By Hindustan Times
Legendary actor Shammi Kapoor, who passed away on August 14, looked forward to his act in Imtiaz Ali’s film, Rockstar. In his last interview at his Malabar Hill residence on August 6, the ailing actor, who would have turned 80 today, spoke about his role and his experience of working with the youngest star of the Kapoor clan.
In the film, Shammi and Ranvir Kapoor will be seen together in a ‘jugalbandi’ — Ranbir on a guitar and Shammi on a shehnai. But, there is a big difference in how actor Rajendra Kumar played the shehnai in Goonj Uthi Shehnai and Shammi Kapoor doing the same in Rockstar. Whilst the former was restrained, Shammi will appear more lively. So, was he was inspired by Bismillah Khan’s style of playing the shehnai?
“Yes. I earlier watched Bismillah Khan play the shehnai regally,