We cannot reverse the demise but pray. The veteran actor Shashi Kapoor is no longer amidst us, but his charm and handsome looks seem like a thing of just yesterday. He brought a new flair for romance in Indian cinema. The actor had millions of fans who will remember him for his swift contribution in Hindi movies. He died at the age of 79.
As per the reports, the actor was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. He had kidney problems for a very long time. The condition was so bad that, for many years, he was on dialysis.
After the unexpected demise of Shashi Kapoor, people took to social media to offer condolences.
Although instead of just writing solicitude, Neetu Kapoor posted a very rare picture of Shashi Kapoor’s childhood.
Another beguile which left us astonished was Big B’s tribute to the actor. We can not imagine the charm of Bollywood without movies like “Deewar” and “Namak Halal”. Mr. Bachchan and Mr. Kapoor partnered in 12 Bollywood movies which were diligently adored with captivating acting and direction.
Remembering the fluent and aristocrat style of Shashi Kapoor, Mr. Bachchan took to his blog and explained the early days of their interaction and his first glace at Shashi Kapoor.
He said, “Standing elegantly without a care in the world, I saw him standing by a Mercedes Sports car, a convertible, a smartly trimmed beard, and mustache, adorning involuntarily, the face of this incredibly handsome man. It was a picture that filled almost an entire page of a magazine. Shashi Kapoor … son of Prithviraj Kapoor, younger brother to Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, making a debut in a forthcoming film, is what the caption read .. And I said to myself, as very uncertain thoughts raced through my mind of wanting to become a film actor, that, with men like him around, I stood no chance at all…,”
In the memory of Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan poured his heart out with his most chosen words. Seems like, he had cherished them for the final goodbye. Although, he didn’t meet him in person during the last moments. He did not visit him at the hospital.
As he mentioned, “I never ever wanted to see this beautiful friend and ‘samadhi’ in the state I saw him in the hospital …. and I did not today when they informed me that he had gone.”
Shashi Kapoor called him Babbua with fondness. Mr. Bachchan’s post started with alluring lines which absorbed the essence of final days of Shashi Kapoor’s life. It said,
“हम ज़िंदगी को अपनी कहाँ तक सम्भालते
इस क़ीमती किताब का काग़ज़ ख़राब था “
Every time, we lose a Bollywood personality from the 60s, a thought raced through the mind, “There will never be another like him”. Shashi Kapoor justifies this statement in every possible manner.
The actor was the part of the Kapoor lineage. Certainly, being born in an acting dynasty was a beautiful stroke of luck. Followed by, Prithviraj Kapoor, Raj Kapoor, and Shammi Kapoor, the actor did great justice to matinee luck.
Can we say, that he was all about his last name? Fairly no!
In movies like “Utsav”, he didn’t take the center stage and was least bothered about looking good.
Apart from staying plastic perfect, the actor experimented with great lengths and gave us what we admire even today. The actor was never afraid of being outshone by newer actors. A dynamic Bollywood idol, who struck a part of our hearts with his, warmness and attraction, deserves the heavens.