The hunk has spent a pretty long time in B-town. We take a look at Sasha’s journey so far, his transition from a chocolatey chap to a macho dude
From Shahid Kapoor, the guy with a baby face in Ishq Vishk, to Sasha, the dude with that sexy tan in Rambo Rajkumar, Kapoor’s 10 years in Bollywood have definitely made him the most sought-after eye candy in the Indian film world. Kapoor hasn’t delivered the spate of hits everyone expected he would, over so many years. But his successful films – Kaminey, Jab We Met, Badmaash Company – have raised hopes each time, even though there was a flop or three preceding each. Keeping a track of his career has been like watching a cool suspense film – your curiosity reaches an all time high thinking as you wait, nails bitten, for what’s going to happen next.
Movies: Very soon Shahid will be seen in Phata Poster Nikla Hero, Rambo Rajkumar and Bejoy Nambiar’s next. But will he create more epic moments? We are talking about the way he did that exciting running scene along with the horse in Kaminey, his chest heaving, that amazingly toned bod showing off every superbly defined muscle. He was like a confident exhibitionist in the film, and anyone in his place would have got a snort of disapproval from us; we gave him an enthusiastic thumbs up. In Jab We Met, his kissing scene with ex-girlfriend Kareena Kapoor created a furore. The actor waits till the avalanche of criticism threatens to swamp him, and then he silences all with a super-hit performance. We wait to watch what he does next.
Style: While star struck Sasha fans batted their eyelids with sheer love after seeing him in a bespectacled avatar in Jab We Met, in Teri Meri Kahaani he stepped into the shoes of a cool urban guy who made teenager chicks go crimson…and how! And now he will be making us go weak in the knees yet again with his sinister style in Rambo Rajkumar. Mr K’s style has definitely improved, and thank God he has left that floppy hairstyle in his past – that’s such a great relief!
Love: After Kareena, he reportedly was in a brief on-off-on again-off again relationship with Priyanka Chopra. While he claimed to be single and still does, rumours about him being involved with Nargis Fakhri, Sania Mirza and even Anushka Sharma hover in the dark corners of B-town.
Endorsements: The young kiddo we saw in the Pepsi ad promoting the brand with Shahrukh Khan and Kajol is now all grown up and brimming with charm in coffee ads and cosmetic brand endorsements. The actor has been a known face in the world of product promotion since he was a child – remember his Complan commercial with Ayesha Takia? We would like to see more of him – maybe shaking a leg in short and refreshing clips more often….