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Monday, Nov 18, 2019

Rishi Kapoor remembers Shammi Kapoor on his death anniversary, fans recall his last role in Ranbir Kapoor’s Rockstar

Rishi Kapoor remembered superstar and uncle Shammi Kapoor on his death anniversary while his several fans reacted to the post with pictures and interesting anecdotes from his film career.

bollywood Updated: Aug 14, 2019 10:14 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Shammi Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor in a still from Rockstar.
Shammi Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor in a still from Rockstar.

Actor Rishi Kapoor has been staying in New York since more than 10 months but never misses out on remembering birthdays or keeping tab on latest news updates. On the occasion of late superstar Shammi Kapoor’s death anniversary, Rishi took to Twitter to remember him.

Sharing a picture from the star’s younger days, Rishi wrote, “Remembering Shammi Kapoor. Left us 14th August 2011. Never a star like him!”


Several of the superstar’s fans reacted to the tweet, sharing how much they loved the actor and his work. Many also talked about his last role in Ranbir Kapoor’s film, Rockstar. One remembered his dialogue from the film, “Yeh bada jaanwar hai, aapke pinjare me nahi samayega, apni duniya banayega.”


There were many who called him the ‘Yahoo Boy’. Shammi’s song Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe was part of the 1961 film, Junglee which was partially set in Kashmir. A fan wrote, “Shammi ji and Kashmir were just inseparable.Yahooooo still represents the happiness of being in Love.”


Rishi recently released actor and friend Anupam Kher’s autobiography named Lessons Life Taught Me Unknowingly. Rishi, who had been undergoing treatment for cancer in New York for almost a year, made his first public appearance following his diagnosis and treatment to release Kher’s book.

Looking well and in fine spirits, Kapoor told the audience he had been discharged from the hospital on Friday. Accompanied by his wife, veteran actor Neetu Kapoor, Rishi recalled that though he is a couple of years older to Kher, they first worked together in the 1988 Yash Chopra film, Vijay, in which Kher had played the role of Kapoor’s grandfather.

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Anupam thanked Rishi for releasing his book and said, “For him to be here today is the most glorious thing about my autobiography. We have known him as a film hero, but today he is a real-life hero. He has been here for the last one year battling cancer and he has come out of it.”

(With PTI inputs)

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