The stage of Colors' dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is all set to welcome Bollywood actors Salman Khan, Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D'cruz.
Bollywood hunk Salman, who is all geared up to host the upcoming season of Bigg Boss will make his presence felt on Jhalak to promote the controversial reality show whereas Shahid and Ileana will be visit the sets to promote their upcoming film Phata Poster Nikla Hero.
Sources inform that Salman will be shooting for the promotional sequence of his big ticket show Bigg Boss- 7 which is slated to go on-air from 15 September today evening (27 August 2013). This is not all, the dance reality show will also witness actors Shahid-Ileana who are paired opposite each other in Raj Kumar Santoshi's upcoming film Phata Poster Nikla Hero who will visit the sets of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa today (27 August 2013).
The episode will be aired this weekend Saturday and Sunday.
Ranbir Kapoor is in an unique position today. You could say he has almost no competition amongst his peers. He is competing with the big boys.
The Khans, Akshay Kumar and Hrithik Roshan. However, he should worry about Shahid Kapoor. It may seem like he is not in the race anymore, but he cannot be ruled out. He may not have had a hit in a while, but he has the potential, the talent and the fan-following.
He may have made some wrong choices but a few years ago Ranbir was being accused of doing the wrong films as well. Luckily for him, his choices worked but Shahid’s didn’t. But now Shahid is gearing up to strike again.
Back with a plan
After his father Pankaj Kapur’s film Mausam bombed, Shahid went into an introspective mode. He felt he was choosing the wrong kind of films and stopped signing films. He took time off to review and analyse.
He emerged and began signing films with a bang. Today the films he has are an interesting blend of commercial masala and newage cinema. He is hungry for hits and he is taking steps to ensure he gets them.
He turned down biggies like Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra because he has a plan. It’s not banners anymore but scripts that matter now. And he is going all out to make an impact. Whether it is changing his attitude or changing his image.
Even though his last film with Priyanka Chopra (Teri Meri Kahani)bombed, he didn’t think twice before signing Milan Talkies with her. He is carefully selecting films from all genres.
If he is reuniting with the girl from the past, he has also mended bridges with his Kaminey director and will be doing Vishal Bharadwaj’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy Hamlet. He is also working with directors he has never worked with before — Raj Kumar Santoshi’s Phata Poster Nikla Hero, Prabhudheva’s Rambo Rajkumar, Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Milan Talkies and Bejoy Nambiar’s untitled next.
Back with a bang
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh says, “Shahid is the only guy who can give Ranbir competition. He is working with very good directors like Santoshi whose last film Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (Ranbir Kapoor) was a big hit and Prabhudheva who is riding high with all his films being hits. If Shahid’s films work, he will come back with a bang! He is a very talented actor, has a good personality and is an exceptional dancer. Today, he is doing different kinds of films.
Mausam may not have worked for whatever reasons but you can’t ignore the fact that Shahid knows his job. It’s just a matter of one hit and everything will fall into place for him. Eventually your box -office speaks for itself. There’s a good buzz about both his films, and it’s Santoshi and Prabhudheva, so it looks good.”
Playing to the gallery
Box-Office editor Vajir Singh adds, “There has never been a question about Shahid’s capacity or pull at the box-office. This time both his films are highly commercial and this type of genre rarely goes wrong. People love the laughing, dancing, action-oriented Shahid Kapoor and this time he’s giving them that.
It’s a safe zone, where people come, enjoy, laugh and go back. So he’s playing to the gallery. It’s as if he’s telling people Shahid Kapoor is back! He’s one of the few top actors today who always has a buyer for his films, exhibitors want to show his films and all corporate production houses, producers, directors want to sign him.”
If you looking for an obedient son in tinsel town, here's Shahid Kapoor who sacrificed his biking for a long time. Considering riding a bike to be a risky habit, he wasn't allowed to do so, but recently his parents gave him the green signal to carry on with his bike mania. Assuring his parents that he would endorse on safety ride, Shahid Kapoor bought the latest edition of Yamaha MT-01 that costs Rs. 15 Lakhs.
A friend of the actor friend points out that, 'Shahid loves biking and he used to glide across Western Express Highway. Well, turning to be busybody he had to give up. Of course his parents Pankaj Kapoor and Neelima Azeem were dead against it as they felt insecure.
Shahid's bike is a black beauty with sporty looks and has a torque speed of 1670 cc. The young lad is so possessive about his new bike and he cleans it regularly by himself.
Says Shahid, 'When on bike, I can reach shooting spots without any delay amidst heavy traffic. I am biking during midnights'.
Rajkumar Santoshi had apparently heard about an energy drink which Shahid Kapoor keeps consuming. On the sets of their film 'Phata Poster Nikla Hero', the filmmaker was curious to know what Sasha keeps sipping all day.
So the actor decided to offer him a tall glass of the drink. After consuming it, Santoshi started feeling uncomfortable. He started panting and wondered what the drink contained. Seeing Santoshi’s condition, Shahid got scared.
To add to his woes, the unit hands felt he needed urgent medical attention. Sasha was on tenterhooks and wondered why the drink had such an adverse effect on the director.
Seeing the star all jittery, the entire unit burst out laughing saying it was a prank that Santoshi had played on him. Looks like next time Sasha won’t share his drink with anyone.
Shahid Kapoor and Anushka Sharma have worked well together before in Badmaash Company. Now it seems that Shahid is keen to recommend Anushka Sharma once again for Vishal Bhardwaj's next project which is said to be based on Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Vishal Bhardwaj, who has a penchant for Shakespeare's tales, has already cast Shahid in the lead.
A section of the media reports that Shahid now wants Anushka in this venture too. If all works out well, then this will be the second time that the director will be working with both Sasha and Anushka.
Vishal earlier directed Shahid in Kaminey and Anushka in Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola.
If Shahid's good friend Anushka comes on board, then will they recreate the same magic on screen once again? Who will pair best against Shahid for Vishal's film?
Post 'Bullet Raja', Tigmanshu Dhulia will start Ekta Kapoor's 'Milan Talkies'. The film, that is a romcom based in a small town, was to earlier have Imran Khan in the lead.
However, we have now learnt, Tigmanshu and Ekta have roped in Shahid Kapoor in place of Imran. The film will be shot in Lucknow and Mumbai and is expected to go on the floors by October.
It would be truly interesting to see Tigmanshu and Shahid in a film that will showcase the heartland of India.
The young lad is essentially known to be a good dancer. However, Dj'ing has caught his interest recently. Heard that Shahid Kapoor has been actively involved in learning the skill.
In a recent party SRK had hosted Shahid is known to be glued to the console. The 'Phata Poster Nikala Hero' star was mixing music and being a DJ all night long. Interestingly, even at the small get together party he hosted at his place recently Shahid was essentially playing music for his guest.
Our sources revealed that the actor was a good host and ensured everyone was enjoying the music and having a nice time. He kept taking everyone's request on which song to play and skilfully juggled between songs to get the right tune and mix.
Sources close to Shahid divulged, "Shahid has been talking music. In fact in his free time he has also been inquiring about good DJ'ing software's available."
To add to his interest Shahid has been procuring songs across genres i.e Bollywood, house music, rock and jazz etc. Not only this... It is also said that Shahid's current hot topic with his family and friends revolves around this! He has been even inquiring what songs they like and noting down to ensure he has a good music bank.
He is an ace actor, Dancer and now an aspiring DJ. Seems like Shahid will be seen adorning multiple hats.
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