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Shahid Kapoor: Vijay Sethupathi is very childlike and innocent


Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, who is gearing up for the release of his show ‘Farzi’, worked with south sensation Vijay Sethupathi for the first time and he shared that he found him to be extremely innocent.

Talking about Vijay, Shahid said on IMDb Original ‘Burning Questions’: “He is very childlike and innocent in the way he comes across. There is a lot of integrity to him as an actor, and he is also unpredictable as an actor. He’s a pure artist; you can just sense it when you work with him. That’s the biggest compliment you can give anybody. It was a pleasure working with him.”

With Farzi streaming in a few days from now, Shahid said, “I am very happy with the show. It takes away a lot of nervousness when you feel satisfied with what you’ve done. I feel very happy with the way it’s turned out and am excited to share it with people. It’s my first time on a digital platform, and I’m excited to see how people respond to that.”

Shahid made his debut in the Hindi film industry 20 years ago.

When asked how he deals with adversity, he shared some words of wisdom. “Adversity is challenging, but when you are challenged, you become a better version of yourself, so it’s an opportunity.” About his biggest challenge till date, he said, “People Management. I think it’s more challenging than what I do.”

On the one film he wants everyone to see, Shahid spoke about a classic. “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro is a film I’d want everyone to see. It had dad (Pankaj Kapur), Naseer uncle, Satish Kaushik ji and some fantastic actors. I don’t know how many people have seen it. It even had Vidhu Vinod Chopra as an actor.”

“They were all a bunch of friends who came together and made it. Kundan Shah directed it. It’s one of the funniest films I have seen. It can make me laugh anytime. If you want to have a fun time, just watch it, it’s great!”

He also revealed that ‘Dunki’ is the movie he is looking forward to watching in 2023, as it brings together Shah Rukh Khan and Rajkumar Hirani.

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Shahid cites ‘Kantara’ as example of why only spectacles seem to work


The audience’s content preferences have changed in the last three years. This change has been catalysed by the Covid-19 pandemic, which even after three years, refuses to slow down.

Today, there is a clear demarcation in the mind of the audience about what they want to watch in theatres, because let’s face it, going to the cinema is not a cakewalk because it involves some effort and then there are the hidden costs of fuel, parking, food and beverage, and not to forget the mind-numbing traffic and pollution.

According to Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, who is gearing up for his web-series debut in the crime-thriller series ‘Farzi’, all said and done, good content will always work. He furnishes the recent example of the breakout success of last year’s ‘Kantara’.

The Kannada film, which has been written and directed by its lead actor Rishab Shetty, has broken new grounds and territories courtesy its rootedness and honest storytelling, something that will define the success of a film in the post-pandemic world.

Shahid told IANS: “How would you judge a film like ‘Kantara’, man? It was not a spectacle when it was released. Of course, it is a spectacle to watch but it was the audience that made that film what it has become now.”

Delving deeper, he said: “It’s more about how cinematic experience a film could provide. I agree that there is a clear demarcation between different content pieces but I don’t see this as a change in trend. I just feel that multiple things have happened in the last three years and the differentiation is what I want to watch at home and what I am willing to watch in the theatres.”

Sharing his observation and insights, he expressed: “One thing that I have observed in the audience is that they are not willing to pay their hard-earned money for mediocre content. Unless your content is good, it has a certain scale, it has a certain entertainment quotient, it won’t work. The audience wants to watch good content. They are willing to walk into the theatres but you have to bring your A-game to the table.”

One may sit down and analyse the impact of the pandemic on the film industries across the world, but at a human level, the pandemic’s initial phase was very challenging for everyone more so for the film fraternity because to put their work together they had to leave behind the social distancing and come together.

Changing the course of conversation, the actor said: “Another thing is that the pandemic was very challenging for the entire fraternity because we work under certain conditions, this is a collaborative medium and there is a certain way of working.

“For instance, for ‘Farzi’, we hardly met before the shoot, we were constantly on Zoom calls trying to brainstorm from the confines of our homes staying as much safe as we could.

“Filmmaking is a very touch and feel kind of a job, if you have to do a recce, you will have to visit the location and mark the boundaries for the shots, the props or the production design.”

Shahid plays an artist turned counterfeiter in ‘Farzi’. Shedding light on his character, he said: “I found this character to be a very interesting dichotomy since he is an artiste, he creates something but his creation causes destruction to the economy in the long run.

“What I really love about Sunny (the character) is that I don’t think he knows what he is or what he is capable of. I never judge the characters that I play, it’s okay with me if people judge them or even hate them. My job as an actor is to put conviction and believability in my characters.”

He further mentioned: “My favourite line of this character from the series is that he says he is helping the system by actually putting in more money. Every criminal has a justification for their actions and so does he.”

‘Farzi’ will be available to stream on Prime Video from February 10.

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Shahid Kapoor’s Jersey lands in more Troubles


Nani’s Jersey is named as one of the finest films of Telugu cinema. Tollywood producer Dil Raju soon acquired the remake rights and locked Shahid Kapoor for the Hindi remake. Naga Vamsi who produced the original, Bollywood producer Aman Gill and Allu Aravind joined the project as co-producers. The film was the immediate next release of Shahid Kapoor after Kabir Singh which raked more than Rs 300 crores at the ticket windows. Dil Raju and his team were pretty confident of making more than Rs 100 crores profits before the release of Jersey.

The coronavirus pandemic altered the situation. The film got delayed by months and the makers had to wait for a comfortable release date. The wave of KGF: Chapter 2 pushed the release of Jersey once again and the makers announced that the film will hit the theatres on April 22nd. Young writer Rupesh Jaiswal filed a complaint that the concept of Jersey is copied. He said that he registered a script titled ‘The Wall’ with the Screenwriters Association. The court is expected to hear the issue today or tomorrow.

The writer claims that the Telugu version too is plagiarised as per his script that was registered in 2007. He filed a case on Jersey for infringement of copyright. Jersey is directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri and it featured Shahid Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur in the lead roles. The release of the film depends on the decision of the court.

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Shahid Kapoor’s web series gets a desi title


Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor has been struggling for a right hit and then came Kabir Singh. The film which is the remake of Telugu blockbuster film Arjun Reddy is the biggest hit in Shahid Kapoor’s career. The actor completed the shoot of his next film Jersey which will have a 2021 release. Shahid Kapoor is in talks for Yoddha that will be produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. Going with the update, Shahid Kapoor walked out of the project due to creative differences.

The young actor inked a deal with Amazon Prime long ago and his first web series would commence shoot next month. Bollywood director duo Raj and DK who helmed ‘The Family Man’ will direct this action thriller. The web series is titled Gavar. Shahid Kapoor, Vijay Sethupathi and Malavika Mohanan are the lead actors in this action thriller that will have two seasons. The entire shooting portions would be completed between January and April. Gavar will be shot in Mumbai and Goa extensively.

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Mira Rajput’s emotional wish for Shahid Kapoor


Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor and his wife Mira Rajput are married for five years now. The duo seemed very much in love and they are blessed with two children. Shahid too spends ample time for his family from his busy schedules. On the occasion of Shahid and Mira completing five years of their married life, Mira took her Instagram handle to pen an emotional and heart touching message to Shahid along with a picture from the past.

“5 years, 4 souls, 3 homes, 2 babies and 1 beautiful family. There’s nobody I’d rather be on this journey called life than you my love. I fall in love with you more every day. And I’m the luckiest girl in the world to have the love of my life be my best friend. Thank you for everything, for being my strength and for walking through everything together, hand in hand. I love you. You make me laugh like no one else. And more often than not I’m laughing at you. Please don’t forget. Wife is always right. And the three golden words will always be “I am sorry”. To many more years of us” posted Mira Rajput.

Shahid Kapoor is busy with Jersey remake which may release next year.

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Shahid Kapoor quotes a Bomb for Jersey Remake


Bollywood filmmakers have been quite eager and keen in remaking Telugu blockbuster films. All the recent superhit Telugu films are now being made in Hindi. Nani’s recent offering Jersey is a smashing hit and the movie is now going to Bollywood. Dil Raju Allu Aravind along with S Naga Vamsi are producing the film in Hindi. Gowtam Tinnanuri who directed the original will helm the Bollywood version too.

Shahid Kapoor is in talks for the remake and the actor gave a positive nod after watching the original. Shahid quoted a whopping remuneration of Rs 40 crores which left the makers in shock. After the super success of Kabir Singh, the actor tripled his remuneration and is quoting huge for his upcoming projects. The makers are left undecided as of now and an announcement is expected soon. After Arjun Reddy ended up as a super hit in Hindi, there is a huge demand for Telugu films. F2, Jersey, Yevadu, Oh Baby will be made in Hindi soon.

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