Have been Shashi Kapoor’s admirer since I saw ‘Shakespearewallah’: Sonia Gandhi
NEW DELHI: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday in a condolence letter to the daughter of veteran actor-filmmaker Shashi Kapoor, mentioned she has been an admirer of the late actor ever since she first noticed his movie “Shakespearewallah” in 1966 in England, together with Rajiv Gandhi, and praised his versatility.
In a condolence letter to his daughter Sanjana Kapoor, Gandhi wrote: “I’m deeply saddened by the information of the one you love father`s passing. I’ve been an admirer of Shashi Kapoor ever for the reason that first movie of his I noticed, `Shakespearewallah`, I believe it was in 1966, in England.
“It was memorable expertise, not only for the sweetness and charm of his appearing, however as a result of Rajiv took me to see it,” she added.
“Since then, I’ve seen a lot of his movies. How versatile he was as an actor, becoming so seamlessly into the wide range of roles he took on, whether or not in mainstream cinema or in smaller artwork movies.
“That was his nice present, to make his artwork seem easy when in reality every efficiency was the results of great onerous work, professionalism and sensitivity,” mentioned Gandhi.
Sonia additionally wrote that Kapoor has left an enduring legacy in some fantastic basic movies, and within the Prithvi Theatre which he passionately recreated.
“Your father was an individual of monumental attraction and heat that got here straight from his coronary heart. At the moment of grief, my ideas are with you – I hope you draw solace from the love and devotion you and your brothers gave to your father and from the fantastic recollections of him which stay with you,” Gandhi mentioned.
“I ship you and your loved ones my deep felt condolences,” she added.
Shashi Kapoor, the romantic display screen icon of the 70s and early 80s, died on Monday at a hospital in Mumbai. He was 79.