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Shashi Kapoor

22 Apr

Shashi Kapoor was the first actor, male or female, liked as a child. He remains my most favorite actor of childhood. He of handsome charming languid mannerisms. As a child Shashi Kapoor was the reason thought the world was beautiful. In some ways, he was the first Indian modern actor, working in English films, James Ivory – Ismail Merchant films. I remember a quote of him, dressed in traditional “kurta” saying ” This is the modern dress of my nation ” or charmingly describing Ismail merchant’s as ” He is a bad man, magician…” . Please see :http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004434/

I think Shashi Kapoor is the most charming presence on Indian screen ever. I want to share this beautiful song from 1971 movie “Sharmilee”.

Khilte Hain Gul Yahan :

Khilate hain gul yahaan, khil ke bikharane ko
Milate hain dil yahaan, mil ke bichhadane ko
Khilate hain gul yahaan….

Flowers bloom here , only to scatter
Hearts meet here, only to depart
Flowers bloom ( blossom) here…

Kal rahe naa rahe, mausam ye pyaar ka
Kal ruke na ruke, dola bahaar ka… (2)
Chaar pal mile jo aaj, pyaar men guzaar de
Khilate hain gul yahaan…

Tomorrow may or may not prevail , this season of love
Tomorrow may or may not stop, swaying of this beautiful wind
few moments that we have today, let us spend in love
Flowers bloom ( blossom) here…

Jhilon ke honthon par, meghon ka raag hai
Phoolon ke seene men, thandi-thandi aag hai
Dil ke aaine men tu, ye sama utaar de
Khilate hain gul yahaa…

On the lips of lakes, clouds play their beautiful tunes
In the heart of flowers, there is a cold- cold fire
In the mirror of your heart, please submerge this moment
Flowers bloom ( blossom) here…

Pyaasa hai dil sanam, pyaasi ye raat hai
Honthon me dabi-dabi, koi mithi baat hai
In lamhon pe aaj tu, har khushi nisaar de
Khilate hain gul yahaan…

The heart is thirsty beloved, thirsty is the night beloved
Concealed in lips , there is sweet words beloved
In these moments beloved, you shower every bit of happiness
Flowers bloom ( blossom) here…

This is a beautiful Hindi song. I tried my best to translate.

I want to share this song for you dear friends today as tribute to my most favorite actor of childhood, Shashi Kapoor. I want to share this song also for my childhood friend.

Pharell williams sang in ” Happy ” ( Despicable Me 2) ” Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof, Because I’m happy, Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy, Clap along if you know what happiness is to you… “. I guess , know what happiness is.. , ” Happiness is Shashi Kapoor. Shashi Kapoor is happiness.” 🙂

Have a lovely day dear friends! Thank you!

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