Amitabh Bachchan, who played Ajooba, noted the milestone on social media
"Saeed Jaffrey was a multifaceted actor whose flair and versatility will always be remembered," read a tweet from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office. Actor Rishi Kapoor, Saeed Jaffrey's co-star in films like Henna, Ajooba and Saagar, also tweeted: "R I P. My friend, my colleague of several films"
Shashi Kapoor was the most versatile of the Kapoors, with roles on stage, in mainstream and parallel cinema, Hollywood productions
Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor will face each other on the big screen after 22 years to play friends, who have not spoken to each another for 25 years, in Sudhir Mishra's Mehrunissa.