Veteran actor Shammi Kapoor dies

Video-Beschreibung von newsxlive – 13.08.2011

Veteran Film Actor Shammi Kappor dies. Hailed as one of the finest actors that Hindi cinema has ever produced, he was the leading star of Hindi cinema during the late 1950s as well as the 1960s. He debuted in Bollywood in 1953 with the fim Jeevan Jyoti and went on to deliver several hits.

BBC News – 14.08.2011

Bollywood actor Shammi Kapoor dies, aged 79

One of the most popular actors of his generation, Kapoor starred in hits like Junglee, An Evening in Paris, Chinatown and Kashmir Ki Kali.

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan tweeted that with Kapoor’s death the „flamboyance and joie de vivre of the [film] industry [was] lost“.

Shammi Kapoor acted in more than 100 films. Fans called him the „Elvis Presley of India“ for his frenetic and nifty dancing. …

The Times Of India – 14.08.2011

I’ll die a happy man: Shammi Kapoor

Your yaahooo moment…
Though I’d yahooed in both Tumsa Nahi Dekha and Dil Deke Dekho, it was my rendition of yaahooo in Junglee that went down in history. It just went with my rebel star image.

You’ve a special equation with Aamir Khan…
I shared a very close relationship with Aamir’s uncle Nasir Hussain, who directed me in Teesri Kasam, Tumsa Nahin Dekha and Dil Deke Dekho. Aamir has grown up in front of my eyes and I am very proud of his achievements. Aamir made one very moving comment about me at a felicitation function. He said, „Shammi Kapoor is not the Elvis Presley of India. Elvis Presley is the Shammi Kapoor of America.“ …

dailybhaskar – 14.08.2011

Shammi Kapoor: Actor who danced his way to stardom

His first color picture Junglee, was released in 1961 and he became a Star. With Junglee, his new image was cemented and his subsequent films were all in this genre. It was with Junglee, that Shammi gifted the Hindi film screen dictionary with a new word of exultation: Yahoo! Charged by the word and the accompanying Shankar Jaikishen-composed song, Chahe koi mujhe junglee kahe, Shammi gleefully tumbled down snow-covered hills while shooting this number. …

Between 1957 and 1959 he acted in Dil Deke Dekho, Mujrim, Ujala, Singapore, College Girl, Boy Friend, Basant, Preet Na Jane Reet. Between 1960 & 1964 he acted in Professor, China Town, Char Dil Char Rahen, Raat ke Raahi, Dil Tera Diwana, Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya, China Town, Kashmir Ki Kali, Bluff Master, Janwar, Rajkumar. From 1966 onwards his releases were Teesri Manzil, Budtameez, Laat Saheb, An Evening In Paris, Tumse Achha Kaun Hai, Jawan Mohabbat, Prince, Brahmachari, Pagla Kahin Ka, Andaaz, Sachai, Pritam, Chote Sarkar, Jaane Anjaane. …

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