The film industries across India are mourning the loss of the legendary-actor-producer Shashi Kapoor who breathed his last on December 4 after suffering from perpetual diseasedness. Reportedly, actor Rishi Kapoor who was shooting for Rajma Chawal in the national capital canceled his shoot mid-way on hearing the news and rushed back to Mumbai to be with his family. As soon as the news of his demise broke, condolence messages started pouring in.
From Karan Johar to Amitabh Bachchan to Arjun Rampal to Hrithik Roshan – everyone recalled the late actor’s magical screen presence. Veteran actor Kamal Haasan took social media to acknowledge the contribution of Shashi Kapoor to the world of cinema and theatre.
Thank you Sashi Kapoor sahab. For what you did for Indian Theatre and Cinema. Thank you the Kapoor family for carrying the service forward. Tearful Salute to a man who loved the arts. Condolences to many fans like me. His family included— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) December 4, 2017
Shashi Kapoor, the popular romantic icon from the 60s, 70s, and 80s died at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. He was 79. The last rites were performed in Mumbai today. Kapoor’s health had been on the decline for quite some time now. The late actor, who once could easily melt hearts by saying ‘Mere paas maa hai’, rarely interacted with the media or made any public appearance except for a few occasions.The younger brother of Raj and Shammi Kapoor, and the youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor was one of the first Indian actors to find a footing in the west. In fact, he ended up becoming the last of those true stars whose popularity was never limited to a particular genre, era or even specific group of audiences. Indian cinema literally lost one of its greatest heroes with his demise. An initiative to rediscover his body of work that extends beyond Kapoor’s romantic charm is already in progress.