Simple Kapadia, not 'late' for 'Tum Milo...'Apr 3, 2010 Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Dimple Kapadia's deceased sister Simple, who was designing the star's costumes for "Tum Milo Toh Sahi" until she fell ill, is credited in the film for her work - but not posthumously.
"I haven't credited her as the late Simple Kapadia. Because to us, who were among the last fortunate folks to have spent time with her, she never went away. Her laughter and her joie de vivre remains with us. Though Pooja Chabria took over Dimple's clothes after she was unwell, Simple was still a part of the whole procedure," says director Kabir Sadanand.
Kabir didn't allow any pictures to be taken when Simple would come to the sets.
"I didn't want the world to see her on a wheelchair. Even though she was ill, she insisted on coming to the sets and spending time with us. When we'd ask about her health she would turn around and ask 'Who's ill around here?' Her spirit carried us forward to the end of the film."
Kabir was making "Tum Milo To Sahi" at a time when his leading lady Dimple Kapadia was facing the worst crisis of her life. Her sister Simple was dying.
Says Kabir: "But not once did Dimple bring her grief to the sets. Not once did we get to feel the enormity of her suffering. Every day she was in and out of the hospital and on the sets on time ready to face the camera."
Even when Simple was gone, the show went on.
"Dimple doesn't believe that the world needs to know about her suffering. She internalised all the pain that she felt about Simple's condition," says Kabir.
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