Ranbir’s special gesture for Shashi Kapoor

Bollywood’s heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor and nephew of Shashi Kapoor narrated the journey of the veteran actor-producer in the showbiz through a special video screened at the 62nd National Film Awards ceremony here when his uncle was honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2014.

The 77-year-old actor could not for health reasons come to receive the award personally at the ceremony held in Vigyan Bhawan on Sunday. But Ranbir took up the role of a narrator and introduced him as ‘A junoon’ and ‘An icon’. Shashi Kapoor will be feted in Mumbai soon. The cinematic presence of Shashi in the form of some of his popular scenes and songs from his films accompanied by Ranbir’s voice filled the void created by his absence.

The auditorium was filled with roaring applause and cheers when popular songs from his movies like Wada karo nahi chhodo ge mera saath and Ik rasta hai zindagi was played. The actor, who has appeared in over 100 films, got standing ovation when the iconic dialogue Mere paas maa hai was played.  The clip also included special messages by his co-stars like Shabana Azmi, Sharmila Tagore and Amitabh Bachchan, and family members Rishi Kapoor and Kunal Kapoor.

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