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Shashi Kapoor prayer meet: Rekha, Hema Malini and Karisma Kapoor in attendance

Shashi Kapoor prayer meet: Rekha, Hema Malini and Karisma Kapoor in attendance

A candle vigil was held outside veteran actor Shashi Kapoor's ancestral home, near the historic Qissar Khwani bazar, on Wednesday. Prithvi Theatre was built by Shashi and his wife Jennifer Kendel in memory of his father Prithviraj Kapoor and was a place very close to his heart. A day after attending the funeral of his grand uncle Shashi Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor headed to Cape Town in South Africa to resume the shoot for the Sanjay Dutt biopic.

Pictures from the meet were shared online.

Shashi Kapoor, who died on Monday in Mumbai, was the younger brother of the legendary Raj Kapoor who came from a family which had migrated from Peshawar to Mumbai. Jeetendra and Rakesh Roshan arrived at the venue together.

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Other guests included, Rani Mukerji, Rohan Sippy, Milan Luthria, Chunkey Pandey, Nandita Das, Ahana Kumra, Kunal Kemmu, Soha Ali Khan, Ashutosh Gowariker, Kiran Rao, Abbas Mastan, Suniel Shetty, Madhur Bhandarkar, Abhijat Joshi, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Ronit Roy, Udit Narayan, Ramesh Taurani, Vipul Shah, Sonali Kulkarni, Hansal Mehta, Zoya Akhtar, Sudhir Mishra among others. He started acting in films as a child artiste in the late '40s. He was undergoing dialysis for a kidney ailment for many years. Raj Kapoor's sons, Rishi and Randhir continue to work in films even as the fourth generation, led by Kareena and Ranbir Kapoor, rules the industry today.

Among his memorable films were "Deewar", "Kabhie Kabhie", "Namak Halal" and "Kaala Pathar".

Shashi Kapoor was the recipient of the Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Award as well as several film honours.


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