Bollywood Diva’s Expressed Grief Over Shashi Kapoor Demise

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The star of numerous Merchant-Ivory films, Indian actor Shashi Kapoor has died after a prolonged illness. He was 79. He was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai on Sunday with a chest infection and died on Monday.
As the news of his death shocked many, condolences started pouring in on social media from B-Town celebs and his fans.
Priyanka Chopra posted on Twitter, “An end of an era. RIP #ShashiKapoor ji.. A talent, the world had the pleasure of witnessing…A humanitarian I had the pleasure of meeting…A charmer the world will always remember. Condolences to the family and fans”
Taapsee Pannu‏ also expressed her grief, she wrote, “Have only heard about his charisma and seen a bit of it, missed a chance to meet him. RIP #ShashiKapoorji”
Young actress Shraddha Kapoor also posted on social media. She wrote, “Deeply saddened by the loss of Shashi Kapoor ji. An icon & inspiration loved by so many..you will be missed & will be in our hearts always.. #RIPShashiKapoor”
Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez shared her grief by posting, “Your unique contribution to cinema and theatre will always be deeply valued. #RIP #ShashiKapoor”
Kapoor was one of the few Indian actors who straddled the cinemas of India and the West. He was the youngest son of actor Prithviraj Kapoor.
After appearing as a child actor in Raj Kapoor’s “Aag” (1948) and “Awaara,” Shashi Kapoor debuted as a leading man in 1961 in Yash Chopra’s “Dharmputra.”
Kapoor’s association with the James Ivory-Ismail Merchant team began in 1963 with “The Householder” and continued with “Shakespeare-Wallah” (1965), “Bombay Talkie” (1970) and “In Custody” (1994), which was also his last major film role.