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Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan remember Shashi Kapoor on 81st birth anniversary, share photos

Actor Rishi Kapoor shared throwback pictures of uncle and veteran actor Shashi Kapoor on his 81st birthday. His frequent co-actor Amitabh Bachchan also remembered Shashi.

bollywood Updated: Mar 18, 2019 14:14 IST
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Rishi Kapoor shared a throwback picture of veteran actor Shasi Kapoor on his birthday.
Rishi Kapoor shared a throwback picture of veteran actor Shasi Kapoor on his birthday. (Twitter)
         

On the occasion of the 81st birth anniversary of Shashi Kapoor on Monday, his nephew and veteran actor Rishi Kapoor remembered the late actor-filmmaker. Rishi took to social media and posted two photographs of the Deewar actor when he was conferred with Dadasaheb Phalke award in 2015.

“Happy Birthday Shashi Uncle,” he wrote along with a photograph in which he can be seen posing with Shashi, Neetu Kapoor, Rekha, Karisma Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor.

 

Rishi, who is currently undergoing medical treatment in New York for an undisclosed disease, also shared a photograph of Shashi with his children -- Kunal Kapoor and Sanjana Kapoor. “What a proud moment for the Shashi Kapoor family! Dada Sahab Phalke award for him. Third Phalke Award in the family! Happy Birthday uncle,” Rishi added.

 

Amitabh Bachchan, who worked with Shashi in several films such as Amar Akbar Anthony, Deewar and Namak Halal to name a few, remembered him while also mourning the loss of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar.

 

Actor Shabana Azmi, who did Fakira with Shashi, also tweeted her wishes. She tweeted: “Shashiji. We miss you. Your warmth, your generosity, your humanity. Today would have been your 81st birthday.”

 

Shashi, younger brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, made his onscreen debut in Raj’s directorial, Aag as a child actor. In 1961, Shashi debuted as full-fledged hero in Yash Chopra’s film Dharmputra and went on to have a long innings in the film industry.

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For his contribution to Indian cinema, the acrossover artiste was honoured thrice with National Awards. He was also conferred the Padma Bhushan. Films like Deewar, Satyam Shivam Sundaram and Kabhie Kabhie were some of his iconic films.

As a producer, he worked on films such as Junoon, Vijeta and 36 Chowringhee Lane. Later, he made his directorial debut in 1991 with Ajooba. Shashi died in 2017 after battling liver cirrhosis. He was 79.

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First Published: Mar 18, 2019 14:12 IST