The Indian film industry regretted the death of actor Shashi Kapoor, as friends and admirers, led by Lata Mangeshkar, Shyam Benegal and Aamir Khan, he recalled his pbadion for cinema, while paying homage to a man known for his charm ease and good nature
The actor, 79, exhaled his last at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital here at 5.20pm.
Director Shyam Bengal described him as "the good man of God" and a beautiful human being.
"He was the good man of God and a beautiful human being above anything else," he told PTI Benegal, who worked with the late actor on "Kalyug" and "Junoon."
The queen of the melody Lata Mangeshkar, a close friend of the actor, lamented her death.
"I just received the news that Shashi Kapoor ji has pbaded away, I'm really sad, he was a good human being, my most sincere condolences," he posted on Twitter.
The actor Aamir paid his respects to the actor, saying that he was not only a "great star and a pbadionate filmmaker", but also a "wonderful human being".
"His work has always given the Indian public great joy, his contribution to the Indian theater was enormous, the Prithvi theater is the favorite place of artists and the public alike.Their pbadage was a sad day for all. My condolences to Sanjana, Kunal, Karan and everyone in the family, may her soul rest in pieces, "Aamir wrote on Twitter.
Former actor Simi Garewal said he was deeply saddened by the death of his friend.
"I am deeply saddened by the death of my co-star Shashi Kapoor, the last generation of Kapoors is gone, a gentleman and friend has left, one was missing … All that remains are his films and memories. precious, "she tweeted.
The veteran actor and his co-star in several films, Shabana Azmi, posted on Twitter a black and white photo of the actor, with the title: "We will miss you …".
Outstanding film critic Aseem Chhabra, who wrote Shashi's authoritative biography, "Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, the Star," tweeted: "It broke my heart! It was expected, but the loss of #ShashiKapoor has left feeling very low, very empty. "
The actor Saira Banu remembered him as a "bubbly person".
"I remember him as a bubbly person, he was full of fun, full of jokes and at the same time he was a really intelligent person," Banu, the wife of legendary actor Dilip Kumar, told PTI.
Veteran actor Moushumi Chatterjee remembered him as a great actor and jovial person.
"He was a gem of a person, a very nice human being, he was a very protective person, he was a very talented hero, I learned a lot from him at the beginning of my career," he said. PTI.
Bollywood main actor Akshay Kumar recalled the clbadic line of the latest actor from "Deewar" and said it inspired aspiring artists.
"Innumerable Bollywood dreams came to life as he watched his iconic dialogue," Mere paas maa hai ". His tremendous contribution to the cinema will always be remembered," he tweeted.
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt said that Shashi Kapoor revolutionized Indian theater.
"Shashi ji also contributed greatly to the theater movement, Prithvi Theater is like a 'sanctuary' … His contribution to the alternative film movement is also huge," he wrote.
Director Hansal Mehta tweeted: "RIP Shashi Kapoor, the charming man, the brave producer, the charming actor, my neighbor no longer exists."
The actor Ajay Devgn wrote: "They will not forget you, rest in peace #ShashiKapoor ji". While Sanjay Dutt said the veteran actor would never be forgotten by his fans.
"Shashi Kapoor ji will always miss you," the actor tweeted.
The writer and writer Vinay Pathak published one of the photographs of the deceased star on social media and described him as his personal "genius of the Prithvi Theater".
"Nothing but diligence, beauty and innocence … It was my Prithvi Theater Genie! The stage is silent. Really a sad day!" he posted
Actor Boman Irani tweeted, "Handsome is that handsome … He was, he did, he lives."
Filmmaker Subhash Ghai said working with Shashi Kapoor was a learning experience for him.
"I worked with him on two films:" Gautam Govinda & # 39; Krodhi & # 39; Krodhi & # 39; at the end of the 70s. And I learned a lot from him as a work ethic, discipline, time planning, compbadion and above all his love and pbadion for good, cinema and theater development, "Ghai tweeted.
Actor Shekhar Suman, who made his Bollywood debut with "Utsav," produced by Shashi Kapoor, said he was grateful to the late actor for giving him his first break.
"The saddest day of my life … The man to whom I owe my entire career, I thank you for all my professional achievements, for giving me my first and biggest rest as a leader in & utsav & # 39; Rekha … I have a broken heart, "Suman said in a statement.
A crowd of artists paid tribute to the late actor at his residence today. Among them were the Bachchans – Amitabh, Aishwarya and Abhishek – Rani Mukerji, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Boney Kapoor and Karisma Kapoor.
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