When Raj Kapoor had to work as a laborer at Bombay Talkies: Raj Kapoor, also known as Ranbir Raj Kapoor, was a big name in the film industry. He was not only a great actor, but also a great producer and director. He was also called the showman of Hindi cinema. Raj Kapoor had received three National Film Awards and 11 Filmfare Awards. His movies wowed audiences all over the world, especially in Asia and Europe, he had a huge following. But did you know that Raj Kapoor also worked as a laborer before becoming a hero in movies?
Actually, when Raj Kapoor wanted to start his journey in cinema, his father and superstar Prithviraj Kapoor took him to work as a laborer at Bombay Talkies so that he could start his career from scratch. Raj Kapoor also obeyed his father and started working at Bombay Talkies, he used to put up the lights, clean the set and sometimes even pant the set. Despite being the son of such a big star, he used to eat food along with work. In those days Bombay Talkies was making a movie called ‘Jwar Bhata’ in which Dilip Kumar was in the lead role. Dilip and Raj Kapoor were good friends. Raj Kapoor began to realize that I am doing forced labor in the movie in which my friend is the hero.
According to media reports, Raj Kapoor got so angry at this that he broke only part of the set with a hammer. Regarding this, Raj Kapoor had said in an interview, “The benefit of being the son of a superstar was not to be found in being a worker, but when this outfit dropped, I got the benefit.” After this incident, Raj Kapoor understood that he had come here to learn not to compare himself to others.