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Happy Birthday Neetu Kapoor: 6 popular films that had her team up with Rishi Kapoor

Aishwarya Vasudevan

Aishwarya Vasudevan
Jul 08, 2021

Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor

Neetu Kapoor celebrates her birthday on July 8 and turned 63 this year. The veteran actor in her career spanning more than five decades, has worked in several blockbuster films. She shared screen space with leading actors of Bollywood and also has been directed by top filmmakers. However, Neetu’s maximum films were with her husband and late actor Rishi Kapoor. One of the most loved Bollywood couples had done more than 10 films together.

Rishi and Neetu first worked together in Zehreela Insaan released in 1974. The couple's other popular films include Rafoo Chakkar, Zinda Dil, Khel Khel Mein, Kabhi Kabhie, Amar Akbar Anthony, Doosra Aadmi, Anjane Mein, Jhoota Kahin Ka and Duniya Meri Jeb Mein.

Then Neetu made her acting comeback after nearly 25 years with a special appearance in Love Aaj Kal where she played Rishi's onscreen wife. They again worked together in Do Dooni Chaar and Besharam in full-fledged roles. The couple also had a special appearance in Yash Chopra's final film Jab Tak Hai Jaan in 2012.

On Neetu's birthday, take a look at a few of her films co-starring Rishi Kapoor streaming on OTT platforms:

1
Amar Akbar Anthony
7.9OTTplay Rating
In Amar Akbar Anthony, three brothers played by Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan respectively are separated and united after they grow up. In a hilarious and adventurous journey, the long-lost brothers not only reunite with each other but also their parents. In the 1977 film, Neetu Kapoor is paired opposite Rishi Kapoor and plays the role of a doctor named Dr Salma Ali.
2
Do Dooni Chaar
8.1OTTplay Rating
Do Dooni Chaar is about the Duggal family who is middle class and desires to buy a car soon. The feel-good and quirky movie stars Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor in the lead roles. It marks Neetu's full-fledged comeback in movies after a sabbatical of nearly 25 years.
3
Doosra Aadmi
7.2OTTplay Rating
Doosra Aadmi stars Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor in the lead roles where they are an eloped couple who enter marital bliss against the wish of their parents. However, their lives turn upside down when Rakhee enters their life and bring a new twist to it. Doosra Aadmi also stars Shashi Kapoor in an extended cameo role.
4
Jab Tak Hai Jaan
7.1OTTplay Rating
Yash Chopra's final directorial Jab Tak Hai Jaan stars Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in the lead roles. Shah Rukh plays the role of Samar who falls in love with Meera (Katrina). However, fate separates them only to get reunited with the help of a beautiful catalyst Akira played by Anushka. In the film, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor have a short and impactful role that takes the story forward.
5
Kabhi Kabhi
7.2OTTplay Rating
Kabhi Kabhie is about two estranged lovers played by Amitabh Bachchan and Rakhee. They go separate ways and get married to their respective partners Shashi Kapoor and Waheeda Rehman. Years after, they cross paths due to two young lovers Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor. Several events make all of them come together going from an estranged relationship to becoming friends.
6
Rafoo Chakkar
7.6OTTplay Rating
In Rafoo Chakkar, two men, Rishi Kapoor and Paintal, disguise themselves as women and join an all-girl band while being on the run from murderers. Neetu Kapoor is paired opposite Rishi Kapoor in the film which is loosely based on the hit Hollywood flick Some Like It Hot released in 1959.
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