Shahid Kapoor is the eternal romantic, the perenial Devdas, it seems.
But at a recent appearance on Simi Garewal's TV show, Simi Selects India's Most Desirable, Shahid was uncharacteristically effervesecent and bubbly.
His string of heartbreaks have not led him to lose hope in love. “I think sometimes you get it right, sometimes you don’t, sometimes you let it go, sometimes you don’t work for it enough”.
Simi dug deeper with a quip about his particular liking for extroverts - girls who're charismatic and centres of attraction.
“Yeah probably you’re right," beamed Shahid, "Although it’s not just the personality I think, it is much more than that. I think you actually love someone after you understand them as a person and you see the real person. But maybe yeah, maybe I like girls who talk a lot so, girls who talk a lot.”
Kapoor has come to worship Hollywood actor Scarlett Johansson as a 'symbol of desirability, “Scarlett Johansson is extremely desirable. She is the one woman who I think I love. The Mature Kind. Mature love is for Scarlet Johansson.”
And what about girls next door? Could Shahid Kapoor dream of falling in love with a non-celebrity?
“I think the best thing for an actor is to date an ordinary simple girl because it kind of brings back a certain amount of normalcy into your life," replied Shahid, "I think it would be great for an actor to date somebody who is not from the film industry…I think it just…it kind of opens your horizons but the chances of that happening are very limited.”