Rare Pic: When Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar Attended Prem Nath & Bina Rai’s Wedding

Rare Pic: When Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar Attended Prem Nath & Bina Rai’s Wedding

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In 1952, Prem Nath married Bina Rai, a fellow actor. His in-laws Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar, as well as their families, were in attendance at the wedding. Last year, a picture of Raj Kapoor with his son Randhir Kapoor, and Dilip Kumar was released online, leaving their fans emotional.

Prem can be seen seated on a horse with Randhir, who appears to be his 'sehbala', in the picture. 'Baraatis', Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar, can also be seen in the photo.

Monty Prem Nath, Prem Nath’s son, discussed his parents' love story in a 2017 interview with Filmfare. “Mom (the late Bina Rai) was a fan of dad,” he said. “They first worked together in Aurat (1953). Mom was nervous in front of a superstar. Her hands were trembling, while giving the shot. So Papa put flowers around her hand in a bid to camouflage that. Papa was taken in by her simplicity. Gradually, they fell in love and got married. Randhir Kapoor, who was a child then, sat on the horse with Papa as the sarwala (best man).”

“After marriage, my parents started their own production unit (P.N. Films).”  he continued “Their first offering was Shagufa (1953). But it didn’t do well. The films that followed – Prisoner of Golconda (1954), Samundar, Hamara Watan, and Chengiz Khan – suffered a worse fate. Their charm didn’t work after marriage. But mom’s films like Anarkali (1953), Taj Mahal (1963), and Ghunghat (1960) with other heroes were hits. Ghunghat fetched her the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. Papa’s, career, on the other hand, went downhill.”

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While they were filming Aurat in 1953, Prem and Bina fell in love with one another. They were married in 1952 and had two sons, Monty and Prem Krishen, together. Prem died of a heart attack at the age of 66 in 1992.

Prithviraj Kapoor, Raj's father, arranged his son's marriage to Prem Nath's sister Krishna. Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, Reema Kapoor, and Ritu Nanda were all born to the Kapoor family in 1946, when they were married.

Prem has acted in a slew of films, including Aan (1952), Teesri Manzil (1966), Johny Mera Naam ( 1970) Tere Mere Sapne ( 1971), and Roti Kapada Aur Makan ( 1974). He appeared with  Raj Kapoor in films, Dharam Karam (1975), and Aag (1948).

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