Shahid Kapoor’s latest movie Phata Poster Nikhla Hero is about to be released tomorrow. Shahid, who was first seen on screen in the Complan commercial when he was a kid, started off his career by acting in advertisements. He was seen later in the advertisement for Pepsi in his teens. In spite of sharing the screen with SRK, he made his presence known in the ad; a result of which was his entry into movies. Bollywood Celebden presents his journey from being the Complan boy to becoming one of the heartthrobs of Bollywood.
The cute ten-something year old kid in the Complan advertisement in the early 90s later joined the Shiamak Davar Institute of Performing Arts (SDIPA) in 1995. The foundation for the excellent dancer in him was laid there. His first big break was in the Aryans’ music video ‘Aakhon Mein Tera Hi Chehra’ with Hrishitaa Bhatt. The music video saw the cute boy next door avatar of Shahid which would eventually go through a transformation a lot later in his career. He was then seen as a junior artist in the movie Taal; in the song “Kahin Aag Lage Lag Jawe” along with actress Aishwarya Rai.. After this, he quit the institute and stopped doing commercials to focus on his Bollywood debut.
He was also seen in the Pepsi commercial with Shahrukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukerji post Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. We bet he didn’t even dream that he’d be paired opposite Rani Mukerjee later in life.
His first movie was Ishq Vishk, where he appeared opposite Amrita Rao and Shenaz Treasurywala. The film directed by Ken Ghosh was well received by audiences and Kapoor’s performance earned him a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award. This was where his typical chocolate-lover-boy looks were noticed. The rest, as they say, is history. Acting his way through the years, he became the heartthrob of Bollywood. He’ll be seen next in the movie Rambo Rajkumar.