The actor, who came into the fraternity as a chocolate boy in 'Ishq Vishq' and recently impressed all with his rough and rugged avatar in 'Haider', has had a beautiful film journey with an ocean of a fan following. Remembering and celebrating his best performances, let us talk about Shahid's top five films of his career so far!
Directed by ace filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, 'Haider' is undoubtedly Shahid Kapoor's best performance in his career so far. The brilliant actor has had the opportunity of working with Vishal before in 'Kaminey'. Critically acclaimed and loved by the audiences, 'Haider' was a tragedy set in the backdrop of Kashmir. The film which is a modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet', won it all with its screenplay and acting prowess exhibited by the entire star cast. The movie starred Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Kay Kay Menon along with Shahid Kapoor. Whether Shahid will be able to reach this benchmark again or not, 'Haider' will surely go down in history as one of the best.
Jab We Met
While talking about Shahid's best movies how can 'Jab We Met' not be on the list? One of the most popular movies of Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan--'Jab We Met' became a cult amongst the youth and romantic film lovers. The movie that turned out to be the biggest hit of his career had the chocolaty actor essaying the role of a business tycoon who begins to live his life to the fullest after meeting a girl on a train. From screenplay to style statements, this movie won the hearts of critics as well as the audiences. The rage of the movie was such that fans continued to dress like Kareena and Shahid months after its release.
Vishal Bhardwaj who is known to be flawless when it comes to screenplay, gave Shahid Kapoor one of his best roles in 'Kaminey'. With Shahid's double role in the film, he surely proved that the actor is much beyond just good looks. Paired with Priyanka Chopra, Sasha was adored for his acting skills. A thriller set in the backdrop of Mumbai underworld, the film was loved by one and all with several critics placing it at number one on their listings of "Best film of the year".
A typical Bollywood action masala, 'R Rajkumar' helmed by Prabhudheva brought out the versatility of Shahid. From brilliant dance moves to peppy numbers, this movie was loved by his fans. Starring alongside Sonakshi Sinha, Sasha really got into the skin of his character of Romeo Rajkumar. Dressed in bright colours, dancing on roads - Kapoor made this movie to be a big commercial success.
Shahid's debut movie 'Ishq Vishq' brought the actor into limelight as a chocolate boy. This Ken Ghosh film gave the much needed boost to Shahid's career and he became the heartthrob of the nation. His female fan following increased widely and he became the next best thing in B-Town. Also starring Amrita Rao and Shenaz Treasurywala, the movie was a typical Bollywood romance and was received well at the BO.