This Article is From Mar 23, 2016

Dear Twitter, Shashi Kapoor is Fine. Stop 'Rumour Mongering'

Dear Twitter, Shashi Kapoor is Fine. Stop 'Rumour Mongering'

Shashi Kapoor in a still from Dharmputra.


  • Shashi Kapoor turned 78 on March 18.
  • Rishi Kapoor tweeted that Shashi Kapoor is fine.
  • Shashi Kapoor received the Padma Bhushan in 2011.
New Delhi: Actor Rishi Kapoor has dismissed rumours that falsely claimed his uncle, veteran actor Shashi Kapoor, had died on Wednesday.

Rishi Kapoor, 63, tweeted this:

Some tweets suggested that the elder Kapoor, 78, had died:

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.