Kapoor gained immense popularity for his roles in Hindi films, including "Jab jab Phool Khile" (When a Flower Blossoms), "Awara" (Vagabond), and "Kabhi Kabhie" (Sometimes), as well as his good appearance.
Bollywood fans shared their memories and favorite pieces of Kapoor's dialogue on social media on Monday. Many described his death as the end of an era.
The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, was one of those who offered his condolences, tweeting:
"The versatility of Shashi Kapoor could be seen both in his films and in the theater, promoted with great pbadion. His brilliant performance will be remembered by generations to come, sad for his pbading, and condolences with his family and his fans. "
Kapoor was born into a family movie. His father was an actor and dramatist, performing throughout the country during the era of Partition with his repertoire company, the Prithvi Theaters. Kapoor's father starred in the theater plays that addressed the plight of refugees, nationality and the country's trajectory.
Although Kapoor portrayed Bollywood's romantic hero stereotype in many films, he did so out of obligation to care for his family, said Aseem Chhabra, author of "Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, the Star."
Today the theater continues to present plays in Hindi, English, Gujarati and Marathi.
Kapoor also acted in art films. He worked with Merchant Ivory Productions and later produced his own films dedicated to social realism, far from the dazzling numbers of Bollywood songs and dances.
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His career and his life took a turn after the death of his wife in 1984, according to Chhabra.
Kapoor stopped acting for the most part and started drinking, Chhabra said. He was drinking up to one bottle of vodka per day, sometimes. "I was devastated."
But for his admirers, he will be remembered as the romantic and handsome hero who could act alongside anyone.
Perhaps his most famous piece of dialogue comes from his role in the movie "Deewar" (Wall). History has him playing alongside one of the most important Bollywood actors, Amitabh Bachchan. The two game brothers in the movie. Kapoor, who becomes a police officer, is frustrated by the character of Bachchan, who becomes a gangster in the city of Mumbai.
At the end of the film, the two brothers face each other. The character of Bachchan tells Kapoor, he has wealth, he has everything and asks what he has (Kapoor). Kapoor's response "Mere pas maan hai" (I have mom) stuns Bachchan in silence.