PTI Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Dec 08, 2017, 01.12 AM
Several industry veterans, including leading ladies of Shashi Kapoor's films such as Waheeda Rehman, Rekha and Hema Malini attended the prayer meet of the actor, here on Thursday evening.
Shashi, 79, passed away on December 4 due to a kidney problem.
The actor's 'chautha' was held at Prithvi Theatre, which was built by him and his wife Jennifer Kapoor, in memory of his father, Prithviraj Kapoor.
Waheeda, who worked with him in Namak Halal, Kabhie Kabhie attended the prayer meet along with actors Rekha who featured with Shashi Kapoor in Silsila and was directed by him in Utsav, Hema Malini, who co-starred with him in Trishul, Kranti and his Siddhartha co-star Simi Garewal.
Members of Kapoor family, including Krishna Raj, Neetu, Randhir, Babita, Karisma, Rajeev, Armaan and Adar sat together. Apart from them, veterans from the industry were also present, including Gulzar, Kabir Bedi, Rakesh Roshan, Jitendra, Ramesh Sippy, Prem Chopra, Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah, Subhash Ghai, Sanjay Khan and Asha Bhosle.
The Kapoor family at Shashi Kapoor's prayer meet. (PTI)
Born on March 18, 1938, to the illustrious and formidable theatre and film actor Prithviraj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor hit the spotlight at the age of four, acting in plays directed and produced by his father. He started acting in films as a child artiste in the late '40s.
His best-known performances as a child actor were in Aag (1948) and Awaara (1951), where he played the younger version of the character played by Raj Kapoor. Shashi Kapoor also worked as assistant director in the '50s.
He made his debut as a leading man in the 1961 film Dharmputra and went on to appear in more than 116 films during the '70s and until the mid '80s.
Among his memorable films were Deewar, Kabhie Kabhie, Namak Halal and Kaala Pathar. He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 2011 and received cinema's prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award in 2015.