His real name
Rajkumar got this name after coming to Bollywood. His real name was ‘Kulbhushan Pandit’ and people fondly called him ‘Jani’. Before joining films, he was a sub-inspector at the Mahim police station in Mumbai. Once, during a patrol, a soldier told him that, you have style and look like a hero in appearance and stature. He further said, “If you become a hero, then you can dominate.” It was the moment when he decided to pursue his career in cinema.
Rajkumar was sitting in the police station and filmmaker Baldev Dubey arrived there for work and went crazy for Rajkumar’s style. Baldev Dubey was working on the film ‘Shahi Bazaar’ at that time and offered the film to Rajkumar. It is said that even though his films were flops, he used to increase his fees and the makers also accepted his condition of bringing him to the cinema.
Fees used to go up even in flop films
In the interview, Rajkumar said, “He does full justice to his character.” He also revealed that “Movies can fail, but I don’t.” Many of his films were quite successful, but there were some flops. Rajkumar had dialogues from the movie Pakija, in which he says, ‘Look at your feet, they are very beautiful, don’t keep them on the floor, they will become malleable.’ It turned out to be a super hit.
Number of movies
Rajkumar has given more than one film to the cinema which includes Mother India, Saudagar, Tiranga, Marte Dum Tak, Neel Kamal, Pakija, Dil Apna Preet Parai, Police Aur Mujrim, Heer Ranjha, Lal Patthar, Hindustan Ki Kasam, Dharma Kanta, Tricolor. They include , Time, Krishna Sudama, Rangili, the uncrowned king. At the same time, his style was very loved, which people still remember and cannot forget.