Posted Thu, December 5, 2013 5:26pm IST

The chocolate boy of Bollywood will be seen in an unshaven avatar in his next with Sonakshi. Will this style work wonders for him?

Shahid Kapoor has always maintained a clean image (at least physically) in Bollywood. He’s been known for his boy-next-door looks. Sasha comes forth as a shareef looking guy. At least, till R…Rajkumar happened to him.

The actor has now grown a beard and gone all dowdy. Though the sparks of innocence still fly from his eyes, everything else spells rugged. Sporting vests in different hues teamed with colourful jacket and shirts, Shahid looks like he has never looked before in R…Rajkumar. The messy hair atop his head and the facial fuzz make him look like a roadside romeo and goon! Do you think this image makeover may work for Shahid? Not so long time ago, Saif Ali Khan and Ranveer Singh were inseparable from their facial hair for their Bullett Raja and Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela. While Ranveer’s handlebars worked for his film, Saif’s rowdy look too was well accepted by critics and audiences. Is that the reason why Shahid too went for the rebellious look?

From being polished to now sporting an unpolished look, will Shahid be accepted with equal love in his new avatar? Or, should he just shave off and get rid of his beard and stick to his chocolate boy image? Which style suits Sasha better – shaved or unshaved? Tell us what you think, BollywoodLifers…