Published On: Wed, Oct 21st, 2015

Remembering Shammi Kapoor, whose 84th birth anniversary falls today.

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Shammi Kapoor, One of the legends of Indian Cinema, would have been 84 today and Bollywood would not have been the same without his electrifying energy and killer dance moves.

Being a quintessential actor, Shammi Kapoor has danced his way to success from ‘China Town’ to ‘An Evening in Paris’. His quirky dance moves and ‘Yahoo’ won million hearts back then and still is our favourite.

When he entered the industry in the early 50s, the world wasn’t sure how to react to this stylish, playboy kind of a hero. It didn’t take them much to get convinced. Playing the romantic hero came naturally to Shammi Kapoor who wooed with such passion and madness that it didn’t take long before his heroines melted in his arms and the audience melted to his charm. Flamboyant and cuddly, Shammi Kapoor had managed to create a niche for himself, which was untouchable. Shammi Kapoor got the best romantic songs or he managed to make them memorable, is debatable. But can we even imagine the naughty ‘Yun toh humne laakh haseen dekhe hai’ or the soulful ‘Ehsaan tera hoga mujh par’ and such innumerable songs without him?

Shammi Kapoor will always be in our hearts and may his soul rest in peace!

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About the Author

Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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