Shahid Kapoor: Top 9 roles that impressed audiences and critics

Feb 25, 2018, 10:04 IST
  • Shahid Kapoor: Top 9 roles that impressed audiences and critics

    Rangoon (2017): Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, who plays a soldier of the British Indian Army in Vishal Bhardwaj's historical war drama 'Rangoon', says it is one of the most heroic characters he has ever played in a film so far. "Nawab Malik is the most heroic character I have ever played so far, who is a soldier with a strong sense of duty and big patriot. It is a very inspiring character and I am glad to get the opportunity." Pic/Shahid Kapoor's Twitter account

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  • Shahid Kapoor: Top 9 roles that impressed audiences and critics

    Udta Punjab (2016): Shahid Kapoor, who earned critical acclaim for his roles in films like 'Kaminey' and 'Haider, delivered one of his best performances in 'Udta Punjab' which talked about rampant drug abuse. "My best film is still impending. I only concentrate on my next upcoming films," Shahid was quoted as saying at an event

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    Haider (2014): Shahid Kapoor united with director Vishal Bhardwaj to film 'Haider', an adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy 'Hamlet', set during the Kashmir conflict of 1995, in which he played the titular role. He sported various hairstyles and learned to speak in a Kashmiri dialect. His monologue in the film is said to be one of the finest performances by any Bollywood actor. He earned critical acclaim and won the Screen Award, Star Guild Award and Filmfare Award for Best Actor for the film. Pic/Santa Banta

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  • Shahid Kapoor: Top 9 roles that impressed audiences and critics

    Mausam (2011): His father, Pankaj Kapur's directorial debut may have received a lukewarm response from the critics, but Shahid's performance was acclaimed. Spanning over a period 10 years, from 1992 to 2002, the film includes references to the demolition of Babri Masjid, Bombay riots, 1993 Bombay bombings, Kargil War, 9/11 attacks and post-Godhra riots. The film underperformed at the box office, but Shahid Kapoor received several offers after the film's release. Pic/Santa Banta

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    Kaminey (2009): With its commercial and critical success, 'Kaminey' catapulted Shahid into the 'big league' of actors. His portrayal of twins Charlie and Guddu earned him rave reviews. Not only that, it also proved to be an image-changer for Shahid, who had been typecast into lover-boy roles with films like 'Ishq Vishk', 'Vivah', 'Jab We Met' and 'Kismat Konnection'. Pic/Santa Banta

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    Jab We Met (2007): There is always that one film which creates a distinct pre- and post- phase in every actor's career. 'Jab We Met' was that distinction in Shahid Kapoor's life. He perfected the role of a suicidal businessman who begins to live his life to the fullest after meeting a girl on a train. Shahid's last film with his ex Kareena Kapoor Khan turned out to be one of the biggest hits of his career. Pic/Santa Banta

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    Vivah (2006): Sooraj Barjatya re-united the beloved 'Ishq Vishk' couple Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao in 'Vivah'. The romantic musical tells the story of two individuals, and narrates their journey from engagement to marriage. Shahid's performance was received favourably by most critics and the film became one of the highest grossing films of the year. Pic/Santa Banta

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    Chup Chup Ke (2006): Shahid plays a debt-ridden young man who attempts suicide, but is rescued only to find that his luck is changing. Originally titled 'Khatta Meetha', the story of the film is adapted from the Malayalam film 'Punjabi House' (1998). This laugh riot by Priyadarshan marks the third collaboration between Shahid and Kareena after 'Fida' and '36 China Town'. Pic/Santa Banta

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    Ishq Vishk (2003): After working in several music videos and television commercials, Shahid Kapoor made his Bollywood debut in Ken Ghosh's 'Ishq Vishk' opposite Amrita Rao and Shenaz Treasurywala. The film established his chocolate boy image and earned him a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award. Pic/YouTube

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As Shahid Kapoor turns 37, here's a look at his top 9 performances that helped him establish a successful career in Bollywood

 

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