Superhit OTT show ‘Farzi’ !– B’Day-boy Shahid Kapoor delighted with viewers’ marzi ! — by Chaitanya Padukone
“Sunny and sunshine,” perfectionist mega-star Shahid Kapoor captioned his Instagram post, referring to his grey-shades scheming yet lovable character of “Sunny” from his recent OTT debut ‘Farzi’ ( on Amazon Prime Video) recently released dark-crime thriller Farzi (means ‘fake’ or ‘counterfeit’ ) continues to break and set new records and benchmarks. In the OTT zone. After 14 days of its release, the Shahid Kapoor, Vijay Sethupathi , Raashii Khanna , Kay Kay Menon, Amol Palekar and Zakir Hussain OTT starrer original series Farzi has ranked at number One (Top Position) among the Prime Video shows globally, based on overall online engagement. Created by genius-duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, the slick suspense crime-thriller genre-defying Farzi ( based on the mafia lobby printing, minting and circulating fake currency) has been receiving fabulous responses from Indian and global viewers audiences and critics alike . For being fast-paced ,edgy and starting a new genre in dark comedy. Originally ‘Farzi’ was to have been made as a big-screen feature-film, but destiny seems to have hijacked it into the OTT web-zone.
The super-hit fabulous response for his amazing performance as the grey-shades scheming yet lovable character ‘Sunny’ ( in ‘Farzi’ ) is like a Birthday Gift for Shahid Kapoor who will be celebrating his 42nd birthday on Saturday –February 25th. As is his annual sentimental tradition, Shahid Kapoor will be celebrating his birthday with his family his wife Mira-Rajput-Kapoor his two kids (Misha and Zain) and other family members and few close friends as he had told me when I had met him. Currently, Shahid is shooting for an upcoming untitled romantic comedy movie opposite Kriti Sanon which has him playing an impactful lead role with legendary co-stars Dharmendra and Dimple Kapadia,
It was in the recent news-buzz that Shahid is expected to be playing a double role in a new comedy movie directed by super-hit director Anees Bazmee . When contacted, Anees disclosed that he was currently very busy “only writing his scripts and no lead cast was finalized as of now for any movie”. However he added that “ I share a friendly bonding with Shahid-bhai and being such a brilliant actor I would love to work with him someday in future. My next project will be an action-comedy. Only after my written-script is ready the casting would be decided.
Like his acclaimed actor-director father Pankaj Kapoor, even versatile Shahid Kapoor is well-versed in world cinema. Like Shahid had told me, “In world cinema, grey multi-layered characters backed by slick performances have always emerged memorable, like mine in both ‘Kabir Singh’ and ‘Haider’,” shrugs the ‘Padmaavat’ hero. Does the witty Kapoor wish to share a message to his fans and cine-goers. “ One has to channelize all kinds of negative emotions and transform them into positive. Else they can be devastating and— being jilted ( betrayed in love) is one of them,” he signs off.