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On Shammi Kapoor’s 86th birth anniversary, nephew Rishi Kapoor pays tribute on Twitter

"Happy birthday to the original rebel star, on his 86th, the late Shammi Kapoor. We all miss your presence", said Rishi Kapoor.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: October 21, 2017 17:03 IST ]
rishi kapoor on shammi kapoor birth anniversary
rishi kapoor on shammi kapoor birth anniversary

Bollywood actor Shammi Kapoor made his way to the hearts of several fans with his expressive energy, countless expressions and dance moves — that are still etched in the memory of cinema lovers across the globe. On his 86th birth anniversary, his nephew and veteran actor Rishi Kapoor paid a tribute to the late actor on the social media and remembered him as the "original rebel star". "Happy birthday to the original rebel star, on his 86th, the late Shammi Kapoor. We all miss your presence, your spirit and specially you," Rishi tweeted on Saturday alongside a photograph of Shammi.

Son of legendary actor-filmmaker Prithviraj Kapoor and Ramsarni Kapoor, Shammi was born on October 21, 1931, and was brother of late Raj and Shashi Kapoor.

Shammi Kapoor is best known for his roles in films like "Tumsa Nahin Dekha", "Dil Deke Dekho", "Junglee", "Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya", "An Evening in Paris", Bramhachari, "Andaz" and "Sachaai".

Shammi Kapoor was open to experimentation. After starring opposite Saira Banu, in her debut film Junglee, and romancing her again in Bluff Master (1963), he played her father almost a decade later in the film Zameer.

His last film was director Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar (2011). Reportedly, actor Ranbir Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor’s grand-nephew, convinced his uncle to work in this movie. He died on August 14, 2011 due to chronic renal failure.

(With IANS Inputs)

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