Aseem Chhabra, in an interview with NDTV, spoke about his new book on veteran actor Shashi Kapoor, titled Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, the Star. "Shashi Kapoor was a reluctant actor. If he had a choice, he would've acted in plays only. But unfortunately, he got married early and his kids were born. He had to support his family. So he started taking films," said Mr Chhabra.
From 5-star restaurants to roadside dhabas, Rishi Kapoor has visited them all. In an exclusive conversation with NDTV, the evergreen actor talks about the Kapoors' love for food and feasts, Christmas luncheons at uncle Shashi Kapoor's place and the fact that his son Ranbir is a bigger foodie than him.
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."
It was all about family as the entire Kapoor clan - three generations - converged at veteran actor Shashi Kapoor's residence for a Christmas brunch.