Saturday, July 18, 2009

Shahid Kapoor to receive Rajiv Gandhi Award

Shahid Kapoor to receive Rajiv Gandhi Award

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) After eminent personalities like Sachin Tendulkar, Mukesh Ambani, Sunita Williams and Amitabh Bachchan, Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor becomes the latest recipient of the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Award.

The 28-year-old is going to be presented with the 12th Rajiv Gandhi Award in the best actor category. The award function will be held in the second week of August.

"I was pleasantly surprised to get the news about my being chosen for the prestigious award. I am only 28 years old and it's really early in my career. I feel humbled and honoured to be chosen by the jury," said Shahid.

This year, Shahid will be seen in three films -- Vishal Bharadwaj's "Kaminey" opposite Priyanka Chopra, Aditya Chopra's "Dil Bole Hadippa" opposite Rani Mukherjee and a Ken Ghosh movie opposite Genelia D'Souza. 

What was Shahid addicted to as a child

What was Shahid addicted to as a child?

Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) The one thing that Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor couldn't resist as a child was playing video games - he was so addicted that he used to spend all his pocket money on them.

"As a kid growing up in Delhi, Shahid used to spend the maximum time inside video game parlours, playing video games incessantly. All his pocket money was spent on playing video games. He used to play till he would run out of money. There were times when he would sit for hours glued to the game," said a source.

The 28-year-old, who owns PSP and X Box, feels if he starts playing again, he won't be able to concentrate on his work.

"If I start gaming again I will not be able to read scripts and concentrate on my work. It's best if I stay away from this old addiction of mine," said Shahid who will be seen in a completely different avatar in his forthcoming release "Kaminey".