Bollywood heartthrob Shahid Kapoor's upcoming film Chance Pe Dance takes a page out of the actor's real life, translating his struggles in the film industry onto celluloid.
Directed by Ken Ghosh who gave Kapoor his big break with the film Ishq Vishq, the film which also stars Genelia D'Souza, revolves around a struggling actor who finally enters a reality show after being rejected many times.
"Yes, there are many scenes in the movie that are similar to my life, but it's not intentional, they have just turned out this way," Kapoor said when asked about the movie's biographical elements.
A source close to the film said, "The film is based on dance and it bears a striking resemblance to his life. This is similar to Shahid's personal experience when he finally got Ishq Vishq after giving a lot of screen tests and auditions.
His first car too in fact was a second hand car, just like his character in the movie," said a source close to the film.
Last seen in the widely-appreciated film Kaminey, the 28-year-old actor made his Bollywood debut as a background dancer in Subhash Ghai's Taal.
After wining the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award in 2003 for Ken Ghosh's Ishq Vishq, Kapoor has had his share of flops and hits.
Being produced by UTV Motion Pictures, Chance Pe Danc is scheduled to hit theatres on 15th January 2010.