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'Shahid' makers hope to benefit from 'Kai Po Che! success

Hansal Mehta's bio-pic Rajkumar Yadav starrer "Shahid", on the slain lawyer Shahid Azmi, has been postponed from February to April and the producer admits that they were waiting to see the response to "Kai Po Che!".

Sunday, March 03, 2013 | 2:00:02 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Raj Kumar Yadav

Hansal Mehta's bio-pic Rajkumar Yadav starrer "Shahid", on the slain lawyer Shahid Azmi, has been postponed from February to April and the producer admits that they were waiting to see the response to "Kai Po Che!".

"Yes, we were waiting for 'Kai Po Che!'. It's given a boost to Rajkumar's mass appeal. He is the only one who has a romantic angle in the film. And he's brilliant," said producer Sunil Bohra.

And therein hangs a tale. Apparently Bohra and Mehta played the wait-and-watch game to see how well Rajkumar was received in the film, so that there would be an enhanced interest-level in the actor's forthcoming film "Shahid".

Said Bohra: "It's not like we were waiting and watching. Because we're very confident of Rajkumar's performance in 'Shahid'. It will get him the National Award for sure."

"But yes, 'Kai Po Che!' is a visible product. It has made a great contact with the youth. In our country, films about male bonding get immediate attention. Any film based on a real-life hero is considered boring. Though 'Shahid' is anything but a dull plodding bio-pic.

"In fact, director Hansal Mehta has made it like 'Life Is Beautiful'. But like I said, 'Kai Po Che!' has brought Rajkumar into the hero's league. Though Sushant Singh Rajput">Sushant Singh Rajput had the author-backed role, Rajkumar is the silent scene stealer," he added.

Recently "Shahid" was cleared with an A-certificate by the Central Board Of Film Certification.

Bohra said: "Such a hard-hitting subject and not one cut was ordered. We got an A- certificate without a single cut."

Rajkumar, 28, who has featured in experimental movie "Love Sex Aur Dhokha", horror thriller "Ragini MMS" and historical like "Chittagong" is happy the way his career is shaping up.

He said: "I haven't had so many favourable responses for any of my earlier works. I am now looking at several projects. This is the best time of my career so far."


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Posted on: 04 March 2013 at 11:14am
All the Best Raj...
now waiting for Sushants next movie.

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Posted on: 03 March 2013 at 3:12pm
All the best to Raj, you were really good in KPC.- Please tag Raj, he has not been tagged on his own article. All the best to Sushant Singh Rajput and now waiting for his next movie. KPC rocked!

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Posted on: 03 March 2013 at 1:06pm
For me Ishaan aka Sushant Singh Rajput stole the show in KPC. Still, I wish Raj all the best.

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Posted on: 03 March 2013 at 8:18am
Allthe best Raj...waiting for Sushant's Next movie

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Posted on: 03 March 2013 at 3:02am
All the best raj u deserve it and u are one of best actor too

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