Amitabh Bachchan pens pitiful blog to pay tribute to Shashi Kapoor

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Web Desk: Bollywood veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan penned pitiful blog to pay tribute to acting star Shashi Kapoor on his death. In his blog, Amitabh Bachchan explained a picture of Shashi Kapoor on a film magazine just before his Bollywood debut.

Amitabh admitted that Shashi was terribly handsome man, and thought that he stood no chance in the film industry.

“Standing elegantly without a care in the world, I saw him standing by a Mercedes Sports car, a convertible, a smart trimmed beard and moustache, adorning involuntarily, the face of this incredibly handsome man. It was a picture that filled almost an entire page of a magazine. Shashi Kapoor … son of Prithviraj Kapoor, younger brother to Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, making a debut in a forthcoming film, is what the caption read .. And I said to myself, as very uncertain thoughts raced through my mind of wanting to become a film actor, that, with men like him around, I stood no chance at all…,” he blogged.

Amitabh also posted that , “1969, and those early years of efforts to join the Industry were also the times when there was a close proximity, to the area of an atmosphere, that swivelled around this most attractive man. On and off, common friends in the Industry, which I was just getting acquainted with, would introduce me to him at select social gatherings. ‘Shashi Kapoor!’ was what one heard as he extended a warm soft hand out to you in introduction; that devastating smile complimenting the twinkle in his eyes. He needn’t have done so. Every one knew him. But this was his infectious humble self. When he spoke, there was a mischievous, gentle, almost inaudible, delicate, yodel, in his voice – most endearing and comforting to the one he was introduced to. The self introduction habit was a gem. The one being introduced to, was, quite obviously, prompted to say his or her name as well, when they heard his. It was a remarkable tool to come to know the other persons name .. and .. if and when there was to be another meeting after many forgettable years, the same technology was most helpful in remembering the other persons name, in case you had forgotten it..!!”

Big B revealed on Twitter that Shashi Kapoor used to call him ‘Babbua’.

Shashi Kapoor died at the age of 79 due to kidney problem. His funeral will be held in afternoon today.

Source: Indianexpress

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