Shahid Kapoor is one of the biggest stars of Bollywood and is one of the finest actors. He started his career as a background dancer and now has reached heights of success.
He has proved his acting skills by acting in many Bollywood blockbusters. So, here are some unknown dark facts that you didn’t know about Shahid Kapoor :
1. Started career as a background dancer
Undoubtedly, Shahid Kapoor had also faced the struggling days in his career. He is one of the most galente
At the age of 15, he joined Shaimak Davar’s dancing classes and in a span of 3 years, became one of the best among the group.
He was seen as a background dancer in one of the songs in the movie “Taal” and “Dil Toh Paagal Hai”. He was the guy who was seen wrapping Aishwarya Rai in the song.
2. Learned to fly the American F-16 Viper
Learning how to fly a plane is not everyone’s cup of tea. Although this famous and yet multi talented actor proved that he can learn this. He also became India’s first Bollywood actor who has learned how to fly a plane.
His movie “Mausam” didn’t fare well on the box office, but it was still special for him. In the movie, the actor learned to fly a plane. He is the first Bollywood actor to fly the American F-16 Viper.
3. Shahrukh Khan advised him to pursue acting
Shahid’s inspiration for acting was Shahrukh Khan. While shooting for a Pepsi commercial with Shahrukh, Rani and Kajol, Shahrukh advised him to pursue acting.
To which he replied, that he was too skinny and underconfident to do so. Shahrukh then told him not to worry about it as he was the same when he was Shahid’s age.
Before debuting in Bollywood, Shahid has given almost hundred auditions. And then he was cast in the movie “Ishq Vishk”. It was a box office hit movie.
His parents separated when he was a 3 – years old. His father later married actress Supriya Pathak and his mother later married Rajesh Khattar.
His maternal half brother Ishaan Khattar is also an actor. His marriage with Mira Rajput in year 2015 was arranged by his parents. She is 14 years younger than him.
4. One of the facts about Shahid is that he didn’t charge an actor’s fee for the movie “Haider”.
Since, the movie was shot in Kashmir, the production was itself a challenge. And the actor agreed to do it for free.
“Haider” turned out to be one of the best films of his career. He won multiple awards and accolades for his film “Haider”. Including an IIFA and a filmfare for the Best Actor.
Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, the film was an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”.
The movie also won the People’s Choice Award in the world category at the Rome Film Festival. Shahid Kapoor had turned down some of the biggest films including Mira Nair’s “The Reluctant Fundamentalist “.
Prakash Jha’s “Satyagraha” and Siddharth Anand’s “Bang Bang”. His instincts proved right since all three projects under preformed.