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Who was the real Shashi Kapoor?

[Book extract] Once he embraced a role, he accepted the terms of that project.

He was definitely India’s first international star — long before the Priyanka Chopras and Irrfan Khans made their mark in Hollywood.

He was also, by all counts, the most handsome Hindi film actor of that period — a fact corroborated by almost everyone I’ve spoken to, from Sharmila Tagore to James Ivory. “He was just so good looking,” Shabana Azmi, his co-actor in several films, tells me. “In fact,

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