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Did Subhash Ghai scream at Shahid?

The actor denies the incident all together. Shahid loves acting to building biceps

india Updated: May 13, 2006 15:43 IST

Box office success seems to be eluding actor Shahid Kapur while controversies and failures embrace him more strongly than ever.

Rumours are that Subhash Ghai, producer of 36 China Town, screamed at him and his girlfriend Kareena Kapoor at the film's party for ignoring mediapersons.

Talking about it Shahid says,"I'd rather not give this importance. I drove down all the way from Nainital where I was shooting for Sooraj Barjatya's Vivah. I drove for 10 hours to Delhi and caught a flight to Mumbai only for Subhash-ji's function."

"It makes no sense for me to run away without giving any interviews. Why would I come back all the way to Mumbai, tired out of my wits and run back before doing what I had come to do - talk to the media? It was a miscommunication."

Shahid says it was just a minor miscommunication, which the media blew out of proportion.

"We left when dinner was served because I had a very early morning flight for Soorajji's shooting. Mr Ghai's people rang up and said the media was waiting. We immediately turned the car around and returned to the venue... came back gave our interviews. That's it. There was no fireworks, no need for screaming headlines."

Rumours are that Subhash Ghai, producer of 36 China Town, screamed at him and his girlfriend Kareena Kapoor at the film's party for ignoring mediapersons. But the actor will have us believe that nothing of this sorts happened with him.

After

36 China Town

, he has one more release - Priyadarshan's

Chup Chup Ke

where he is featured opposite real love Kareena again. But Shahid shrugs away the question of over-kill.

"The two films look very different from one another. I have always said if a product is good it'll do well. My first film Ishq Vishk wasn't so much hyped. It still did very well, whereas my second film Fida, which was far better publicised didn't work.

"The size of the product makes no difference. The content does. I am very happy with both '36 China Town' and Chup Chupe Ke."

He effortlessly slips into talking about his pairing with Kareena.

"It is true we haven't really had a successful film together. But at the end of the day, it is the product and not the stars who get rejected. People couldn't digest the negative ending. They wanted to see Bebo and me doing happy endings.

"In 36 China Town and Chup Chup Ke there are lots of sweet romantic moments, though neither is an out-and-out love story. China Town has a love story, but it is a murder mystery. The driving force of Priyan's film is comedy. We must do a full-on love story together, if not for the audiences' sake then our own sake."

First Published: May 13, 2006 15:43 IST