When Shahid Kapoor came to Shraddha's rescue

  • Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jul 10, 2014 15:26 IST

Of late, she has been basking in the success of her recent box-office hit, but Shraddha Kapoor has also been making news for a completely different reason.

The actor has been in the bad books of media photographers for a little while now. Recently, lensmen had boycotted her at an event apparently because she had refused to pose for them at previous appearances.

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And although reports now suggest that all is well between Shraddha and the shutterbugs, the topic came up again at the trailer launch of her upcoming Vishal Bhardwaj-directed film Haider, which stars Shahid Kapoor alongside her. But it’s interesting to note that both Shahid and Vishal came to her defence.

When Shraddha was asked about it, she only said with a smile, “I was waiting for this question to come up.” Immediately after that question, a journalist asked the actor about the boycott ‘daur’ (phase). To which, Shahid, who was seated next to her, interjected, “Daur nahi hai (it’s not a phase). It has been only about the last three-four days. Don’t stretch it that much. When you say ‘daur’, it sounds as if something has been going on for the past 10 years.”

And even as Shraddha was laughing about it, the filmmaker also came up with a smart retort — an altered version of Mohammed Rafi’s hit song from the 1963 classic, Taj Mahal. “As they say, ‘jo baat mujhme hai meri tasveer mein nahi’. Let’s go ahead now,” said Bhardwaj. At this point, Shraddha broke into more giggles and also gave a thumbs up sign.

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