Ever since he unintentionally gave away his hotel and location in Edinburgh on Twitter, Shahid Kapoor seems to the toast of the Scottish press and public. Edinburgh seems to have taken a shine to Shahid. This is the first Indian film unit in Edinburgh since Karan Johar shot a song for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in the country. And the local population can"t seem to contain its excitement.
According to a member of the Mausam unit, Scotland seems more Bollywood-struck than rural Punjab.
A little bit too much attention is being showered on Shahid Kapoor. And he"s not quite happy with it. Says a friend of the actor, “Ever since Shahid mentioned on Twitter that his hotel in Ediburgh is opposite an Indian restaurant, Indians from all over Scotland have been swamping his hotel and location."
In spite of the heavy security bandobast in the shopping market where director Pankaj Kapoor shot in Edinburgh for the first few days, fans, both Indian and Caucasian, have been thronging the location creating a security hazard.
On Monday, in spite of repeated requests from father Pankaj and son Shahid Kapoor not to click pictures to preserve the freshness of his look for Mausam, someone from the crowd took pictures of Shahid in his airforce pilot"s garb and leaked it all over the internet.
Apparently both Pankaj and Shahid Kapoor are very unhappy about the way Shahid"s look has been clicked and circulated. “We"d have expected the fans to be more sensitive to Shahid"s requests," says a source. “It was just a random fan who clicked the pictures. I guess these things can"t be helped."
Bad news for the Scottish junta, though. Director Pankaj Kapoor has now decided to keep visitors off location. Adds the source, “With unseasonal weather on one end and paparazzi pictures of Shahid on the other, Pankaj Kapoor is really not in a good mood."