Shahid’s three-and-a-half-minute monologue


TNN | July 07, 2018


When Shahid Kapoor shot a three-and-a-half-minute long monologue without any cuts for 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu'

Shahid Kapoor is currently shooting the climax of his next film ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ in Mumbai. The actor who plays a lawyer in the film recently shot for a court-room scene and left the entire team stunned. According to a source, “The monologue in Batti is even longer than the one that Shahid had performed for Haider. He rehearsed his dialogues during his break. When he came on the sets, he discussed the shot with director Shree Narayan Singh and delivered a cracker of a scene. Shree, Shraddha (Kapoor), Yami (Gautam) and the entire crew present on the sets started clapping for him.”

His director Shree Narayan Singh is all praises for the actor. He says, “Even if I don’t put any background music in the scene, audiences will still cry watching it. Everybody on the set had become emotional while seeing him perform. I haven’t worked with many actors, but Shahid is brilliant. We have become good friends. We are teaming up again for a thriller set in UP.”

‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ is a social drama, which depicts the story of a common man and his struggle against the power distribution companies over exorbitant electricity bills.

2/12Shahid Kapoor keen on working in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s ‘Kabaddi’?

Shahid Kapoor keen on working in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's ‘Kabaddi’?

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is a dream director for most actors in B-town. The filmmaker has a variety of hits under his belt. Now what we hear is that Shahid Kapoor is also keen on working with the veteran filmmaker in his upcoming film ‘Kabaddi’. Shahid has been experimenting with his work a lot lately and has paired up with many directors for the first time. The ‘Padmavati’ actor has played a cricketer in ‘Dil Bole Hadippa!’ but if at all things work out with Rakeysh, ‘Kabaddi’ will be his first full-fledged sports film.

3/12Could this be Shahid Kapoor’s look for ‘Padmavati’?

Could this be Shahid Kapoor’s look for ‘Padmavati’?

Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is gearing up to give fans a history lesson with his upcoming film ‘Padmavati’. While the director is yet to officially announce his star cast, B-town is abuzz with rumours that Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh have bagged the leading roles. In the film that goes on floors later this year, Deepika will be seen playing the titular role of Padmavati with Shahid reportedly playing the role of her husband Raja Rawal Ratan Singh. Ranveer Singh, on the other hand, will reportedly be seen playing the part of Sultan Alauddin Khilji. Reports state that both Bollywood hunks are growing their beards to match the look of the 13-century emperors. Shahid’s latest selfie has further fueled those speculations that this might just be his look in the upcoming film.

4/12Shahid Kapoor’s character in Udta Punjab NOT inspired by Honey Singh!

Shahid Kapoor's character in Udta Punjab NOT inspired by Honey Singh!

While Udta Punjab is fighting out with the Censor Board to get a go-ahead so that it releases on June 17, the audiences have been excited to see Shahid Kapoor transform into a Punjabi rockstar. The actor gave us a sneak peek into his character by posting pictures on Instagram and we loved the way Shahid transformed into this character. He looked every bit the notorious rock star Tommy Singh who is loved by the masses. Many speculated that this character is inspired by our own rap star Yo Yo Honey Singh and the fact that the duo shared a similar surname only gave more weight to these speculations. Although, when Shahid was asked about the same, he said, “Obviously he’s a big star in Punjab and that’s the only parallel that you can draw with Yo Yo Honey Singh. The character that I play is a rockstar who’s a cocaine addict so I wouldn’t want to draw any parallels. And if you see the look of the character and how he is, I don’t think he looks like Honey Singh.” He further added, “The styling and everything are generic right? I mean when you are a Punjabi rockstar that’s the vibe that you have. I don’t think it’s towards any individual. I think that’s the general space and it is a blingy space. He’s a bit of an exhibitionist, he’s loud, he’s in your face, he’s aggressive, he’s overconfident.” So for all of you who think Shahid indeed was inspired by Honey Singh for his role in Udta Punjab, the answer is NO!

5/12PIC: Is this Shahid Kapoor’s insanely hot look from ‘Udta Punjab’?

PIC: Is this Shahid Kapoor’s insanely hot look from ‘Udta Punjab’?

He’s a brilliant actor! He’s a great dancer! He’s quite the ladies man too! But more than any of this, what we love the most about this superhot actor is how he keeps his fans updated about the regular nitty-gritty’s of his routine through social media. And his recent Insta share just made our day. So the actor posted the above picture of himself looking smoking hot. With a body to die for, long, wet hair and a bearded look, the actor has just made it to the top of our ‘Irresistible’ list. While his perfectly sculpted body sure is the show-stealer here, we couldn’t help but wonder if this is his look from Udta Punjab, because as far as we remember, the actor is sporting long hair and a heavy beard for his role in the Abhishek Chaubey directorial. If so, the actor just made our wait so much more difficult.

While Shahid has already floored us with his looks and talent, move on to find out what sets him apart from other B-Towners… by Kiran Kaur


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