Ever since yesteryear actor Shashi Kapoor has been awarded the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award suddenly the Kapoor clan has realized the worth of their ancestors.
First Rishi Kapoor in his tweet expressed his displeasure at the government ignoring the contribution of his uncle and popular actor of the 60’s Shammi Kapoor, who gave super hit films like KASHMIR KI KALI, TEESRI MANZIL and AN EVENING IN PARIS and introduced the concept of dancing actor in Bollywood.
In his Rishi Kapoor wrote, "Ponder. My only resentment is that Shammi Kapoor never got recognized by the government in his lifetime. Posthumously would be great.”
After the Rishi Kapoor tweet, his song Ranbir Kapoor took to micro-blogging site Twitter and expressed his adoration for his dadaji (grandfather) Shashi Kapoor.
Ranbir Kapoor who has done the voiceover for the short documentary made on actor Shashi Kapoor’s life journey exclusively for the presentation ceremony of esteemed Dada Saheb Phalke award in his tweet wrote, “We often forget what the yesteryear actors and filmmakers have done and it just warms my heart to see my dadaji Shashi Kapoor’s contribution.”
He candidly confesses, “When I was giving the voiceover and watching the video, I realized the value of my dadaji. He did commercial films, independent films and international films. He encouraged the theatre culture in India. Great Indeed!”
With Shashi Kapoor’s being conferred with Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the Kapoor clan now boosts of having three Dadasaheb Phalke Award Viz. Shashi Kapoor’s late father Prithviraj Kapoor and second for Shashi's elder brother Raj Kapoor.
The Kapoor brothers - Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor formed a trinity and dominated the Hindi filmdom from the 50 to the late 90’s.