Shashi Kapoor receives Dadasaheb Phalke Award, surrounded by family, friends and Bollywood biggies at his beloved Prithvi Theatre

The 77-year-old actor is the third member of his illustrious family to receive the award after father Prithviraj Kapoor and elder brother Raj Kapoor.

FP Staff May 11, 2015 08:57:29 IST
Shashi Kapoor receives Dadasaheb Phalke Award, surrounded by family, friends and Bollywood biggies at his beloved Prithvi Theatre
Shashi Kapoor receives Dadasaheb Phalke Award surrounded by family friends and Bollywood biggies at his beloved Prithvi Theatre

Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost Mumbai's Prithvi Theatre was filled to the brim with Kapoors on 10 May as veteran actor Shashi Kapoor received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest honour in Indian Cinema. Guests at the ceremony included not just his family but also several former co-stars. Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

Shashi Kapoor receives Dadasaheb Phalke Award surrounded by family friends and Bollywood biggies at his beloved Prithvi Theatre

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley presented the award Mr Kapoor, star of over 175 films over a 40-long-year career. The 77-year-old actor is the third member of his illustrious family to receive the award after father Prithviraj Kapoor and elder brother Raj Kapoor. Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

Shashi Kapoor receives Dadasaheb Phalke Award surrounded by family friends and Bollywood biggies at his beloved Prithvi Theatre

(L) Shashi Kapoor granddaughter Shaira Kapoor. (R) Shashi Kapoor takes a selfie with Karishma Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Rekha and Ranbir Kapoor. Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

Shashi Kapoor receives Dadasaheb Phalke Award surrounded by family friends and Bollywood biggies at his beloved Prithvi Theatre

Shashi Kapoor's son Kunal and daughter Sanjana accompanied him onto stage. He was presented with a ceremonial shawl and a certificate by Mr Jaitley. "He brought Hindi cinema and Hollywood closer," Mr Jaitley said after the presentation. Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

Shashi Kapoor receives Dadasaheb Phalke Award surrounded by family friends and Bollywood biggies at his beloved Prithvi Theatre

Raj and Nadira Babbar greet Shashi Kapoor after the presentation ceremony. Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

Shashi Kapoor receives Dadasaheb Phalke Award surrounded by family friends and Bollywood biggies at his beloved Prithvi Theatre

(L) Saif Ali Khan, Shaira Kapoor and Karishma Kapoor. (R) Shashi Kapoor pictured with Rishi Kapoor. Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

Shashi Kapoor receives Dadasaheb Phalke Award surrounded by family friends and Bollywood biggies at his beloved Prithvi Theatre

Abhishek Bachchan and Neetu Kapoor wearing salmon pink. Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha dressed in a golden kanjeevaram sari were also present for the ceremony. Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor's co-star from films like Deewar and Trishul, spoke at the ceremony. He told Mr Kapoor, "Thank you for being just who you are - a caring and compassionate friend and wonderful colleague." Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

Shashi Kapoor receives Dadasaheb Phalke Award surrounded by family friends and Bollywood biggies at his beloved Prithvi Theatre

Nafisa Ali, Kunal Kapoor and Sanjana Kapoor share a light moment. Hema Malini arrived in a pink sari and wearing her dark glasses. Anupam Kher was also present for the award. Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

Shashi Kapoor receives Dadasaheb Phalke Award surrounded by family friends and Bollywood biggies at his beloved Prithvi Theatre

Shashi Kapoor's Junoon heroine Nafisa Ali was present as well, as was Rekha Zeenat Aman, Shabana Azmi and singer Asha Bhosle. Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

Shashi Kapoor receives Dadasaheb Phalke Award surrounded by family friends and Bollywood biggies at his beloved Prithvi Theatre

Most of the Kapoors were present at the ceremony - Rishi Kapoor's wife Neetu Singh who was Shahi Kapoor's heroine in Deewar, grand-niece Karisma, sisters-in-law Krishna Raj Kapoor and Neela Devi, and actor Saif Ali Khan who is married to Kareena Kapoor. Along with his children Kunal and Sanjana Kapoor and grandchildren Zahan and Shaira Kapoor. Sachin Gokhale/ Firstpost

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