- Shashi Kapoor turned 78 on March 18.
- Rishi Kapoor tweeted that Shashi Kapoor is fine.
- Shashi Kapoor received the Padma Bhushan in 2011.
Rishi Kapoor, 63, tweeted this:
Uncle Shashi Kapoor is doing fine. Hope this ends all the speculation about him. Some rumour mongering is happening pic.twitter.com/anycveT7b5— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) March 23, 2016
Some tweets suggested that the elder Kapoor, 78, had died:
Shashi Kapoor passed away today RIP— VINU MODI (@GujjuVimo) March 23, 2016
Just learnt Shashi Kapoor has passed away...not sure if its true..but incase it is..it is really sad..just... https://t.co/ao1x458Dc4— MUKESH NAYAK (@mukeshnayak) March 23, 2016
Legendary actor...SHASHI KAPOOR..died a few minute's back..— suraj mathur (@SurajMathur14) March 23, 2016
Shashi Kapoor, brother of Raj and Shammi Kapoor, is known for films like Deewaar, Kabhi Kabhie , Namak Halaal, Sharmeelee and Satyam Shivam Sundaram. In 2011, he received the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to Indian cinema. In 2014, he also received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
Rishi Kapoor, meanwhile, is currently receiving applause for his performance in Shakun Batra's Kapoor And Sons, co-starring Alia Bhatt, Fawad Khan and Sidharth Malhotra. The film released on March 18, Shashi Kapoor's birthday.