Shahid Kapoor Bunks Shaandar Shoot To Visit Someone; Works Overtime After His Return!

Shahid Kapoor Bunks Shaandar Shoot To Visit Someone; Works Overtime After His Return!

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Shahid and Alia on the sets of Shandaar
Shahid and Alia on the sets of Shandaar

I would be wrong if say that Shahid Kapoor is an underrated actor. But don’t you think it’s partially true? I mean, yeah, he has always garnered the critics’ approval for his acting chops. And some of his films have fared decently well at the box-office. However, I still somehow feel that he is WAY MORE talented than he has been credited for.

I think Rockstar would have marked a turning point in his career had he chosen that project over Jab We Met when Imtiaz Ali had asked him to pick one of those films after narrating both the scripts to him. Though Jab We Met was a bigger success, it majorly revolved around the female protagonist’s character, Geet, played by Kareena Kapoor. Despite being an extremely gifted performer, Shasha’s work as Aditya was overshadowed.

But then, as they say, ‘Everything has its own time.’

Phata Poster Nikhla Hero
Phata Poster Nikhla Hero

And maybe Sasha’s time has now finally arrived! His last three releases, Phata Poster Nikla Hero, R… Rajkumar and Haider have done a lot more better than most of his movies before that (Milenge Milenge, Mausam, Teri Meri Kahaani to name a few). And Haider has definitely proved that he is a front runner and if given good roles, he can do wonders.

R... Rajkumar
R… Rajkumar

Perhaps that’s exactly what he’s doing while shooting for his next movie, Vikas Bahl‘s Shandaar opposite Alia Bhatt. Mr. Kapoor is giving his all to this film based on a destination wedding. Bahl’s last directorial outing, Queen, had won everyone’s hearts and Sasha and Alia’s refreshing jodi has already become the talk of the town. Naturally, everyone’s waiting for this flick with bated breath.

Shahid has been shooting for it in Leeds in UK, for a while now. But recently, something happened that made him leave the sets suddenly. After taking a special permission from Vishal for a 2-day long leave from the shoot, Sasha flew to Rome to be with someone. And in case your imagination is running wild, that ‘someone’ is none other than the Haider director, Vishal Bhardwaj.

Haider
Haider

The director-actor duo attended Rome Film Festival and were also honoured with the People’s Choice Award for Haider. It happens to be the first Indian film to receive this award.

Shahid Kapoor and Vishal Bhardwaj at the Rome Film Festival
Shahid Kapoor and Vishal Bhardwaj at the Rome Film Festival

Kudos to both of them! (PS: Sasha is now back in Leeds for the shooting of Shandaar and is working over time to make up for his absence.)

And like I already mentioned, maybe Shahid’s time has now finally arrived. :)