Randhir said that Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor created magic together in ‘Andaz’, which was released in 1949. Nargis played the female lead and the film was a big hit. “It was such a nice movie,” Randhir remarked.
Raj Kapoor’s eldest son further said that he remembers Dilip Kumar visiting Raj Kapoor when he was in hospital in a critical condition. “I recall Dilip Kumar was very sad then. Actually, whenever my father and he met, there were strong emotions between them.”
Like Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar was born and brought up in Peshawar, now in Pakistan. The two families lived in havelis very close to each other, which are now being turned into museums. Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor’s friendship began when they were schoolmates.