Free Press Journal
  • Shashi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan

    Without Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan’s super stardom would be incomplete

    Ever since Shashi Kapoor passed away on December 4, innumerable tributes have been paid to the ultimate handsome actor of Bollywood. From his versatile acting style, looks to his personal life, specifically his relationship with wife Jennifer Kendal, almost every aspect has been touched about in detail. So, there is perhaps very little more than can be said about him as part of a tribute. But, such

  • Inside pictures: Shashi Kapoor’s prayer meet held at Prithvi Theatre. Bollywood celebs pay last respects

    Legendary actor Shashi kapoor prayer meet was organised at Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai and almost entire Bollywood was present for the condolence. His colleagues and family members were the first one to arrive at the prayer meet. Rekha who did films like Musafir, Baseraa, Kalyug and Kali Ghata with Shashi kapoor was seen in white saree. Celebrities like Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, singer Asha Bhosle , Hema Malini and many other

  • “I wish I had a producer like Shashi Kapoor when I was starting out”, says Sanjay Leela Bhansali

    “The first film I ever saw in my life was Jab Jab Phool Khile. I must have been all of 6 at that time. And it left a lasting impression on me. I saw it over and over again and couldn’t stop singing and dancing to Shashi ji’s ‘Hum Ko Tum Pe Pyar Aaya’. What I remember the most is Shashi ji’s charisma and natural performance. He was so effortless. Even for

  • Peshawar, Peshawar pays tribute to Shashi Kapoor, Candle vigil, Shashi Kapoor, Kapoor family's ancestral home, Qissar Khwani bazar, Kapoor Haveli

    Candle vigil held in the memory of veteran actor Shashi Kapoor

    Peshawar: A candle vigil was held outside veteran actor Shashi Kapoor‘s ancestral home, near the historic Qissar Khwani bazar, yesterday. The Kapoor Haveli, situated in the Dhaki Nalbandi area in the interiors of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, was built by Kapoor’s grandfather Dewan Basheswarnath Singh Kapoor in the early 20th century, who lived in the city. Cultural Heritage Council (CHC) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa paid tributes to the Hindi cinema star,

  • Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor cremated with state honours

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor, who passed away on Monday, was honoured with a three-gun salute in the presence of his family and the film fraternity on Tuesday. The romantic screen icon of the 70s and 80s was given a state funeral, held amid massive security around 12 noon. About a dozen policemen draped the actor’s body in the Tricolour, which was later removed for the rituals.

  • Shashi Kapoor laid to rest in Mumbai, Big B, SRK pay last respects; see pictures

    Mumbai: Legendary Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor was cremated with state honours at the Santacruz Hindu crematorium in Mumbai. A number of Bollywood celebrities like Saif Ali Khan, Ratna Pathak Shah, Naseeruddin Shah, apart from family members Rishi and Randhir Kapoor, arrived at Prithvi house to pay last respects to the Shashi Kapoor.

  • How Shashi Kapoor got his name!

    New Delhi: Do you know how Shashi Kapoor got his name? Kapoor was born as Balbir Raj but his mother did not like the name and began calling him Shashi – or moonbeam – since he was obsessed with the moon and spent long hours watching it.

  • ‘Super Dancer’ shoot stopped midway for Shashi Kapoor

    Mumbai: The shooting of popular dance reality show “Super Dancer Chapter 2” was stopped midway to pay tribute to veteran actor-filmmaker Shashi Kapoor, who breathed his last on Monday here.

  • Amitabh Bachchan’s heartfelt tribute to Shashi Kapoor is as endearing as their on-screen chemistry

    On Monday evening, veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passed away due to kidney problems at the age of 79. And after his demise, entire Bollywood fraternity showed their condolences on the social media. However, there is one person of the film fraternity who is not only the biggest star of Bollywood but also he had shared a strong bond with Shashi Kapoor.

  • Shashi Kapoor: An underrated actor

    When an actor is as ethereally handsome as Shashi Kapoor, filmmakers tend not to go beyond looks, so for a large part of his career, he played the typical Bollywood hero — romancing the heroine, occasionally fighting a villain, singing and dancing (awkwardly). But when he got a role worthy of his talent, Shashi Kapoor put his heart and soul into it. A list of personal favourite performances by the star.

  • Shashi Kapoor passes away: Adieu to Prithvivalla!

    While Bollywood is mourning Shashi, it is theatre that has been deprived of its most ardent believer. Prithvi Theatre might have been a vision of Prithviraj Kapoor but it was his youngest son who turned that dream into a reality. As the 79-year-old actor breathed his last, we are reminded of the wonders he created by turning a nomadic, traveling theatre group into a structure with roots that became a tree of