Since its release, the trailer of Vishal Bhardwaj’s latest film ‘Haider’ has been receiving rave reviews for the trailer from critics and audiences - especially for the lead hero, Shahid Kapoor. Social networking sites have been a buzz about his look, his performance and the trailer at large.
But what surprised the actor was the appreciation calls which he received from the fans in Kashmir. According to our sources, Shahid was pleasantly surprised post the trailer launch when his manager shared that among the sea of calls two ladies from Kashmir whom they had met during the shoot reached out to her and praised the trailer no bounds. They also mentioned that Shahid's eyes itself are doing so much of talking in the trailer. They pointed out that his eyes have some pain which they have seen in people around them. They had a lengthy talk with his manager and spoke highly about how they really liked the trailer and Shahid has done a fantastic job and how they cannot wait to watch the film.
While he has not been able to call them back, Shahid was extremely touched by their gesture. He is truly humbled by them reaching out. The actor’s spokesperson added, "It was very unexpected. Shahid was thrilled as the letters were written in Urdu and he’s happy that his fans there have appreciated his work."
For ‘Haider’, Shahid has gone great lengths for his role in the film. The actor shred his hair and has extensively shot in extreme weather conditions in Kashmir. Also during the time he spent a lot of time alone to get into the skin of his character. He was largely withdrawn except that Shahid spoke to the locals there and heard their stories. For, the ace actor felt that the story of Haider connected with the people of Kashmir at some level.
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