From India comes the sad news that the beloved Bollywood star Shammi Kapoor has died at age 79 due to kidney failure. Kapoor has been called the “Bollywood Elvis” and his films helped define the swinging sixties in India. I’ve only seen a few of the movies that Shammi Kapoor appeared in but An Evening in Paris (1967) is a personal favorite. It features some fantastic musical numbers and it’s just a terrific looking production full of stylish ’60s era costumes, great period details and eye-popping stage designs. After poking around Youtube I came across some of my favorite musical numbers from An Evening in Paris featuring Shammi Kapoor and his female costar SharmilaTagore that I thought I’d share here and links to news articles about the actors death are posted below. Enjoy!
“Le Ja Mera Dil”
“Mera Dil Hai Tera”
– Star Whose Moves Defined India’s Swinging Sixties @ The Hindu
– Shammi Kapoor: The original Rockstar of Indian cinema @ Indian Express
– India’s beloved Junglee No More @ Times of India