Bollywood’s chocolate boy, Shahid Kapoor and his rollercoaster ride as a film star is well-known to all. Winning the award for Best Male Debutant for his role as a college student in the 2003 hit film – Ishq Vishk, Shahid Kapoor arrived with a bang! But what seemed like a promising start quickly turned messy. A series of flops followed and after going through a prolonged bad phase, the resilient star erupted with Haider, which won him his first Filmfare award for Best Actor.
But even when his films did not perform well in the box office, Shahid gained popularity among audience with his evident hard work and experiment with different roles. Here’s a look at some performances that made us love Shahid Kapoor.
- Ishq Vishk (2003)
Undoubtedly, one of the best movies of Shahid’s career, Ishq Vishk made Bollywood welcome the chocolate boy with open arms. Playing the role of a college student in this romantic film directed by Ken Ghosh, Shahid won the hearts of many. The film launched the career of both Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao.
- Vivah (2005)
Probably his first big hit, Vivah was the third movie in which Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao paired up. Directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya, the film was a commercial success and went on to become one of the highest grossing films of that year. Shahid plays the role of young lad who marries the girl he is engaged to – even after a tragic accident to the girl.
- Jab We Met (2007)
This critically acclaimed film was directed by Imtiaz Ali and stars Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor in leading roles. The story revolves around the journey that two completely different people take together and the circumstances that make them fall in love. Shahid plays the role of a depressed businessman while Kareena is a feisty Punjabi girl. The film was hit – both in India and overseas.
- Kaminey (2009)
One of the biggest blockbusters of 2009, Kaminey was a thriller film directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. In the leading roles were Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Amol Gupte. Shahid plays a dual role in the film which is set against the backdrop of the Mumbai underworld activities. The film was a phenomenal success and drove people to book movies tickets in excess.
- R… Rajkumar (2013)
The film that gave birth to Shahid Kapoor version 2.0, R… Rajkumar was directed by action-masala specialist Prabhu Deva. The film portrayed Shahid as an aimless youth whose life gets changed when he meets a girl whose uncle he has to kill. Shahid’s performance in the film received a lot of appreciation from critics and fans. The film was a commercial success in the domestic box office.
- Haider (2014)
This crime drama film directed by Vishal Bhardwaj was an adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy, Hamlet. Set in Kashmir, the film has Shahid Kapoor as the male lead and Shraddha Kapoor as the female lead. The film was critically acclaimed for the performances of the actors involved. This film won Shahid his first Filmfare Award in “Best Actor” category.
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