VOTE! Shahid Kapoor's best dance EVER
Ranked among one of the best dancers of Bollywood, Shahid Kapoor made his entry in films as part of choreographer Shiamkar Davar’s troupe in songs of Taal and Dil To Pagal Hai.
The actor and his nimble moves enjoyed independent spotlight after making his debut as the leading man of Ken Ghosh’s campus romance, Ishq Vishq.
Now, ever since the song and dance promos of Phata Poster Nikla Hero went on air, the 32-year-old hotstepper is making waves for his snazzy steps.
We look at some of the best on-screen dances of his decade-old career.
Click through the slide show and vote for your favourite at the end.
Tu mere agal banal, Phata Poster Nikla Hero
In keeping with the trippy mood and whimsical lyrics of this insanely catchy Pritam number, Shahid gets into the tapori spirit with blustering cheek and flashy clothing.
But it’s the doggie dance interlude, we’re digging the most.
Image: Shahid Kapoor in Phata Poster Nikla Hero
Jabse Mere Dil Do Uff, Teri Meri Kahaani
Shahid unleashes his inner Shammi Kapoor to romance a demure Priyanka Chopra and recreate the vintage ambiance of Bollywood in the 1960s.
Teri Meri Kahaani disappeared without a trace but Kapoor’s elegant shimmy lingers on.
Image: Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in Teri Meri Kahaani
Pump It Up, Chance Pe Dance
As a starry-eyed Bollywood hopeful taking part in a dance competition to snag a role, Shahid goes full throttle in the all-deciding climatic performance.
His super energetic shake ‘n’ stir and range as a dancer comes through as he flexes his agile, muscular torso to Pump it up’s upbeat tempo.
Image: Shahid Kapoor in Chance Pe Dance
Saj Dhaj Ke, Mausam
As a small town Punjabi lad gearing up for his sister’s wedding, Shahid Kapoor keeps it fun, frothy and fabulous for the breezy bhangra ditty, Saj Dhaj Ke.
Though Mausam, directed by his dad Pankaj Kapoor, bombed at the box office, there’s no denying the actor’s visible effort in every single frame.
Image: Shahid Kapoor in Mausam
Dhan Te Nan, Kaminey
Instead of the usual rehearsed, complicated moves, Vishal Bhardwaj’s electric club song demands Shahid to simply let go.
And true to form, he oozes with stamina, head banging vigorously to a number bursting with spirit and ambition.
Image: Shahid Kapoor in Kaminey
Mauja Hi Mauja, Jab We Met
In Jab We Met, Shahid plays a shy, soft-spoken industrialist who opens up in Kareena Kapoor’s live wire, chatterbox company.
And that sense of unshackling is evident as he breaks into a forceful, glamorous jig with his vivacious co-star in the 2007 chartbuster, Mauja Mauja.
Image: Kareena Kapoor in Shahid Kapoor in Jab We Met
Yeh Dooriyan, Fool N Final
Close chum and choreographer Ahmed Khan ropes in Shahid as the leading man of his much panned movie, Fool N Final.
The only notable aspect of this silly caper is the actor’s scintillating footwork and hip style against this ditty.
Image: Shahid Kapoor in Fool N Final
Aashiqui Mein Teri, 36 China Town
While the main song is picturised on a lacklustre Upen Patel, Shahid and Kareena pop-up towards the end credits for livening its remix version.
The sheer gusto he injects into its standard choreography elevates Aashiqui mien teri from routine to rocking.
Image: Shahid Kapoor in 36 China Town
Gustakh Dil, Dil Maange More
Long before Ranbir Kapoor made Badtmeez dil fashionable, a boyish Shahid demonstrated the power of rock ‘n’ roll with his sprightly jiggle wiggle in Dil Maange More.
Image: Shahid Kapoor in Dil Maange More
Aaja Ve Mahi Let's Do Balle Balle, Fida
Though Fida was a damp squib, the songs by Anu Malik became fairly popular.
Especially Aaja ve mahi let’s do balle balle featuring two of Bollywood’s grooviest dancers at their synergistic best.
Image: Shahid Kapoor in Fida
Mujhpe Har Haseena, Ishq Vishq
Like most launchpads which try to package its hero and heroine’s all-rounder mettle, Ishq Vishq too showcases Shahid’s dancing efficiency on every possible occasion.
In the mandatory college function, Shahid shakes a leg like only he can to win the crowd in the hall on screen and off it.
Image: Shahid Kapoor in Ishq Vishq