Shahid Kapoor defends Shraddha Kapoor in front of Media

After ‘Aashiqui 2’ Shraddha Kapoor has hit the jackpot again with ‘Ek Villain’. While her performance has received mixed reviews with some critics calling it irritating, she needs not to worry because the film is all set to join the 100 crores club. But not everything is going smoothly in her life. She recently found herself at the center of some controversy with the media photographers.

Apparently, Shraddha has been acting a bit too much starry recently as she refused to pose for photographers at several events.  Naturally the lens men were not happy with the snubbing and they in turn refused to acknowledge her at the ‘Ek Villain’ success party.  Although sources close to the actor claim that the issue has been sorted between her and the photographers, the topic came up during the trailer launch of her next film, Vishal Bharadwaj’s ‘Haider’.

During the interaction with media, Shraddha was asked about her thoughts on the boycott ‘daur’ (phase). Shraddha said, "I was waiting for this question to come up." But before she could say anything more to defend herself, her co-star from the film Shahid Kapoor jumped to her rescue. Shahid intervened and said, “Daur nahi hai (it's not a phase). It has been only about the last three-four days. Don't stretch it that much. When you say ‘daur', it sounds as if something has been going on for the past 10 years." Director Vishal Bharadwaj too joined in the defensive act. Bharadwaj smartly made a reference to a hit Mohammed Rafi song from the 1963 film ‘Taj Mahal’. He slightly altered the lyrics and said, “As they say, ‘jo baat mujhme hai meri tasveer mein nahi’. Let’s go ahead now.” At this point Shraddha broke into giggles and showed two thumbs up to signal the end of that particular topic.

Rumors regarding co-stars are nothing new in Bollywood and looks like Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor is the latest addition to that list. Although a source close to Shahid claims that the handsome actor is really fond of the pretty Shraddha. However, Shraddha may not to be interested in getting too close to Shahid because she is known to date her ‘Aashiqui 2’ co-star Aditya Roy Kapur. She recently visited the USA on a vacation with Aditya. However there is no denying the great chemistry between Shraddha and Shahid that is evident from the trailer and first look photos of ‘Haider.’ They even share a passionate kiss in one of the photos.