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Boney Kapoor


Achal Surinder "Boney" Kapoor (born 11 November 1955) is an Indian producer primarily associated with Hindi cinema in addition to Tamil cinema and Telugu cinema.


Kapoor was born as Achal Surinder Kapoor in 1955, the son of Surinder Kapoor who was a Bollywood film producer, and Nirmal Kapoor. His younger brothers Anil and Sanjay are both actors and producers.


Kapoor started his career working under legends like Shakti Samanta. The most famous film produced by him remains the Shekhar Kapur-directed sci-fi film Mr. India starring his brother Anil Kapoor and his future wife Sridevi


It was the second biggest hit of 1987 and remains a cult classic in India. The film was known for several of its lines and songs, including Sridevi's "Miss Hawa Hawaii" performance and Amrish Puri's quote "Mogambo khush hua" (Mogambo is satisfied), which is one of the most famous quotes of Bollywood and has become synonymous with Puri.


Laxmikant–Pyarelal's music performed well too, especially the song "Hawa Hawaii" which is very popular today. Mr. India has often been featured in lists of top Bollywood films. Indiatimes Movies ranks the movie amongst the Top 25 Must-See Bollywood Films.


 This was the last film that the duo Salim-Javed wrote together. They had split up earlier in 1982 but came back for one last film. It was remade in Tamil as En Rathathin Rathame, starring K. Bhagyaraj.


 in Kannada as Jai Karnataka, starring Ambareesh. On the centenary of Indian cinema, Mr. India was declared one of the 100 Greatest Indian Films of All Time. 


Described by Rediff as "one of the most iconic films of its time", it became one of the highest-grossing hits of 1987. and also found a place in the Hindustan Times list of 'Top 10 Patriotic Films of Hindi Cinema'.


Kapoor was married to Mona Shourie from 1983 to 1996 and the couple have two children, Arjun Kapoor (born 1985) and Anshula (born in 1990). Arjun made his acting debut in the 2012 movie Ishaqzaade while Anshula graduated from Barnard College.


Kapoor married Indian actress Sridevi on 2 June 1996. The couple had two daughters, Janhvi Kapoor (born 6 March 1997) and Khushi Kapoor (born 5 November 2000).


 On 24 February 2018, Sridevi died in Dubai after drowning in her hotel bathtub. The Kapoor family of Prithviraj Kapoor are also his distant relatives as Prithviraj was Surinder's cousin