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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Anil Kapoor to share screen with Shahid Kapoor



Anil Kapoor to share screen with Shahid Kapoor




After 'Pukar' and 'Lajja', Anil Kapoor has joined hands with filmmaker Raj Kumar Santoshi again. Not only will he play the lead in the movie, Anil will also associate with the project as a producer.

News is that Santoshi is coming up with a film that will be an adaptation of Asghar Wajahat's play 'Jis Lahore Nahin Dekhiya Woh Jamiya Nahin'. While things are still getting finalized, grapevines have it that there will be yet another Kapoor on board. No, not Anil's beti Sonam - but her 'Mausam' co-star, Shahid Kapoor. Talks are that if things fall in place then Sasha will play another lead in the untitled project.

 Anil Kapoor was greatly impressed with Shahid during the 'Mausam' days. Besides, he has high regards for Shahid's father, actor-director Pankaj Kapur. So looks like these things helped to bring the actors together for this new venture

Shahid to reprise Shammi, Dev


Shahid to reprise Shammi, Dev


The new year also means the awards season will soon begin. And given the multitude of Bollywood legends who passed away this year, one can expect to see a plethora of tributes being paid to the departed greats. And while the obvious choice to pay a tribute to Shammi Kapoor would have been his grand nephew, Ranbir, it appears that it would be Shahid Kapoor who will be grooving to Shammi’s tunes now.

“Both Shahid and Ranbir are scheduled to perform at the awards, although for separate acts. While Shahid is working on the tribute to Shammi Kapoor, Ranbir is yet to confirm the details of his act,” says a spokesperson for the channel organising the awards show.

In what is a double whammy for Shahid, he could be paying a tribute to Dev Anand as well at another awards soiree. “It’s a privilege to pay homage to such greats like Dev saab and Shammiji. They are both made invaluable contributions to Indian cinema, and if I can even recreate a fraction of their magic, I’d consider it an accomplishment,” gushed Shahid.

Shahid Sonam KApoor once again?


Punit Malhotra, who was chalking out plans for his next venture, was all geared up to repeat the formula which worked for his directorial debut, I Hate Luv Storys. However, we hear that his plans to cast Sonam Kapoor opposite Imran Khan for the Karan Johar production are not likely to materialise. A friend of the director's revealed to Mumbai Mirror that Malhotra is back to square one as far as casting is concerned, as Imran has opted out. 

According to the director's friend, Imran wants to focus on his other films, as the dates for Malhotra's project would come into conflict with his other commitments. The director's friend explained, "After the success of I Hate Luv Storys, Punit was extremely keen to cast Imran and Sonam, as he is very close to them. Punit had spoken about the film to the media. In fact, Dharma Productions were about to announce the film. But then, Imran informed Punit and Karan that he would not be able to do the film, citing date issues. However, Punit was very understanding about Imran's decision."

Imran's decision to pull out, however, has come as a major surprise to many in the industry, since I Hate Luv Storys was Imran's first major hit after his debut film Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. While the actor has opted out of this project, Imran's friend told Mumbai Mirror, "Despite these developments, Imran and Punit are scheduled to do a film together, but later. Imran is currently dedicating his time to Vishal Bharadwaj's film Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, which goes on floors very soon."

Apparently, Shahid Kapoor is being considered to replace Imran in the film. "If all goes well, this will be Shahid's first film with Dharma Productions, after he had left Kaal at the last minute," added Malhotra's friend.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Teri Meri Kahani Release Date & Preview



 


 

Teri Meri Kahani Release Date & Preview
Director Kunal Kohli and Shahid Kapoor are working hard on Shahid Kapoor's next romantic movie Tere Mere Kahani. Release Date of this movie is 22 June 2012. Director Kunal Kohli is known for his super hit movies 'Fanaa', 'Hum Tum' and 'Mujh se Dosti Karoge'. All his successful movies are basically love stories and he is famous for making good love stories. This upcoming movie is also a romantic one so there are huge expectations about the success of this film.

Teri Meri Kahani Star Cast and Crew
Shahid Kapoor is playing leading role of Javed along with Priyanka Chopra. Neha Sharma is also playing important role in this movie. Other star cast is not known yet. Pritam Chakroborty is music director of this movie who is one of the most prominent music directors of Indian film industry. Shahid Kapoor played all type of roles in his career but his fans like him more in romantic roles.
Overall this film is one of the most anticipated romantic movies of year 2012. We have to wait and see if combination of Kunal Kohli and Shahid Kapoor will attract the audience to the cinema.

Release Date: 22 June 2012
Star Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra
Director: Kunal kohli

Shahid Kapoor to pay a dancing tribute to Dev Anand and Shammi Kapoor at the World’s Biggest Viewers’ Choice Zee Cine Award in Macau 2012

New Delhi ( Pembabu Sharma)...With the glitterati of Indian cinema all set to descend in Macau on January 21 at Zee Cine Awards 2012, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) plans to leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the evening of the "World's Biggest Viewers' Choice Award" is a spectacular success reaching out to millions of film enthusiasts across the globe. In what will emerge as the most synergistic, collaborative campaign by all of ZEEL's international territories including the Americas, the United Kingdom, Asia Pacific (APAC), Middle East, North Africa,Pakistan (MENAP) and South Africa, Zee plans to unleash an aggressive worldwide marketing blitzkrieg in the month that leads up to the grand ceremony. ZEE's cross-promotional initiatives are further strengthened by its indisputable global distribution and marketing edge.

In an exciting announcement about the awards show, the channel has confirmed that heartthrob Shahid Kapoor will be performing at Zee Cine Awards 2012Shahid will pay a dancing tribute to the superstars of dance from the yesteryears - the late Dev Anand and Shammi Kapoor at the awards soirée in Macau. Excited about bringing alive the aura of these iconic heroes, Shahid said, "I'm grateful to Zee for having approached me with such an interesting proposition. It's a sheer privilege to pay homage to great men like Dev saab andShammi ji. They are both exceptional and superlative talents who have made invaluable contributions to the world of Indian films. If I can recreate even a fraction of their magic, I will consider it an accomplishment and a humble tribute to these luminaries."
The Zee Cine Awards 2012 global campaign will cut across outdoors, print, radio, on-air promotions and interactive contests. It will also widely explore the digital space including social media, mobile-based apps and forge strategic tie-ups in every region to ensure a 360* connect with the great Indian diaspora and the international audiences.
The coming together of ZEE's global marketing teams will see more than 30000 promos running across its global network in 168 countries.The announcement of the Nominations on 24 December 2011 will kick-start an exciting contest where viewers from across the world will be called upon to send in their votes for their favorite nominees. Lucky winners will be flown in to Macau to stay and attend the grand ceremony at The Venetian® Macao.
ZEE will make a strong impact in the digital space through increased consumer interactivity on their official Zee Cine Awards website, presence on social media such as Facebook and Twitter as also interactive mobile applications. Fans will have access to videos of behind-the-scenes star rehearsals, the ZCA premiere and red carpet events planned in Macau in addition to excerpts from the last 12 editions of Zee Cine Awards. Facebook users will soon be able to access a slew of exciting applications at https://www.facebook.com/ZeeCineAwards. Fans will also be able to interact with their favourite stars through video chats and buy merchandise autographed by leading stars as ZEEL partners with a leading auction web portal.
 Hosted by the Don-2 duo Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra, Zee Cine Awards 2012 will be held at Asia's leading destination for business, leisure and entertainment, The Venetian® Macao. Since its inception in 1998, Zee Cine Awards has emerged as the biggest tribute paid to the world's largest film industry and has attracted stalwarts of both Indian and international cinema.Besides locals from the city that it will be held in, the awards will attract 600 million viewers to television screens the world over. Zee Cine Awards 2012 will surely be an evening of celebration, acknowledgment and fun.

Vidhu Vinod Chopra To Chose Between Ranbir And Shahid For His Next

Ranbir Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor are being considered to star in Vidhu Vinod Chopra's next film called 'Chithiyaan'. However, only one of them will end it up grabbing the lead role in Vidhu's film.

The film is going to be a love triangle and Sharman Joshi has already been finalized as a second lead of the film.

If sources are to be believed then Chopra met Ranbir in Los Angeles for the narration of the script, but Shahid Kapoor has been seen at Vidhu's office often in the near past and he is in talks for the same role.

A source close to the filmmaker says, "The casting is still in process. It's a two-hero film. Sharman Joshi is definitely playing one of the two heroes. Chopra decided to sign him after watching the rushes of Ferrai Ki Sawaari. While he is very keen on casting Ranbir and has met him a few times, Shahid who is very eager to work with the producer of the Munnabhai series and 3 Idiots has been sending him feelers."

When contacted, the spokesperson of Chopra's production company confirmed the reports saying, "The talks are on with both the Kapoor lads. We will find out soon who bags the role."

Who should win the Best Actor(Male) for 2011 ?

Who according to you should win the Best Actor(Male) for the year 2011.Please vote here .

Here are the contenders:

Hrithik Roshan(Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara)

Shah Rukh Khan (Don 2/Ra.One)

Salman Khan (Bodyguard)

Ajay Devgn (Singham)

Ranbir Kapoor(Rockstar)

Saif Ali Khan(Aarakhan)

Shahid Kapoor(Mausam)

P.S: I understand that in a public voting system, the celeb with the most fans usually wins the Best Actor poll :), but if we keep our biases and favoritisms aside, Ranbir Kapoor truly deserves this one.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Shahid Kapoor in, Kareena Kapoor out?

Shahid Kapoor in, Kareena Kapoor out?


Buzz is that Shahid Kapoor will play the second male lead in the sequel of 'Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai' while Kareena Kapoor is no more a part of the project.

The only casting certain about Ekta Kapoor's sequel to Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai is Akshay Kumar. While other members of the cast have to be finalized, there is a strong buzz that Kareena Kapoor who has earlier touted to be the female lead of the film will no longer be a part of the project. And Kareena Kapoor's ex-love Shahid Kapoor might just join the cast as the second male lead.

However Kareena's exit has got nothing to do with Shahid Kapoor being considered for the film. A source close to the film reveals, " Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai 2 is not a solo-hero project but has two male leads like the first part. While Akshay Kumar is confirmed to play the character loosely modeled on the lines of underworld gangster Dawood Ibrahim, there is a second male lead who challenges Akshay in the film". Names like Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh were being considered for the part though there's more probability of the former signing the dotted lines.

For the female lead however, Kareena Kapoor's name never surfaced after the initial hoopla. "Also there are two female leads in the film", adds the source but Bebo's chance of being any one of them seems bleak. Director Milan Luthria has also put speculations to rest that he is casting his Dirty Picture heroine Vidya Balan as the second female lead citing the reason that the character doesn't suit her.

Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra turn Bru Gold ambassadors


Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra turn Bru Gold ambassadors

Actor Shahid Kapoor and actress Priyanka Chopra will be back on screen in a lively, delightful and energetic avatar. The Bollywood stars have become Bru ambassadors for the new campaign of Bru Gold, which encapsulates the idea of living life 100% by making the most of every moment with every sip of 100% coffee.

Talking about the Bru Gold, Priyanka Chopra says, “A perfect cup of coffee is a great way to get you in the mood to take on the world! And that's just what a cup of Bru Gold does for me! It's my way of kick-starting my day and also keeps me going, making every moment fun, exciting and memorable! Life is about enjoying even the smallest moments and one sip of Bru Gold equips you to do just that!”

Shahid Kapoor also speaks very high of Bru Gold coffee. The actor says, “Bru Gold 100% pure coffee is a total winner for the Indian coffee palette. Its zestful aroma and taste charges you up to live each moment to the fullest. The unmatched aroma that Bru Gold offers will definitely leave you asking for more

Monday, November 28, 2011

Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra Love Story Headed Towards an End



Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra Love Story Headed Towards an End 
Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2011 (EST) 
Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra started filming the third schedule of Kunal Kohli's yet to be titled romance drama in Mumbai on Sunday, November 27, 2011.


Kunal Kohli shared this still of Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in his next. Looks like a look from the 1960s era segment of the film. Photo Credit: Kunal Kohli
November 27, 2011, (Sawf News) - Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra started filming the third schedule of Kunal Kohli's yet to be titled romance drama in Mumbai on Sunday, November 27, 2011.
"Early morning shift starting my last leg for @kunalkohli the man loves these early shifts n how I hate em Morning all time to get me some Coffee n some progressive house to KICK myself out of slumber .... Oh I'm so not a morning person !!!!!!!! Till later .. Keep it real u all" Shahid wrote at 7am on Sunday, November 27.
The new schedule will stretch to the first week of January, says Kunal Kohli, who is also the producer of the film.
The film additionally stars Neha Sharma who has a significant role that has been kept under wraps by Kohli.
Penned by Kohli, the film is a love story set in three time periods - 1910, 1960 and 2012. Its a story about soulmates and how one always finds a soulmate.
Shahid and Priyanka will have makeover suitable to the different eras shown in the film's story. Even cities will be seen in the look appropriate to each era, says Kohli.

A first look of Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in Kunal Kaohli's yet to be titled romcom. Photo Credit: Kunal Kohli

Shahid will be styled for the film by Kunal Rawal, and Priyanka by Manish Malhotra.
Filming began on May 25 in Mumbai. The second schedule was in London; it wrapped on August 12, completing 65% of the film.

Sajid and Wajid have scored the music for the film, teaming up with Prasoon Joshi for the first time.

"Music of our films is really going to be a chart buster," says Kohli.
The film will have 5 to 6 tracks and dance sequences, with Shahid doing dance moves he has never done before, Kohli adds.

Kohli refutes that his film is titled Teri Meri Kahani. He says this was a working title given to the film before getting filming permission in London.
The film will bow in theaters on June 22, 2012.
News SN

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Shahid Kapoor to dance with Shakira?

Shahid Kapoor to dance with Shakira?


Buzz is, actor Hrithik Roshan has opted out of the birthday bash of industrialist KP Singh in Udaipur, where he was slated to perform with international pop diva Shakira. The reason apparently being the star’sslip disc problem which aggravated recently.
“Hrithik had agreed to dance alongside Shakira for the event, but his back is giving him too much trouble these days,” says a source close to him.
It was during the final stages that a reluctant Hrithik decided to opt out of the function because he felt that he wont be able to sustain himself on stage for long.
“The contract required him to dance. If it had required him to go onto the stage for a brief while or do a small skit, he would have done it. But they wanted a full fledged performance from him. He ultimately had to say no to them,”says the source.
The organisers are apparently planning to get actor Shahid Kapoor to step into Hrithik’s shoes the last moment,but it seems that Shahid too might not be able to make it.
“Shakira wanted to shake a leg with an Indian actor, and that is why this mad scramble to get somebody on board. But it seems it is not possible to get a male actor on the stage.. we will manage something for sure,”says a source in the organising committee.

Is Prakash Jha’s first film with Shahid Kapoor based on corruption?

Is Prakash Jha’s first film with Shahid Kapoor based on corruption?


While promoting Aarakshan, the filmmaker said he was fascinated by the then ongoing corruption crusade in the country. And it makes us believe that’s the burning issue of his next social drama

According to gossipmongers, Prakash Jha, the man responsible for most of Bollywood’s issue-based films, is laying the groundwork for his next project. Most probably the project will be called Satyagraha and have Shahid Kapoor as the lead actor. Apparently, the filmmaker has sent out feelers to the Mausam actor about working together. That’s all we know for now, officially. But our speculative minds suggest that Jha is probably writing a script inspired from the recent corruption drama that occurred in the country. During the promotions of Aarakshan, Jha made a passing comment on corruption. When asked if there was any burning issue he would like to make a film on, the director replied, “The issue of corruption has taken people’s imagination. So, definitely one sees what, how and why things are happening. Why did Baba Ramdev jump the podium? It is very interesting for me to observe. So maybe, eventually, if equations change, I will probably come up with a story.” If you add to that the fact that Anna Hazare, like Mahatma Gandhi, opted for non-violence or Satyagraha to battle out corruption, we are certain that our theory is more than guesswork. Since the start of his career, Jha has woven several social dramas: Aarakshan was about caste-based reservation systerm in India,Raajneeti was about dynastic politics, and Apaharan and Gangajaal were about corruption in politics and in the police force of Bihar. It looks like Jha’s fixation with social issues will not end anytime soon. We don’t mind it, as long as it isn’t another Aarakshan!

Shahid to Dance with Shakira Instead of Hrithik?


Shahid to Dance with Shakira Instead of Hrithik?

 
Daijiworld Media Network – Entertainment
Mumbai, Nov 10: Now since Mexican pop-star Shakira has requested to share the stage with an Indian actor for industrialist K P Singh’s birthday bash in Udaipur, the organizer’s first choice was Hrithik Roshan. However, due to his slip disc problem, the actor backed out. It is learnt that the organizers are now planning to approach Shahid Kapoor to step in to Hrithik’s shoes.

But since the offer is being made at the last moment, it is uncertain if Shahid will accept the offer.

A source close to Hrithik said, “Hrithik had agreed to dance alongside Shakira for the event, but his back is giving him too much trouble these days.” It was only during the final stages that Hrithik decided to opt out of the event as he felt that he would not be able to sustain himself on stage for long.

“The contract required him to dance. If it had required him to go onto the stage for a brief while or do a small skit, he would have done it. But they wanted a full fledged performance from him. He ultimately had to say no to them,” said the source.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Shahid's favourite Bollywood romances



Shahid's favourite Bollywood romances


Actor Shahid Kapoor, last seen in romance drama "Mausam", says he loves watching romantic films. Some of those which are close to his heart include "Mughal-e-Azam", "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" and his own "Jab We Met".


"I am fond of romantic movies as a viewer. Some of my personal favourites are 'Mughal-e-Azam', 'Devdas' (old one), 'Maine Pyar Kiya', 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak','"DDLJ', 'Jab We Met' and 'Vivaah'... there are lots of them," Shahid told IANS.


What is it that he likes about these films?


"It is their innocence and simplicity," said the 30-year-old.

Shahid Kapoor flies to Greece for Bipasha Basu?



Shahid Kapoor flies to Greece for Bipasha Basu?


Shahid Kapoor, who is on a ten day holiday to Europe had apparently planned his visit to Greece to spend more time with Bipasha Basu. Bipasha is reportedly in Greece shooting for her upcoming filmShaadi Fast Forward opposite R Madhavan. 


Shahid Kapoor, who is on a ten day break has been touring Europe and will reportedly spend time with rumoured girlfriend Bipasha Basu. It was even rumoured that Bipasha and Shahid had fallen apart since Bips was upset that Shahid was ignoring her. However, the two were apparently spotted chatting with each other for a long time at the Mausampremière.


It was also being said that Bipasha Basu was upset that Shahid was cosying up with Baand Baaja Baraatgirl Anushka Sharma. However, as per sources, Bips and Shahid have decided to make their relationship work and will be spending quality time in Greece to sort out their differences. 


Hope the romantic valley of Greece does some magic and brings in some romance back into the lives of Shahid and Bipasha. What say guys?

Shahid Kapoor enjoys in Spain


Shahid Kapoor enjoys in Spain


Shahid Kapoor is having a blast in Spain right now. Says a source close to the actor, "Shahid was in Madrid and Barcelona.
Contrary to reports, Shahid's backpacking itinery doesn't include Greece. Shahid's friends in India know about his activities through his phone status messages. Right now it says he has just returned "from a 14-hour party and is dropping dead". One can see that Sasha is really having a blast with his all-guy gang!" Does this mean it's only stag parties for him post his parting of ways with with Bipasha Basu?

Friday, October 14, 2011

Did Anushka and Shahid kiss at Imran's party?



Did Anushka and Shahid kiss at Imran's party?

According to the report in an English daily,Badmaash Company co-stars Anushka Sharmaand Shahid Kapoor engaged in a lip-lock atImran Khan's Mere Brother Ki Dulhan success party. But Shahid Kapoor denied the report on Twitter, saying it's just a figment of a journalist's imagination.
'Extremely distasteful story in mirror today ...some journalists need to really understand where to draw the line between imagination and Reality. Sad. Unfair. Makes me angry,' he tweeted.
Shahid, who was seen arriving hand-in-hand with Anushka at the party, added: 'If nothing else they need to respect the dignity of a girl !!!!! I usually don't react to any of these stories but this one was just a bit much.'

Why is Shahid Kapoor doing ‘Knight And Day’ remake?



Why is Shahid Kapoor doing ‘Knight And Day’ remake?

After the brief impersonation of Tom Cruise in Top Gunfor Mausam, Shahid is supposed to lead the official remake of the Hollywood superstar’s last film. We wonder if it’s really that big a deal!


A tabloid reported that Shahid Kapoor has grabbed the official remake of Tom Cruise’s last action drama Knight And Day. Siddharth Anand, the director of the box-office disaster Anjaana Anjaani, will be at the helm of the Hindi remake for the original producers Fox Studios. However, it won’t be an exact copy of the Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz romance-action flick. It will be adapted to suit the sensibilities of the Indian audience. While our star actor and his campwallahs can jump with joy with the big news, we don’t really think it is great news. Actually, we don’t mind saying that it’s a tad too desperate for Sasha and the Hindi filmmakers to attempt a remake of the average film Knight And Day. And we have our reasons for it.

- While Hollywood star Tom and Shahid are on the same plane as far their height goes, our Bollywood hero is far from being an action man- an image associated with Tom Cruise.
Knight And Day wasn’t really a blockbuster like Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible series and neither was it his finest work for us to jump on it

- And last, but the most important reason is this: why would the Indian audience want to watch a very recent release (2010) that was in any case dubbed in several local languages.
So do you get the point we are trying to make? Moreover, it seems Bollywood is running low on originality. After regional remakes and sequels we now have to deal with official remakes!

Shahid Kapoor to romance Kangna Ranaut


Shahid Kapoor to romance Kangna Ranaut


Tanu Weds Manu, a film that turned out to be one of the most surprising hits of the year, did not just help director Anand Rai score the first hit of his career but also helped lead actors Kangna Ranautand Madhavan get their first major solo hits.
However, for the sequel, director Anand Rai unlike other film makers, is in no mood to stick to his winning cast. Reportedlty, Shahid Kapoor might be the one romancing Kangna in the project. Madhavan, who played Manu in the film will no longer be a part of the sequel.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mausam earns Rs 22 crore over weekend



Mausam earns Rs 22 crore over weekend



Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor starrer Mausam, a hardcore romantic drama received mixed reviews, but it had a good start - the film has earned Rs 22 crore in the opening weekend.

Pankaj Kapoor's directorial debut, the film tracks the story of a couple forced to stay apart by socio-political situations.


and how after 10 years of separation they reunite and live happily after.


Made at a budget of Rs 35 crore, Mausam was released across 1,900 screens and earned Rs 22 crore over three days - Friday, Saturday and Sunday. People liked Shahid's performance and the story, but they found the film lengthy.


"The weekend has been good. We had 90 percent occupancy although it dropped on Monday. People are liking the content but the duration of the film is very long which acts as a deterrent," Puneet Sahay, senior manager for programming and operations at Spice Cinemas told IANS.


Some film critics have praised it, others have found the film an average one. Despite the average reviews, the film has got a decent response, says Munish Sharma of Satyam Cinemas.


"Although Mausam hasn't got a bumper start, the response to the film has been decent. The average reviews don't seem to have affected it as the response at the box-office has been good. Both Shahid and Sonam's acting is being appreciated," said Sharma.


Yogesh Raizada, corporate head (Cinemas) of Wave Cinemas, feels that the film lacks flow. "The film goes criss-cross. It lacks flow. Moreover its 2.45 hour duration makes it a tough watch although both Shahid and Sonam have played their parts nicely. The film has received a decent response in the NCR as both the actors have a good fan following, it failed to impress people in Uttar Pradesh," said Raizada.

Priyanka Chopra Vidya Balan snub Shahid Kapoor



Priyanka Chopra, Vidya Balan snub Shahid Kapoor



On September 22, Mumbai Mirror told you how Shahid Kapoor, who along with his father Pankaj Kapur chalked out the guestlist for the Mausam premiere held on Thursday night, had invited his ex-girlfriends Priyanka Chopra and Vidya Balan.


The actor however, had decided to give Kareena Kapoor the royal snub. Looks like the actor got paid back in his own coins, albeit by the two ladies he had invited.


Despite the absence of his two ex-flames, Shahid's much-awaited movie of the year did manage to draw most tinsel townies out of their homes. Genelia D'Souza, Bipasha Basu, Sonakshi Sinha, Amisha Patel, Kangna Ranaut, Tabu, his Dil Bole Hadippa costar Rani Mukerji, Aayesha Takia and even Amrita Rao (who happens to be Shahid's ex-love as well) added some razzle dazzle to the show held at iMax Wadala.







A source informed Mumbai Mirror, "Vidya Balan was shooting for Dirty picture at a studio in Goregaon on Thursday evening. Though her co-star Tusshar Kapoor did take a break for a couple of hours to attend the birthday party of his Hum Tum Shabana producer Sunil Chainani, Vidya decided not to follow his example. She continued shooting for the film. On the other hand, Priyanka Chopra chose to perform with SRK at an awards function in Delhi and skip Shahid's movie premiere."


And it was not just his ex-flames who gave the premiere a miss. Ranbir Kapoor and Imran Khan, two actors Shahid has been bonding with really well of late, were conspicuous by their absence.


"It was shocking to see that neither Ranbir nor Imran turned up for the Mausam premiere. Everybody was talking about their absence in hushed whispers at the event," informed a source. Imran's wife Avantikaa however, did make an appearance with director Ayaan Mukerji.


Though some speculate that Ranbir might have given the premiere a miss because of Sonam Kapoor, the leading lady of the film, a friend of the actor defended him saying, "Shahid knew Ranbir wouldn't make it for the premiere. Ranbir was busy shooting in Chandivli."


A source revealed, "People at the event were speculating whether Imran missed the show because Mausam's first day collections are higher than Mere Brother Ki Dulhan." Distributor Aditya Choksi confirmed, "The collections of Mausam are 15 per cent higher than those registered by Mere Brother Ki Dulhan on day one."