This photo was taken at the Silver Jubilee function of a Raj Kapoor film at the
Liberty cinema in Bombay in 1953. With me are my grandmother, my grandfather
and my girlfriend, Nadia Gamal, a belly dancer who I met in Ceylon and as we were in love we were to get married. Somehow things didn’t work out and she went back to Cairo and I resumed my work in films but with a sad heart. At that age, she was 17 and I was 22, it gets broken very easily and quite often. What would have been the state of affairs of the Shammi Kapoor family had I got married to her and settled down in Egypt as we planned?