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From Ishq Vishq to Padmaavat, how Shahid Kapoor blossomed into the man of our dreams: A Fashion Evolution

Chic, cringe-worthy or cool. 

Bow-ties, suspenders, waistcoats.

From tacky shoulder-pads to flawlessly fitting suits, we have chronicled it all.

Today, digging deep into our archives, we bring you the fashion evolution of — Shahid Kapoor.

Before Shahid made his Bollywood debut with Ishq Vishq in 2003, he appeared in a few movies from the 1990s as a background dancer (yes, we all are talking about that film). Born to Pankaj Kapoor and Neelima Azeem, Bollywood has always ran through Shahid’s veins.

Entering the industry as a young boy, Shahid’s fashion sense was that of, well… a young boy. A very young boy.

PS- Don’t miss the spikes and the highlights.

Although on second thoughts, how can you possibly?

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

A little further in his career, Shahid ditched the round neck graphic tees and switched them up for some skinny ties and (very ill-fitting) suits. This new fashion statement made him look like — yup, you guessed it — a young boy.

Also, might we bring your attention to the spikes and highlights?

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid then went on to blossom into a young boy… (again) as his style statement progressed.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

The hair was eventually grown out several times over his (ongoing) Bollywood journey and it resulted in making Shahid look like — a beautiful, young boy.

Few actors have been as versatile with their fashion look-book as Mr. Kapoor here.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

With longer hair, tighter, more fitting clothes and an absence of skinny ties, graphic tees and shiny pullovers; Shahid managed to transform into a strapping young lad (albeit one who was getting cuter by the day).

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

FINALLY (sorry, we didn’t mean to e-shout but we are just SO EXCITED) — finally we saw Shahid hit puberty between 2012-2015. Out went the ripped jeans and in came the trousers.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Sorry. We lost our train of thought.

Someone seems to have abducted the young boy that was Shahid Kapoor and kept this beautiful man in his place.

We’ve also realised the missing ingredient all these years. It was this goddamn beard.

Because even though the ripped jeans and the round neck tees made their comeback — there was nothing young or boyish about this gorgeous specimen of a man anymore.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

The beard also transformed our Padmaavat star and made him a lot more experimental with his clothing Ranveer Singh pops his head in and says hello

Slogan tees were replaced by sexy suits and classy cuts, and we couldn’t be happier.

(Imagine how bored we would’ve gotten doing this fashion evolution piece otherwise? He took one for the team, in our humble opinion).

(Him and us. We are the team. Just in case there was any confusion).

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Man so nice, you wanna see him thrice.

How many people have looked this good in Indian clothing? How many? Go on, name them. We’ll wait.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Once Shahid’s inner style beast was unleashed, there was no stopping him.

You know what else did stop though?

Our hearts. Every single time this man stepped onto the red carpet at any event, ever.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

As Shahid got leaner and fitter, so did his suits. Highly tailored, custom-made to perfection — not only did the Kaminey star’s clothes fit him snugly, but so did he.

In our hearts. In case of any ambiguity (heads out of the gutter guys wags index finger accusingly)

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Taking his style statement experimentation one step further — Shahid seems to have moved on to things that fit like a kurta but don’t necessarily look like one.

There are random flaps, buttons and zips that are just begging to be opened to be appreciated.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid Kapoor may just be one of the biggest stars to have undergone such a massive (read: drastic) fashion evolution and boy man, are we glad.

Transforming from a clueless, spiky-haired youngling to a classy, red-blooded man winning Style awards on the reg (Sexiest Man) — if there is one Fashion Evolution we are grateful for, it’s this guy’s right here.

That beard, though.

Published Date: Jan 19, 2018 16:09 PM | Updated Date: Jan 19, 2018 16:36 PM


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Berlin Independent Film Festival 2018: Aditya Kripalani’s directorial debut Tikli and Laxmi Bomb wins Best Film Award

Author-filmmaker Aditya Kripalani’s Tikli and Laxmi Bomb have bagged the Best Film Award at the Berlin Independent Film Festival 2018, reports Mumbai Mirror. Tikli and Laxmi Bomb is a film featuring Chitrangada Chakraborty and Vibhawari Deshpande as sex workers and marks the directorial debut of Kripalani. The story of the film has been borrowed from the director’s third novel of the same name.

Poster for Tikli and Laxmi Bomb. Image from Twitter/@brand_banter_m

Poster for Tikli and Laxmi Bomb. Image from Twitter/@brand_banter_m

The feminist drama has an all-women technical crew, according to the same report and was lauded by the critics following the screening on 16 February. The film bagged the top prize on 18 February at the 10th edition of the prestigious film festival, which aims to bring small-budget, indie films to the fore.

Not just Berlin, Tikli and Laxmi Bomb has been garnering praise at other international festivals too. It happens to be the only Indian film to be screened at New Zealand Asia Pacific Film festival. “But what is greater than the win at the Berlin Independent Film Festival is that we’re also screening at London’s oldest cinema house on 21 March as part of the UK Asian Film Festival, where two powerful films — Lipstick Under My Burkha and A Death In The Gunj — were also screened,” an excited Kripalani tells Mumbai Mirror.

The film is set in Mumbai and follows the life of Laxmi and Putul, who take over the reigns of the sex trade.

Published Date: Feb 20, 2018 10:53 AM | Updated Date: Feb 20, 2018 11:37 AM

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Alicia Vikander, who plays Lara Croft in upcoming Tomb Raider, says she loves ‘being drawn into big adventure films’

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Feb,20 2018 12:10 41 IST

Los Angeles: Oscar winning actress Alicia Vikander says she loves “independent and arthouse” cinema, but is also attracted towards the big adventure films.

Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. Twiiter/@TombRaiderMovie

Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. Twiiter/@TombRaiderMovie

The actress, who will be soon seen as Lara Croft in the forthcoming film Tomb Raider, also shared that she found training and muscle-building exercise for the role, empowering.

“My mother, who’s an actress (Maria Fahl Vikander), introduced me to the world of theatre and film. I loved independent, arthouse films, but like most people, I also loved being drawn into big adventure films, like the Indiana Jones movies,” Alicia said in a statement.

“So, with Tomb Raider, I had the chance to work on something that’s very different from my previous work, but which has long been close to my heart: a big action and adventure film,” she added.

Tomb Raider is based on a popular reboot of a video game with the same name. The Warner Bros Pictures project will release in India on 9 March.

Talking about her role, the actress said, “Along with that came the opportunity to explore my physical side on a film. I come from a dancing background, so when I learned that playing Lara would involve three or four months to get in shape — well, that kind of preparation and the chance to create a new physique are gifts. I found the training and muscle-building to be empowering.”

Tomb Raider is directed by Roar Uthaug with Oscar-winner Graham King producing under his GK Films banner. It also features Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu and Nick Frost.

Published Date: Feb 20, 2018 12:10 PM | Updated Date: Feb 20, 2018 12:10 PM


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Kamal Haasan’s Indian 2 to reportedly be remade in Hindi; Will Ajay Devgn play lead role of top cop?

While Kamal Haasan will be soon seen in S Shankar’s Indian 2, the filmmaker is also planning a Hindi remake of the same and will reportedly approach Ajay Devgn to play the lead role of a cop.

Kamal Haasan. Facebook

Kamal Haasan. Facebook

DNA reports that the details of the plot of the sequel, titled Hindustani 2, are not known yet but Shankar, who is currently awaiting the completion of one of the biggest sequels and movies to be ever be made in India, the Rajnikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0, a sequel to the 2010 smash hit Enthiran or Robot, looks all set to reboot one of his earliest hits after twenty two years. 2.0 is currently delayed due to massive VFX work and the Rs 400 crore magnum opus has been deferred even further than the previously announced 27 April release, with no new date announced yet.

Meanwhile, Devgn is currently busy with another sequel, Indra Kumar’s Total Dhamaal, along with Raj Kumar Gupta’s Raid, where he plays an honest income tax officer from UP.

The original Indian was a story of an ex-freedom fighter who is disillusioned by systemic corruption turns vigilante while his son indulges in illegal activities. Haasan had essayed both the roles, of father and son, and the film was known for its iconic use of prosthetic makeup, a landmark in the 90s for an Indian movie. The film also starred Manisha Koirla and Urmila Matondkar and featured music by AR Rahman.

Published Date: Feb 20, 2018 12:33 PM | Updated Date: Feb 20, 2018 12:33 PM

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From Ishq Vishq to Padmaavat, how Shahid Kapoor blossomed into the man of our dreams: A Fashion Evolution

Chic, cringe-worthy or cool. 

Bow-ties, suspenders, waistcoats.

From tacky shoulder-pads to flawlessly fitting suits, we have chronicled it all.

Today, digging deep into our archives, we bring you the fashion evolution of — Shahid Kapoor.

Before Shahid made his Bollywood debut with Ishq Vishq in 2003, he appeared in a few movies from the 1990s as a background dancer (yes, we all are talking about that film). Born to Pankaj Kapoor and Neelima Azeem, Bollywood has always ran through Shahid’s veins.

Entering the industry as a young boy, Shahid’s fashion sense was that of, well… a young boy. A very young boy.

PS- Don’t miss the spikes and the highlights.

Although on second thoughts, how can you possibly?

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

A little further in his career, Shahid ditched the round neck graphic tees and switched them up for some skinny ties and (very ill-fitting) suits. This new fashion statement made him look like — yup, you guessed it — a young boy.

Also, might we bring your attention to the spikes and highlights?

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid then went on to blossom into a young boy… (again) as his style statement progressed.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

The hair was eventually grown out several times over his (ongoing) Bollywood journey and it resulted in making Shahid look like — a beautiful, young boy.

Few actors have been as versatile with their fashion look-book as Mr. Kapoor here.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

With longer hair, tighter, more fitting clothes and an absence of skinny ties, graphic tees and shiny pullovers; Shahid managed to transform into a strapping young lad (albeit one who was getting cuter by the day).

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

FINALLY (sorry, we didn’t mean to e-shout but we are just SO EXCITED) — finally we saw Shahid hit puberty between 2012-2015. Out went the ripped jeans and in came the trousers.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Sorry. We lost our train of thought.

Someone seems to have abducted the young boy that was Shahid Kapoor and kept this beautiful man in his place.

We’ve also realised the missing ingredient all these years. It was this goddamn beard.

Because even though the ripped jeans and the round neck tees made their comeback — there was nothing young or boyish about this gorgeous specimen of a man anymore.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

The beard also transformed our Padmaavat star and made him a lot more experimental with his clothing Ranveer Singh pops his head in and says hello

Slogan tees were replaced by sexy suits and classy cuts, and we couldn’t be happier.

(Imagine how bored we would’ve gotten doing this fashion evolution piece otherwise? He took one for the team, in our humble opinion).

(Him and us. We are the team. Just in case there was any confusion).

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Man so nice, you wanna see him thrice.

How many people have looked this good in Indian clothing? How many? Go on, name them. We’ll wait.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Once Shahid’s inner style beast was unleashed, there was no stopping him.

You know what else did stop though?

Our hearts. Every single time this man stepped onto the red carpet at any event, ever.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

As Shahid got leaner and fitter, so did his suits. Highly tailored, custom-made to perfection — not only did the Kaminey star’s clothes fit him snugly, but so did he.

In our hearts. In case of any ambiguity (heads out of the gutter guys wags index finger accusingly)

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Taking his style statement experimentation one step further — Shahid seems to have moved on to things that fit like a kurta but don’t necessarily look like one.

There are random flaps, buttons and zips that are just begging to be opened to be appreciated.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid Kapoor. Images from AFP, Facebook and Instagram.

Shahid Kapoor may just be one of the biggest stars to have undergone such a massive (read: drastic) fashion evolution and boy man, are we glad.

Transforming from a clueless, spiky-haired youngling to a classy, red-blooded man winning Style awards on the reg (Sexiest Man) — if there is one Fashion Evolution we are grateful for, it’s this guy’s right here.

That beard, though.

Published Date: Jan 19, 2018 16:09 PM | Updated Date: Jan 19, 2018 16:36 PM


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Berlin Independent Film Festival 2018: Aditya Kripalani’s directorial debut Tikli and Laxmi Bomb wins Best Film Award

Author-filmmaker Aditya Kripalani’s Tikli and Laxmi Bomb have bagged the Best Film Award at the Berlin Independent Film Festival 2018, reports Mumbai Mirror. Tikli and Laxmi Bomb is a film featuring Chitrangada Chakraborty and Vibhawari Deshpande as sex workers and marks the directorial debut of Kripalani. The story of the film has been borrowed from the director’s third novel of the same name.

Poster for Tikli and Laxmi Bomb. Image from Twitter/@brand_banter_m

Poster for Tikli and Laxmi Bomb. Image from Twitter/@brand_banter_m

The feminist drama has an all-women technical crew, according to the same report and was lauded by the critics following the screening on 16 February. The film bagged the top prize on 18 February at the 10th edition of the prestigious film festival, which aims to bring small-budget, indie films to the fore.

Not just Berlin, Tikli and Laxmi Bomb has been garnering praise at other international festivals too. It happens to be the only Indian film to be screened at New Zealand Asia Pacific Film festival. “But what is greater than the win at the Berlin Independent Film Festival is that we’re also screening at London’s oldest cinema house on 21 March as part of the UK Asian Film Festival, where two powerful films — Lipstick Under My Burkha and A Death In The Gunj — were also screened,” an excited Kripalani tells Mumbai Mirror.

The film is set in Mumbai and follows the life of Laxmi and Putul, who take over the reigns of the sex trade.

Published Date: Feb 20, 2018 10:53 AM | Updated Date: Feb 20, 2018 11:37 AM

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Alicia Vikander, who plays Lara Croft in upcoming Tomb Raider, says she loves ‘being drawn into big adventure films’

IANS

Feb,20 2018 12:10 41 IST

Los Angeles: Oscar winning actress Alicia Vikander says she loves “independent and arthouse” cinema, but is also attracted towards the big adventure films.

Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. Twiiter/@TombRaiderMovie

Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. Twiiter/@TombRaiderMovie

The actress, who will be soon seen as Lara Croft in the forthcoming film Tomb Raider, also shared that she found training and muscle-building exercise for the role, empowering.

“My mother, who’s an actress (Maria Fahl Vikander), introduced me to the world of theatre and film. I loved independent, arthouse films, but like most people, I also loved being drawn into big adventure films, like the Indiana Jones movies,” Alicia said in a statement.

“So, with Tomb Raider, I had the chance to work on something that’s very different from my previous work, but which has long been close to my heart: a big action and adventure film,” she added.

Tomb Raider is based on a popular reboot of a video game with the same name. The Warner Bros Pictures project will release in India on 9 March.

Talking about her role, the actress said, “Along with that came the opportunity to explore my physical side on a film. I come from a dancing background, so when I learned that playing Lara would involve three or four months to get in shape — well, that kind of preparation and the chance to create a new physique are gifts. I found the training and muscle-building to be empowering.”

Tomb Raider is directed by Roar Uthaug with Oscar-winner Graham King producing under his GK Films banner. It also features Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu and Nick Frost.

Published Date: Feb 20, 2018 12:10 PM | Updated Date: Feb 20, 2018 12:10 PM


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Kamal Haasan’s Indian 2 to reportedly be remade in Hindi; Will Ajay Devgn play lead role of top cop?

While Kamal Haasan will be soon seen in S Shankar’s Indian 2, the filmmaker is also planning a Hindi remake of the same and will reportedly approach Ajay Devgn to play the lead role of a cop.

Kamal Haasan. Facebook

Kamal Haasan. Facebook

DNA reports that the details of the plot of the sequel, titled Hindustani 2, are not known yet but Shankar, who is currently awaiting the completion of one of the biggest sequels and movies to be ever be made in India, the Rajnikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0, a sequel to the 2010 smash hit Enthiran or Robot, looks all set to reboot one of his earliest hits after twenty two years. 2.0 is currently delayed due to massive VFX work and the Rs 400 crore magnum opus has been deferred even further than the previously announced 27 April release, with no new date announced yet.

Meanwhile, Devgn is currently busy with another sequel, Indra Kumar’s Total Dhamaal, along with Raj Kumar Gupta’s Raid, where he plays an honest income tax officer from UP.

The original Indian was a story of an ex-freedom fighter who is disillusioned by systemic corruption turns vigilante while his son indulges in illegal activities. Haasan had essayed both the roles, of father and son, and the film was known for its iconic use of prosthetic makeup, a landmark in the 90s for an Indian movie. The film also starred Manisha Koirla and Urmila Matondkar and featured music by AR Rahman.

Published Date: Feb 20, 2018 12:33 PM | Updated Date: Feb 20, 2018 12:33 PM

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