Other fans predicted that I would be blown away by Amitabh Bachchan or Rajesh Khanna. But neither of these heroes lodged in my heart the way Shashi Kapoor has.
Shashi Kapoor did try his hand at a few macho rules, but he for the most part remained the slightly dreamy Prince Charming rather than a swashbuckling pirate figure.
Calling Shashi Kapoor, a “Pride of Peshawar” the people of the locality hosted a memorial service outside Kapoor Haveli in the Dhaki Nalbandi, Qissa Kawani Bazaar area in the interiors of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. Photos of the memorial service is now going viral.
That most magical moment came when we caught a flash of that famous smile. You know the one: generous, golden, and very movie-star.
Shashi Kapoor never became a stereotype, was no cult figure. In theatre and film, his was an inimitable space.
Shashi Kapoor, one of the most popular actors of Indian cinema passed away in Mumbai passed away on December 4. Amul paid a tribute to the versatile actor, in a way only it can.
Shashi Kapoor’s career showed how an artist can escape the trap of image and mannerism, and adapt to changing times
The Mumbai Police Twitter handle, known for its pop culture references on social media, referred to Shashi Kapoor as the ‘Deewar’ between the ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ while paying him a tribute.
Late actor Shashi Kapoor, who breathed his last at 5.20 p.m. at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Monday after a period of hospitalisation, was cremated at a state funeral.
In a tribute segment on Shashi Kapoor, BBC News used clips of Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor instead. A video of the footage has gone viral on social media with people asking for an apology for the gaffe.
Until now, Sanjay Dutt, Ranbir Kapoor, Aamir Khan, Anil Kapoor and Naseeruddin Shah have reached Shashi Kapoor’s Juhu residence for the funeral.
In his blog, Amitabh Bachchan described a picture of Shashi Kapoor on a film magazine cover just before his Bollywood debut, and admitted that looking at the “terribly handsome” man, he thought he stood no chance in the industry.
With Shashi Kapoor’s passing, we’ve lost another of our cinema greats. He wore his looks, and his understated acting ability lightly, sometimes so lightly that you often overlooked his skills.
Colleagues remember Shashi Kapoor as a ‘good-hearted and jovial’ person, some say wife’s death had affected him
The films we remember Shashi Kapoor most for are the ones in which he played, with infinite grace and good humour, second fiddle.