Apparently Shahid Kapoor wants to grow up, on screen at least. Kapoor has decided that he wants to stay away from his old roles, as the boy next door and focus more on a "manlier" role. He wants to change his image so badly that for his latest film, "Yahoo!" he was a bit of a drama queen.
"Yahoo,!" was directed by Ken Gosh who had to constantly deal with Kapoor's nagging. Shahid even had Ken Ghosh recast the role of his love interest. Sources say that Jiah Khan was originally cast for the part but Shahid Kapoor didn't like the way she complimented his role. Ghosh then had to find another girl for Shahid and chose Genelia D' Souza, feeling that she brought a more mature character to the film. The tricky thing was that Jiah had already shot a song for the film, her part ended up being edited out.
That isn't the only thing that changed. The original storyline had Shahid Kapoor as an nice up and coming singer with kids as his supporters, but once again, Shahid felt that it wouldn't work out. Now he is going to be a struggling dancer instead.
But we can feel for Shahid Kapoor, Bollywood is getting ever more competitive. He has to deal with Neil Nitin Mukesh, John Abraham, and Ranbir Kapoor among others for roles. We hope he's happy with his latest project in "Yahoo!" and look forward to seeing his new "grown-up" look. But let us know what you think about Shahid Kapoor. Would you rather, he stick with his boyish image as long as he can or go for a manlier role? Drop your comments below.