DID WE SAY TWO ACTORS? MAKE THAT THREE. RISHI KAPOOR, WHO ADMITS TO A BIAS IN THIS CASE, ALSO THINKS HIS SON RANBIR IS EVERY KIND OF AWESOME
Much has been said lately about actor Shashi Kapoor’s matinee idol good looks – Amitabh Bachchan told NDTV that his co-star of 12 films was so ‘beautiful’ every woman who saw him on screen wanted to marry him. Ranbir Kapoor, the 77-year-old Dadasaheb Phalke awardee’s grand-nephew, said, “I think in Hindi cinema you have to be good-looking. That helps a lot.”
Who inherits the position vacated by Mr Kapoor? Ranbir’s actor father Rishi Kapoor anointed two current actors – or rather, he anointed one actor and then remembered there was another contender.
His chosen two are Salman Khan and, of course, Hrithik Roshan.
Shashi Kapoor received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in a ceremony at Mumbai’s Prithvi Theatre – that he set up with late wife Jennifer – on Sunday. Most of the Kapoors were present, as were his co-stars of several films – Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Waheeda Rehman, Asha Parekh, Hema Malini, Shabana Azmi and many others.