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Goodbye Shashi Kapoor, you changed Indian cinema for us

The actor struck a balance between Indian mainstream's relish for the larger than life with finer aesthetics of world cinema.

Bollywood often deemed him the odd one out in his generation. In the commercial Hindi cinema of the sixties and seventies, where all-out hamming was regarded as "great acting", Shashi Kapoor could project anger without raising his voice.

In today's context, the skill would fashionably be termed with the oxymoronic label of "realistic acting". The

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