Aapke paon dekhe, bahut haseen hai, inhe zameen par mat utariyega, maile ho jayenge.”
Who is not well aware of this dialogue delivered by the veteran actor Raaj Kumar (born as Kulbhushan Nath Pandit).He reigned the Indian film industry as long as he was around. He was known for delivering dialogues prefixed with a “Jaani”.
Raaj Kumar and Dilip Kumar shared screen space in the movie Saudagar after 30 years. However, it is well-known that during the shooting of the film they never talked to each other except for their scenes.
Not many people know that He was not the first choice for the movie Pakeezah (1972). Rajendra Kumar, Sunil Dutt and Dharmendra had been considered for the role earlier
Before he became an actor, he was an IAS Sub-inspector in the Mumbai Police in the late 1940s. He once went to watch a film at Metro cinema. There, veteran filmmaker Sohrab Modi saw him and offered him a film. He refused the offer.