Shashi Kapoor is no more! Bollywood mourns remembering the legend
Shashi Kapoor died at Kokilaben Hospital here at age 79 after a period of hospitalisation.
Condolences and tributes poured in for veteran actor-filmmaker Shashi Kapoor who died at a hospital here on Monday, with celebrities like his Siddhartha co-star Simi Garewal terming it the end of an era, while his Kalyug co-star Raj Babbar, melody queen Lata Mangeshkar, filmmakers Karan Johar and Hansal Mehta paid tribute to the “most charming actor ever” who would forever remain in their memories.
He battled a prolonged illness and left for his heavenly abode at Mumbai's private hospital on Monday evening.
Several Bollywood celebs thronged Twitter to express their shock and extend condolences to the Kapoor family in this hour of grief.
Anushka Sharma, “An era of great cinema belongs to you and will always do so. RIP respected #ShashiKapoor Ji”.
Karan Johar wrote on his blog, “ #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...
Arjun Kapoor, “So many generations have watched him as an icon of great style and charisma. #ShashiKapoor, you'll always be remembered with a smile. RIP legend.
Ranbir Kapoor, “He'd rarely miss the premiere show of a new play. Sitting outside by the Prithvi Cafe, waiting patiently for the gates to open, he'd smile gently at the awestruck admirers, and return their pranaams with equally genuine namastes.