Youngest hero Shahid all set for South masala

Youngest hero Shahid all set for South masala

Days of playing a love boy would (finally) soon be over for Shahid Kapoor. After suffering from two back to back debacles (Mausam, Teri Meri Kahaani), none of which truly projected what he is actually capable of, Shahid is now all set to wear his action shoes and saviour a 'masala thali'. His Rambo Rajkumar, which has been in news for some time now, is all set to go on floors in a couple of weeks from now and Shahid is making massive preparations to get into some good form before he starts following his director Prabhu Dheva's instructions.

"No one is making any pretence of the fact that Rambo Rajkumar belongs to the same genre that has resulted in quite a few South remakes turning out to be successful, right from Wanted to Rowdy Rathore. Incidentally both were directed by Prabhu Dheva and life is coming back full circle for the director. Shahid is clear that he wants to go totally in the direction that Prabhu has set for him", informs a source.

What makes the film further special for Shahid is the fact that in the recent past, the only South remakes to have made a killing at the box office have all featured a senior actor in the lead. This makes him the youngest ever to feature in a film belonging to this genre.

"Today if you go and see mainstream action masala movies, you see senior actors like Salman (Wanted, Bodyguard), Akshay (Rowdy Rathore) or Ajay (Singham) in there. You don't see someone who is a little fresh and younger featuring in such genre", says Viki Rajani, who is producing the film along with Sunil Lulla, "This was one factor that really excited me as it would be something new for me as well as audience."

He isn't willing to term the movie as the one that belongs to 'South style'. "I would rather say that the film is more of 'Prabhu Dheva style'", says Viki.

Well, we say, it is one and the same thing. However, to see Shahid in a kicking, punching and jumping avtar, should make for a new sight indeed.

A co-production of Eros and Next Gen Films Productions, Rambo Rajkumar is slated for November 15, release.

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