Pankaj Kapur’s Only Idol Was Rajesh Khanna

This may come as astonish to many, though Pankaj Kapur is most prominent for his roles in offbeat movies such as Blue Umbrella and Maqbool, he had initially entered the industry wanting to be like Rajesh Khanna.

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This viewpoint of his change came when he met Ebrahim Alkazi at the National School of Drama. Theatre inspired him so much that he refused to shift to Mumbai to be in movies. He told his father that he loved the theatre & wanted to be a part of it for the rest of his life.

Pankaj has acted in many films and performed in many plays over the years with his latest movie, Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, getting rave reviews at the box office.