Abhishek’s note read, “Returned home to very sad news. Akbar Shahpurwala a bonafide legend of the film world passed away. I knew him as Akki uncle. He made my father’s costumes and most of his suits from as far back as I can remember and many of my films too. He personally cut and stitched my first ever suit as a baby ( I still have it) to the tux I wore to Refugee’s premiere. If your costumes and suits were made by Kachins and then Gabana then you had arrived as a star. That was his influence and standing. If he personally cut your suit, then he truly loved you. He always said to me that “ cutting a suit is not just tailoring, it’s an emotion. When you wear my suits, each stitch is made with love and filled with my blessings “. To me he was the best suit maker in the world! I will wear one of your enumerable suits that you made for me tonight, Akki uncle, and feel blessed! Rest in peace. 🙏🏽” Have a look:
Soon after he shared his post, his sister Shweta Bachchan Nanda commented, “🙏🏽 many memories. May he rest in peace.” Karan Johar wrote, “I remember him so fondly ❤️.” Abhishek Kapoor and Bobby Deol dropped broken heart emojis while Farah Khan and Nimrat Kaur put heart emojis.
On the work front, Abhishek was recently seen in ‘Dasvi’ with Nimrat Kaur and Yami Gautam.