Just like his skilled life, Sanjeev Kumar’s private relationships additionally made waves. The actor got here near getting married a number of occasions, however didn’t undergo with it. He even dated his Seeta Aur Geeta co-star Hema Malini, however the relationship ended on bitter phrases.
In his biography, An Actor’s Actor, writers Hanif Zaveri and Sumant Batra elaborated on their relationship and why issues started to crop up between the 2 of them. They talked about that Hema and Sanjeev got here shut whereas taking pictures for the hit Seeta Aur Geeta track, Hawa Ke Saath Saath. During the taking pictures of the track, the 2 of them had a near-fatal accident as they skated down the hill. It was famous that the 2 had been extra involved about one another than themselves. “Many believe that this was the moment they began developing feelings for each other,” the e book reads. Hema bought an approving nod from Sanjeev’s mom. Apparently, Hema used to cowl her head and would contact her toes.
However, his household had been towards Hema working after marriage, one thing that didn’t go down effectively with Hema’s mom. Sanjeev and his mom even arrived at Hema’s dwelling to ask for her hand in marriage however it didn’t pan out.
Later in an interview to Bhawana Somaaya in 1991, Hema stated that Sanjeev anticipated a submissive spouse, one thing she may by no means be. “A Sanjeev Kumar who desired a stay-at-home, all-sacrificing wife who would care for his ageing mother and support him, while he mesmerized the audience and won accolades, seems like a caricature of a male chauvinist. But before judging him too harshly, let’s consider the era we are dealing with. Back in the day, it was common to look down upon women who chose to be a part of showbiz,” she had stated.