Shahid Kapoor ‘Regrets’ Not Doing Aamir Khan’s Rang De Basanti, Reveals Why He Said No

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Actor Shahid Kapoor, who is awaiting the release of Kabir Singh, revealed in Neha Dhupia’s BFFs With Vogue that he was offered the role of actor Siddharth in the 2006 film Rang De Basanti and regrets not having done so, Mumbai reported. Mirror Shahid Kapoor was quoted as saying, “I regret not having made the film, they wanted me to play the role of Siddharth, I cried while reading the script and I loved it, but unfortunately he could not find time for that.” When asked if there was a film on his résumé, he wished he had not, Shahid Kapoor called Shaandaar. “Even I was confused when I saw the movie,” he said jokingly.

It is interesting to know that Shahid was offered the role of Siddharth in the film. In 2006, the release of Rang De Basanti, Shahid was seen in 36 China Town, Chup Chup Ke and Vivaah. While Vivaah was a blockbuster, 36 China Town and Chup Chup Ke were below average at the box office. So there is a possibility that he is busy filming for one of the three films.

Speaking of Kabir Singh, Shahid Kapoor will be starring Kiara Advani in the movie. Like Arjun Reddy, Kabir Singh is also in charge of Sandeep Reddy Vanga. Kabir Singh is scheduled for release on June 21.

Shahid Kapoor debuted in Bollywood three years before the release of Rang De Basanti, which was directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and featured Aamir Khan in the lead role. Rang De Basanti was among the best films of the year. In 2006, Shahid Kapoor appeared in three films: Vivah, Chup Chup Ke and 36 China Town. Vivah, Amrita Rao’s co-star had a reasonably good performance at the box office.

For now, Shahid Kapoor is waiting for the release of Kabir Singh, which is the remake of the successful Telugu Arjun Reddy. The trailer for Kabir Singh, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, was released last month for mixed reviews. One section of the Internet was impressed with Shahid’s performance, while some did not like the “toxic masculinity” shown in the film.


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