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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Shahid can carry film by himself

Shahid Kapoor has wowed the critics as well as the masses for his excellent performance in Jab We Met. The film has already been declared a box office success and Shahid is now flying high on a hattrick of successes, starting with 36 China Town, Vivaah and now Jab We Met. That Shahid has given solo hits is commendable, since he is the only actor to do so and is giving the superstars a run for their money. In fact the distributors are unanimous that Shahid can carry a film on his shoulders alone.
Shahid is taking over the mantle of the romantic lover boy image in Bollywood. Ever since his debut in the bubblegum movie Ishq Vishq, Shahid had become the darling of the youth. Confirms Imtiaz, "Yes, the response has been overwhelming. I expected a good turnout but frankly the way Jab We Met has eventually performed at the box office is beyond my expectations too. Now we are going in for a kill by increasing the print count all over the world."
Rattling off some of the figures and facts he has in hand, Imtiaz says, "In Mumbai city alone the shows have increased from 204 in the first week to 301 per day in the second week. On the other hand, in the Punjab territory, looking at the phenomenal business that the film is doing, the shows have seen a jump from 68 to 99 per day. A similar pattern is being followed everywhere whether in India or abroad. It is a big success already in overseas too." With all the top banners approaching him after the hit, it’s Shahid who is laughing all the way to the bank.


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