Shahid Kapoor to go bald for ‘Haider’

Shahid Kapoor who was once filmed in a shampoo advertisement because of his thick crop, will now go bald. Yes it’s official now. For Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Haider’, Shahid will get his hair shaven.

Vishal Bhardwaj is making ‘Haider’ which is his adaptation of the famous Shakespearan novel ‘Hamlet’. Well, whenever Bhardwaj has roped in Shahid, we have seen a transformation in his looks. In ‘Kaminey’, Shahid had kept long messy hair which instantly became craze.  Now this time, he is again in for a transformation but this one is more drastic and costs the actor his hair.

While talking to reporters, Shahid ran his hands several times through his thick mane. But it was surprising to see that he was not nervous about losing his hair. Shahid said, “I knew it five months ago when Vishal started discussing Haider with me. All my hair is going. But it's fine. The role is so good that I don't mind shaving off my head completely.”

Shahid was asked if it was essential for him to go bald for the particular role in ‘Haider’. He replied, “I cannot tell you the exact reason because that would give away the story. The protagonist in Hamlet may not have been bald. But ‘Haider’ is an adaptation.”

Shahid will see a release on 6th December as ‘R…Rajkumar’ hits theatre. The movie is directed by Prabhu Dheva.  The character of this movie is a dancing and singing goon which is in stark contrast to his intense character of ‘Haider’. Shahid was asked about this shift. He said, “Yes, I was nervous. But I am an actor. And fortunately, I had worked with Vishal Sir in Kaminey and I have read Hamlet. If I had to switch from Haider to R...Rajkumar, it might have been more difficult because I didn't know Prabhu Dheva's world.”

Shahid then compared the working style of both the directors. He said, “Prabhu Dheva's style is very different. He doesn't want you to come prepared to the set, whereas Vishal Sir wants it otherwise. The two filmmakers are like North and South. It is important to understand the vision of a filmmaker, surround yourself with knowledge and then decide how to go about it.”

Shahid further told that in ‘Haider’ every small detail regarding Kashmiri dialect is being taken care of. He said, “A local actor from Kashmir stands by to correct my dialect. For example, Kashmiris don't say 'ghar', they say 'gar'. We are taking every minute detail into consideration.”