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The Year That Was: 2007
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8. Shahid Kapoor

December 24, 2007

Finally, he quietened down.

Amid intense media attention about his much-publicised breakup with longtime girlfriend Kareena Kapoor, Shahid -- forever labeled a babyfaced SRK-wannabe -- starred with her in a smallish film, delivering not just a hit but a strong performance.

Have you checked out our Year-end Specials?

Imtiaz Ali's Jab We Met worked wonders for Shahid, winning him fans he couldn't have dreamt of after a regressive hit like Vivah last year. Now, the actor's being called versatile, likable and restrained, and he is suddenly in high demand among producers.

And, like he said in a Rediff interview, finally his dad, the great Pankaj Kapoor, thinks he can act.

Also read: 'Everything for me depended on Jab We Met's success'
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