R… Rajkumar first trailer: Does Shahid Kapoor have a Salman Khan hangover?

If Phata Poster Nikhla Hero had Shahid play a Sallu fan, Prabhu Dheva’s new movie makes us wonder if this Kapoor lad is a diehard fan of the Wanted star

Shahid Kapoor as R… Rajkumar and Sonakshi Sinha as his ladylove take you back to Dabangg. Take Shahid out of Salman Khan’s cop avatar and add a little bit of Prabhu Dheva’s Rowdy Rathore to his character and you have Rajkumar. By the way, as Shahid says, you can only find his actual name when you walk into the theatres on December 6 when the film releases; until then it’s R dot dot dot Rajkumar! From being influenced by Shahrukh Khan at the start of his career to becoming the official onscreen mimic of Salman Khan, Sasha lets us down in his latest film, at least in what he shows us in the trailer. However, you can’t miss the comic element in this colourful signature-style PD film. And it’s not just Shahid, his heroine in the film Sonakshi Sinha kicks some butt too… or rather, breaks a couple of bottles. Frankly, we are tired of seeing the Dabangg and Rowdy gal in the same clothes and the same expressions. The man who gave Salman Khan a career boost with Wanted and got Akshay Kumar his lost box-office glory back with Rowdy Rathore – will Prabhu Dheva manage to cast his magical spell on Shahid Kapoor too?

Well, BollywoodLifers, you tell us:  What’s your take on R… Rajkumar’s first trailer?