Shahid Kapoor's prolonged period of failure has ended. After 7 flops and one semi-hit the beleaguered actor who in his own words was desperate for a hit, has got his wish. In spite of savagely critical reviews in Mumbai, R…Rajkumar is an unexpected success.
Shahid, we are told, is in a celebratory mode.
"He will throw a grand party for all his friends and colleagues very shortly within the next two weeks," says a friend of the actor.
However it is the other heartening news that has put a smile back into Shahid's life. The star and the star-director Shahid and Prabhu Dheva have decided to join hands again for another film that will be helmed in 2014.
Confirming this development Prabhu Dheva said, "Yes, Shahid and I working together again. We'll lock in the dates as soon as I finalize the script. Right now I can only tell you that it would be an action film with lots of stunts drama and comedy. In other words, the film that audiences want from me."
The self-confessed workaholic director says he likes to bring his heroes out of their comfort zone. "Shahid was seen as a soft romantic hero before R… Rajkumar. We decided to give him a new image and make him do the things that didn't come naturally to him. I made him dance and fight. Shahid is known to be a terrific dancer. But no one had seen him as a fighter. And now in Action Jackson, I am doing the opposite of what I did with Shahid in R… Rajkumar. Everyone has seen Ajay Devgn as a fighter. I am making him dance."
Devgn doing the complex Prabhu Dheva steps?
Laughs the director, "You will be surprised at how well he keeps pace with Sonakshi in the dances."