Shahid sports a neat buzz-cut in the movie that will see him play the desi Hamlet. After giving you the cult hit, Kaminey, the trio of Vishal Bhardwaj, Shahid Kapoor and Disney UTV brings you Haider that is set to release on September 12, 2014.
Haider, also stars Tabu, Shraddha Kapoor and Kay Kay Menon. It is Vishal Bhardwaj’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Commenting on the look Shahid said, “I believe in the script and have completely surrendered to Vishal Sir’s vision on my character and my look.”
Currently Shahid Kapoor has been filming a song for Haider at the Sun Temple in Mattan, seventy kilometer from Srinagar.
“Disney UTV Studios’ previous association with Vishal Bhardwaj and Shahid Kapoor delivered Kaminey. The audiences have long awaited the next installment from this team, and in Haider we believe the audiences will find the wait was well worth it. Haider is set against the backdrop of militancy in Kashmir, and has some remarkable performances and great music. We believe Haider will be a worthy successor to Maqbool and Omkara,” says a very upbeat Amar Butala, Creative Director, Studios, Disney UTV.
Recently Shahid Kapoor and Irrfan Khan were attacked with a fire pot while the duo was shooting for Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider in Kashmir.
A source at the location said, “The shooting was in progress and both Shahid Kapoor and Irrfan were moving towards a car when suddenly somebody from the crowd threw a Kangri (fire pot) which hit Irrfan and the ash whirling in air touched Shahid Kapoor as well,” he said.
One of the crew members said that the incident took place while they were shooting for a kidnapping sequence in the film. The source said that soon after the incident the spectators started fleeing from the spot.
The cast and crew of Haider returned to the valley on January 27 2104. This is the last phase of the shooting for the film here. The crew will be in Kashmir for about a month now.
Here’s wishing the team of Haider all the best.