Shaved his head for the role, made a big sacrifice, still did not get 1 rupee fee from the makers, the film got 5 National Awards

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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New Delhi. The film 'Haider' was released in the year 2014. Shahid Kapoor, KK Menon, Shraddha Kapoor, Tabu, Irrfan Khan starrer, this film is included in the best films of Bollywood. This film may not have done anything special at the box office, but it won the National Award. Every actor of this film brought their characters alive on screen with their brilliant acting. This film is counted among the best films of Shahid Kapoor's decades-long career, but perhaps you will be surprised to know that he actually did not get even a single rupee for this film.

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Yes, you read it right. Shahid Kapoor did not receive even a single rupee from the makers for 'Haider' directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. The actor had revealed in an interview given to Film Companion that Vishal Bhardwaj could not pay his fees. The actor had told that the director had told him that if he had to pay his fees, the budget of the film would not be passed because it is a film on a very sensitive subject.

Had shaved head for the role
Shahid Kapoor liked the script of the film and the vision of director Vishal Bhardwaj so much that he signed the film for free. Shahid Kapoor worked hard to bring his character on screen in this film. He also sacrificed his hair for the sake of this film and got his head shaved.

Won many awards
The climax of this film was so difficult that the actor had to memorize not one or two but 6 pages of monologue. He memorized a 6-page monologue and delivered it in front of a crowd of 5000 people. This film starring great stars like Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Shahid Kapoor received awards in many categories and the film won a total of 5 National Awards.

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