In true filmy style, Shashi had to win over not just the woman of his dreams but also her disapproving father. A romance blossomed, helped by Shammi Kapoor's wife, actress Geeta Bali. They married in July 1958, much before Shashi Kapoor became a Bollywood star.
Jennifer and Shashi starred together in a number of films, particularly those produced by Merchant Ivory Productions. The two were instrumental in reviving the Prithvi theatre group, and in establishing the actual theatre itself in Mumbai.
Jennifer Kapoor died of cancer in 1984.