Shashi Kapoor turns 75
Shashi Kapoor was the Robinhood of Bollywood! In his prime, he plundered the box-office and literally gave it away to 'poor' filmmakers, who had big dreams and a bigger hole in their pocket. He gave cinema more than what he took from it. He launched 'Filmvalas' and funded those directors he thought had pertinent movies in their brains, waiting to be made. Unlike other actor-producers, Shashi Kapoor never insisted on making movies that showcased his histrionics. He was a responsible artiste and his productions were almost his repentance for what he did on the Masala front.
Hero of over a hundred flicks and owner of some fantastic movies, Shashi Kapoor now leads a secluded life. Here is an essential read on this iconic actor-producer.