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05 Dec 2017

Amitabh Bachchan pays tribute to Shashi Kapoor

Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor's passing away brought the whole film industry to a standstill.

Celebrities from all the generations have taken to their Twitter accounts to remember the iconic actor that Shashi Kapoor was.

In the list of mourners, his co-star and friend Amitabh Bachchan too penned down an emotional letter for Shashi, after paying his last respects.

Here's what he wrote.

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Amitabh Bachchan remembers Shashi Kapoor


Here's what Amitabh wrote in the letter

Amitabh begins his post by referring to a magazine cover just before his Bollywood debut. He writes, on seeing a "terribly handsome man" like Shashi, he thought he had no chance in the industry.

He then elaborated their journey together and how he took inspiration from him at every step.

Bachchan wrote that he didn't have the courage to see Shashi in a poor-state.

Here's the link to the full letter

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Amitabh and Shashi's on screen camaraderie

Shashi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan have played the most iconic roles together.

From 'Namak Halal', 'Deewar', 'Suhag', 'Trishul' and 'Silsila', the audience got to see the best camaraderie between the two stellar actors of that era.

The comfort and the understanding that the two actors shared on-screen, made their performances look smooth on screen.

Shashi fondly addressed Amitabh as "Babbua".

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