Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passed away yesterday at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. An actor, director and producer, Shashi Kapoor was someone who gave us many iconic films. The romantic screen icon of the 70s and early 80s, the actor won many hearts with his boy-next-door avatar. Not only famous for chocolate boy looks, Shashi Kapoor was also a fashion icon of his era. From popularising traditional wear to introducing fancy suits and coats, Shashi Kapoor was a trend-setter. Here’s a look at some of his on-screen avatars that became an instant fashion hit:
The actor made his Bollywood debut with this film in 1961; He was seen donning a plain kurta-pyjamas paired with a Nehru jacket along with a printed scarf wrapped around the neck.
Jab Jab Phool Khile
This Kashmiri-look of the actor won many hearts. A Pathani kurta paired with embroidered Kashmiri jacket and a matching cap became one of the popular fashion trends of that time.
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Chor Machaye Shor
High-waisted denim, broad belt, bright colour shirts and a silk cloth scarf around the neck. This look of Shashi Kapoor became an instant hit with the youngsters.
His kohled-eyes and that Afghani turban became a fashion favourite that year. Shashi Kapoor carried off the look with grace, even as he played the role of a feudal lord.
Satyam Shivam Sundaram
From wearing shawls to donning casual denim suits along with plain colour shirts, the actor made sure to set some serious fashion trends with this one.
After all his on-screen experimental looks, this one came as a surprise. Shashi Kapoor made plain formal suits and ties of a boring businessman look cooler than ever.
Just like the movie, Shashi Kapoor’s character of a police officer was also iconic. His one-liners, police uniform and even his gentleman look in a simple and plain pant-shirt combination made the audience fall in love with him.
While an era might have come to an end with Shashi Kapoor’s death but with his iconic movies, his unique style and charm, the actor lives on in million hearts!
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