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Dibyojyoti Baksi, Hindustan Times
January 30, 2014
Bald Shahid upsets fans Shahid Kapoor has gone bald for his role in director Vishal Bharadwaj’s film, Haider, and his fans aren’t too pleased with this decision. On January 29, the 32-year-old actor, tweeted, “Chop, chop day,” indicating that he was going to get his head shaved. Almost instantly, #DontGoBaldShahid began to trend on Twitter with fans urging him not to get rid of his hair for a role.

A fan, @rose_loves_zayn tweeted, “@shahidkapoor Please don’t go Bald...seriously.. if u want to go bald.. please donate ur hair to me..i love ur hair #DontGoBaldShahid,” while another fan @lady_gabbar tweeted, “#DontGoBald shahid, I will start loving Saif Ali Khan if u go bald. (sic)”

Clearly, it wasn’t an easy decision for the actor either, who tweeted on Januray 26, “Reading scenes for the final sched of HAIDER..Nervous and excited..Last 4 days of hair I can run my hands thru..Snowed out kashmir calling (sic).” When contacted, Shahid admitted that he is overwhelmed by the response from his fans. He says, “It is heartening. I have tried to read most comments and fan mails.”