When Shahid Kapoor made his debut about a decade ago with Ishq Vishq, he was hailed as the next ‘complete entertainer’, a future superstar in the making. He showed promise as an actor, was good looking and had excellent dancing skills.
Fast forward to 2013, Shahid has featured in 19 films, and only 3 of those (Vivah, Jab We Met and Kaminey) have worked at the box office.
In comparison, his contemporary Ranbir Kapoor who made his debut in one of 2007’s most disappointing films, Saawariya, has gone from strength-to-strength with each release. The super success of Barfi and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani has meant that Ranbir has climbed to the top of the ladder, sooner than most expected.
Shahid though, has quite a few interesting films lined up for release. After the success of Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani with Ranbir, director Rajkumar Santoshi signed Shahid Kapoor to play the lead in Phata Poster Nikla Hero. He also has a film with Prabhu Deva titled Rambo Rajkumar.
Off screen, the two are good friends. They were spotted on the sets of Ranbir’s Besharam. Have a look!