Beth Watkins lives in the US and has been writing about Hindi cinema for over a decade. She tweets at @bethlovesbolly.
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.
That most magical moment came when we caught a flash of that famous smile. You know the one: generous, golden, and very movie-star.
Without Shashi Kapoor, there would be a big, ugly hole in the landscape of Indian cinema. A biography does justice to the incredible versatility of the actor