After celebrating a decade in the film industry this year, Shahid Kapoor is gearing up for round two at the box office with upcoming releases Phata Poster Nikhla Hero this month and Rambo Rajkumar, which comes out in November. With not much luck at the box office in the past two years and films like Mausam and Teri Meri Kahaani failing to strike the box office, his contemporaries such as Ranbir Kapoor and Imran Khan took the lead, whilst Shahid was left behind.
Shahid has learnt from this and says “Every actor has hits and flops…So you should always do the films for your audience and you should always have a relationship with your audience”.
Things are looking up for Shahid though, as Rajkumar Santoshi turned to him for Phata Poster Nikhla Hero to replace Ranbir Kapoor and now Shahid has also been confirmed to act in Vishal Bhardwaj’s adaptation of Hamlet, titled Haidar. The film will be their second since 2009’s super successful Kaminey and will be set in Kashmir.
You can next see Shahid in action-comedy Phata Poster Nikhla Hero, which is slated to release on 20th September and is directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. The film also features Ileana D’Cruz, who was last seen in her debut film Barfi!