Shashi Kapoor to be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke award in Mumbai


The Charismatic veteran actor Shashi Kapoor, will be awarded the highest honor of Dadasaheb Phalke. The Kapoor will be bestowed the honor at the landmark Prithvi theatre surrounded by the entire Kapoor khandaan on May 10. Shashi Kapoor one time heartthrob, is at present not keeping well so could not travel to Delhi to receive the award. Now the award is travelling to Mumbai for him. Shashi Kapoor has also been honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 2011 and has been a recipient of two National awards as an actor and three as a producer.

Union minister Arun Jaitley and senior ministry officials will travel to Mumbai to give away the award. The high-profile ceremony is expected to be attended by celebrities from the film industry. Among the invitee list is Amitabh Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Shyam Benegal, Ramesh Sippy besides the family members. Political leaders that have been invited include Uddhav Thackeray while Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadanavis could also be present.

Sources said, “There would be an audio visual of Shashi Kapoor’s cinematic journey produced by FTII. The short film has his grand-nephew Ranbir Kapoor‘s voiceover and traces Kapoor’s journey from a child artiste to a lead actor, producer and theatre personality. The film has co-stars like Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan and others speaking about their experience of working with Kapoor and his art.

The Kapoor Khandaan too have prepared an audio-visual which will be screened at the event. Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor are expected to speak about Shashi Kapoor. Prithvi Theatre was chosen as the venue by the family. The theater is the actors Baby, he had opened it in the memory of his father the legendary actor Prithviraj Kapoor. At present the theater is managed by Shashi Kapoor’s daughter Sanjana. It is a hot favourite of theater lovers.