Shahid Kapoor visits his own Paathshala

  • Rakshita Pandey, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Apr 15, 2010 12:32 IST
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  • The release date of Paathshaala has been set to 16th April.

  • Kapoor plays an English and music teacher in the film.

  • It comments on the Indian education system and its shortcomings.

  • Back to school

    The movie also stars child artists Swini Khara and Dwij Yadav.

  • Milind Ukey has directed the film.

  • Back to school

    The film revolves around kids set in a school campus.

  • Back to school

    Ayesha Takia, will provide glamour quotient to the flick.

Shahid KapoorShahid Kapoor walked down the memory lane with a visit to his own paathshala in New Delhi on Wednesday, April 14. The coy boy was flattered as screaming kids welcomed him back to school.

"He's so cute," screamed a little girl from the crowd.

Shahid Kapoor looked no older than a school kid himself, as he arrived at Gyan Bharati School in New Delhi to promote his upcoming film Paathshaala. Dressed in denims, a white tee, a black leather jacket and sporting a beard for his next flick Mausam, Shahid had atleast 500 kids screaming in the auditorium as he waved to his young fans.

It was certainly a nostalgic moment for Shahid. "I am overwhelmed to be back in my own school where I started my education. I studied here till fourth standard. I have so many memories to cherish about this place. As a kid, I was always late for school and my grandfather had to urge the guard to let me in. I remember playing in the sand with my friends," said the actor pointing at the playground.

It was interesting to see the actor stand up like an obedient kid with his hands folded as his primary school teachers arrived on stage to greet him. Talking about Shahid as a kid, his teacher Anandi Balachandran told hindustantimes.com, "Shahid was always a very quiet kid. He came from a very known family but never threw his weight around."

Shahid, who lived in Delhi for over 10 years, remembered walking to his school which was 7-8 minutes from his old house. Fondly remembering his school days, Shahid couldn't resist visiting his old classroom. It was certainly a kid's day out for the Bollywood hunk!

Paathshaala, directed by Milind Ukey, is about the Indian education system. The film, which hits theatres on April 16, also stars Ayesha Takia.

 

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