By Rupali Gupta
I read this somewhere once and I can swear it fits aptly for Shammi Kapoor’s eyes —- “As burning as ice as beautiful as desire”.
How an icy green blue colour can be so fiery I don’t know. But it was.
Shammi Kapoor has been known for his lunatic moves and mad crazy energy. When you talk Shammi you think of Yahoooo, sukku sukku, o haseena zulfon walee, aaja aaja main hun pyaar tera and other such mad cap numbers.
I grew up in the 80s (born ’73) as a big Shammi fan. I was ridiculed and made fun of by my peers who could not relate to this blast from the past. So many years later I look at him and I think what I like most about him is his eyes. Twinkling when naughty and haunting when sombre, he could look into his girl’s eyes and melt any ice maiden.
Tumne mujhe dekha hoke meherbaan, jhuk gayee ye zameen, tham gayaa meherbaan from Teesri Manzil.
Ehsaan tera hoga mujhpar dil chahta hai jo kehne do, mujhe tumse mohabbat ho gayee hai, mujhe palkon ki chhaon mein rehne do from Junglee.
Tumne kisiki jaan ko jaate hue dekha hai, who dekho mujhse rooth ke meri jaan ja rahee hai….
Aie gulbadan aie gulbadan, phooon ki mahak kanton ki chubhan tujhe dekh ke kehta hai mera mann kahin aaj kisi se mohabbat na ho jaaye…. Main tumhee se yun ankhen milata chala hun tum hee se main tumko churata hun.…
Truly, he could steal a heart just by looking into the persons eyes. If you want to experience ice that burns then you only need to pick up his movies.