Shahid's role in Bejoy's film inspired by Jack Nicholson news. Anything for a friend
Anything for a friend. That's Shahid Kapoor for you. And his friends too believe in standing by the actor, rock-steady. At a time when after the debacle of Teri Meri Kahaani, the super-talented Shahid is looking for new challenges, his best friend and close confidante Mubina Rattonsey has decided to produce Shahid's next film. Mubina, it must be remembered, had co-produced Vishal Bhardwaj's Kaminey which was a turning point in Shahid's career.
The same is likely to be true of Kapoor-Rattonsey team's next collaboration.
Bejoy Nambiar, the director of the highly-acclaimed Shaitaan is all set to explore the dark side of human nature all over again, this time with Shahid Kapoor as his main protagonist.
Though the concerned parties are keeping mum over the nature of the project, the yet-untitled film which starts shooting this December, features Shahid as a con-man who lands up in a mental asylum.
Says a source, "Shahid's role has distinct elements of Jack Nicholson's One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, though it's not a remake of that Oscar-winning classic. But it's a role that showcases Shahid's talent to be the perfect entertainer. He sings, dances, clowns around and also gets deadly serious. Let's just say, it's Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest combined with Rajesh Khanna in B R Chopra's Ittefaq."