Shahid Kapoor is making a special appearance in Ahmed Khan’s Paathshala directed by Milind Uke and he is doing one of the things he does best…dance. In the film Shahid plays a music and art instructor who also dances with the kids in the film. The role is a small one but said to be a very important one to the story. The film also stars Ayesha Takia, Nana Patnekar, Suneil Shetty, Sushant Singh and Saurabh Shukla. The main cast consists of child artistes including Swini Khare (Cheeni Kum), Ali Haji (Partner) and Dwij Yadav (Nanhe Jaisalmer), and Avika Gor(Balika Vadhu).
Avika Gor told IANS that is was a dream come true to dance with Shahid, “I have worked with Shahid and Ayesha Takia in Paathshala. Shahid is one of my favourite actors. It was my dream to dance with him. While shooting for the film, the dream came true. He is the best.”
She added, “ Shahid even used to teach some dance steps to us.”
The promo for the film with Shahid and the kids has certainly got the buzz going about the movie. Taran Adarsh said, “The most interesting thing that caught my attention from the first look of Paathshala is its uniqueness and of course the title itself. Looking at the trailer I can surely say that every kid will enjoy this film, I feel that the combination of Shahid and Nana will add their own charm. Ahmed & Shaira as producers will definitely come out with a film which will make a lot of impact; the year 2009 will start with a bang called Paathshala.”
We will keep you up to date on all the Paathshala news so check back often. The film is now in post-production and is scheduled for release in January 2009!