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When Shashi Kapoor Revealed Why He Never Remarried After Jennifer Kendal’s Death: ‘Can’t Find Anyone Better’

Shashi and Jennifer got married in 1958.

On Shashi Kapoor’s death anniversary, we look back at his relationship with his wife Jennifer Kendal.

Shashi Kapoor was one of the most talented and versatile actors in Indian cinema, known for his charming looks and exceptional acting skills. The actor passed away on December 4, 2017, at the age of 79 after a prolonged illness. In one of his last interviews, he opened up about his wife Jennifer Kendal and why he never remarried after her death in 1984.

Pinkvilla quoted him as saying, “When I saw Jennifer I was 18, and I immediately wanted to marry her…” It was earlier reported that Shashi wanted to marry Jennifer when he was 18, but his father Prithviraj Kapoor felt that he was too young to get married. The two had reportedly met in Calcutta while working for their respective theatre groups.

Two years later, when asked if he still wanted to marry Jennifer, the actor said yes. Jennifer Kendal was an English actress who was married to Shashi from 1958 till her death in 1984. The couple got married when Shashi was 20 years old and Jennifer was 25 years old.

However, the actress passed away after being diagnosed with colon cancer, leaving Shashi devastated. Shahi later revealed why he never got remarried after Jennifer’s death. Pinkvilla quoted him as saying, “Oh Christ, no! I didn’t. Why? I don’t think I can. I don’t think I can find anyone better. I know I can’t. ” Shashi and Jennifer had three kids – Kunal, Karan and Sanjana.

He also recalled her influence on his illustrious career in films. He said that during the 70s, he was not happy with his career and sought advice from Jennifer. “She asked me to do what I wanted to do. So we built a theatre (Prithvi) and I made Junoon, Kalyug, 36 Chowringhee Lane, Vijayta, and Utsav. They bombed!”

Shashi’s death was a devasting loss to the country. He passed away due to liver cirrhosis after being admitted to the Kokilaben Hospital in Versova, Mumbai.

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