himself was also considered a good director. It is about the year 1967, when the actor Manoj Kumar was making the movie ‘Upkar’, the story of this movie was written by Manoj Kumar.


In fact, once Manoj Kumar met Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri after the Hindustani-Pakistan war in 1965, he told Manoj Kumar that the catchphrase I have given is ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’, if you make a movie with this in mind. You This thing sat in the heart of Manoj Kumar, he thought that as soon as he gets the chance, I will definitely make a movie about it. Inspired by Shastri ji, Manoj Kumar wrote the story for the film. When he announced the movie ‘Upkar’, Raj Kapoor told him that ‘either act in the movie or direct it too, because not everyone is Raj Kapoor and he can do both successfully’.


Manoj Kumar believed in himself, he also acted in the movie ‘Upkar’ and also directed it. The film was a great success. Not only this, after this movie, he also made movies like ‘Purab Aur Paschim’, ‘Kranti’, ‘Roti Kapda Aur Makaan’ and ‘Shor’, in which he also acted as an actor as well as a director. Manoj Kumar’s hard work proved Raj Kapoor wrong in stating that no one else can do the job except him.


Not only this, after watching these Manoj Kumar movies, Raj Kapoor himself also told him that ‘Until today I was competing with myself, but today I have someone else to compete with’. We inform that Manoj Kumar’s film ‘Upkar’ was awarded. with 6 Filmfare and 3 National Awards. Apart from Manoj Kumar, Pran and Asha Parekh also played their characters wonderfully in this film.

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