February 24th, 2017 | Updated on June 3rd, 2021
Our February cover star Shahid Kapoor is always under the media lens, whether its for his movies or his personal life, who turns a year older on February 25. Bollywood Actor Shahid has been in the industry for over a decade.
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He’s nimble, nice and has just the right amount of spice; with immense love for Bollywood’s resident chocolate boy, Shahid Kapoor, here are 8 facts we bet you didn’t know:
1. Kareena Wasn’t His First Lady Love
When Kareena Kapoor and Shahid broke up, a million hearts across the country broke! Weren’t they just the perfect couple? Contrary to popular belief, Kareena Kapoor wasn’t Shahid’s first love, it was Hrishita Bhatt. They first started dating when they shot for the Aryans music video, ‘Aankhon Mein Tera Hi Chehra‘.
2. Shah Rukh Lookalike
After his debut film managed to become a runaway hit at the Box Office, Shahid had to struggle a lot to break the mould. From the time he was first seen on small screen, the actor was compared to superstar Shah Rukh Khan. He was also doing similar kind of romantic roles.Some even said that he looks like SRK, and that it will be difficult for him to make his own identity.
3. Clean & Green
Shahid Kapoor actor is a proud vegetarian. Reports suggest that it is American author Brian Hines who has influenced Shahid‘s lifestyle choice. The ‘Kaminey‘ star lent his support to PETA India’s vegan campaign.
4. How He Was Spotted
Shahid was first spotted in an audition for a Pepsi commercial where he was told that he had a nice look going for him.
5. His First Professional Career Choice Was Dancing
Shahid’s first foray in to the world of showbiz was as a trainer at Shaimak Davar’s academy. He also appeared in Taal as part the dance troupe in the song, “Kahin Aag Lage”.
6. There’s No Horsing Around For Shahid
Shahid had a traumatic experience while shooting for the film, ‘Ishq Vishq’. During a shot, as he turned around he found a horse’s head extremely close to his posterior, Shahid ended up jumping a fence and running as far as he could from the rogue horse head.
7. That Body Took A Year To Get Perfectly Buffed
Shahid trained for an entire year to get the perfect body, for his role in Kamineey.
8. He Comes From Unbelievable Bollywood Pedigree
Not only is Shahid’s father, Pankaj Kapur, an acting legend, his step-mother Supriya Pathak is one of the best female actors we’ve seen. He also happens to be ace actor Naseeruddin Shah’s step nephew. Shahid’s great great grandfather is acclaimed film director, screenwriter, novelist and journalist K.A Abbas.
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