Shahid Kapoor is currently shooting for Phata Poster Nikla Hero.
The young actor is very focused on his work and is putting his best foot forward. Shahid spends most of his time on sets and even after pack up, he sits back with crew members to go over the technicalities of his next schedules.
Phata Poster Nikla Hero is essentially shot in different parts of Mumbai. Last week, Shahid had to shoot an intense scene, in a crowded market area source “Even though the film makers managed to get permission from the authorities, the crowd was extremely difficult to handle and execution was becoming a hassle.
In addition to that the streets were narrow and there was no place to park a vanity van” When Shahid was informed of the issue, he asked the production not to fret and make any temporary arrangements. The production managed to get a nearby Udipi restaurant to close shutters and make it a changing room.
Shahid offered to travel to the location nearby on a bike. Instead of throwing tantrums on the non-availability of a van, Shahid simply had the eating joint’s shutters pulled down while he changed,” says the source.
“But the moment the restaurant’s shutters opened, and they saw Shahid step out, the crowds simply multiplied and soon the entire area was buzzing with excitement.
We were worried because Shahid’s scene was an intense,emotionally charged one and with the distractions around, we were prepared to shoot for at least eight to ten hours,” adds the insider. But Shahid surprised them when despite the commotion around, he managed to deliver all his scenes in a single take.
“Santoshi is a stickler for perfection, and Shahid himself is very critical about his work. The shot was a long one and needed a degree of expertise to deliver the perfect emotion. But he gave a perfect shot in one take. And he kept doing that with every shot, so what was actually to take eight hours, was wrapped up in two hours’ time.
The crew was amazed at his focus and preparation and unanimously stood up to give him a standing ovation. In fact, he even got an ovation from the crowds, who had actually quitened down as they were engrossed in watching Shahid perform,” says the crew member.