Friday, August 05, 2011

Why is Shahid Kapoor insecure about Akshay Kumar?

Why is Shahid Kapoor insecure about Akshay Kumar?

Shahid Kapoor is all set to play Chhota Rajan in Milan Luthria's ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2’. But there’s something that is making Shahid very apprehensive nowadays. Guess, what it is?

There’s a buzz in B-town that Shahid is really very anxious about sharing screen space with none other than Akshay Kumar in ‘Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai 2’. According to sources, in 2005, Akshay and Shahid did a movie titled, ‘Deewane Huye Paagal’. It turned out to be a terrible experience for Shahid as many of his scenes were removed from the movie. In spite of having two stars in the lead, the movie turned out to be a single star movie in the end.

That’s when Shahid decided that no matter what happens, he will only do single-hero movies. Till now, Shahid has stuck to his decision as all his movies be it, ‘Vivaah’, ‘Jab We Met’, ‘Kaminey’ or ‘Mausam’, all of them have been single star movies. 

Now, that Shahid has been approached to do ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2’, Shahid has become really insecure about his role. Even though, he is quite sure that Milan Luthria will do justice to his presence in the movie, Shahid is unsure whether Akshay will again take the full credit away from him just like ‘Deewane Huye Paagal’.
Shahid is still thinking whether he should say yes for the role or not, keeping in mind, his solo stance. Let’s see what happens next… 

No mobile phones for Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor

No mobile phones for Shahid and Sonam

These days, Bollywood directors make actors go through all kinds of training and workshops to get into the skin of their characters. Pankaj Kapur too joined this list recently by making son Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor go out of their way and do something “really astounding.” Kapur,

who makes his directorial debut with Mausam, asked Shahid and Sonam to stop using mobile phones, SMSes or any short format for communication. Instead, he instructed them to write letters to communicate for two months prior to shooting with each other.
“I belong to a different school of acting. Everything my actors do has to be contextual,” says Kapur, about the film that’s partly period based. “I made Sonam and Shahid go though this extensive exercise so that they could start feeling like the characters. It took some time, as we needed to break inhibitions and develop new habits and then fall in love (on screen).”
Initially, Sonam and Shahid hated the idea of shunning their mobile phones. And since they were used to constantly messaging and emailing, felt it was a cumbersome job to write letters. But Kapur insisted that until and unless they go through the exercise, he wouldn’t start shooting the film.
Sources close to the film’s unit say that both Shahid and Sonam wrote really bad notes for two weeks, which left Pankaj Kapur fuming and baffled. But he persisted since he felt it was important for them to be able to write their thoughts down. 

Interestingly, Sonam and Shahid have gotten used to writing letters that they continue to do so whenever they find an opportunity even today, two years after the incident.

Shahid Kapoor still in two minds about signing OUATIM 2

Shahid Kapoor still in two minds about signing OUATIM 2

Mumbai: Bollywood chocolate boy actor Shahid Kapoor is apprehensive about signing Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2,’ for the actor fears that doing a multi-starrer may jeopardize his role in the film.

Apparently, Shahid, who is toying with the idea of playing Chhota Rajan in ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2,’ had a harrowing experience while shooting films with ensemble cast in the past.

Talking to a daily, a source said, “‘Deewane Huye Paagal’ (2005) was a nightmare experience for Shahid. What started off as a two-hero Akshay Kumar-Shahid project, finally ended up being a one-hero film on the editing table. Large portions of Shahid`s role were removed. From then on, Shahid promised he`d do only solo-hero films, and right from ‘Vivaah’ to ‘Jab We Met,’ ‘Kaminey’ to ‘Mausam,’ he has stuck to his guns.”

This time around, when Shahid was offered the role of Chhota Rajan in ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2,’ the actor asked for some time to make up his mind.
It is believed that Shahid is mighty impressed by the work of Luthria, who had earlier dabbled in multi-starrer flicks like ‘Kachche Dhaage,’ ‘Taxi 9211’ and ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai.’ 

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