Remembering Shashi Kapoor, the Hero Who Brought Romance to Kashmir and Shimla
Shashi Kapoor was one of the first leading men in Bollywood to romance his leading ladies in spectacular backdrops like Shimla and Kashmir. We remember him through this amazing songs shot at lovely locations.
| Published: December 5, 2017 10:15 AM IST
Published: December 5, 2017 10:15 AM IST | Updated: December 5, 2017 10:15 AM IST
Shashi Kapoor in Aa Gale Lag Jaa
There is a reason why you’ll be feeling some sorrow in the air today. One of the greatest Indian actors has left us for his heavenly abode. To some believers, it would make sense that a cyclone is on the verge of hitting Maharashtra and Gujarat just after the great Shashi Kapoor has bid goodbye to the world. Shashi Kapoor was not your quintessential Bollywood hero, at least not like we understand the term today. He was much much more. He was perhaps one of the few stars who are exceptional artists first, and popular icons later. His love for theatre is evident from his association with and role in the advancement of Prithvi theatre as India’s mecca of theatre. Known as one of the most handsome men in the Indian film industry, Shashi Kapoor garnered love and respect from every person he worked with. Today, we are used to the idea of heroes romancing their leading ladies against spectacular backdrops and stunning locales. However, Shashi Kapoor was one of the first heroes to actually bring romance to beautiful destinations like Kashmir and Shimla in North India. Some of his most popular songs were shot at marvelous locations which sprung to life with his stellar performances and unmatched charm. These locations have now become famous tourist spots. Here are a few songs and the places that were immortalized by this great hero.
Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle Ka Naata Koi – Shimla
The melodious number in which Shashi Kapoor romances Sharmila Tagore is an evergreen hit and loved even today. You can see the amazing chemistry between the duo as they skate through the slopes of snow-clad Shimla. Shashi Kapoor’s heart-warming smile and trademark head movements make you fall in love with both the white mountains and the idea of romance.
Pardiseyon Se Na Akhiyan Milaana – Kashmir
No song in Bollywood has shown Kashmir like this one from the movie Jab Jab Phool Khile. The young and playful Shashi Kapoor takes you to Dal lake and the scenic locales of Kashmir in this beautiful and evergreen song.
Likhe Jo Khat Tujhe – Kashmir
Another extremely famous Shashi Kapoor song, Likhe Jo Khat Tujhe was picturized against the magnificent backdrop of Kashmir’s mountain valley. Shashi Kapoor’s twinkling eyes and sheepish looks only made the song even more appealing.
RIP Mr. Shashi Kapoor! They don’t make men like you anymore and they never will. You will be missed.