Actor Shashi Kapoor bid adieu to the world after suffering from liver cirrhosis. He will be remembered for his versatile roles and his dedication towards cinema both Indian and foreign.
Born as Balbir Prithviraj Kapoor, he was a producer as well. Apart from being an actor in Indian films, Shashi Kapoor also appeared in several English films mostly the ones produced by Merchant Ivory. He will be remembered by people of Udaipur for his role in English movie Heat and Dust which was released in 1983. The movie also had Ustad Zakir Hussain.
Shashi Kapoor was an ultimate charmer. His smile was the best feature he always carried. People loved him for he was a good man at heart…a beautiful human being. He is remembered by Bollywood as a star with no starry attitude. Shashi Kapoor was very simple at heart. He is also known for treating his fans well. He could make them feel at ease with his charm and equally charming hospitality.
Shashi Kapoor is survived by daughter Sanjana and sons Kunal and Karan. His sons tried their luck in films but stayed away respectably when they understood that they were not meant for acting. “Prithvi Theatre” established by his father is now taken care of by daughter Sanjana.
His famous dialogues are – मेरे पास माँ है from दीवार, यह प्रेम रोग है, शुरू में दुःख देता है बाद में बहुत दुःख देता है from नमक हलाल, जब तक एक भाई बोल रहा है तब तक एक भाई सुन रहा है, जब मुजरिम बोलेगा तब एक पुलिस ऑफिसर सुनेगा from दीवार, हम गायब होने वालों में से नहीं, जहाँ से गुज़रते हैं अपना जलवा दिखाते हैं from सिलसिला
He starred in more than 150 movies. His contributions in Indian and English cinemas as actor, producer and narrator will be remembered forever.