Yang’s Yahoo! inspired by Shammi?

Shammi Kapoor in Teesri Manzil

Haii! Could it be true – a secret close to every desis heart? The BBC’s Hindi service reports in an interview with Shammi.

When Yahoo opened its office in Mumbai (Bombay) several years ago he was invited by Jerry Yang.

As the launch festivities started building towards a climax, Kapoor was pleasantly surprised to hear the band playing his Yahoo song from the film Junglee [or Wild], made famous years before the internet existed, and so called for his famous cry of ‘yahoo’.

Later, Yang told him how inspired he was by the Yahoo song and the way the actor had used the word in his inimitable style in so many of his films.

“It was all very flattering. Many of my relatives still call up and ask whether I own Yahoo,” he says.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Shammi Shaking it

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3 Comments on “Yang’s Yahoo! inspired by Shammi?”

  1. Shabbir says:

    Hi Santosh, hope you have a healthy, happy and a prosperous new year 2007.

  2. JV says:

    I too , years ago, thought that yahoo! is started by Shammi, especially he pioneered an Internte Club in Mumbai in early 90.

    Same to you!!