Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgn, Sridevi, Karan Johar, others mourn Shashi Kapoor's demise
Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor, who was suffering from a prolonged illness, breathed his last on Monday at 5:20 pm at Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital
Shashi Kapoor, 79, breathed his last at Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Monday. The veteran actor has been ill for the longest time now and was admitted on Sunday afternoon to the hospital. The legendary actor known for his films like 'Jab Jab Phool Khile', 'Satyam Shivam Sundaram' and many such super-hit films to his credit, started off in Bollywood as a child artist and did 19 films as a child artist. He made his debut as a lead actor in 'Dharmputra' in 1938 and went on to do more than around 116 films. The actor is survived by his three kids Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor and Sanjana Kapoor.
The Late Shashi Kapoor
Bollywood fraternity still is unable to fathom the fact that the thespian has passed away.
Talking about what kind of a person Shashi Kapoor was, Aamir Khan spoke about his gentle nature, his contribution to theatre and many other things. Aamir also passed his heartfelt condolences to Kapoor's children.
Ajay Devgn, too wrote how the legend will never be forgotten.
You won't be forgotten. Rest in peace #ShashiKapoor ji.— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) December 4, 2017
"Khilte hain gul yahan khilke bikharne ko...." Sad at the passing of the most charming, understated legend Shashi Kapoor sahab. Huge loss for our theatre & film industry. ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ¢ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ¢ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ¢ RIP Shashi sahab. They don't make them like you anymore ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ— Renuka Shahane (@renukash) December 4, 2017
Senior actress Poonam Dhillon, who has worked with Shashi Kapoor on several films including, 'Deshwasi', 'Bepanaah' and 'Trishul' amongst others also offered her condolences.
Just landed in Mumbai to extemly sad news of my very dear #ShashiKapoor ,co actor of my First film passed away!!Gentleman with Charm personified,Classy, Witty,Disciplined and handsome are just few of the words that mildly discribe him . Cherish my time With him!Irreplacable Man! pic.twitter.com/rn4vi9VqaI— poonam dhillon à©´ (@poonamdhillon) December 4, 2017
Speaking about what a great actor and human being Shashi Kapoor ji was, senior actress Sridevi wrote:
A great actor, a charming & happy soul, an inspiring humanitarian. We will miss you Shashi ji. RIP #ShashiKapoor— SRIDEVI BONEY KAPOOR (@SrideviBKapoor) December 4, 2017
Filmmaker Karan Johar, who shares a very thick bond with the Kapoors also remembered him by writing, "#RIPShashiKapoor ...the most charming and enigmatic actor ever...a gentleman movie star! His legacy in film and theatre is exceptional...thoughts and prayers with the family....his work will always live on..."
Senior actor and politician Raj Babbar, who worked with Shashi ji in films like 'Kalyug' and 'Jaaydaad' also passed his condolences.
Also, actress Sushmita Sen took to her Twitter handle to share her condolences to the family.
Rest in Peace Mr. Shashi KapoorðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ A celebrated Actor who always exuded kindness & love with great generosity!!! My respect & condolences to the family!!! GodspeedðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ pic.twitter.com/ZWuP27DOdX— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) December 4, 2017
Actor Kay Kay Menon also paid his tribute to the actor and wrote, "That effervescent smile, that infectious charm!. We will miss you Shashiji! RIP #ShashiKapoor #legend(sic)."
Former Bollywood actress Simi Garewal, who also shared screen space with Kapoor, is taken aback by this sudden news and wrote, "The last of that Kapoor generation has gone." She has worked in films like 'Ahsaas', 'Siddhartha' and few other films with the star.
Am deeply saddened by the passing away of my co-star #ShashiKapoor. The last of that generation of Kapoors gone. A gentleman and friend gone. An era gone.. All that remains are his films...and precious memories.. ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ RIP Shashi-ji.— Simi Garewal (@Simi_Garewal) December 4, 2017
Actress Bipasha Basu also paid tribute to the actor and wrote how the legend would be missed.
Colors CEO, Raj Nayak wrote, "He personified charm & grace. A brilliant & handsome actor. His performances etched in my memory forever, especially Deewar & that heartfelt line..“Mere pass Maa Hai.” You will be missed Sir! #RIP #ShashiKapoor (sic)."
Actor Jaaved Jaaferi also took to his Twitter account to remember the legend.
One of my favourites passed away today. A handsome charming gentleman who entertained us for 40+ years. His endearing smile will be embedded in my memories.— Jaaved Jaaferi (@jaavedjaaferi) December 4, 2017
RIP #ShashiKapoor pic.twitter.com/wXM0YSoQ45
Filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who worked with the thespian in two films said, "I worked with him in two movies. Gautam Govinda n Krodhi in late 70 s. N learnt a lot from him like work ethics discipline time planning, compassion,Humble to lowest rank person and above all his love n passion for good cinema n theatre development in india. Handsome gentleman with beautiful mind n heart. An inspiring institute himself. RIP (sic)."
Actress Bahgyashree wrote an emotional tweet:
Actor Shekhar Suman also remembered the ace actor and said that he owes his entire career to Shashi Kapoor. He stated, "Saddest day of my life... Shashi Kapoor ji passed away. The man to whom I owe my entire career. I am grateful to him for all my professional achievements, for giving me my first and the biggest break as a lead in "Utsav" opposite Rekha. Will miss you every moment of my life. Shashi Kapoor was the most handsome man the film industry has ever seen. A ladies man, a gentleman, a great actor and a passionate producer. I grew up imitating him and trying to look like him. I can't bear the thought that he is no more. I'm heartbroken."