After eminent personalities like Sachin Tendulkar, Mukesh Ambani, Sunita Williams and Amitabh Bachchan, Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor becomes the latest recipient of the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Award.
The 28-year-old is going to be presented with the 12th Rajiv Gandhi Award in the best actor category. The award function will be held in the second week of August.
“I was pleasantly surprised to get the news about my being chosen for the prestigious award. I am only 28 years old and it’s really early in my career. I feel humbled and honoured to be chosen by the jury,” said Shahid.
This year, Shahid will be seen in three films — Vishal Bharadwaj’s “Kaminey” opposite Priyanka Chopra, Aditya Chopra’s “Dil Bole Hadippa” opposite Rani Mukherjee and a Ken Ghosh movie opposite Genelia D’Souza.
Heard this?? Latest on the most eligible bachelor in Bollywood, Shahid Kapur, is that the handsome hunk is getting cosy with Anushka Sharma, which effectively means that his relationship with sizzling hot Piggy Chops is finally over.
Sources from the set of the latest Yashraj Films’ set reveal that Shahid Kapur and Anushka Sharma spend quality time together whenever they are free from shooting. Their body language confirms that they are more than just friends, as is usually claimed by the stars whenever they want to hide their romantic relationships.
Anushka Sharma is playing lead in this Yashraj’s latest flick and Shahid Kapur plays her love interest. It was during shooting romantic sequences that they are said to have come close to each other.
Anushka Sharma, who was a model before being introduced into bollywood by Aditya Chopra in his film ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ opposite King Khan, is doing her second film with the premier production house. Till now, Anushka Sharma has not been involved with any other actor romantically, though her debut film was with a big star.
On the other hand, Shahid Kapur has been involved with several B-town hotties after his separation from long time beau and colleague Kareena Kapoor. Shahid Kapur and Kareena were with each other for almost four years, before the gorgeous lady decided to move on and went with Saif Ali Khan.
After Kareena Kapoor, though Shahid Kapur’s name had been linked up with many bollywood beauties like Vidya Balan, Amrita Rao and tennis star Sania Mirza, but it was Priyanka Chopra, who seemed to be really very close to the handsome hunk.
In fact, Shahid Kapur and Priyanka Chopra had come very close to each other during the shooting of Vishal Bhardwaj’s upcoming film ‘Kaminey’. As they stay in the same building Raj Classic, they would often go to set of the film together. It further fuelled the talk about their romance.
But insiders say that the relationship was doomed to failure from the very beginning as Shahid and Priyanka were two completely different individuals. Whereas Priyanka loved to party and be bindaas on such occasions, Shahid did not like this and wanted a more conservative approach. They had arguments over such things a number of times and finally broke up.
…and finally for Shahid…it’s Anushka Sharma and not Priyanka!!