Rishi Kapoor Cancels Shoot, Rushes Home For Shashi Kapoor's Funeral
New Delhi: Rishi Kapoor's absence at Shashi Kapoor's residence on Monday evening was made up by his son - actor Ranbir Kapoor. Busy star. The Kapoor family is a prominent Indian show business family with a long history in Hindi Raj Kapoor's sons, Randhir Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor, went on to become Shashi Kapoor's daughter Sanjana Kapoor also became a film actress . While the elder two sons, Randhir Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor's son Kunal had a short stint in Bollywood with just 6 films in his kitty For 35 Years Now, Ratna Shares A Warm Relation With Her Step-Daughter.
They were in Singapore and Malaysia for a show, but the shows were cancelled and they were broke. They wanted to get married so Raj Kapoor Uncle gave them money for their tickets and they came to Mumbai and got married in My maternal grandfather loved India. He spent half his life in India. You should read Shakespearewala, the book he wrote. You will know how my grandparents travelled the whole of India with their plays.
My grandfather came to India during the war with the army. He fell in love with India and then he came back to India in the s.
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My parents were in love with each other; they took care of each other. My mother died when she was just My dad was 46 then. Our mother's death caused us and our father a lot of grief; we had our own way of dealing with it.
Dad put on weight at the same age as Raj Uncle and Shammi Uncle did. My grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor liked acting and he got into the business. So did Raj Uncle, Shammi Uncle and my dad. They did not want to be stars; they just wanted to be actors. Later, Raj Uncle got interested in making films and turned director. They were not like today's generation where everyone wants to be a star. They were in love with their profession.
The film was a big party on the sets. Everybody had a blast. I don't think he was interested in direction. In the s, people made good films.
The industry changed and the quality of films made in the late s started deteriorating. Seeing that good films were not being made and the industry was run by loan sharks making commercial potboilers, my father started his own production company, Film Valas. My father was very professional and easy to work with. He had no tantrums, no starry airs, he never misbehaved on the sets, he was punctual and everybody liked working with him.
Shammi Kapoor's official Web site http: Nanda was the only actress who agreed to work with him even though she was a star at that time. My father directed only one film, Ajooba. He is an actor. Likewise, he is not a businessman to produce a film. He made great films because he gave his cast and crew whatever they wanted.
In the late '60s, he did not have any work. We saw a lot of him then. That was also the time we discovered Goa. After Sharmileethings changed again.
There have been many ups and downs, but it never bothered us. He did films like Householder and Shakespeare Wallah that are considered classics today. Pradeep Bandekar My father has not been well for some time now. He has a lot of complications.
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He has dialysis three times a week. He is not well enough to go to Delhi for the Dadasaheb Phalke award ceremony. My father had a good family, a good life, he made good films, and he doesn't care about anything now. I think they could have given him this award earlier. If you give it at an earlier age, it means something.
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When a man is at the end of his life and you give him an award, it doesn't mean much. But then, again, he never cared about awards. Shashi Kapoor with Kunal Kapoor. I was never treated differently at school because my father was an actor. I did not go to college after school.
I went to England and joined drama school because I thought I wanted to be an actor. I slowly realised that I was more interested in filmmaking and the technical process of filmmaking excited me more than acting.
I gave up acting and started doing ad films. I am lucky that I got the opportunity to make exotic ads. I never made soap and toothpaste ads. I shot outdoors or on big sets, they are like mini feature films.
I didn't want to make films in the late '80s and early '90s because that was the worst time for Hindi cinema. But now I think of making films because in the last eight years, films have changed and there is room for every kind of film -- like Mary Kom or Detective Bymokesh Bakshy!
Shashi Kapoor with his youngest child Sanjana. Pradeep Bandekar My father bought the land and built Prithvi Theatre for plays in Juhu, north-western Mumbai; it started in He did it in memory of his father Prithviraj Kapoor. One of his lines in the film, "Mere paas Maa hai" "I have mother"is a famous phrase that has become part of Indian popular culture.
After his wife's death inhe started becoming overweight, but he was given his comeback role as character artiste by Rajesh Khanna in Alag Alaga film. Inhe produced and directed a fantasy film titled Ajoobawhich had his frequent co-star Amitabh Bachchan and nephew Rishi Kapoor in the lead. The highest paid Indian actor was Rajesh Khanna from Among all leading actors, only Rajesh Khanna was paid more than Shashi in the two films they acted together — Prem Kahani and Alag Alag.
He believed Amitabh did mostly angry young man or multi-star films from to and turned versatile only after In the whole of the Kapoor clan, Shashi Kapoor has been the solo hero more times 61 films and also as a lead protagonist in more Hindi films than his nephews Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor and Rajiv and even more than his brothers Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor and more than his grand-nephews and grand-nieces.
He acted with Pierce Brosnan in The Deceivers Amitabh Bachchan agreed to do the film due to his friendship with Shashi Kapoor, even though at the time Amitabh was not signing any new films. The film did not do too well at the box office in india, but was classed as a hit abroad.
The film had a lavish budget with a mega star Line up. Inhe retired from acting after his final film appearances in Jinnah and Side Streets.
He met English actress Jennifer Kendal in Calcutta in while both were working for their respective theatre groups. Shashi was both assistant stage manager as well as an actor for his father's theatre group, Prithvi Theatre. Geoffrey Kendal 's Shakespearean group was also present at the same time in Calcutta and Jennifer was Geoffrey's daughter.
After their subsequent meeting, the couple fell in love and after facing initial opposition from the Kendals and support from sister-in-law Geeta Balithey got married in July They had three children: Jennifer died of cancer in which shattered him. After losing her to cancer, Shashi Kapoor fell into a deep depression that he never recovered from.
Kapoor's children, for a short while, became Hindi film actors but their European looks and accented Hindi prevented them from having successful careers. His eldest son Kunal is married to director Ramesh Sippy 's daughter. Kunal moved on to ad film direction and established his production house Adfilm-Valas. Shashi's daughter Sanjanais a theatre personality and married to wildlife conservationist Valmik Thapar.