Shashi Kapoor, who turned 78 on March 18, is known for films like Deewaar, Kabhi Kabhie , Namak Halaal, Sharmeelee and Satyam Shivam Sundaram. In 2011, he received the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to Indian cinema. In 2014, he also received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Shashi Kapoor, 77, is best known for his nuanced performances in memorable films like Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Trishul, Kabhi Kabhie, Vijeta and Kalyug. Despite his ill health, Mr Kapoor attended the ceremony to receive the award
"We are proud and happy that the Lifetime Achievement Award this year is to be presented to Shashi Kapoor ji, who has enriched the cinematic medium through his vast and wide range of contribution as an actor and producer and has patronized good cinema," Manoj Srivastava, Strategic Consultant, Jagran Film Festival, said in a statement
It was not just an army of famous Kapoors who cheered Shashi Kapoor, but also several of his former co-stars, including Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Waheeda Rehman, Hema Malini and Asha Parekh
Shashi Kapoor's co-stars such as Waheeda Rehman, Zeenat Aman and Asha Parekh shared their fondest memories of him at the Dadasaheb Award ceremony at Mumbai's Prithvi Theatre on Sunday. While Asha Parekh was 'proud of him,' Zeenat Aman revealed that Mr Kapoor was 'one of the nicest co-stars to have worked with.' Singer Asha Bhosle, also an ardent admirer, got nostalgic as she recalled making fish curry for the actor and sending it over to his house.
Actor Amitabh Bachchan has recorded a video message for Deewar co-star Shashi Kapoor, which will be played when the latter receives the Dadasaheb Phalke award on May 5 in New Delhi. "Shashiji and I have shared so much it is difficult to imagine how we did it," Mr Bachchan wrote on his blog.
Actor Shashi Kapoor, who just celebrated his 77th birthday, will receive this year's Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest honour in cinema. His nephew, actor Rishi Kapoor, told NDTV, "I don't think it's a delayed honour. Shashi Kapoor a visionary who did films that were ahead of their time."
Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award at the closing ceremony of the 6th Jagran Film Festival on October 4 in Mumbai.
Shashi Kapoor received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award at Mumbai's Prithvi Theatre - which he helped found - on May 10 and it was filled with special moments, like this one.