Shahid Kapoor Recalls Being Called 'Mad' For Fighting To Wear Glasses In 'Jab We Met'

In a recent interview, Shahid Kapoor shared that he used to fight with everyone on 'Jab We Met' set over wearing glasses in the film.


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Shahid Kapoor Recalls Being Called 'Mad' For Fighting To Wear Glasses In 'Jab We Met'

Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor's iconic film, Jab We Met has a separate fanbase. For the unversed, Imtiaz Ali directed the movie, and it still continues to leave cine lovers in awe every now and then. 'Geet' and 'Aditya' from the movie have become a sensation among youngsters. Recently, talking about his role, 'Aditya', Shahid Kapoor shared some unheard anecdotes from the movie.

Shahid Kapoor recalls fighting with everyone on the Jab We Met set so that he could wear glasses

In a recent interview with Film Companion, Shahid Kapoor shared that during the shoot of Jab We Met, he actually fought with everyone to let him wear glasses. Shahid recalled people asking him how he could wear glasses as a hero, and to this, Shahid had to convince everyone on the set that 'Aditya' contemplated suicide at the beginning of the movie. Elaborating more on the same, Shahid stated:

"I fought with everybody. I was like, ‘I want to wear glasses for this,’ and everybody’s like, ‘Are you mad?’ Hero glasses thodi pehenta hai? Tu gaana kaise gayega?"

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Shahid Kapoor shares why he wanted to wear glasses on Jab We Met

In the same interview, Shahid Kapoor further mentioned that he felt like wearing glasses would let people see him differently, or he would look kind of the same in each and every movie. Shahid also shared that soon after Jab We Met, he started making his physical changes, which could be seen in his movie, Kaminey. Shahid shared:

“I felt like that will at least help people see me in a different way. Otherwise, I was always looking the same in every film of mine. And then I started making much bigger physical changes because it kind of empowered me to make more decisions. Like Kaminey was my first complete transition from what people were used to seeing me – usually clean-shaven and very boyish.”

Further, in the interview, Shahid Kapoor talked about the time when nobody was casting him in movies despite his first film being a hit. The dashing actor mentioned that people used to tell him that they write films for men, not for boys like him. Speaking along the same lines, Shahid stated:

"Even after my first film became a hit, nobody was casting me because they looked at me and they said, ‘We don’t write for guys who look like you. We write for guys who have, you know, like eight years older, who are men. We don’t write for boys.”

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Are Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor going to collaborate for the Jab We Met sequel?

Earlier, Times Now reported that the planning for the sequel of the iconic movie, Jab We Met has been taking shape. The sequel would reportedly be produced under the Gandhar Films banner by Raj Mehta. If the reports are to be believed, Imtiaz Ali will direct the sequel version of the movie. Well, it couldn't be confirmed whether the iconic 'Geet' or 'Aditya', i.e., Shahid and Kareena would team up for the same. It's worth mentioning that no such official confirmation was made about the same.

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Soon after the reports about the Jab We Met's sequel started doing rounds in the media, a source close to both Shahid and Kareena told the Hindustan Times that such news was nothing but baseless and that the actor and the actress had no clue about the same. 

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When Shahid Kapoor revealed if he would like to act in the Jab We Met sequel

When Jab We Met was re-released in theatres a few days back, Shahid Kapoor was asked if he would like to play the lead role in the sequel of the movie. To this, Shahid said that it mainly depends on the script. He also heaped praises on his Jab We Met co-star, Kareena, and shared that no one can pull off that role other than her.

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What are your views on Shahid's latest revelations? Let us know!

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