Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passed away on Monday evening. After a state funeral on Tuesday in the presence of family and friends from Bollywood. Celebrities from all generation gathered once again to pay last respect to the legendary actor at the prayer meet on Thursday.
The prayer meet was held at the iconic Prithvi Theatre which was revived by Shashi Kapoor and his wife Jennifer Kendal. The entire Kapoor khandaan came together to pay tribute for the actor. Inside the premises, the family arranged for a picture of Shashi Kapoor, the spot where people lit candles and even Kapoor and sons came together for a family portrait.
From Shashi Kapoor’s children and grand children to Raj Kapoor’s wife Krishna Raj Kapoor and his children and grand children as well, everyone was a part of the beautiful family portrait. Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan were missing from the meet due to prior work commitments. Even father-son duo Rishi Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor had to return to their respective film shoots.
The prayer meet included Rekha, veteran singer Asha Bhonsle, Danny Denzongpa, Kiran Rao, Prem Chopra, Ashutosh Gowariker, and Abbas-Mustan. Rekha was seen sitting on the staircase instead of a chair and embraced every member of the Kapoor family.
Veteran actress Waheeda Rahman, who worked with Shashi Kapoor in movies like Trishul, Namak Halaal and Kabhi Kabhie was also in attendance. Ramesh Sippy, who directed the legendary actor in movies Shaan and Akayla, was also present at the meet.
Danny Denzongpa, who has acted with Shashi Kapoor in two movies remembered the actor, saying that he was a fabulous co-actor but even a better human being. “I used to have lot of fun while working with Shashi ji. The whole industry will miss him for sure, I will miss him for sure,” said Denzongpa.
RIP Shashi Kapoor.