Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Mere Paas Maa Hain...

It's truly a blessing that one of my favourite actors was awarded with the India's highest award in cinema, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Shashi Kapoor is the third member in the Kapoor family to receive this award, after Prithviraj Kapoor and Raj Kapoor. Shashi Kapoor was actually not an actor whom the 'mass' keenly wanted to follow; his duo with the then contemporary actor, Amitabh Bachchan, gave him the needed twist to stay in the film land. But, on close observation, he was an actor of class, of intelligence and of discipline, which the majority overlooked. His contribution to the initial traveling Prithvi theatre was immense and further, his hard work and dedication to build the 'Prithvi Theatre' in memory of his father, Prithviraj Kapoor, was indeed a commendable act. It, however, pains me to see the ailing veteran actor now. Yet, a legend he is and will forever remain a legend.

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