Veteran Hollywood actor Sidney Poitier died on Thursday at the age of 94. A very popular and talented star of his day, Sidney was also the first person of color to win the Oscar for Best Actor. He has gone on to inspire generations of actors and some of his admirers include Bollywood stars as well.
Actor Anil Kapoor was shocked by Sidney’s disappearance. He shared a photo of himself with the late actor on Twitter and wrote: “Sidney Poitier, my childhood idol, inspiration of a lifetime and star of some of my favorite movies … Forever your fan and admirer. .. Rest in peace.”
Anupam Kher also shared a photo of meeting Sidney and wrote: “I had the honor of meeting the legendary actor #SidneyPoitier in early 2013. He was gentle, compassionate and generous with his time to me. We talked about Indian cinema. He was especially happy to know that I had a theater school. I was thrilled when he said he would like to visit it someday. He was a fantastic actor, a remarkable person and he had a great aura around him! Om Shanti! ???? #ToSirWithLove #Actor #Oscar #Kind. “
Apart from such celebrities like Dia Mirza, Shibani Dandekar, Richa Chadda and several others have paid tribute to the late actor.
Sidney Poitier, my childhood idol, lifelong inspiration and star of some of my favorite movies …
Forever your fan and admirer …
Rest in peace ?? pic.twitter.com/tN3pXKxt3W
– Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) January 7, 2022
I had the honor of meeting the legendary actor #SidneyPoitier early 2013. He was generous with his time for me. He was especially happy to know that I had a theater school. A fantastic actor and one of the kind people I have met! Om Shanti! ???? #ToSirWithLove @ actor prepare pic.twitter.com/7IVqYlopC8
– Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) January 8, 2022