Every time a Shammi Kapoor song plays on tv, I stop everything and stare at the screen with eyes wide open. Grinning from ear to ear, my face looks like McDonald’s Ronin. And his songs needs to be seen because there is so much fun and energy in the way he danced. Nobody entertained like him.
Now obits have been written, wikipedia page has been edited and his songs have been played non-stop though the day. Putting three songs/videos in this post which you might not have seen/heard.
First one is a special tribute to Shammi Kapoor by one of the greatest actors of our time, Naseeruddin Shah. This song is from his film Sitam in which he played a Shammi fanatic. And I have been told that he is Shammi fan in real life too. Play on.
And here’s another tribute to him…this song’s lyrics is all about Shammi Kapoor’s film titles.
And the last one. After Shammi Kapoor married Geeta Bali, he was doing a film with Kidar Sharma, Rangeen Raaten. And Geeta Bali wanted to be with him. She requested Kidar to have her as the heroine but Mala Sinha was already signed on for the film. Since Geeta had no female role, she played the role of a man, not in disguise but a male character in the film Rangeen Raaten.
All info and videos via Pavan Jha.