Simple Kapadia, Dimple Kapadia’s younger sister, was cremated on Wednesday, having lost her three-year battle against cancer in a hospital in Andheri on Tuesday. Director Rahul Dholakia was visibly upset. “My friend is no more. I really can’t talk,” he said.
Dimple, Akshay Kumar, Dimple’s son-in-law and Twinkle Khanna, Simple’s niece, Sunny Deol and Honey Irani attended the funeral rites amongst others.
Simple’s Bollywood career lasted for 10 years in front of the screens from 1977-86, appearing with most of the big stars of the time. Her charm and innocence won her many admirers in movies such as Shakti Samanta’s Anurodh with Rajesh Khanna, Ahsaas with Shashi Kapoor, Shakka with Jeetendra and Jeevan Dhara with Rekha. However, she could also play the role of the vamp comfortably as she effortlessly showed in her last movie Pyaar Ke Do Pal which also starred Jayapradha and Mithun Chakraborty.
Later, she turned to costume design and continued working in the industry until three years ago when she was diagnosed. She won a National Award for her work on Rudaali, which starred her sister and Rakhi Gulzaar. May she rest in peace.