Late actor Shashi Kapoor’s son Kunal Kapoor in an old interview had opened up about the time when his father was going through a huge financial crisis. Back in 2017, Kunal had revealed that his father in the late '60s had to sell his car and other things for his basic needs as he didn't have any work or money. In fact, Kunal’s mother Jennifer Kendal also had to sell things' because of their financial woes. It was after the 1971 release 'Sharmeelee' that 'things got better.'
Speaking to Rediff.com, Kunal had said, “In the late '60s, he (Shashi Kapoor) did not have any work. We saw a lot of him then. That was also the time we discovered Goa. He sold his sports car. Mum also started selling things because we didn't have money. After Sharmeelee (1971), things changed again. There have been many ups and downs, but it never bothered us.” He further revealed that his father was one of the earliest actors to starrer in crossover films, with Merchant-Ivory, who was then a successful producer-director team of Ismail Merchant and James Ivory. ALSO READ: PICS: Shashi Kapoor Bids Adieu, Funeral Over
The late legendary actor Shashi Kapoor, who made his debut with Yash Chopra's Dharmputra, has given us many blockbuster and memorable movies including, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (1974), Prem Kahani and Deewaar (1975), Chakkar Pe Chakkar and Kabhi Kabhie (1976), Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Do Aur Do Paanch, Kali Ghata and Shaan (1980), Silsila (1981) and Namak Halaal to name a few.
Shashi is also a recipient of four National Film Awards, Padma Bhushan, and the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Shashi Kapoor died on 4th December 2017 at the age of 79 in Mumbai.
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