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Imagine having to shoot an intimate romantic scene on the first day of the shoot that too with co-stars who neither met nor interacted with each other in anyway. The actors would have done it mechanically. But not for Vidya Balan who not only believes taking the initiative of interacting with her co-star but also keeping the ambience warm and friendly. The actress was shooting for Tips Films Kismat Konnection and it was her very first day at shoot in Canada with co-star Shahid Kapoor.
A source close to Vidya reveals, "Shahid is an introvert and takes time to open up to people. The unit was worried because Vidya and Shahid had never met each other before. Worst situation - it was the first day of the shoot and the scene to be shot was a romantic one."
But it was Vidya who cleverly broke the ice between her and Shahid.
Vidya just walked up to Shahid." Autograph please," she said placing an autograph book before Shahid. The move took Shahid by surprise and he broke into laughter. The scenario changed completely. The atmosphere suddenly seemed warm and friendly. And what's more the romantic scene was okayed in just one take," the source said.
Vidya confirmed the incident saying, "Shahid and I had not known each other. He stood aloof and so did I. I decided to break the ice and begged for his autograph. Embarrassed Shahid did not know where to look. We have turned good friends since then."