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'F'imply Shahid!

The inimitable Shahid along with his Hadippa co-star Rani came to the capital to promote his film. Rakshita Pandey caught up with the star and got him talking about his onscreen chemistry with Rani and more...

india Updated: Sep 17, 2009 19:29 IST

After the success of Jab We Met and Kaminey, it's Dil Bole Hadippa for Shahid Kapur. The actor, along with his co-star Rani Mukerjee was at the Odeon Big Shahid Kapur and Rani MukerjeeCinemas in the Capital on Wednesday for the promotion of his upcoming flick. We caught up with the dashing Kapur for a tête-à-tête and got him talking about his new release, his onscreen chemistry with Rani and on playing a cricketer.

Sporty Shahid
"Hadippa is a family entertainer and I loved being a part of this film. I have been a cricket fan ever since I was a kid and thought that playing a cricketer would be a great idea. I was also curious about the character Veeru and how Rani would play it," says Shahid.

Gaga over Rani!
The hunk, who had girls drooling all over him at the press meet, was all praises for his co-star Rani in Dil Bole Hadippa. "Working with Rani was absolutely fabulous. Despite speculations about our onscreen chemistry, I feel lucky to have worked with an actor of her caliber. Sometimes, when you do unexpected things, it surprises people in a positive way," says the actor who is working for the first time with Yash Raj Films.

The overjoyed Kapur
"Kaminey was an out-of-the-box film and certainly one of the most challenging roles I have played in my career so far. I am overjoyed with the success of the film. As an actor, I believe, if you have a few roles that people remember you for, you have accomplished your goal. Now, the challenge that lies ahead of me is to improve my work. If in future, I get a role that surpasses my performance in Kaminey, I would definitely try my best to do it."

On Rani as Veeru
"The most entertaining scenes in Dil Bole Hadippa are between me and Veeru. If I had to choose from a funny perspective, it would be Veeru but from a romantic perspective, it would definitely be Rani," asserts the Kaminey star.

The laughter challenge
Shahid left no stone unturned to entertain the audience with his wit and humour. When asked about which role he enjoyed playing the most - Charlie, Guddu or Rohan, the actor diligently said, "I don't like to choose between my characters. I like all the characters I have played so far…but if I had to choose…can it be Veeru?" Adding some spice to the conversation, the actor joked, "I felt like Guddu working in the film. Rani was very much like Charlie."

Shake it Shahid!
After answering all the queries about the film, Shahid shook a leg with his female fans on the title song from …Hadippa and enthralled the audience. We hope the Bollywood heartthrob has more reasons to celebrate after the film releases.