New Delhi: Do you know how Shashi Kapoor got his name? Kapoor was born as Balbir Raj but his mother did not like the name and began calling him Shashi – or moonbeam – since he was obsessed with the moon and spent long hours watching it.
Shashi Kapoor was destined to Prithviraj Kapoor and Ramsarni Kapoor on March 18, 1938 in then Calcutta.
He was given the name Balbir Raj – with regards to the Kapoor family custom of embracing the word ‘Raj’ (or ‘lord’) in its numerous varieties.
Be that as it may, Ramsarni was not as much as content with the name Balbir and subsequently transformed it to Shashi.
This chunk of data separated from the book “Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, The Star”, composed by Aseem Chhabra and distributed by Rupa Publications a year ago.
Shashi Kapoor kicked the bucket in Mumbai yesterday at 79 years old because of a kidney issue.
The book additionally says how Raj Kapoor used to call his sibling ‘taxi’. Raj Kapoor utilized the word ‘taxi’ to depict his sibling when he was frantically attempting to get dates from Shashi for Satyam Shivam Sundaram.
While on-screen characters were queueing up to assume the lead part in the film, Raj unequivocally felt that no one but Shashi could play his more youthful self in this to some degree self-portraying story. So he took a gander at his sibling s plan and coolly appropriated every one of the dates he had given different producers.
His excited way of life, which made an auto his semi-lasting location, prompted the moniker, “taxi’, the book says.
As indicated by Chhabra, Jennifer Kendal Kapoor kept up a strict watch over her better half’s eating regimen when she was alive.
“This is the motivation behind why, dissimilar to the next Kapoor men, Shashi Kapoor remained thin for a very long time. It was additionally why a considerable measure of those around Shashi would feel frustrated about him,” he composes.
“I recollect, when I worked with him, I would take a gander at his nourishment and say, ‘What’s the issue with you, Shashi Uncle?'” he cites Neetu Singh Kapoor as letting him know.
“One orange he would have and thoda sa dahi (a tad of yogurt). That was his lunch. What’s more, he would state, ‘My significant other will execute me in the event that I eat much else!'”
Chhabra says the early works of the 1970s built up Shashi Kapoor as a star of Hindi silver screen, and afterward, a few key movies shaped a piece of his inheritance.
“There is no real tally of what number of films he acted in.
Numerous -, for example, ‘Sammy and Rosie Get Laid’, ‘Jinnah’ and ‘Side Streets’ – never got venue discharges in India, and a couple -, for example, ‘Siddhartha’ and ‘Warmth and Dust’ – have been overlooked today.
However, the point of interest films – ‘Deewaar’, ‘Kabhi Kabhie’, ‘Junoon’, ‘Kalyug’, and even one of his initially works, ‘Dharmputra’ – are still piece of Hindi film history, and are certainly worth returning to, if just to locate the spectacular, nuanced performing artist prowling inside that extremely alluring man!” he says.