Thespian Amitabh Bachchan recollected memories of veteran actor-filmmaker Shashi Kapoor, who died aged 79 after a period of hospitalisation.
Big B wrote on his blog: “Standing elegantly without a care in the world, I saw him standing by a Mercedes Sports car, a convertible, a smart trimmed beard and moustache, 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…
Further adding, Big B wrote, everyone knew Shashi Kapoor as humble man.
He wrote, “Everyone knew him. But this was his infectious humble self. When he spoke, there was a mischievous, gentle, almost inaudible, delicate, yodel, in his voice – most endearing and comforting to the one he was introduced to”
Amitabh Bachchan also talked about Shashi Kapoor’s illness.
He wrote, “He had been ailing…somewhere he had let himself go after the passing away of his dear wife Jennifer…I had visited him on occasion in Hospital during some of the times he had been hospitalised earlier…but I never went to see him again…I would never have…I never ever wanted to see this beautiful friend and ‘samdhi’ in the state I saw him in hospital….and I did not today, when they informed me that he had gone…”
“He fondly addressed me as ‘babbua’…and with him has gone many incredible unread chapters of his and my life.”
Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor have worked together in many super-hit films like ‘Deewaar’, ‘Suhaag’, ‘Kabhie Kabhie’, ‘Trishul’, ‘Silsila’ and ‘Namak Halaal’.