RIP Shashi Kapoor: 10 versatile roles Shashi Kapoor played in English films

Published: 05th December 2017 01:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th December 2017 02:08 PM  

The Householder (1963): A college teacher faces trouble in an arranged marriage and goes in search of answers. Co-starring Leela Naidu and directed by James Ivory, it is based on a 1960 novel. (YouTube screengrab)
Shakespeare Wallah (1965): This is based on the life of Geoffrey Kandal and his acting company, which presented dramas wriiten by Shakespeare in post-colonial India. This movie was a turning point in Shashi Kapoor's life as he fell in love and married Jennifer Kandal (Geoffrey Kandal's daughter). (Photo | Screengrab from official trailer)
Pretty Polly (1967): Shashi Kapoor acts as a tour guide Amaz and a romantic interest of Polly Barlow, played by Hayley Mills, as she visits her wealthy aunt in Singapore. (Photo | IMDB)
Bombay Talkie (1970): Lucia Lane, played by Shashi Kapoor's wife Jennifer Kandal, falls in love with Vikram (Shashi Kapoor) when she visits India to research on the Bollywood industry. (YouTube screengrab)
Siddhartha (1972): Young Siddhartha's (Shashi Kapoor) outlook of life changes from material pleasure to self harmony when he learns a secret. An explicit scene in this film caused a controversy in India. The co-star in this film was Simi Garewal. (Photo | YouTube screengrab)
Heat and Dust (1982): A young Englishwoman, Ann, comes to colonial India to investigate her great-aunt Olivia's death. Shashi Kapoor plays the Nawab of Khatm who seems to have had an illicit affair with Olivia. (Photo | screengrab from official trailer)
Sammy and Rosie get laid (1987): An Indian government minister, played by Shashi Kapoor, interrupts the unconventional lifestyle of his son and daughter-in-law. (Photo | YouTube screengrab)
The Deceivers (1988): A British officer during the colonial rule almost falls prey to ritual killings by a particular cult called the 'Deceivers'. Shashi Kapoor plays Raja Chandra Singh. (Photo | IMDB)
Jinnah (1998): Shashi Kapoor did not play Jinnah in this movie. Instead he was the narrator or the heaven guide who analyses whether Jinnah (played by Christopher Lee) should be sent to heaven or hell. (Photo | YouTube screengrab)
Side Streets (1998): Vikram Raj (Shashi Kapoor), who was once a charming actor, becomes a obese alcoholic. The film is an anthology of five stories from New York. (Photo | Bollywood life)
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