Shabana Azmi is still to come in terms with Shammi Kapoor’s death. She writes on her social networking page: At brussels airport learned d sad news about shammi kapoorji.we mourn the loss of d most zinda dil man I’ve ever met. condolence to d family. Shammiji u will b remembered always. Thanku for d grt joy n entertainment u gave millions.seems like a grammatical error 2use past tense 4 u.
Actress Preity Zinta reacting to Shammi Kapoor’s death tweeted that Shammiji is her childhood crush. “2 my all time favourite Shammi kapoor, my childhood crush & my reason 2 Yahoo.. May ur soul rest in peace ! U will live in R hearts FOREVER!” (sic)
Narrating his experience of his meet with Shammi, Ritiesh Deshmukh tweets: The day I met Shammiji- 4yrs ago in Malaysia I saw him at d AirPort. I kept looking at him n turning my face away not knowing how 2 approach him & introduce myself. I kept walkng ahead till I caught shammijis eyes n he politely waved at me n asked me 2 come 2 him & said – ‘HI I’M SHAMMI KAPOOR, ive bn WANTING 2 SAY HELLO 2 U’-(such was the greatness of the man)- I was totally embarrassed & I just touched his feet-couldnt get d words out of my head- My Hero- My Superstar had said hello 2 me-That was the only time I met him. Today is a very sad day. He will always live in our hearts. Love u sir (sic)
Neil Nitin Mukesh writes, An evergreen actor. An inspiration to a million. Dance moves you can’t match up to. Shammi uncle RIP. Will miss you gizmo guru. (sic) TOI