He was the little boy who grinned with a mug of Complan in his hand and exclaimed, “I’m a Complan boy!” with the equally adorable Ayesha Takia Azmi on his side. Years later Shahid Kapoor was in a blink-and-miss role as he draped the dupatta over Aishwarya Rai’s face in the song Kahin aag lage lag jawe in Taal (1999). And now, years later he’s the handsome fighter pilot in Mausam.
Shahid Kapoor celebrates his 30th birthday today (February 25th) and is well into his 20th film. Son of the veteran actor Pankaj Kapur, Shahid started off as the charming boy-next-door in Ishq Vishk (2003). He continued to play such chocolate boy, romantic roles till Kaminey (2009), where his double role as the shy, stuttering Guddu and the rogue, Charlie, changed the perception of his acting abilities completely.
Shahid has had his share of romantic liaisons as well. At one point, the actor was going steady with Kareena Kapoor. But things didn’t work out and the couple split. There were rumours about his “friendship” with co-star Vidya Balan too, during the filming of Kismat Konnection (2008). While Shahid’s current heartthrob is rumoured to be the gorgeous Priyanka Chopra, both of them refuse to acknowledge it. Shahid even turned up at PC’s house when her house was raided by the Income-Tax department.
For his upcoming film ‘Mausam’, directed by his papa Pankaj Kapur, Shahid flew an F 16 fighter plane in Bangalore, making him the first Bollywood actor to do so. He even had to grow a moustache for his role as a pilot in the film which pairs him opposite Sonam Kapoor.
Here’s wishing the moustachioed macho a very happy birthday!