25th February 2020 marks the 39th birthday of one of the underrated gems of the Bollywood industry, Shahid Kapoor. Shahid made his debut to the big screen as an actor in the year 2003 with the movie, Ishq Vishq for which he received the Filmfare award for the Best Male Debut that year. He did quite a few films after his debut but he got his major breakthrough with Sooraj Barjatya’s family drama, Vivah. But little do people know that Shahid has been a part of the film fraternity even before his actual debut as an actor! Yes, Shahid was a background dancer before he tried his hands at acting, as he was a part of the Shiamak Davar’s dance crew. Do you remember that formation sequence in the song ‘Kahin Aag Lage’ in the movie Taal where the main female protagonist of the film, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan stands in the middle with a few dancers surrounding her in a circle and they gyre around her while wrapping her in white linen simultaneously? What’s the reference all about? Well, the dancer that finishes off the sequence by putting the last bit of the cloth on Aishwarya’s head is actually Shahid! Who would have noticed!?
From the cute chocolatey boy Rajeev, in the early 2000s to a badass hunk Kabir Singh by the end of 2019, Shahid’s characters and qualities as an actor has seen a consequential transition but one thing that has remained constant all through his career has been his spectacular dancing hooks and grooves. Therefore, on the occasion of this multitalented star’s birthday, Wedding Affair brings to you the top 5 dance numbers of Shahid Kapoor that establish his mettle as a phenomenal dancer that he is.
1. Aaja Ve Mahi
Quite an old one from Shahid’s repertoire, but a classic groovy hit that we still enjoy dancing to till date.
2. Mauja Hi Mauja
Probably the last time that we saw Shahid and Kareena’s electrifying chemistry which is sad, but the song is fantastic energy inducing track regardless.
3. Dhan Te Nan
You cannot name one party where you got drunk and did not dance to the Dhan te nan song on full volume. We are not entertaining any lies.
4. Gandi Baat
Dancing to Prabhudeva’s choreographies is no joke in itself, but well Shahid did that with him! Rookie dancer’s discretion is advised; you would not want to make a fool out of yourself while trying the hook step at a party or anywhere in public.