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Shahid Kapoor turns Santa for his staff

entertainment Updated: Sep 27, 2013 14:07 IST
Shalvi Mangaokar
Shalvi Mangaokar
Hindustan Times
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Actors are usually surrounded by an army of personal assistants — make- up men, hair stylists, fashion designers, and the list goes on. Recently, Shahid Kapoor did something special for his staff members.

The actor, who was in Dubai for the promotions of his latest release, Phata Poster Nikhla Hero (PPNH), went to a local mall and shopped for his staff after finishing work. Apparently, he even personally handpicked every gift item.

A source close to Shahid reveals, “He recently bought gifts for his team, keeping in mind the tastes and preferences of each member. He picked up their preferences after candid conversations with each of them. Since his performance in PPNH is being praised so much, as a token of appreciation for his staff, who made this journey easy, he surprised them with unexpected gifts."

The source tells us that Shahid bought individual gifts such as accessories, gadgets, handbags and perfumes, depending on their likes. The source adds, “Shahid treats his team like his extended family, especially his valet and driver, who have been with him for over a decade now. However, this time around, he bought gifts for people who work closely with him, including his manager and others.” The young actor is known for such gestures, but we’re told that his staff was truly overwhelmed and pleasantly surprised by his act.

Shahid swears by home-made food (Report by Dibyojyoti Baksi)
Shahid Kapoor, who is known to be cautious about his diet, fitness and health, is now religiously living on home-made food. The actor has stop eating at restaurants or gorging on junk food. “Shahid avoids eating food from outside and grabs a bite at home before going for social gatherings,” says a source close to him.

Not just that, he also makes sure that his staff is eating healthy. Confirming this development, Shahid’s spokesperson says, "He carries lunch for his entire team on the sets and ensures that they are eating right and on time."