Shahid Kapoor has been a constant fixture at award ceremonies over the last few years. He’s either been involved as a host, or thanks to his exceptional dancing skills, has put up a performance at least. But this year, for the first time, Shahid will stay away from the shows completely, thanks to a packed shooting schedule.
A source close to the actor reveals, “Shahid is a great dancer, which is why every year, he puts up at least one act during an awards ceremony. But this year, he’s going to be shooting back to back for two movies — Raj Kumar Santoshi’s Phata Poster Nikla Hero (also starring Ileana D’Cruz) and Prabhudheva’s Rambo Rajkumar (along with Sonakshi Sinha). He’s been juggling two hectic schedules for the last few months, which is why he wasn’t even able to take time off on New Year’s Eve.”
The source says that Shahid was approached by several show organisers. “Awards show organisers wanted him to fly abroad, to host or perform. They approached him to put up tribute acts in honour of the great personalities we lost last year. But this year, he has consciously stayed away from public performances,” the source adds. It seems that Shahid has been shooting every single day for the last few months, and he didn’t want the rhythm to break. Agreeing to a show performance also means taking time out to rehearse, which was something Shahid didn’t apparently want to do.
The source also adds that Shahid’s fans have been sending him messages on social networking sites saying they are missing his performances. We tried contacting Shahid, but he remained unavailable for a comment.