Mumbai: Actor-director Randhir Kapoor has said that his first film as actor and director, ‘Kal Aaj Aur Kal’, will always remain his most favourite film.
“I remember my first picture ‘Kal Aaj Aur Kal’ in which my father (Raj Kapoor), my grandfather (Prithviraj Kapoor) and my wife (Babita) was there… a lot of dedication and love was in it. “It will always remain heartwarming and my favourite film,” Kapoor said at the launch of Geeta Dass’ book ‘Kal Aaj Aur Kal’.
The book boasts of paintings made on various members of the Kapoor family.
Released in 1971, ‘Kal Aaj Aur Kal’ was Kapoor’s first film as an actor and director after his work as a child artist in the film, ‘Do Ustad’.
The film was produced by Raj Kapoor and the success of the film turned out to crucial to the banner, after the failure of ‘Mera Naam Joker’. It is also said that he fell in love with Babita during the shoot of the film.
About the book, Kapoor said: “I remember all the memories looking at these pictures in which my grandfather, my father, my uncle and brothers are there. I’m grateful to Geeta ji, she always embarrasses me by praising me and putting me on a pedestal, I’m not worthy of the love she is giving me, but I’m grateful that she considered me worthy of this love…”