The autobiography by Vaijanthimala created some storm in the Kapoor family. In her biography, she confessed that the stories about her on screen and off screen chemistry with Raj Kapoor, the showman of the millennium, during the screening of Sangam was a mere media gimmick. This fact was well kept under covers by the Kapoors and nobody seemed to have spoken anything about it. Sangam, which featured Raj Kapoor, Vaijanthimala and Rajendra Kumar, was a runaway hit with the movie winning 4 filmfare and national awards.
In reaction to the statement, an angry Rishi Kapoor told the press that what Vaijanthimala stated in her autobiography is not true. He further reaffirmed the affair between his late father and Vaijanthimala. He termed the statement as insulting to his late father, for calling a genuine affair a mere publicity stint. On the other side, Vaijanthimala stood by the story written in her autobiography- Bonding….a memoir. The book is published by Stellar publications and is co-authored by Jyoti Sabarwal.
In reaction to Rishi Kapoor’s statement, the actress told Hindustan Times that what she had written was true and she doesn’t care about the allegations made on her.
The backlashing may not continue as Vaijanthimala refused to continue the verbal battle. Such mudslinging is a common site in Bollywood and Hollywood. Even the most dignified people of the industry fall prey to such practices and this creates quite a ripple in the gossip columns. Despite all denials from the actress to carry on such practices, time will only tell whether the story ends here or continues.
Content and Image source: Hindustan times