Shashi Kapoor Receives Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Veteran actor-filmmaker Shashi Kapoor was conferred the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award by Arun Jaitley
Veteran actor-filmmaker Shashi Kapoor was today conferred the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award at the landmark Prithvi Theatre here by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley.
Kapoor, the younger brother of iconic actors Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, could not travel to Delhi because of his ill-health for the award ceremony which was held on May 3.
Therefore, Arun Jaitley came to Mumbai to give away the award.
The 77-year-old actor is the third member from the Kapoor family to receive the honour from the government, after his father Prithvi Raj Kapoor and elder brother Raj Kapoor.
The way the Kapoor family is producing talent, I am sure this award is not the last one (for the family). I wish him an improved health... long life... best in life.
–Arun Jaitley, Information and Broadcasting Minister
Three time National Award winner & Padma Bhushan awardee, Shashi Kapoor has been a powerhouse of talent. He has been a part of blockbusters likeDeewar, Kabhi Kabhie, Trishul and Jab Jab Phool Khile. Shashi Kapoor has also worked as a fearless producer, having put his might behind artistic ventures such as Junoon, Kalyug and 36 Chowringhee Lane. Besides films, Kapoor’s name is also revered in the arts & culture circles as he has been instrumental in keeping the iconic Prithvi Theatre alive in Mumbai.
Rishi Kapoor, his nephew, tweeted a picture from the award ceremony showing the veteran actor posing with all his ‘heroines’.
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