Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor‘s epic love story, Mausam, is all set to hit theatres on September 23. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about the film:

Too Many Retakes For Shahid Kapoor

The shooting process was arduous. For one particular scene, where Shahid was required to run through snow, the actor had to take 8-10 retakes before the shot could be finalised. In fact, shooting in the cold conditions was so difficult that it took the film crew three days to picturise the whole scene!


Sonam Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor (Mausam Movie Stills)

Sonam’s Fashion Lessons For Shahid

Sonam, who is known as a fashionista, gave Shahid Kapoor many fashion tips during the making of Mausam. She used to potter around Shahid’s house and decide which clothes he would wear for interviews and press meets.

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Birthday Gift Mausam

The script of Mausam was director Pankaj Kapur’s gift to his actor-son, Shahid Kapoor. As a return gift on his father’s birthday, Shahid gave the nod for his father’s first Bollywood film as director.

Sonam’s Sick Leave

Everyone knows that Mausam was in the making for almost two years. However, as opposed to the many rumours doing the rounds, the shooting of the movie took extra time due to lead actress Sonam Kapoor’s illnesses! Yes, Sonam fell sick on more than one occasion during the shooting of Mausam. This, unfortunately, entailed the cancellation of shooting.

Sonam Kapoor (Mausam Movie Stills)

“Less Is More”

During the shooting of Mausam, Shahid learnt a valuable lesson from father-director Pankaj Kapur, “Less is more in acting”. The veteran actor taught Shahid that he need not emote each and every expression on screen.

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No Shooting For Shahid

Sasha couldn’t shoot for the first two days on the sets of Mausam because of the rains in Scotland. As a result, he spent the first few days roaming around the sets in his pilot uniform and Ray-Bans. He finally got to shoot with his father and Sonam on the third day.

Deciding Shahid’s Looks

While Sonam may have been the fashionista on the sets, Shahid Kapoor’s look was completely Pankaj Kapur’s idea. He decided that a side parting and glares would go with Shahid’s officer-look.

Shahid Kapoor (Mausam Movie Stills)

No Flying

Everyone knows that Shahid Kapoor flew a fighter jet – an F-16 – for his role as a pilot in the film. But in real life, the Kaminey star isn’t really fond of flying and avoids it as much as possible!

Silence Please!

While Sonam is quite a talkative person, Shahid is more on the quiet side. Before any important scene, Sonam would get nervous and talk non-stop. Shahid, on the other hand, preferred silence. Even though he tried to quieten  her down, Sonam continued to verbally diffuse her nervousness.

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Akshay Kumar, John Abraham & Mausam

The trailer of Akshay Kumar-John Abraham’s Desi Boyz will be released with Mausam. Desi Boyz, also starring Deepika Padukone and Chitrangada Singh, is slated to release exactly a month later on November 25.

Mausam Trailer



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