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Neetu Singh, the actress who quit Bollywood at 21!



July 8, 2014 4:38:00 PM IST
By Mansoor Khan, Glamsham Editorial
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Neetu Singh, the bubbly actress of the 70's who gave several hits like KABHI KABHIE, DEEWAAR, DHARAM VEER, PARVARISH, AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY etc. turns 56 today. Glamsham.Com wishes her many happy returns of the day and enlightens the readers how the actress made a mark in Bollywood though she quit it at the young age of 21, when others begin their careers!

NEETU SINGH KAPOOR
NEETU SINGH KAPOOR

Neetu Singh better recognized as mother of present day heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor and wife of distinguished actor Rishi Kapoor, is a renowned actress who made her debut as a child star Baby Sonia with Rajendra Kumar's hit movie SURAJ.

Later she did many movies, prominent being AVM's DO KALIYAAN, in which she played a dual role thus displaying her histrionics.

She further made her dent in Bollywood as an actress at the juvenile age of just 14 years in her debut movie RIKSHAWALA (1972). Interestingly her first movie was opposite Randhir Kapoor, who later became her brother in law.

Though her first movie was a disastrous flop at the box office, it was her cameo in YAADON KI BAARAT (1973) that made her a star. The song ‘Lekar Hum Deewana’ in which she sizzled, wearing miniskirts became a rage and made her a star overnight.

In an interview Neetu Singh candidly confessed, "I was so young that directors had to pad me up as I was not fully developed." She adds, "During the shooting of the movie AADALAT (1976) I had a romantic scene with Amitji (Amitabh Bachchan) where I had to say 'I love you’ but each time when I used to begin my dialogue, Amitji would burst into laughter and exclaim "Do you know the meaning of what your are saying?"  

However, despite being so young Neetu Singh gave a run for money for her contemporary actresses like Hema Malini, Zeenat Aman, Raakhee, Shabana Azmi, Rekha etc. who were not only matured in age but were great actresses too. Surviving amidst such luminaries makes Neetu Singh, an exceptional actress.


  



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