Shashi Kapoor: The Man With the Crooked Smile Who Made Everything Better

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Shashi Kapoor: The Man With the Crooked Smile Who Made Everything Better

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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ho’s your favourite Kapoor? I’ve been asked that question a million times, and while most people struggle to answer (and for good reason), my response has been the same for over three decades now – Shashi Kapoor. Even a year after he left us, it always was and will be Shashi, the first man I truly fell in love with, and one of the only two actors whose demise made me feel as if a part of me was lost.

On a terrible day, watching a Shashi Kapoor film is like therapy. Sometimes, even a song is enough: One viewing of “Bekhudi mein sanam” is enough to pull me out of any bad mood that I may be in.

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