New Delhi: Most of the people of Bollywood’s Kapoor family have been active in films and related works for decades. This family has given more than one actor and actress to the Hindi film industry. From Prithviraj Kapoor to Ranbir Kapoor, many people from this family earned a name in the Hindi film industry. Actor Shashi Kapoor is one of them who once refused to accept the National Award.
Apart from his brilliant acting and dancing, Shashi Kapoor is known for his honesty, humility and dedication towards work. The story related to his humility is very famous. The actor was selected for the National Award for his debut film ‘Dharmaputra’, but he refused to accept the National Award. The film was released in 1961, in which he had the lead role.
Shashi Kapoor with his eldest brother Raj Kapoor. (Photo courtesy: film history pic/Twitter)
There was a very special reason behind this step of Shashi Kapoor. According to media reports, Shashi Kapoor told in an interview in 2012 that he was nominated for the National Award for the film ‘Dharmaputra’, but he did not find it right to receive the award. Actually, Shashi Kapoor felt that his work in the film was not worth it that he should get the National Award for it. Please tell that ‘Dharmaputra’ was directed by Yash Chopra.
Shashi Kapoor was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2011 by the Government of India for his contribution to cinema. The actor was awarded the ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Award’ in 2015. The actor died in 2017 at the age of 79, but his films and Prithvi continue to influence the field of theater arts. Please tell that the actor was married to foreign actress Jennifer Kendal, with whom he has three children, the names are Kunal, Karan and Sanjana.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : March 18, 2023