Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan tweeted that “It is an irony of life that one person is able to collect an entire industry only when he is not there to notice it!”.
Actress Saira Banu, who starred alongside Kapoor in Junglee, told CNN-IBN: “It is a terrible shock. Shammi Kapoor was a wonderful human being. He is eternal.”
Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan says that the deceased actor Shammi Kapoor will not be forgotten.
“Legends like Shammi Kapoor do not die…he lives, inside us, around us. A journey such as his should be rejoiced, not mourned. Of course, we’ll miss his physical presence terribly, but his magic lives on within you and me…and I will make sure my sons know the superstar their dad admired and loved the most,” Film director Karan Johar on Twitter “one of the finest and strongest men I knew”.
Actress Priyanka Chopra said she was “at a loss” after hearing the news.