deceased actor Shashi Kapoor had once talked about how his mother Ramsarni Kapoor would call him ‘Fluky’ and had also tried to terminate the pregnancy. In an old interview in 1995, Shashi recalled that his mother was embarrassed when she found out she was pregnant. She had also taken several steps, such as ‘falling off bicycles and pedaling’ to abort the unborn child. He recalled that after his sister was born, his parents Ramsarni and actor Prithviraj Kapoor were happy. (Read also | When Shashi Kapoor Recalls Wife Jennifer Kendall Ismail Merchant Borrowing Money To Pay Actors Fees

Shashi, born on March 18, 1938, was the youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor and Ramsarni. He had two brothers – actors Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor – and a sister – Urmila Sial. Prithviraj and Ramsarni lost two sons, Devinder and Ravinder, within the space of a week; they were the eldest of Shashi. The actor married actor Jennifer Kendall and had three children – Kunal Kapoor, Karan Kapoor and Sanjana Thapar.

Speaking to FilmiBeat, Shashi had said, “My mom always called me Fluky because I wasn’t planned. She’d already had four boys (two between Raj ji and Shammi died young), and then my mom and dad always prayed for a girl In 1933 my sister Urmilla was born, that was a family and my parents were quite happy.”

“Suddenly, after five years, my mother found out that she was pregnant and it was very embarrassing for her. She tried her best to get rid of me. Of course those were old times and there was no such thing as abortion. She used to telling me she would keep falling off bikes, going down stairs, having quinine, but Shashi Kapoor was stubborn. There was a future. So I’m a fluke, a fluke and a fluke,” he had said.

Shashi started his career as a child actor in Raj Kapoor’s directing Aag (1948). His first film as an adult was Yash Chopra’s Dharmputra (1961). The actor starred in many movies in his career like Kanyadan (1968), Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (1974), Prem Kahani and Deewaar (1975), Chakkar Pe Chakkar and Kabhi Kabhie (1976), Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Trishna and Heeralal Pannalal ( 1978), Kaala Patthar and Suhaag (1979). He was also seen in Do Aur Do Paanch, Kali Ghata and Shaan (1980), Silsila (1981), Namak Halaal (1982), Pakhandi (1984), New Delhi Times (1985) among others.

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