Kapoor was presented the award at the landmark Prithvi Theatre here by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley. The 77-year-old actor could not travel to New Delhi because of his ill-health when the award ceremony was held in Delhi on May 3.
Rishi Kapoor:
"We are thankful to the government for conferring this award on Shashi Kapoor. It's the third time in our Kapoor family that we are getting this award. "I am happy that I got the opportunity to act with him and to be directed by him. He is the only director who used
stick on the sets”.
Amitabh Bachchan: "Prithvi Theatre is a wonderful place to honour him. I had the privilege to work with him in films... he is very caring, compassionate, generous person...keep going."

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Shabana Azmi: "Honouring Shashi Kapoor means we are honouring ourselves. He is our treasure. He is the first actor who entered Hollywood many years ago. He is a great actor."
Ranbir Kapoor: "It's a big day for us. He truly deserves Dadasaheb Phalke Award. He has done great work."
Saif Ali Khan: "His contribution to cinema is incredible. He has acted in commercial, alternate and even international cinema, which is great. In the 60s he did path breaking work... he is the maker of modern Indian cinema”.

Karisma Kapoor: “It's a great feeling. He deserves it and we are happy he got it."

Several members of the Kapoor family, including late Raj Kapoor's wife Krishna Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor's wife Neila Devi, Neetu Kapoor, Babita, Shashi Kapoor's son Kunal and daughter Sanjana were present on the occasion.
Shashi Kapoor's notable films include 'Aag', Aawara', Samadhi, Dharamputra', 'Jab Jab Phool Khile', 'Pyaar Kiye Jaa','Kanyadaan', 'Pyaar Ka Mausam', 'Trishul', 'Namak Halaal', 'Junoon', 'Utsav' and others.


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