Dream Girl Hema Malini got a chance to work with all three Kapoor brother: Raj Kapoor in her debut film Sapnon Ka Saudagar, she paired opposite Shammi Kapoor in Andaz and acted with Shashi Kapoor in Abhinetri. Hema Malini has distinct memories of Shashi with him being one of her co-stars in early stages of her career.

In an interview she said, “I did Abhinetri with him when I had just started my career. We had a wonderful time shooting for that film. I remember the song ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa… Gaa Re Mere Sang Mere Saathiya’ where my character had to teach Shashiji to sing and dance was hilarious. Because he was far more experienced than me. ”

Just like everyone else from his times, Hema Malini too described him as a charming gentleman. She said, “Shashiji was very urbane sophisticated and westernized. During Abhinetri he put me at ease with his pranks and jokes. He was always full of fun and yet never discourteous. I never felt I was working with an established actor.”