Monday, August 15, 2011

We'll never forget you Shammi-ji! - Shammi Kapoor Unplugged

This weekend Hindi filmdom lost one of it's brightest shining stars - Shammi Kapoor. He finally is at peace as he passed away from renal failure this weekend. As part of Kapoor Khazana, I had created a small tribute to him earlier on this blog - my Dance Like A Kapoor: Shammi Kapoor post!

I also wanted to share a wonderful video series that's available on YouTube - where you can hear about Shammi and his life adventures in his own words.

As his Wikipedia entry notes, "Tall, athletic, lively, fair complexioned, green-eyed and with handsome features, Shammi was a heartthrob, and his good looks and physique complemented his image" ... and yet he was so much more than that. He was a spiritual, positive person with gratitude for the gift of life -- that's something we can all learn from. I also loved that he was one of the few from his generation that truly embraced the internet age, having set up and managed a website dedicated to the Kapoor Family as well as posting regularly on Twitter. One of his recent tweets stated:

 SIGH. Shammi-ji will definitely be missed - but never, ever forgotten!


  1. Shammi was truly one of a kind. Did you know that Yahoo was inspired by his saying? Apparently the founder of Yahoo consulted Shammi... well that's what I heard. He could really put a few actors these days in their place... (Emraan Hashmi stand up!)

    Amaluu have you checked out my blog recently? I've noticed you haven't commented in a while - please check out my Agar Lost Na Hota... feature! (have you got something against my blog? is it offensive? I pride myself on its uniqueness...)

  2. He was a live personality and I do not think that in today's era there are any actor that have such kind of quality (though at some level I feel Ranbir Kapoor have such caliber).

    Now Indian audience like realistic movies and hence movies like PK or Jannat 2 or Murder 2 presents reality to us.

    I think Emraan Hashmi is also a dark horse of Bollywood world. Here are my Top 10 of him -