Actress Deepika Padukone was quite close to Shammi Kapoor. The lass had met the veteran actor when she was dating Ranbir Kapoor. Shammi Kapoor was ‘Shammi Uncle’ for Deepika.
Deepika had also interacted with the legend via her socio-blogging site, and he had often asked her to join him for a cup of tea.
On the passing away of Shammi Kapoor, Deepika tweeted, “He was an inspiration not just for his style and the films he did, but also his attitude towards life…we will miss you Shammi uncle…” TOI