Many Bollywood stars are shocked by the sudden demise of veteran actor Shammi Kapoor, who died of kidney failure at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai on Sunday morning. The grief-stricken celebrities took to their micro-blogging sites to express theirs sorrow and shock over his death. The B-Town stars also paid tribute to his departed soul.
Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan wrote: "Joie de vivre of the industry is lost. Shammi Kapoorji passed away this morning at 5:15 a.m... Rushing there now... the flamboyance and joie de vivre"of the industry lost!. An entire life full of optimism and happy spirit, caring loving to all … Now suddenly silent."
Farhan Akhtar Tweeted: “Mr Shammi Kapoor. Never before – Never again. Thank you for the wonderful cinematic memories and life lessons. RIP."
Aftab Shivdasani: “Another legend passes away..Shammiji Kapoor..such a jovial and positive person..had the good fortune of interacting with him..rest in peace."
Riteish Deshmukh: “RIP SHAMMI KAPOOR- the most stylish actor ever- we love you n we will miss you."
R Madhavan: “RIP Shammi Ji. . End of a legend."
Priyanka Chopra: “Sometimes no amount of kind words can compensate for a loss! bhole baba ki jai shammi maharajji.. he was our guruji.. im at a loss.. nothing will ever fill the void u have left. im sorry i didnt try RESSEE.. but wil do.. only for u.. RIP (sic)."
Deepika Padukone: “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…"
Celina Jaitly: “Tremendous entertainer. Also one of the first champions of internet in India. RIP Shammi Kapoor. Shammi ji no one can take the place of all the “Yahoos" of our Indian hearts who loved u .. u will be missed deeply by us all."
Anupam Kher: “Shammi Kapoor ji was one of d 1st Youth Icons from Cinema. He liberated actors from being stereotypes. Will miss his STYLE and SUBSTANCE (sic)."
Filmmaker Karan Johar tweeted, “One of finest and strongest men I knew… we will truly miss you Shammi uncle… RIP…."
Shekhar Kapur: “The great iconic Shammi Kapoor who defined an era n influenced music, dance n song even today has passed away, leaving a hollow void."
Madhur Bhandarkar: “Sad to hear the demise of Shammiji, the YAHOO of Indian Cinema. Ur charmful exuberance and full of life style will forever be missed by all of us, RIP."
Tisca Chopra: “Deeply saddened at Shammi Kapoor"s passing away. So full of life and energy on screen now no more, we loved you so much..may you rest in peace."
Vishal Dadlani: “Mr. Shammi Kapoor, RIP. You danced like nobody was watching."
Shreya Ghoshal: “What a legacy of great music was associated with Shammiji."
Actor Tinu Anand: “Amazing actor who had his own style, not only in dancing but in his music also. One could recognise a Shammi Kapoor"s film by just listening to the music because he had this fantastic tuning. His contribution to music also I believe was perfect when he sat with music director, Pancham da (R D Burman)."