Rishi, 62, took to Twitter to share his resentment over no recognition for the 'Junglee' star. "Ponder. My only resentment is that Shammi Kapoor never got recognised by the government in his lifetime. Posthumously would be great but then I think I am being too greedy!," he tweeted.
    
The actor's tweet comes after his another uncle Shashi Kapoor was conferred the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award on Sunday. Rishi also asked his followers and Shammi's fans whether they agree with his views.

It was the third Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the family -- the first was for Shashi's late father Prithviraj Kapoor and second for Shashi's elder brother Raj Kapoor. The Kapoor brothers -- Raj, Shammi and Shashi, formed a trinity and dominated the Hindi filmdom.

Read more: Family, friends happy for Shashi Kapoor's Dadasaheb Phalke honour

 

With the gentle flick in the hair and his groovy dance moves, Shammi was often referred to as the Indian Elvis Presley by his fans. Known for films like 'Kashmir Ki Kali', 'Teesri Manzil' and 'An Evening in Paris', he died on August 14, 2011 due to chronic renal failure.

Rishi also asked his followers and Shammi's fans whether they agree with his views."Is that what you all Shammi Kapoor fans and aficionados think? What songs what romance what macho what...," he wrote. Shammi, often called the Elvis Presley of India, died on August 7, 2011. He was 79.

 

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