As you may know that Bollywood’s superstar Shashi Kapoor is no more alive and left us in with misery. We all loved him for so many reasons and yes the acting is one of them for sure. He made us all entertain for a long time and maybe new generation may not feel attached to him but some of the old folks are always going to love him and respect him. He was one of the romantic screen icons of the 70s and 80s, was cremated with state honors at the Santacruz Hindu crematorium.
As expected so many people visited his cremated and so many Bollywood and other stars visited the cremate. The long-ailing actor passed away on Monday evening at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital here and he was 79 at the time of death. We all are very sad and that’s disappointing too. Shashi Kapoor was given a state funeral, which was held amid massive security around 12 noon. The actor-producer’s body was taken to the crematorium from his Juhu home in an ambulance at 11.45 am.
Some of you may know that he left three children out of the two sons Kunal and Karan and one daughter Sanjna. Some other members of the Kapoor family and scores of film personalities to bid farewell to the actor who straddled the worlds of commercial and art house cinema. We are sure that this is going to make us all crying for sure.
About a dozen policemen draped the actor’s body in tricolor, which was later removed for the rituals. There were three rounds of fire to honor the late actor, who spent more than four decades in Hindi cinema. This was followed by a minute’s silence. The actor’s body was given an electric cremation.
Some big Celebs Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan, Shyam Benegal, Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Ayan Mukherji, Hansal Mehta, Nandita Das, Lara Dutta with husband Mahesh Bhupathi, and Maharashtra politician Ramdas Athawale were amongst those who paid their respects to the actor.